VET TEC Program

Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC)

What is the VET TEC Program?

VET TEC is an acronym for Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses.  This is a program offered under the direction of the Veterans Administration that will pay for Veterans to get training in technology jobs without consuming their GI Bill® benefits.  This program is an alternative to the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, with a focus on getting Veterans into flexible, in-demand, high-paying careers like, e.g., information security and software coding. As per the Department of Veterans Affairs website, Intellectual Point is listed as a VET TEC Training Provider. 

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VET TEC is an acronym for Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses.  This is a program offered under the direction of the Veterans Administration that will pay for Veterans to get training in technology jobs without consuming their GI Bill® benefits.

  1. Submit an Application to the VA
  2. Review the Career Pathways or Individual Classes
  3. Review the calendar
  4. Call us at (703)554-3827 or (301)704.9342 and register!

View the classes below and then give us a call so you can get started today! 703.554.3827

The schedule of classes for Career Pathways and Individual Classes can be found here!

 

OPTION 1
CompTIA Security+ Class • June 12, 13 & 19, 20
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ Lab • June 26, 27 & July 3, 5* *July 4 is a Holiday. July 5 is the make up Lab date
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Class • July 10, 11 & 17, 18
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Lab • July 24, 25 & 31, August 1
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
OPTION 1
CompTIA Security+ • Class • Sept 11, 12 & 18, 19
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ • Lab • Sept 25, 26 & Oct 2, 3
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect – Associate • Class • Oct 9, 10 & 16, 17
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect – Associate • Lab • Oct 23, 24 & 30, 31
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
OPTION 2
CompTIA Security+ • Class • November 6, 7 & 13, 14
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ • Lab • November 20, 21 & 27, 28
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect – Associate • Class • December 4, 5 & 11, 12
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect – Associate • Lab • December 18, 19 & 26, 27* *Dec 25th is a Holiday. Dec 27 is the make up date
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
OPTION 3
CompTIA Security+ • Class • October 23, 24 & 30, 31
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ • Lab • November 6, 7 & 13, 14
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect – Associate • Class • November 15, 16, 17 & 22, 23, 24
Mon - Wed 4 PM - 10 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect – Associate • Lab • November 29, 30 & December 1, 6, 7, 8
Mon - Wed 4 PM - 10 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
OPTION 4
CompTIA Security+ • Class • December 4, 5 & 11, 12
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ • Lab • December 18, 19 & 22, 23* *Dec 24th & 25th holiday
Sat & Sun - Wed & Thu 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect – Associate • Class • December 27, 28 & January 3, 4
Mon-Tue 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect – Associate • Lab • January 10, 11 & 17, 18
Mon-Tue 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
OPTION 1
CompTIA Security+ Class • October 9, 10 & 16, 17
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ Lab • October 23, 24 & 30, 31
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Class • November 6, 7 & 13, 14
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Lab • November 20, 21 & 27, 28
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
(Big Data) Splunk Core Certified User & Tableau Class • December 4, 5 & 11, 12
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
(Big Data) Splunk Core Certified User & Tableau Lab • December 18, 19 & 26, 27* *December 25th Christmas Day holiday, make-up class is Monday Dec 27th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
OPTION 2
CompTIA Security+ Class • September 11, 12 & 18, 19
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ Lab • September 25, 26 & October 2, 3
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Class • October 9, 10 & 16, 17
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Lab • October 23, 24 & 30, 31
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
(Big Data) Splunk Core Certified User & Tableau Class • November 6, 7 & 13, 14
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
(Big Data) Splunk Core Certified User & Tableau Lab • November 20, 21 & 27, 28
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
OPTION 3
CompTIA Security+ Class • November 6, 7 & 13, 14
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ Lab • November 20, 21 & 27, 28
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Class • December 4, 5 & 11, 12
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Lab • December 18, 19 & 22, 23* *Wed & Thu | 9am – 6pm *24th & 25th Holiday
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
(Big Data) Splunk Core Certified User & Tableau Class • December 27, 28 & January 3, 4
Mon-Tue 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
(Big Data) Splunk Core Certified User & Tableau Lab • January 10, 11 & 17, 18
Mon-Tue 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
OPTION 4
CompTIA Security+ Class • December 4, 5 & 11, 12
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ Lab • December 18, 19 & 22, 23* *Dec 24th & 25th holiday
Sat & Sun - Wed & Thu 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Class • December 27, 28 & January 3, 4
Mon - Tue 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Lab • January 10, 11 & 17, 18
Mon - Tue 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
(Big Data) Splunk Core Certified User & Tableau Class • Jan 24, 25, 26, 27, 28* *Friday hours 6 PM - 8 PM
Mon - Fri 6 PM - 10 PM Virtual Instructor Led
(Big Data) Splunk Core Certified User & Tableau Lab • January 31, February 1, 2, 3, 4* *Friday hours 6 PM - 8 PM
Mon - Fri 6 PM - 10 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
OPTION 1
CompTIA Security+ • Class • October 9, 10 & 16, 17
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ • Lab • October 23, 24 & 30, 31
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) • Class • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 8, 9, 10, 12, 13* *Nov 11 – Veteran Day Holiday **Sat Nov 13th | Make-up class
Mon - Fri 6:30 PM - 10 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) • Lab • November 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 & 22, 23, 24, 26, 27 *Nov 25 – Thanksgiving Holiday **Sat Nov 27th | Make-up lab
Mon - Fri 6:30 PM - 10 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
OPTION 2
CompTIA Security+ • Class • August 14, 15 & 21, 22
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ • Lab • August 28, 29 & September 4, 5
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) • Class • Sept 7, 8, 9, 10, 11* & 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 *Sept. 6 is a Holiday. Sept 11 is the make up date (6-8pm) **CNNA Friday Classes will end 2 hours early.
Mon - Fri 6:30 PM - 10 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) • Lab • Sept. 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 & 27, 28, 29, 30, October 1* *CNNA Friday Labs will end 2 hours early
Mon - Fri 6:30 PM - 10 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
OPTION 3
CompTIA Security+ • Class • November 6, 7 & 13, 14
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ • Lab • November 20, 21 & 27, 28
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) • Class • Nov 29, 30, Dec 1, 2, 3 & 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 **CCNA Friday Classes are from 6 PM - 10 PM.
Mon - Fri 6:30 PM - 10 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) • Lab • December 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 20, 21, 22, 23, 24* *CCNA Friday Labs will end 2 hours early.
Mon - Fri 6:30 PM - 10 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
OPTION 1
CompTIA Security+ Class • October 23, 24 & 30, 31
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ Lab • Nov 6, 7 & 13, 14
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Class • November 20, 21 & 27, 28
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Lab • December 4, 5 & 11, 12
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) • Class • December 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 20, 21, 22, 23, *Dec 24th holiday, Thursday Dec 23rd class 4pm-10pm
Mon - Fri 6 PM - 10 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) • Lab • December 27, 28, 29, 30, January 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 *Friday class ends 2 hours early DEC 31st holiday, Thursday Dec 30th lab class 4pm- 10pm
Mon - Fri 6 PM - 10 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
OPTION 1
CompTIA Security+ Class • November 6, 7 & 13, 14
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ Labs • November 20, 21 & 27, 28
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Class • December 4, 5 & 11, 12
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Labs • December 18, 19 & 22, 23* *Wed & Thu | 9am – 6pm *Dec 24th & 25th Holiday
Sat & Sun - Wed & Thu 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Class • December 27, 28 & January 3, 4
Mon-Tue 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Labs • January 10, 11 & 17, 18
Mon-Tue 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
OPTION 1
CompTIA Security+ Class • December 4, 5 & 11, 12
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ Lab • December 18, 19 & 22, 23* *Dec 24th & 25th holiday
Sat & Sun / Wed & Thu 9 AM - 6 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Class • December 27, 28, 29, 30 & January 3, 4, 5, 6, 7* *Friday 6 PM - 8 PM *Dec 31st holiday, makeup class hours Dec 30 4-10pm
Mon - Fri 6 PM - 10 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Lab • January 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 18, 19, 20, 21, 22* *Friday 6 PM - 8 PM *Jan 17th holiday make up date Sat Jan 22nd
Mon - Fri 6 PM - 10 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Class • January 24, 25, 26, 27, 28* *Friday 6 PM - 8 PM
Mon - Fri 6 PM - 10 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Class • January 31, February 1, 2, 3, 4* *Friday 6 PM - 8 PM
Mon - Fri 6 PM - 10 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Lab • February 7, 8, 9, 10, 11* *Friday 6 PM - 8 PM
Mon - Fri 6 PM - 10 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Lab • February 14, 15, 16, 17, 18* *Friday 6 PM - 8 PM
Mon - Fri 6 PM - 10 PM Lab Assistant - Virtual

 

To see the full schedule check out these buttons!

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Where Should You Start?

If you are a Veteran looking for training, you have two options. You can request approval for one of our individual classes or you can select one of the Career Pathways.

THE CAREER PATHWAYS INCLUDE:

Cyber Security Analyst 
  • CompTIA Security+ | 72 hours 
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) | 72 hours 

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Data Science 
  • (Big Data) Splunk Core Certified User | 72 hours
  • CompTIA Security+ | 72 hours

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Cloud Architect 
  • CompTIA Security+ | 72 hours 
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect – Associate | 72 hours 

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System Administration 
  • CompTIA Security+ | 72 hours
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) | 72 hours

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 Network Administration 
  • CompTIA Security+ | 72 hours
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) | 72 hours
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) | 144 hours

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Cyber Warrior 
  • CompTIA Security+ | 72 hours
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) | 72 hours
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) | 72 hours

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 DevOps 
  • CompTIA Security+ | 72 hours
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) | 72 hours
  • (Big Data) Splunk Core Certified User | 72 hours

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 Help Desk 
  • CompTIA Security+ | 72 hours
  • CompTIA Cyber Security Analyst-Plus (CySA+) | 72 hours
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)  | 72 hours

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What are the main differences between the VET TEC Program and the GI Bill®?
  • Using your GI Bill® subtracts from your remaining benefits and VET TEC does not.
  • VET TEC only provides training in concentrated, technology boot camps and trade schools; the GI Bill®may be used for traditional degrees as well.
  • Eligibility for the two programs differs. Active duty service members, Transfer of Entitlement (TOE) spouses, and some others are not eligible for VET TEC.
  • A Veteran needs to be enrolled in the program for 18 hours per week, to receive reimbursement through VET TEC.
  • A student Veteran must graduate and secure meaningful employment (as defined by the VA) in order to initiate full tuition and fee reimbursement to the training provider.
  • For the full list of benefits

Are there any benefits that are the same in the VET TEC Program and the GI Bill?
  • Yes, you will still receive a form of Military Housing Allowance (MHA) while training with the VET TEC.
  • You can still use your GI Bill® benefits after graduating from a VET TEC program if you choose.
How do I know if the VET TEC Program is the best option for me?
  • If you can answer “yes” to the following questions, then the VET TEC Program can work for you!
    • Are you a military Veteran?
    • Are you eligible for the GI Bill®?
    • Do you still have any GI Bill® benefits remaining? (Even one day is enough)!
    • Are you seeking a new career?
    • Are you interested in working in technology?
    • Are willing and able to do what it takes to get the education and employment?

If I already work in the tech industry at an entry-level position, am I allowed to use VET TEC to further my technical education?

Yes! If you are eligible for VET TEC and you are able to get into a program with an approved provider, then you are able to use a VET TEC training institution to advance your career.  The VA does not exclude participants who are already working in their target industry. All students are still required to satisfy the ‘meaningful employment’ requirement.

If I apply for VET TEC benefits and use them, how will that affect my current GI Bill® benefits that I have not used?

Even if you use VET TEC, you will still keep every last GI Bill® benefit you currently have. The VA does not take away or subtract from any of your GI Bill® entitlements because of VET TEC.

How do I enroll in the VET TEC Program?
  • In order to be eligible for the VET TEC Program, Veterans must submit an application to the VA. Even if a Veteran is not sure if they are eligible for the VET TEC Program, they should apply at:

https://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/fgib/VetTec_Veteran.asp

  • Veterans should make sure that their address and their direct deposit information are up to date with the VA. To update your address, submit an Email to VETTEC.VBABUF@va.gov, or call (888) 442-4551.
  • To report changes to your Direct Deposit account, contact the VA and provide: your new account number; your 9-digit routing number; and your type of account (checking or savings).
  • You will need to verify your enrollment on a monthly basis.

Is the Certification Exam Fee for the course under the VET TEC Program Included?

No, however; if you have benefits available VIA GI Bill you can get reimbursement for the certification exam through the Department of Veterans Affairs program.

You’ll need to fill out an Application for Reimbursement of Licensing or Certification Test Fees (VA Form 22-0803).
Download VA Form 22-0803 (PDF)

Note: Please turn in proof of payment with your application. Proof of payment can be a receipt showing you paid the testing fee.

Then, either upload your completed form to the GI Bill website or mail it to your VA regional processing office. If you’re uploading the form to the GI Bill website, you’ll first need to create an account.
Upload your completed application to the GI Bill website
Find your  VA regional processing office

 

 

Know the Difference: GI Bill vs VET TEC

VET TEC Student Information Postcard

 


Need more help? Please call the VET TEC Help Phone Number 888.442.4551

Additional VET TEC Program Resources:

General VET TEC Information

VET TEC Training Provider Specific Information

VET TEC Veteran Student Information  

 

Did you finish the VET TEC training program? Be sure to check out this Onboarding PDF for helpful information for success!

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). All training for the VET TEC program will be located in our Sterling Office 46175 Westlake Drive,  Suite 250, Sterling, VA 20165.

All of the VET TEC approved Intellectual Point programs and pathways can now be attended virtually. We not only provide you an immersive collaborative learning experience online, but we also provide you virtually all the necessary tools and resources such as quiz portal access, simulations, virtual labs, etc. to successfully pass your certification tests. Our virtual remote classes have been very popular and provide the same rich learning experience as the physical classroom.

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