CareerScope – Education and Training


In addition to Career Counseling, the Department of Veterans Affairs provides the interest and aptitude assessment tool known as CareerScope at no cost to all eligible benefit recipients. CareerScope has been used frequently by Veterans to determine the best career path for transition to civilian life.

Whether you wish to pursue education and training in a field you already know, or you wish to branch out to other fields that interest you, CareerScope can help. With CareerScope you will be provided with an assessment of your interests and aptitudes, and given recommendations about which careers you may enjoy and be successful doing, and what courses or training programs you should focus on to pursue those careers.

This document should be used in conjunction with the results you receive from completing the assessment tool.You can also take advantage of VA’s free Educational & Career Counseling (see below).

To access CareerScope you must be a Servicemember, Veteran or dependent eligible to receive VA education benefits.  

Clicking “I am eligible” confirms you qualify to complete CareerScope and to apply for Education and Career Counseling.

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Education and Career Counseling

VA’s Education and Career Counseling program is a great opportunity for Servicemembers, Veterans and dependents to get personalized counseling and support to help guide their career paths, ensure most effective use of their VA benefits, and achieve their goals.


  • Transitioning Servicemembers within six months prior to discharge from active duty
  • Veterans within one year following discharge from active duty
  • Any Servicemember/Veteran currently eligible for a VA education benefit
  • All current VA education beneficiaries

Services Include Assisting the Servicemember/Veteran with:

  • Career Choice – understand the best career options for you based on your interests and capabilities
  • Benefits Coaching – guidance on the effective use of your VA benefits and/or other resources to achieve your education and career goals
  • Personalized Support – Academic or adjustment counseling and personalized support to help you remove any barriers to your success

It’s simple to apply. Just follow these steps:

  • Log in to your eBenefits account at
  • Select “Apply”
  • Select “Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Benefits”
  • Apply for “Educational and Career Counseling”
  • If it is determined that you are eligible, you will be invited to attend an orientation session at the nearest VA Regional Office

If you do not have access to eBenefits you may:

  • Open and Print VA Form 28-8832
  • Complete and mail the form to your nearest VA Regional Office  – Attention: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
  • If it is determined that you are eligible, you will be invited to attend an orientation session at the nearest VA Regional Office

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