Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-line (COOL) has announced the release of the 'Blueprint to Mariner' guide. The comprehensive document is designed for Sailors interested in applying their naval training and experience toward future careers with the maritime industry. Navy COOL provides industry certifications and licensing opportunities based on a rating's formal training and on-the-job experience, and eligible Sailors may be funded for credentialing application fees, exam fees, and annual maintenance fees. Nineteen enlisted ratings and collateral duties and 15 officer designators are mapped to more than 150 different civilian and federal maritime-related occupations. The "Blueprint to Mariner" guide is available on the Navy COOL website or call (850) 452-6683.
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