Promoting Credentialing of Military Service Members: Perspectives from the Armed Forces
Track: Business of Certification
This session will address the requirement for credentialing standards within NDAA 2017
10 U.S. Code § 2015 - Program to assist members in obtaining professional credentials
Program to assist members in obtaining professional credentials
(a)Program Required.—The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Security, with respect to the Coast Guard when it is not operating as a service in the Navy, shall carry out a program to enable members of the armed forces to obtain, while serving in the armed forces, professional credentials related to military training and skills that—
(1) are acquired during service in the armed forces; and
(2) translate into civilian occupations.
(c)Quality Assurance of Certification Programs and Standards.—
(1)Commencing not later than three years after the date of the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016, each Secretary concerned shall ensure that any credentialing program used in connection with the program under subsection (a) that meets one of the requirements specified in paragraph (2).
(2) The requirements for credentialing program specified in this paragraph are that the credentialing program—
(A) is accredited by a nationally-recognized, third-party personnel certification program accreditor;
(B) is sought or accepted by employers within the industry or sector involved as a recognized, preferred, or required credential for recruitment, screening, hiring, retention, or advancement purposes; and where appropriate, is endorsed by a nationally-recognized trade association or organization representing a significant part of the industry or sector;
(C) grants licenses that are recognized by the Federal Government or a State Government;
(D) meets credential standards of a Federal agency.