NAVY CREDENTIALING OPPORTUNITIES ONLINE (COOL) FOR THOSE SELECTED FOR SEPARATION UNDER FY12 QUOTA-BASED ENLISTED RETENTION BOARD (ERB)

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SUBJ: NAVY CREDENTIALING OPPORTUNITIES ONLINE (COOL) FOR THOSE SELECT ED FOR 
SEPARATION UNDER FY12 QUOTA-BASED ENLISTED RETENTION BOARD UNCLASSIFIED/ PASS 
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SUBJ/NAVY CREDENTIALING OPPORTUNITIES ONLINE (COOL) FOR THOSE SELECTED FOR 
SEPARATION UNDER FY12 QUOTA-BASED ENLISTED RETENTION BOARD (ERB)//



REF/A/MSGID/CNO WASHINGTON DC/141348ZAPR11//

REF/B/DOC/OPNAVINST 1540.56A/17JUN11//

REF/C/MSGID/CNO WASHINGTON DC/092227ZMAY11//

NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 129/11, FY12 QUOTA-BASED ENLISTED RETENTION BOARD.  REF 
B IS OPNAVINST 1540.56A, NAVY CREDENTIALING PROGRAMS.
REF C IS NAVADMIN 160/11, QUOTA-BASED ENLISTED RETENTION BOARD CONVERSION 
REQUIREMENTS, TIMELINE AND PROCESS.//

RMKS/1.  PER REF A, THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE AUTHORITY FOR SAILORS SELECTED 
FOR SEPARATION UNDER FY12 QUOTA-BASED ENLISTED RETENTION BOARD (ERB) TO OBTAIN 
A TIME OF SERVICE WAIVER IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR FUNDING TOWARDS COMMERCIAL 
CERTIFICATION AND/OR LICENSURE EXAMS FOUND ON NAVY CERTIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES 
ONLINE (COOL) WEBSITE, HTTPS://WWW.COOL.NAVY.MIL.

2.  PER REFS B AND C, THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF NAVY COOL IS RETENTION AND WORK 
FORCE DEVELOPMENT.  HOWEVER, AN INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATION OR LICENSE 
MAY BE A KEY COMPONENT TOWARDS A SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION FROM ENLISTED SAILOR TO 
CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE.  THIS WAIVER WILL ALLOW SAILORS WHO WERE SELECTED BY THE 
ERB TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NAVY COOL CERTIFICATION OR LICENSING PROGRAM.

3.  WAIVER ELIGIBILITY:
    A.  ENLISTED SAILORS SHALL MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ELIGIBILITY
REQUIREMENTS:
       - BE IN THE APPROPRIATE RATING OR OCCUPATION TO WHICH THE CREDENTIAL IS 
MAPPED;
       - BE CURRENTLY WORKING IN, OR HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED TO A POSITION TO WHICH 
THE CREDENTIAL IS MAPPED; OR
       - HAVE PRIOR DOCUMENTED EXPERIENCE IN A POSITION TO WHICH THE 
CREDENTIAL IS MAPPED FOR CREDENTIALS OUTSIDE OF THEIR SPECIFIC  RATING, AND 
THE CREDENTIAL HAS RELEVANCE OR APPLICABILITY TO THE  CURRENT OR FUTURE NEEDS 
OF THE COMMAND OR THE NAVY RESERVE.
    B.  ELIGIBILITY FOR SAILOR CREDENTIALS MUST BE VALIDATED AND APPROVED BY 
THEIR COMMANDING OFFICER OR COMMAND-DESIGNATED APPROVING OFFICIAL.  BEFORE 
AUTHORIZING THE REQUEST, COMMANDS MUST CERTIFY THAT
SAILORS:
       - HAVE PASSED THEIR MOST RECENT ADVANCEMENT EXAM;
       - HAVE PASSED, OR BEEN MEDICALLY WAIVED FROM, THEIR MOST RECENT 
PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT;
       - HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY NON-JUDICIAL OR COURTS-MARTIAL PUNISHMENT 
WITHIN THE PAST 6 MONTHS;
       - HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR SEPARATION UNDER FY-12 QUOTA-BASED ERB;
       - ARE ABLE TO COMPLETE ALL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS NO LESS THAN 60 
CALENDAR DAYS PRIOR TO SEPARATION FROM NAVY.
    C.  PERSONNEL MUST ALSO SATISFY CREDENTIALING AGENCY ELIGIBILITY 
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE BEING SOUGHT PRIOR TO REQUESTING 
EXAM FUNDING.

4.  CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE EXAM VOUCHER REQUEST FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED 
FROM NAVY COOL WEBSITE, HTTPS://WWW.COOL.NAVY.MIL AND SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY 
VIA E-MAIL TO NAVYCOOL(AT)NAVY.MIL, OR FAXED
(850) 452-6897.

5.  SHOULD A SAILOR DECIDE TO WITHDRAW THE REQUEST FOR EXAM FUNDING  OR IS 
UNABLE TO COMPLETE THE NAVY-FUNDED CREDENTIALING EXAM PRIOR TO  60 CALENDAR 
DAYS FROM SEPARATION FROM THE NAVY, THE MEMBER IS  REQUIRED TO RETURN ANY 
UNUSED VOUCHER AND PROVIDE CORRESPONDENCE  (FAX OR E-MAIL) FROM THE MEMBER'S 
COMMANDING OFFICER CONFIRMING  WITHDRAWAL FOR MILITARY OR EMERGENCY REASONS.

6.  THE SERVICE MEMBER SHALL PROVIDE PASS AND FAIL RESULTS TO NAVY'S 
CREDENTIALS PROGRAM OFFICE WITHIN 30 CALENDAR DAYS OF NOTIFICATION OF EXAM 
RESULTS FROM THE CREDENTIALING AGENCY.

7.  THOSE SERVICE MEMBERS AFFILIATING WITH THE NAVY RESERVE WILL REMAIN 
ELIGIBLE FOR CONTINUED NAVY-FUNDED CREDENTIALING EXAMS, CONSISTENT WITH 
AUTHORITY FOUND IN REF B.

8.  FOR COMMANDING OFFICERS:  REQUEST WIDEST DISSEMINATION TO YOUR COMMAND 
CAREER DEVELOPMENT TEAM AND SAILORS UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE ERB.

9.  POINT OF CONTACT IS LCDR BRIAN RIBOTA (BUPERS-3), SURFACE ENLISTED 
COMMUNITY MANAGER AT (901) 874-3096/DSN 882-3096 OR E-MAIL 
BRIAN.RIBOTA(AT)NAVY.MIL.

10.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. R. VAN BUSKIRK, N1.//

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