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Air Force Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (AF COOL)

The Air Force Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (AF COOL) program assists airmen with identifying job-specific (based on Air Force Specialty Code) credentials for which tuition assistance funding is available.

See which exams are available for your AFSC.

Industry-recognized credentials are a great way for airmen to bolster their Air Force careers and prepare for their eventual transition to civilian employment as they retire or separate from the Air Force.

Available Exams

The following Air Force COOL-eligible Pearson VUE exams are available through Rio Salado College Testing at the RSC Tempe and RSC Luke AFB:

Credential Credentialing Agency
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT-ACSM) American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Adobe Certified Expert Adobe Systems Incorporated
Associate of ISC2 International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc.
Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) American Society of Military Comptrollers
Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council)
Certified in Homeland Security Level V (CHS-V) American Board for Certification in Homeland Security (ABCHS)
Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) APICS The Association for Operations Management
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC2)2
Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA) Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)
Certified Preventive Functions Dental Assistant (CPFDA) Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)
Certified Restorative Functions Dental Assistant Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)
Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC2)2
Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) APICS The Association for Operations Management
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Wireless Cisco Systems, Inc.
CompTIA A+ ce Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
CompTIA Network+ ce Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
CompTIA Security+ ce Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council)
Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
Electrical Power Testing - Level I National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)
Food Protection Manager Certification Program National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP)
Food Safety Manager Certification National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP)
Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) American Payroll Association
GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED) Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA) Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN) Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator (GCWN) Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
GIAC Security Expert (GSE) Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
GIAC Security Leadership Certification (GSLC) Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Histotechnician, HT(ASCP) American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Histotechnologist, HTL(ASCP) American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Medical Laboratory Assistant American Medical Technologists
Medical Laboratory Technician, MLT(ASCP) American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD): SharePoint Applications Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Microsoft Corporation
Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST) Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
PTCB-Certified Pharmacy Technician (PTCB-CPhT) Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) BICSI
Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) American Medical Technologists
Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC2)2
Transportation: Highway System Maintenance and Preservation - Level IV National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)