COOL Overview

What is COOL?

COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) helps Coast Guard Service members find information on certifications and licenses related to their jobs. Use COOL to get background information on credentialing and find detailed information on:

  • Credentials related to a Coast Guard Rating
  • Credential requirements and potential gaps between Coast Guard training and civilian workforce credentialing requirements
  • Resources available to fill gaps between military training and civilian credentialing requirements

Spend a little time getting acquainted with COOL and credentialing using the main navigation links at the top of the page, and then dive into your occupation-specific information using the "Find & Select Related Credentials" information accessible from the tab in the left margin of every page.