Reimbursement Eligibility

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

NOTE: There is no exception to this rule.

Exams Reimbursed

DANTES reimburses the test fee only for the following exams:

Fees Not Reimbursed: Additional expenses including but not limited to: rescheduling, cancellation, late arrival/forfeiture fees, service charges, credit card interest, travel expenses, and Value Added Tax (VAT) are not reimbursed.

Exam Reimbursement Center

All exam reimbursement requests must be submitted via the Electronic Reimbursement Request. Paper-based forms are not accepted.

Submission Requirements:

The following are required to apply for exam reimbursement:

  • Valid government-issued CAC

  • Proof of exam completion and payment
    • Score report to confirm completion
    • Payment receipt to confirm exam paid for

  • Valid DEERS profile
    • Must be accurate and complete
    • OCONUS address must include city, state and zip codes (i.e., APO, AE, zip code)
    • Invalid/missing information must be corrected with DEERS prior to submission

Additional Submission Requirements:

  • Apply within 90 days of test completion
    • Must upload justification when outside of the current or prior Fiscal Year (FY)
    • Justification does not guarantee that requests for test dates outside the current FY will be approved
    NOTE: The government runs on an Oct. 1 through Sept. 30 budget year. Prior FY would be the immediate year preceding the current FY.

  • Apply within 90 days of your separation date
    • Avoid payment delays
    • CAC expiration makes request process null and void

  • Address must be valid for 90 days after submission
    • Avoid payment delays and/or rejection by Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS)

Electronic Reimbursement Request