AWS is committed to helping US servicemen and servicewomen achieve success in their post-military careers. We’ve worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make AWS Certification exam fees eligible for VA reimbursement under any GI Bill with an education provision.

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Career transitions are never easy, but cloud IT presents one promising path forward—especially when industry surveys show that these skills remain in short supply. AWS Certifications recognize IT professionals with the technical expertise to design, deploy, and operate applications and infrastructure on AWS.  

Any qualifying US veteran covered under a GI Bill can submit a reimbursement request to the VA for AWS Certification exams taken after December 10, 2015. Qualified candidates need to purchase their exam via Webasessor and then apply for reimbursement using VA Form 22-803.


Who qualifies for reimbursement?

Any qualifying US veteran covered under a GI Bill with an education provision can submit a reimbursement request to the VA for AWS Certification exams taken after December 10, 2015.

I'm on active duty. Do I also qualify?

No. Only qualified US veterans are eligible for reimbursement of AWS Certification exam fees.

What costs does the VA cover?

The VA can reimburse you for up to $2000 toward your certification exam fee. Costs connected with preparing for a certification (e.g. training courses or practice exams) are not reimbursable.  

Are AWS training class fees also eligible for reimbursement?

No. Only AWS Certification exam fees are covered by a GI Bill with an education provision.

How do I get reimbursed?

To request reimbursement, you must submit an official application and proof of payment to the VA.

Is there a limit to the number of AWS Certifications I can take?

No. There’s no limit to the number of exams you can take. The VA can reimburse you for each exam attempt. You’ll also be reimbursed for retaking the same exam, as long as you wait 30 days from your previous attempt and don’t retake the same exam more than 3 times in any 12-month period (per the standard AWS retake policy).