Coast Guard Credentialing Assistance Program (COOL)

Training and Preparation Resources


Credentialing boards determine the requirements for licensure and/or certification. Typically, they require a combination of the following elements: education, training, work or professional experience, examinations, and other unique job-related requirements. 

USMAP: The United Services Military Apprenticeship Program website provides active duty members of the Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and Army with a streamlined ability to identify and register for Apprenticeships. You can make the most of your military experience by getting an apprenticeship! The process for selecting and signing up for one is easy!

Skillport: SkillSoft is a leading commercial provider of on-demand training and e-learning solutions for global enterprises, government and education agencies and small to medium sized businesses. SkillSoft resources are provided through a contract with DHS to the U.S. Coast Guard. Access to the e-learning and training resources are available through the SkillPort on the CG Portal Training and Education Link.

Department of Labor O*Net: O*Net OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

DoD MWR Library: This library offers a vast array of CLEP/DANTES study materials, books, and peer-reviewed journal articles.