Learn more about FREE AFPA Certification programs for Military and Veterans and how to enroll!
AFPA Certification Programs Approved for “MYCAA”
American Fitness Professionals and Associates has been approved for the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA). This program will providethe spouse financial aid up to $4000.00.
Please call if you need more information. Vist MYCAA.
Click on “School Search”; type in “AFPA”; then click “Search”. You will see all AFPA Certification programs have been approved by MYCAA.
If you’re a veteran with G.I. Bill Benefits and you are:
- Looking for a good job
- You want to change jobs
- You want to move ahead in your present job
What’s the licensing and certification benefit?
The new licensing and certification benefit allows VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) to pay you, if you’re eligible, for a test for a license or certification. 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. All AFPA Certification exams have been approved.
Will this benefit really be a good for me?
Becoming certified professional can open doors for you. Certification is voluntary, but frequently sought after and will help you get, keep, or advance in a job.
How much can I receive?
You can receive reimbursement of up to $2,000 per test but not more than the actual cost of the test. You can receive benefits to retake a test you failed. The number of tests you can take is unlimited, except that you can’t receive benefit to retake a test you passed.
Am I eligible?
You may receive this benefit if you’re eligible for:
- The Montgomery G. I. Bill – Active Duty (also called the MGIB or Chapter 30; unfortunately this benefit isn’t available for the MGIB for reservists)
- VEAP (also called Chapter 32)
- Dependents’ Educational Assistance (also called DEA or Chapter 35)
To find out if you might be eligible under any of these programs visit www.gibill.va.gov.
Reminder: You generally have 10 years after your discharge from active duty to use your benefits.
How do I find out if my test has been approved?
Visit www.gibill.va.gov. Click on “Education Benefits”, then “Search for Approved Education Programs”; followed by “Search for Approved License & Certification Programs”. Click “HERE” and under “LAC Category-Certification” enter “NJ”. You will see all AFPA Certification Programs Listed here. AFPA (American Fitness Professionals & Associates) Certification exams were approved on March 1, 2005.
How do I apply for benefits?
Get the ball rolling by taking the certification of your choice and apply for benefits.
Send a copy of your test results to the VA office that handles your education benefits. Check the map at www.gibill.va.gov. Attach a note with the following information:
- Your request for reimbursement
- Your name and social security number or VA claim number
- The name of the test you took and the date you took it
- Name and address of the organization issuing the license or certificate (not necessarily the organization that administered the test)
- Cost of the test (Note: Registration fees, preparation guides, processing fees, etc. will not be reimbursed.)
- The following statement: “I authorize release of my test information to VA.”
If you’ve never previously filed a claim for VA education benefits, you’ll also need to submit an application for benefits. You can print either of the following forms from www.gibill.va.gov.
VA Form 22-1990 (Veteran or on active duty)
VA Form 22-5490 (Eligible Child or spouse)
Or complete and submit the VA form 22-1990 on-line at www.gibill.va.gov,
Or call 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) and request the form.
Send the application form along with the other information above to the VA regional office that processes your claim. The addresses are on the forms.