VA Offers Payment for Licensing and Certification Tests

The licensing and certification benefit allows the VA to pay you, if you?re eligible, for a license or certification test.  You can receive reimbursement for approved licensing or certification tests you take on or after March 1, 2001.  

These tests must be specifically approved for the G.I. Bill.  You can receive up to $2,000 per test but VA can only pay for the cost of the test and not other fees connected with obtaining a license or certification.  Your total months of entitlement to VA education benefits will be reduced each time you use your benefits for licensing and certification.  

To determine the charge to your entitlement, the cost of the test is divided by your monthly benefit rate for full-time training.  You may receive this benefit if you?re eligible for: Montgomery G.I. Bill - Active Duty (not available for MGIB - Reservists), VEAP, Dependents Educational Assistance, or one-time use under Post-9/11.  Get the ball rolling by taking the test and applying for benefits. If the test you apply for hasn?t been approved, VA will ask the State approving agency to see if it can be approved.

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