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Soldier - What is the difference between “certificate” and “certification”, and will Tuition Assistance (TA) pay for both?

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Soldier - What is the difference between “certificate” and “certification”, and will Tuition Assistance (TA) pay for both?

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Certificate refers to a series of online courses designed to give you knowledge in specific product areas. You receive a certificate for a course that does not have ongoing maintenance or renewal requirements.      

Certification involves an experience and education component, and requires passing an exam. It allows a practitioner to put letters after his or her name (i.e. CPP, CPA). In addition, certification requires recertification, which ensures that practitioners stay current in their field through continuing education. A certification program typically indicates attendance or completion of a course or series of courses with a specific focus.

Contact your Army Education Counselor if you have further questions about pursuing a certificate or certification eligibility.

 

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Views: 4148 Created on: Sep 08, 2015
Date updated: Sep 14, 2015

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