The VetLink Foundation aims to bring content-rich education and professional development in collaboration with the AZ TechCelerator and the Arizona Cyber Warfare Range. Our IT certifications programs are offered free of charge and are open to all veterans, as well as, their spouses, dependents, and survivors. Upon completion of the course work and its associated competency exams the student will earn 3 industry recognized certifications from CompTIA.


Veterans: a veteran is any person who served honorably on active duty in the armed forces of the United States. Discharges marked “general and under honorable conditions” also qualify. Other qualifying events are any person who served in the active military, naval or air service of the United States and was discharged from the service due to a service-connected disability or filed a claim and was service-connected for a disability sustained while in the service. In order to qualify for IT certification courses you will need to provide us with ONE of the following eligibility documents:

  • DD214 (showing discharge status)
  • NGB 22 (National Guard)
  • DD256 (Reserves)
  • VA Benefits Summary Letter (includes dates of service and character of discharge)
  • MEB/PEB Narrative Summary
  • Current Unit Orders to a WTU/WTB
  • Line of Duty (LOD) Form with Memo
  • Service/Personnel Record (ERB/ORB/BIR/SURF/EPR/etc.)
  • Orders or Citation for a post-9/11 combat-related award
  • Other official documents verifying eligibility will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Spouses, Depedents and Survivors: proof of ONE piece of the documentation listed above and proof of ONE of the following criteria

  • A spouse, to include a common law spouse if the state recognizes such; or
  • Any natural child (legitimate or illegitimate) or child adopted by the applicant, if the child is under 18 years of age and unmarried, regardless of whether or not the applicant has custody of the child. The term natural child includes any illegitimate child when: the applicant claims the child as theirs, or the applicant's name is listed on the birth certificate as the parent, or a court order establishes paternity, or if any person makes an allegation of paternity that has not been finally adjudicated by a court; or
  • A stepchild of the applicant who resides with the applicant if the stepchild is under 18 years of age; or
  • Any parent or other person(s) who is/are, in fact, dependent on the applicant for more than one-half of their support.
  • Spouse or children of a Military service member who died while on active duty, OR
  • Spouse or children of a Veteran whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease.


  • Proof of registration in Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)