Cybersecurity Training Funds

Funding sources for cybersecurity certification training

There are several cybersecurity programs that provide funding for people changing careers, transitioning from the military, etc. Here are the programs we are aware of and a brief description. If you know of a program we missed, please contact us and we'll add it to this page. Our intent is to provide as much information as possible on funding sources to make our cybersecurity training available to as many people as possible. We care about your success.

Air Force COOL

Air Force COOL


AF COOL provides a one-stop for airmen to explore credentials recognized by the civilian community that can enhance airmen's current performance in their AF job as well help prepare for civilian employment.

Courses Potentially Funded:


The AF COOL is a Total Force Enlisted program. It includes all enlisted AFSCs for RegAF, AFRES, and ANG. Funding will be provided for RegAF, AFRES, and ANG members on Title 10 or Title 32 (502F) active duty orders. Funding will not exceed a maximum of $4,500 per lifetime per Airman.

Enlisted RegAF, AFRES, and ANG component members participating in the Air Force COOL program must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Possess a 5 skill level in their Primary Air Force Specialty Code (PAFSC) that is associated to the assigned Control AFSC to which the credential is mapped.

  • Have an Unfavorable Information File (UIF), are on a Control Roster, have failed their most recent Physical Fitness test or are overdue, and/or have a current referral EPR at the time of application for AF COOL are ineligible.

  • Have a profile in AFVEC with an approved credentialing goal.

  • Enlisted members must complete the entire credential while on active duty status and obtain supervisor approval.

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Flexible Cybersecurity Certification Training Payment Plans

Alpine Security Payment Plan


We will work with you to come up with a plan that works best for you. The sooner you register for a class, the better, because you will have longer to make payments. We require all payments be completed one week prior to the course start date. We charge a 5% fee for this service. This fee covers service charges and us holding the slot for you.

Here's an example of how this works; let's say you register for our CISSP course. The course price is $3195, plus the 5% service fee makes the total $3354.75. If you register 3 months in advance, you could make a payment every two weeks of $559.13 (6 payments total). Payments will be set up as recurring credit card charges, based on the terms that work for you. Please ask us about payment options, if you are interested.

Courses Potentially Funded: All

Eligibility:  Anyone with a valid credit card

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