NAVY FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENLISTED CREDENTIALING EXAMS (NAVY COOL)

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R 020016Z NOV 07
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FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
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INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
UNCLAS //N01500//
NAVADMIN 293/07
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/NOV// 
SUBJ/NAVY FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENLISTED CREDENTIALING EXAMS (NAVY 
COOL)// 


REF/A/DOC/CNO WASHINGTON DC/06SEP2007// AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1540.56, 
POLICY AUTHORIZING USE OF NAVY FUNDING FOR APPROVED CREDENTIALING 
EXAMS.// 
RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES NAVY FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR 
ENLISTED CREDENTIALING EXAMS (NAVY COOL).  EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, NAVY 
WILL FUND EXAMINATION FEES FOR OCCUPATIONAL CREDENTIALS WHICH ARE 
CLOSELY ALIGNED WITH A SAILOR'S RATING.
2.  MORE THAN 1,500 OCCUPATIONAL CREDENTIALS ARE CURRENTLY ELIGIBLE FOR 
NAVY FUNDING, BASED ON AN 80 PERCENT OR GREATER MATCH TO A 
CORRESPONDING RATING.  QUALIFYING CREDENTIALS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SAILORS 
IN EVERY NAVY RATING, AND ARE IDENTIFIED ON THE NAVY CREDENTIALING 
OPPORTUNITIES ON-LINE (COOL) WEB SITE, HTTPS://WWW.COOL.NAVY.MIL.
3.  REQUESTS FOR EXAM FUNDING WILL BE HANDLED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST 
SERVED BASIS.  INTERESTED SAILORS SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FUNDING AS 
SOON AS PRACTICABLE AS THE PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO FUNDING CONSTRAINTS AS 
THE YEAR PROGRESSES.  SAILORS MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF ONE YEAR REMAINING 
ON THEIR ENLISTMENT PRIOR TO RECEIVING PRE-PAID VOUCHERS OR 
REIMBURSEMENTS.  ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE, SUCH AS REIMBURSEMENT INFORMATION 
AND ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES, IS PROVIDED ON THE "COSTS AND RESOURCES" 
PAGE OF THE NAVY COOL WEB SITE.
4.  I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE EVERY SAILOR TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS 
OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY FOR ENHANCED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. 
IN ADDITION, NAVY LEADERSHIP SHOULD ENSURE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COOL 
PROGRAM IS PUBLICIZED THROUGHOUT THEIR COMMANDS.  YOU CAN FIND MORE 
INFORMATION ON THE NAVY COOL WEB SITE.
5.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE NAVY CREDENTIALS PROGRAM OFFICE 
AT (850) 452-6683/DSN 922 OR EMAIL AT CRRY_CQCREDENTIALS(AT)NAVY.MIL.
6.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.//

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