In the vocational world there are a number of effective programs that allow people to train for a career or vocation. They give support and assistance for licensing and vocational certification, to earn licensing and certificates that are required by law. The Veterans Administration offers some of the best assistance in these types of programs, and there are specific types of licensing and certification that qualify for GI Bill Funding. There are often reimbursement funds that will pay for the tests for different certifications, or for the fees and costs associated with the licensing and certifications.
Sometimes there are situations where you can begin the certification and apprenticeship training while you are on active duty. The Military has assisted personnel for many years but the specific type of apprenticeship support has gotten better over the last ten years. Often you are able to begin getting assistance or start the training and apprenticeship process and receive training for a job or career. You can obtain some of the training and experience while serving on active duty, and then begin to follow up on your training after you leave the service. The VA will assist you in getting many of the different job licenses and certifications that you need in the civilian workforce. The Veterans Administration will help you obtain a certification or license when you meet certain requirements. You qualify for the vocational license testing benefit if you qualify for Dependents Educational Assistance or VEAP. You have 10 years from your date of separation from Active duty to qualify and use your benefits. You can receive funding for reimbursement for up to $2,000 dollars for each type or test that you take, but the cost has to be restricted to the specific cost of the test or certificate fee, you cannot receive more than the actual cost. For jobs from computers to medical fields, to more vocational pursuits having the right license or certification can make all the difference in the world. You are eligible to receive benefits for tests and certifications if you are eligible for Montgomery GI Bill Active duty benefits.
Most professions you have to have some type of license, while others certification can be voluntary but often helps to have. Having the right certification can advance or help you keep a job at times.