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What Security Related Certifications are Covered for Retired Veterans


Stephen Preston Tampa, FL

I used my 9/11 GI bill benefits for graduate education. I am looking at the CISSP, CPP, CFE and CISM certifications. Does the VA cover these courses under the heading of vocational training? Thank you.

3 June 2022 3 replies Education & Training



Deanna Corbett Winter Garden, FL

Hi Stephen,

You could also consider leveraging Onward to Opportunity for starting your certification journey:

Good luck with finding the right program.



Andrea Bryant New York, NY

Hi Stephen,

Thanks so much for your service and thank you for your question.

I can definitely help you determine which programs are approved for VA funding. If you have a particular school in mind, you can check your desired institution through WEAMS ( It can be a LITTLE confusing to navigate, so feel free to send me a direct message and I would be happy to give you a tour over the phone.

Now the sticking point you may run into is you mentioned vocational training. To clarify, you are under Chapter 31 benefits, correct? If that is the case, you have to ensure that your desired program is eligible for funding, and then it's a matter of getting your VA counselor to approve funding. That is another matter entirely, and is unfortunately specific to the career prospects for you once your complete your program.

Please feel free to reach out directly to me here on the site and I would be happy to assist you with navigating WEAMS or answering additional questions.




Richard Byrne Hillsborough, NJ

I've added links to pertinent information & videos under this section of my EE webpage: - look under VRRAP

more on VRRAP:

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