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Credentialing Assistance Program

The Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) program increases the Soldier’s value to and competitiveness of the Army through helping Soldiers attain industry recognized credentials. Credentialing Soldiers improves Army readiness through retention of quality Soldiers, enhances Soldier career progression, and provides Soldiers with skills and capabilities reflective of civilian qualifications. Funding is provided for voluntary off-duty courses and/or exams leading to an industry-recognized academic or vocational credential listed in the Army COOL website.


Participant eligibility requirements:

  • Soldiers must meet basic Federal TA eligibility requirements
  • Soldiers cannot be flagged under provisions of AR 600-8-2
  • Soldiers cannot be a contracted ROTC scholarship cadet (receiving tuition and fees or room and board) or Green to Gold ROTC program cadet
  • Soldiers must have enough time remaining in service to complete the credential before separating from the Army
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American Culinary Federation

The American Culinary Federation (ACF) Written Exams will no longer be administering the Certification Written Exams through PSI Testing Effective 01 September 2021.

The ACF certification written exams are now available through the ACF Online Learning Center and can no longer be scheduled with PSI. The CFC/CFPC exams will continue to be scheduled through NOCTI.

Once the applicant has been pre-approved for ACF certification, they will need to identify a proctor and submit the proctor form.

Please contact the ACF certification team at if you need help finding a proctor. Examples of proctors include: school administrator, HR manager, ACF chapter officer, local librarian.

Please review the Written Exam information on the ACF Website for more detailed information.

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Points of Contact

If you have any questions Contact your local Army Continuing Education Service (ACES) Officer or the JCCoE Credentialing Coordinator

This page was last updated on: November 3, 2023