Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship Program

Building on Auburn University's mission to serve the citizens of Alabama and beyond, the Office of Professional and Continuing Education's online programs offer a variety of non-credit workforce and professional development training opportunities that will enable participants to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing and highly competitive global economy.

All of the courses offered through the Office of Professional and Continuing Education's online programs are ideal for military spouses, regardless of background or career path. Participants will find these programs to be convenient because they are available any time and are accessible from anywhere. Once you have completed a program, you will receive a certificate of completion from Auburn University or go on to seek industry certification.

  • Our courses are 100% online and available 24x7
  • Work at your own pace
  • Courses include audio, text, graphics, simulation, quizzes and final assessments/exam prep
  • Expert instructor support to help you along the way
  • Pre and post assessments and online performance tracking with immediate grading
  • All materials included
  • Online technical support
  • Career services upon completion
What is MyCAA?
  • The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides financial assistance for military spouses.
  • MyCAA provides spouses up to $4,000 over 2 years to pursue degree programs, licenses or credentials that lead to employment in portable career fields.
Who is eligible?
  • Spouses of active duty service members in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2
  • Spouses of activated Guard and Reserve members at E1-E5, W1-Wd and O1-O2 pay grades (spouses of Guard and Reserve members must be able to start and complete their courses while their sponsor is on Title 10 orders) Note: The MyCAA program does not include Coast Guard spouses.
Benefit Details

MyCAA Financial Assistance (FA) pays tuition for education and training courses, and licensing/credentialing fees. This includes:

  • State certifications for teachers, medical professionals and other occupations requiring recognized certifications;
  • Licensing exams and related prep courses;
  • Continuing Education Unit (CEU) classes;
  • Degree programs leading to employment in portable career fields; and
  • High school completion course, GED tests, and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.

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National Healthcareer Association

Dear Sir or Madam,

The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) is the nation’s largest health career certification provider. NHA is a company within Ascend Learning, a leader in providing technology-based educational, assessment, testing and certification solutions for healthcare and other vocational fields. Over the last 25 years, NHA has certified more than 500,000 allied health professionals working directly with schools and employers to achieve their certification goals. Today, there's more demand than ever for highly skilled frontline practitioners. NHA is meeting that demand by offering exams accredited by The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). It is our belief that together, NHA, schools and educators, providers and allied health practitioners can transform healthcare through education, training and certification, with the goal of consistently improving patient outcomes.

As part of this effort, NHA has partnered with Auburn University, through CCI, to ensure students who complete their healthcare education programs are eligible to sit for the corresponding NHA exam. Students who successfully complete the following Auburn University online healthcare technician programs will have the opportunity to earn NHA certification as follows:

Auburn University Healthcare Program NHA Exam & Certification
EKG Technician Program EKG Technician Certification (CET)
Medical Billing & Coding with Medical Administration Billing and Coding Specialist Certification (CBCS)
Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (CMAA)
Clinical Medical Assistant Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
Medical Billing and Coding Billing and Coding Specialist Certification (CBCS)
Medical Administrative Assistant Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (CMAA)
Physician Office Assistant Professional with Electronic Health Records Management Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (CMAA) Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification (CEHRS™)
Electronic Health Records Management Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification (CEHRS™)
Phlebotomy Technician Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT)
Pharmacy Technician Program Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT)
Pharmacy Technician Program with Medical Administration Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT)
Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (CMAA)

Certification in these fields demonstrates to employers that students have gained the necessary competencies and skills to be successful on the job. Should you have any questions about the certifications listed above, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at your convenience.

Kind Regards,

Joanne DiChiara
Certification Specialist
913.661.6178
Email: Joanne.DiChiara@nhanow.com
11161 Overbrook Road Leawood, Kansas 66211
p) 913.661.6178
f) 913.661.6291
https://www.nhanow.com/

MyCAA Programs
Academic & Science
Accounting & Economics
Business Certificates
Coaching/Counseling Certificates
Computer/Technology Certificates
Education/Childcare Certificates
Health/Fitness Certificates
Hospitality/Travel/Creative Certificates
Law and Criminal Justice Certificates
Medical/Healthcare Certificates
We are adding new programs all the time! Please call if you do not see the program you are looking for!
Please email militaryspouse@auburn.edu or call 334-844-5100 for more information.

Attention: ALL eligible MYCAA recipients please select Auburn Main Campus in the AI portal when uploading your Education and Training Plan.

Application Process

Eligible spouses can establish a MyCAA account by visiting the MyCAA website at https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa. Once spouse profile information is provided, MyCAA will verify spouse DEERS benefit eligibility. Eligible spouses will be allowed to create their Career and Training Plan and request financial assistance at least 30 days prior to the course start dates.

Refund Policy

No refunds can be issued after the start date published in your Financial Award document.

Please email militaryspouse@auburn.edu or call 334-844-5100 for more information.

Last Updated: September 20, 2018