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Army Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (Army COOL)

The Army Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (Army COOL) program assists soldiers with identifying job-specific (based on Military Occupational Specialty) credentials.

See which exams are available for your MOS. Industry-recognized credentials are a great way for soldiers to bolster their Army careers and prepare for their eventual transition to civilian employment as they retire or separate from the Army. Many credentials can be used to earn promotion points.

Available Exams

The following Army 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 Health Fitness Specialist American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT-ACSM) American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
ACSM/NCPAD Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Adobe Certified Expert Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Certified Expert: Dreamweaver CS6 Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Certified Expert: Flash CS6 Adobe Systems Incorporated
Associate of ISC2 International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc.
Associate Safety Professional Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
Certified Authorization Professional International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC2)2
Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)
Certified Environmental, Safety, & Health Trainer (CET) Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
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 Payroll Professional (CPP) American Payroll Association
Certified Personal Trainer (CPT-NSCA) National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
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 Design Associate (CCDA) Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching (CCNA) Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security) Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching Cisco Systems, Inc.
CompTIA A+ ce Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) ce Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
CompTIA CDIA+ Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
CompTIA Network+ ce Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
CompTIA Project+ Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
CompTIA Security+ ce Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
CompTIA Server+ Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
CompTIA Storage+ ce Powered by SNIA 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)
Cytotechnologist, CT (ASCP) American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Electrical Power Testing - Level I National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)
Electrical Power Testing - Level II National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)
Electrical Power Testing - Level III National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)
Electrical Power Testing - Level IV National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)
Emergency Medical Responder National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)
Emergency Medical Technician National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)
Food Safety Manager Certification National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP)
Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) American Payroll Association
GIAC Assessing and Auditing Wireless Networks (GAWN) Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED) Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst (GCFA) Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA) Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN) Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF) Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC) Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
GIAC Security Expert (GSE) Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
GIAC Security Leadership Certification (GSLC) Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA) Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
Histotechnician, HT(ASCP) American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Histotechnologist, HTL(ASCP)      American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP) International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC2)2
Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP) International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC2)2
Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP) International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC2)2
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) American Medical Technologists (AMT)
Medical Laboratory Technician, MLT(ASCP) American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional: Database Administrator 2008 (MCITP:DBA) Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows 7 Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows 8 Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Desktop Infrastructure Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)/Learning Consultant (MCLC) Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Microsoft Corporation
Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST) Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
Oracle Certified Professional Oracle Solaris 10 System Administrator Oracle Corporation
Paramedic National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)
Phlebotomy Technician, PBT (ASCP) American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
PTCB-Certified Pharmacy Technician (PTCB-CPhT) Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) BICSI
Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) American Medical Technologists (AMT)
Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) American Medical Technologists (AMT)
Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) American Medical Technologists (AMT)
Specialist in Cytotechnology, SCT (ASCP) American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC2)2
VMware Certified Associate – Data Center Virtualization (VCA-DCV) VMware, Inc.