House Lawmakers introduce the CERTIFY Heroes Act
Washington, December 12, 2017
WASHINGTON– Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3)— joined by Representatives John Carter (TX-31), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5), Steve Russell (OK-5), and Sanford Bishop (GA-2)— today introduced the Credentialing, Educating, and Relevant Training Initiative For Your (CERTIFY) Heroes Act.
This legislation will permit individuals who are eligible for the Department of Defense tuition assistance program (TA) to use their benefit for licensing, credentialing, and certification programs offered by entities other than an institution of higher education.
Upon introduction, the sponsors released the following statement:
“The members of our Armed Forces deserve nothing short of the best, and we should provide them with the resources necessary for success once they return to civilian life. The CERTIFY Heroes Act will allow active duty men and women who are unable to attend a four-year college to pursue more than 1,500 different licenses, certifications, and credentials using TA. This bill makes clear the House’s priority to not only equip our servicemembers for their future, but also to give our nation’s workforce the best we have to offer.”
The text of the bill can be found here.
Congressman Steve Womack has represented Arkansas’s Third Congressional District since 2011 and serves on the House Appropriations Defense, Military Construction-Veterans Affairs, and Labor-Health and Human Services subcommittees and the House Committee on the Budget.