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COOL uses icons to convey information in a concise way. Refer to the items below for more details on the icons and their meanings.

In-Demand Credential

In-Demand Credential

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

Recommended as Part of the Learning & Development Roadmap (LaDR)

Recommended as Part of the Learning & Development Roadmap (LaDR)

This credential is recommended on the rating Learning and Development Roadmap (LaDR) for Sailors currently in the pay grade specified on the icon (in this example - E-5). When on the individual rating page, click on the icon to get the options to view your LaDR on COOL or to go to NKO and view the LaDR there.

Accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies

Accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies

This credentialing program has been accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Visit the NCCA website for more information.

Accredited by the International Accrediation Service

Accredited by the International Accrediation Service

The credentialing program has been accredited by IAS. Visit the International Accrediation Service website for more information.

Bright Outlook

Bright Outlook

The occupation has been classified as "Bright Outlook" because it is expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, will have large numbers of job openings, and/or is a new and emerging occupation.

Navy Credentials Program Office Payment Approved

Navy Credentials Program Office Payment Approved

Credential voucher or reimbursement for credential exam, re-certification, or maintenance fee has been approved for payment through the Navy's Credentials Program Office.

GI Bill Payment Approved

GI Bill® Payment Approved

Reimbursement for credential fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill®. Visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website for more information. Note: GI Bill approval data is updated quarterly. For the latest information, visit the WEAMS Licenses/Certifications Search page. Make sure to select "Both" in the LAC Category Type drop-down before searching.

Accredited by the International Certification Accreditation Council

Accredited by the International Certification Accreditation Council

The credentialing program has been accredited by the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC). Visit the ICAC website for more information.

Apprenticeship Program Registered with the US Department of Labor

Apprenticeship Program Registered with the US Department of Labor

Shown on Summary pages in the Related Occupations tab for civilian occupations, this icon indicates that the occupation has an apprenticeship program registered with the U.S. Department of Labor.

Navy e-Learning

Navy e-Learning

Credential preparation courses are provided, at no cost to the service member, through Navy e-Learning or SkillPort.

Military-to-Civilian Analysis Complete

Military-to-Civilian Analysis Complete

The credential requirements have been compared to military training. When you see this icon on the Summary pages click it, or the credential name, to see the analysis page.

Accredited by the American National Standards Institute

Accredited by the American National Standards Institute

This credentialing program has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Visit the ANSI website for more information.

Accredited by the American Board of Nursing Specialties

Accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC)

The credentialing program has been accredited by ABSNC. Visit the American Board of Nursing Specialties website for more information.

Green Occupation

Green Occupation

The occupation has been identified as a "Green Occupation," meaning it will likely change as a result of the "green economy." Green economy activities and technologies are increasing the demand for occupations, shaping the work and worker requirements needed for occupational performance, or generating new and emerging occupations.