Military Credentialing Assistance

UMKC TalentLink supports active military, military veterans, and their families. We offer approved online programs for Army Credentialing Assistance, Air Force Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL), and links to resources at UMKC and in the community. These resources and professional development can help to acquire credentials and achieve goals toward career advancement and transition.


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Credentialing Assistance For MedCerts Allied Health and IT Training Programs

UMKC Supports Our Military Families

UMKC stands as a dedicated Military Friendly School, offering service members and their families access to higher education and careers that are both in high demand and portable.

UMKC Talentlink powered by MedCerts 30+ allied health and IT programs is recognized as an official provider for the Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard Credentialing Assistance Programs, aimed at enhancing skills and facilitating transitions into civilian roles.

Additionally, spouses of Active Duty Service Members can access the MyCAA scholarship, a Department of Defense program offering up to $4,000 in financial aid, promoting the pursuit of educational credentials leading to sought-after, transferable careers. The enrollment team, composed entirely of Military Veterans, ensures tailored program recommendations for prospective students.


Healthcare IT Technician – A comprehensive training program for those seeking a career in healthcare, with a focus on Information Technology (IT).

Cloud Specialist – Gain a clear understanding of cloud computing concepts and prepare to pass three foundational certifications

Networking Specialist – Recommended for beginning IT professionals looking to start in the field of networking with certification in Cisco Certified Technician (Routing and Switching), and CompTIA Network+.

Medical Front Office & Electronic Health Records (EHR) – This comprehensive online program prepares you for proper handling of patient data, fundamental health records management, medical office procedures and so much more.

Electronic Health Records & Medical Reimbursement Specialist – Learn to properly handle and manage patient records and successfully file insurance claims for reimbursement in this dual certification program. Watch our program sneak peek below!

Medical Coding and Billing Professional – Build a rewarding career in billing and coding with this dual-certification program.

Clinical Medical Professional – Excel in your Certified Medical Assistant career with the additional high-demand skills of EKG and Phlebotomy.

Army Credentialing Assistance

The Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) program (COOL) helps soldiers find information on certifications and licenses related to their jobs. The program can pay for courses and exams that lead to industry-recognized civilian credentials in an occupational area of your choice.

Enhance your skills by using this program. The skills can be applied either in your current MOS, or in an occupation you would like to pursue when you leave military service. You can request CA funding for any credential listed on Army COOL. UMKC TalentLink offers approved online programs in healthcare, IT and other skills-driven fields.

Benefits of Air Force COOL

Air Force COOL is a pathway for enlisted Air & Space Force members to earn industry recognized professional certifications, licenses to enhance their active-duty work, and to prepare them as they transition to the civilian job market.

  1. Amount
    Enlisted DAF Members may be eligible for funding up to $4,500 (lifetime) for credentials.
  2. What can funds be used for?
    Payment of credentialing expenses for classroom, hands-on, online/blended training, study guides, materials, textbooks, fees, exams, and/or recertification of credentials.
  3. How to enroll:

Login to your AFVEC account, click on Education Programs then select AF COOl. Explore UMKC TalentLink credential(s) you may be interested in.

  • Click “Create Education Goal”
  • Click “Apply for Funding” and follow the prompts.
  • Wait for supervisor approval.

Additional Information

Please visit the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC)

To talk to a UMKC TalentLink Military Education Consultant, contact Alexa Troyer at or 816-235-6259

Featured Courses and Workshops

CompTIA IT Fundamentals (Voucher Included)

The CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam is designed to help you learn more about the world of information technology (IT) and is ideal if you’re considering a career in IT or if you work in an allied field that requires a broad understanding of IT.

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UMKC TalentLink offers courses to prepare for CompTIA A+ certification

Prepare for the CompTIA A+ Certification Exam 

Our online course prepares you for A+ certification exams 220-1001 and 220-1002. Launch your career as an associate-level IT professional.

Open Enrollment

UMKC TalentLink offers courses to prepare for CompTIA certification

CompTIA™ Security+ Certification Training (Voucher Included)

The Security+ training course will assist you in preparing for the CompTIA Security+ certification SY0-601 exam through comprehensive material that covers the key objectives and fundamentals to perform core security functions.

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CompTIA™ Network+ Certification Training (Voucher Included)

Learn the fundamentals you need to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam (N10-008) and start a career as a network technician.

Open Enrollment

Cisco CCNA Certification Training (Voucher Included)

Take the next step in your IT career by preparing for the Cisco CCNA certification exam. You’ll master certification-based topics for networking essentials, so you can implement and administer Cisco solutions. Exam voucher included in enrollment.

Open Enrollment