How to Use Your CA/COOL Benefits

Military service members can earn their certification no matter where they are stationed globally because our training courses and certification exams can all be conducted online. Follow the steps below for your service branch to have your program at Project Altitude Fully Funded. Scroll down to your respective branch.

US ARMY INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: Request an invoice here for the certification course/exam you would like to take or complete the form below, You will need this at a later step. If you’re selecting RBLP, be sure to complete the application

Step 2: Within 24-hours you will receive a by name invoice/quote from Project Altitude.  You will use this in your CA/COOL application.

Step 3: Go to  ArmyIgnited.com and follow the instructions below to apply:

  1. Log into ArmyIgnitED.com: https://armyignited.com/app/
  2. After logging in, click on “Add Credential Path”
  3. Select “Other”
  4. Select “New Credential”
  5. Enter in the Search Box the credential you are looking for (e.g., PMP, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Resilience-Building Leader Professional, ITIL, etc).
  6. Click Select Credential
  7. Check the three boxes and “I understand and am prepared to fulfill the above requirements”
  8. For additional information, you can enter “I would like to use Project Altitude as the vendor.” This is not required.
  9. Click Continue with CA Request
  10. Select the Credential you recently added.
  11. Search the list of vendors for Project Altitude, LLC
  12. Upload the Invoice/quote Project Altitude emailed you.
  13. Enter Start Date, End Date and click “Submit”

**Please note, your course start date must be at least 30 days after your Army Credentialing Assistance Request has been submitted.

Step 4: Army Credentialing Assistance Program Office reviews your application and will approve it one (1) day before the start date and the soldier will receive a welcome email inviting them to log into their new Learning Management System account and begin their course.

US AIRFORCE INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: Log in to your AFVEC account and find the AF COOL Homepage link on the left of the screen. Navigate to the AF COOL Homepage.

Step 2: Once there, select the “Explore Credentials” box and your AFSC specific credentials that you are eligible for will be listed.

Step 3: Next, type the credential you are looking for (e.g., PMP, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Resilience-Building Leader Professional, ITIL, etc).on the “Credential Name” line. 

Step 4: Select the desired credential and create your education goal by clicking on the icon that is listed on the top right of the goal you are seeking.

Step 5: Once you have selected the credential of your choosing, an email will be sent to your supervisor to validate your eligibility criteria for the selected credential. 

Step 6: Request an invoice here for the certification course/exam you would like to take or complete the form below, You will need this at a later step. If you’re selecting RBLP, be sure to complete the application

Step 7: Within 24-hours you will receive a by name invoice from Project Altitude.  You will use this in your CA/COOL application.

Step 8: Ensure you upload the invoice we have provided you. Make sure there are two items on the invoice, the tuition (books and materials) and the testing fee (test fee).

Step 9: In your AFVEC account, go to the bottom box on the right side of the home screen and click “Start a Funding Request”. With the invoice provided please fill out TWO FUNDING REQUESTS:

  1. Study Material (Prep Course) = Cost for Prep Course; Project Altitude (Base Name)
  2. Exam = Exam fee; Project Altitude is the school/trainer (Base Name) NOTE: If you are testing outside of the AFVEC system’s 120-day window, continue to fill out the request, then email the AF COOL CPO with the anticipated testing date at the information listed below; a counseling note will be placed in your Education File to verify that you have contacted the CPO.

Once you complete the funding request, an email will be sent to your supervisor who will review the request and approve or disapprove it. You will be notified via email once this action is completed.

Step 5: Once you complete the funding request, an email will be sent to your supervisor who will review the request and approve or disapprove it. You will be notified via email once this action is completed.

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