high school diploma or GED equivalence, be a
graduate of a military service school and/or other
related school(s) applicable to the
apprenticeship trade; and be assigned duty in an
authorized apprenticeship trade billet.
How does the member benefit? The program
demands quality performance and evidence of
professional growth by the participant.
apprentice learns the knowledge, skills, tools,
and materials of the trade through a combination
of on-the-job training and related study while
performing his/her military job.
conclusion of the requirements, the member is
awarded a Certificate of Completion of
Apprenticeship in the appropriate trade from the
Department of Labor, Washington, D.C.
How do the Navy and other service branches
The military services get highly
motivated groups of professional men and
women working to meet the high standards
required by all branches of service. The USMAP
is a high retention tool, normally taking more
than one enlistment to complete an
As a natural part of the
program, enrolled members enthusiastically
volunteer for more on-the-job training (OJT).
The more work a member performs, the more the
member can log in a work experience hourly
record. Morale and job performance improves.
What does the program cost the member? Other
than a commitment to excellence, not a penny.
The Chief of Naval Education and Training
handles all program costs.
How long does it take to complete the program?
That depends on the required hours of the trade
in which the member enrolls. USMAP approved
trades range from 2,000 to 10,000 hours. A
2,000 hour trade is considered a 1-year program;
8,000 hours, a 4-year program (etc.).
A list of current Applicable Trades by Ratings for
the USMAP can be found on the USMAP web site
www.cnet.navy.mil/nnaps. If the enlisted members
rating appears on this list, the next step is for the
individual to complete an application form and submit
it to the USMAP office in accordance with information
provided on the Web site at WHERE TO START?
Marines should visit their local Lifelong Learning
Centers for information and registration into the
OPNAVINST 1560.10B governs this
Apprentice applications and progress/status report
forms are available at no cost through the Defense
Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support
(DANTES), 6490 Saufley Field Road, Pensacola, FL
32509-5243 using the following stock numbers.
(1) Apprentice Registration Application
(CNET 1560/1) DANTES Stock No. 0400.
(2) Apprentice Progress/Status Report (CNET
1560/2) DANTES Stock No. 0401.
NOTE: If you do not have the authority to order
forms through DANTES, contact your local Navy
College Office for a supply.
The Work Experience Hourly Record (CNET
1560/3) and Work Processes Schedules are available
on the USMAP web site link at FORMS.
A training WIZARD providing instruction for
filling out the Work Experience Hourly records and
completing the Apprentice Progress/Status Report
form is available on the USMAP web site link at
FORMS. A CD copy of this WIZARD can be
obtained by contacting the USMAP office. NOTE:
You will need Microsoft Explorer or Netscape
browser to access this program.
ESOs, CCCs, and Navy College Office education
specialists/guidance counselors may obtain
promotional pamphlets and information packages for
their commands by contacting the USMAP office at
DSN 922-1001 extension 1817/1741 or commercial
(850) 452-1001 extension 1817/1741.
Q21. When a member enrolled in the United Services
Military Apprenticeship Program completes all
of the requirements, what type of certificate is he
or she awarded?
Q22. What, if anything, does it cost a member to enroll
in the United Services Military Apprenticeship
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS
AFFAIRS EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE
Learning Objectives: Identify the basic Department of
Veterans Affairs educational assistance programs
available for in-service and veteran personnel.
Veterans Affairs (VA) educational assistance
refers to the financial aid available to pay for eligible
veterans and active-duty personnel to attend school.