Funding Eligibility


Service Members

Military personnel, to include active duty, Guard and Reserve components, U.S. Coast Guard and USCG Reserve members must have and maintain a valid government-issued Common Access Card (CAC) to be eligible for DANTES funding.

U.S. Coast Guard Spouses

Spouses of active duty and Reserve Coast Guard members must have and maintain the Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card, DD Form 1173 to be eligible for DANTES funding.

NOTE: There is no exception to this rule. No other identification cards are acceptable.


Exams Funded


Service Members

DANTES funds the following exams:


U.S. Coast Guard Spouses

DANTES funds the following exams:


Personnel not funded by DANTES

  • Inactive Guard, Inactive Reserve, and Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Military Retirees
  • Separated/Discharged Veterans
  • DoD Acquisition Workforce Personnel
  • Spouses, Dependents, and Civil Service employees of active duty Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force
  • Spouses, Dependents, and Civil Service employees of National Guard and Reserve components
  • Employees of the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve