The Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online or Navy COOL has set out its definition and functions for Navy service members. Through it, the requirements for civilian certification and license can be met.
Giving Meaning to Navy COOL
A person who is looking for detailed information on licensing and certification that is related to Navy ratings, designators and collateral duties would do well to go to this resource. This can best serve men who are planning to pursue a career in the Navy as soon as they are no longer active in the military.
Navy COOL is the perfect resource for the following individuals –
• Enlisted officers or Navy Service Members who would like to have a clearer idea about the credentials related to ratings, designators and their collateral duties or out of rate assignments.
• This is also a pool of information for Education, Career and Transition counselors who would like to provide guidance on career requirements, education and opportunities.
• Navy Recruiters can also use this as a resource of professional growth opportunities as well as a means of preparing civilians who would want to embark on a career in the Navy.
• Members of the Employers and Credentialing Boards who are showing interest on how military training could pave the way towards Navy service members’ chance at civilian credentials and employment.
The COOL Functions
• Use this resource to collate information on civilian licensing and certification.
• Be able to identify certifications and licenses that are relevant to Navy jobs, ratings, collateral duties, designators, even out of rate assignments.
• This is the ultimate resource for civilian job credentials that can be acquired by Navy service members.
• Be able to fill the gaps between the training and experience for Navy service members and the credentialing requirements for civilians.
The Navy Cool Credential Search
This navy cool feature allows the users to look for licensure and credentialing data with the use of the following options –
• The DoN or Department of Navy Civilian Search
• Officer Search
• Enlisted Search
The Credential Summary shows which credentials individuals can get such as –
• Federal license
• State License
Typical Navycool Costs
• Application fees can range from $20 up to $200
• Examination fees are from $20 to $200
• Renewal fees can cost anywhere from $10 to $150.
Remember that actual fees may be lower or higher than these so check navy cool – see detailed instructions and follow them to the letter.
A Tool for Revolutionary Training
Captain Kevin R. Hooley, a commanding officer for the CID or Center for Information Dominance (also a Navy COOL project leader), states that the resource site is the right Web-based tool that can help sailors who would want no less than professional development and readiness to the Navy field. And for sailors that have limited Internet access, the great news is, there’s now a portable copy of this marvelous resource. Called COOL to Go, this can be downloaded to a CD, thumb drive or hard drive – now isn’t this a welcome innovation?