Central Regional Dental Testing Service (CRDTS) licensure exam 26
North East Regional Board (NERB) licensure exam 26
Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) 26
Creating a GoArmyEd Account 27
As of December 2011, DANTES no longer processes and reimburses Army National Guard Soldiers for licensure or certification exams. In order to continue the program, licensure and certification reimbursement requests will be processed through NGB.
The Army National Guard will offer reimbursement for costs associated with earning a licensure or certification, to include: preparatory courses, cost of study materials, exam, fee, and registration fee. This reimbursement is only available for current ARNG service members; spouses, civilians, and contractors are not eligible. Reimbursements are subject to the availability of funding and priority is first come, first served. Service members must successfully pass the exam in order to be eligible for reimbursement. The following restrictions also apply:
Costs for preparatory courses and study materials will only be reimbursed if they are not currently available for free through Army e-learning.
Courses that are eligible for Federal Tuition Assistance are not eligible for reimbursement through this program.
Only examinations in which a Soldier received a passing score will be eligible for reimbursement.
No retakes will be eligible for reimbursement.
A Soldier may only be reimbursed once for costs associated with earning a particular licensure or certification.
Each part of a multiple step certification and licensure exam will be eligible for reimbursement.
The former DANTES restriction of only one reimbursement per Soldier, per lifetime has been lifted. Soldiers are eligible to submit multiple reimbursement requests.
Medical and dental certification or licensure reimbursement will only be available to current AMEDD students, or recent graduates. Recent graduates will be eligible for reimbursement if the certification or licensure exam has been taken within a year of graduation.
Requests for reimbursement must be submitted within 180 calendar days of the exam date with the exclusion of exams taken during FY12 must be requested by 15 September 2012.
Service members must have a GoArmyEd account in order to be eligible for reimbursement.
Soldier verifies that the licensure/certification exam is on the list of eligible exams.
Soldier takes the exam.
Soldier requests GoArmyEd account, if one is not already established.
Soldier provides the following documents to the State Education Office.
A copy of the score report.
Proof of payment for any preparatory courses, study materials, registration fee, and exam fee.
Proof of payment must show:
What was purchased,
The cost of the purchase, and a
Transaction id, or comparable, showing the payment was processed.
Completed reimbursement form.
Current ASR students must also provide a copy of their orders assigning them as students. Current PA students must provide a copy of their 70B orders. Recent graduates must provide a copy of the graduation certificate and diploma showing the date of graduation.
The State Education Office will:
Verify the status of the Soldier.
Verify eligibility of the exam for reimbursement.
Enter the test score in GoArmyEd.
Work with the USPFO and the Soldier to complete the SF1034 (sample copy provided).
Since reimbursement requests will be processed through GFEBS, the State will be required to include a Vendor ID on the SF1034 for each Soldier.
If a Soldier does not currently have a Vendor ID, one will need to be created for them.
As of FY13, Vendor IDs will be established for all ARNG Soldiers.
Send the reimbursement packet containing the following items to email@example.com:
Copy of score report
Proof of payment
Completed reimbursement form
For ASR students, orders showing student status
For recent ASR graduates, graduation certificate or diploma
The Testing, Licensing, and Certification Program at NGB will:
Log all incoming reimbursement requests
Verify eligibility of reimbursement requests
Review reimbursement packet for accuracy and completion
Ensure all test scores are reporting in GoArmyEd
Route for internal processing
Eligible Certification/Licensure Exams
The following list contains licensure and certification exams eligible for reimbursement. Soldiers may request reimbursement for licensure or certification exams not listed below to be considered on a case by case basis.
AACE International (AACEI)
Certified Cost Consultant (CCC)
American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) Board of Registry
(Formerly The Credentialing Commission of the International Society for Clinical Laboratory Technology (ISCLT). http://www.aab.org
The Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis (SCEA)
Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCE/A)
Eligible Exams for Reimbursement by Medical, Dental Students/AMEDD Student Recruiter (ASR) Physician Assistant Students
The following certification and licensures exams are only eligible to ARNG service members currently coded and serving as a medical/dental student or ASR physician assistant student, or recent graduates. Soldiers requesting reimbursement for medical or dental exams must follow the same process outlined under Certification/Licensure Reimbursement. Service members must successfully pass the exam in order to be eligible for reimbursement. This reimbursement will only cover the initial certification exam and initial licensing exam; no retakes will be eligible for reimbursement. Missed exams will also be eligible for reimbursement. Service members must have a GoArmyEd account in order to be eligible for reimbursement. The exam date must correspond to the current FY reimbursement period.
United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Step 1
USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS)
USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK)
USMLE Step 3
Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) 1
COMLEX 2 PE
National Board Dental Exam (NBDE) 1
Western Regional Examination Board (WREB) licensure exam
Central Regional Dental Testing Service (CRDTS) licensure exam
North East Regional Board (NERB) licensure exam
Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE)
Creating a GoArmyEd Account
Go to www.GoArmyEd.com and select “New User”
Complete the required information for a base role GoArmyEd account, which results in the creation of your GoArmyEd username and password. The base role access will allow you access to training, helpdesk, on-duty classes, and testing.