Professional Certification/Licenses Grant Program
Purpose: Professional certification is the process by which a person proves that he/she has the knowledge, experience and skills to perform a specific job and the tasks in which they have been trained. Having a professional certification also shows potential employers that you are committed to your profession and are well-trained. It gives them confidence in your abilities and knowledge. Certification makes you more valuable to employers, so you can expect to earn more than someone without certification. Certification also offers advancement opportunities and management opportunities. You will have a competitive advantage over candidates without certificates, earn higher wages and receive tuition reimbursement for continuing education.

Examples of some of the professional logistics certificates that are available for Supply Officers and enlisted supply personnel are: Supply Chain Professional (CSCP); Foodservice Management Professional (FMP); Certified Professional Contract Manager; and Financial Management Certification.

Depending on the professional logistics field that you want to be employed in you might need a professional certification to boost your hiring chances. The GI Bill provides eligible applicants reimbursement of applicable fees that require a license, certification, or admission test to an institute of higher learning. The VA.gov site https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/licensing_certification.asp provides detailed information on how to apply for reimbursement up to $2,000.

The Navy Supply Corps Foundation has developed a grant program to assist with the costs incurred attaining a certification or license to enhance a civilian logistics career opportunity, after VA reimbursement, up to $500.

Eligibility: For all, the applicant must:
1. Be an active regular or reserve Supply Corps officer.
2. Be an Active-duty Enlisted Sailor in a supply enlisted rating (e.g., CS, CSS, LS, LSS, or RS).
3. Be registered on the Navy Supply Corps Foundation Website (usnscf.com) with current email and mailing address
4. Have attained the professional certification or license to enhance a civilian logistics career opportunity

Application Process: To be considered for a grant, the applicant must fill out and submit an online application (below). Once the application is submitted, it will be reviewed and notification will be sent on reimbursement determination. 
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