AFPA American Fitness Professionals and Associates has been designated a Military Friendly School.  Military Friendly®  is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort, and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefits for the military community. 


AFPA Participates in the GI BILL 

Get reimbursed for AFPA Certifications.  Active military, veterans, and eligible spouses and dependents can receive reimbursement. This benefit applies to AFPA Certifications only.  

  • Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty Educational Assistance Program (MGIB) (Chapter 30) 
  • Post-Vietnam Era Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) (Chapter 32) 
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) 
  • Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA) (Chapter 35)
  • Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve Program (MGIB-SR) (Chapter 1606) 

Here's how VA reimbursement works:  

VA can reimburse the cost of approved licensing and certification tests. Students are reimbursed the cost of the test, not to exceed the approved cost of the test or $2,000. Benefits can not be paid for tests that are not passed, for tests retaken if not passed, and for tests required to be recertified or to renew a license.

Students must be eligible for benefits to receive test reimbursement. They must have remaining entitlement, and their delimiting date must not have passed. 

Information about test fee reimbursement can be on the VA website at:

You’ll need to complete an Application for Reimbursement of Licensing or Certification Test Fees (VA Form 22-0803). 
Get VA Form 22-0803 to download

Here is the list of eligible AFPA Certification Reimbursements from the VA.


Be sure to request reimbursement for the AFPA Certification that you completed. For example, AFPA Personal Trainer Certification or AFPA Nutrition & Wellness Consultant Certification. Do not use the term "License", "School", or “College” as this will cause approval delays.


If you are mailing in your documents:

If you are located in CT, DE, DC, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, VA, please send to the Eastern Regional Office:

VA Regional Office
PO Box 4616
Buffalo, NY 14240-4616

If you are located in CO, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, ND, OH, SD, TN, WI, WV, orWY, send to the Central Regional Office:

VA Regional Office
PO Box 66830
St. Louis, MO 63166-6830

If you are located in AL, AK, AR, AZ, CA, HI, ID, LA, NV, NM, OK, OR, MS, TX, UT, WA, Guam, or the Philippines, send to the Western Regional Office:

VA Regional Office
PO Box 8888
Muskogee, OK 74402-8888

If you are located in FL, GA, PR, US Virgin Islands, NC, or SC, send to the Southern Regional Office:

VA Regional Office
PO Box 100022
Decatur, GA 30031-7022

If you have any questions during this process, please don’t hesitate to call or email AFPA for assistance.

AFPA proudly salutes our military members. Thank you for your service!

For more information on G.I. Bill reimbursement and other FAQs, visit the V.A. website. 

For a quick search of the AFPA WEAMS listing, go to the WEAMS License/Certification Search.

Thank you to all the men and women serving and defending the United States of America!

VA Benefits FAQs

What's the licensing and certification benefit? Answer

The new licensing and certification benefit allows the 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 good for me? Answer

Becoming a 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? Answer

You can receive reimbursement of up to $2,000 per test but not more than the actual cost of the test. 


Am I eligible? Answer

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

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? Answer

Visit 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 “FL”. You will see all AFPA Certification Programs listed here. 

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