The Following Government Departments and Agencies have Approved FITSI Certifications:
Department of Defense
DOD Approved FITSI Certifications for the DOD Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) Program. The DOD COOL program is an information resource for service members to learn what civilian credentials pertain to their military training and experience and resources available to help them attain the credentials. It also allows civilian personnel to learn about professional development opportunities available in their career areas. Finally, the COOL program provides links to credentials, credentialing agencies, training, and other resources that Service members or civilian personnel use when they decide to obtain a credential. The COOL program is built and maintained on the needs of the Department of Defense. It is intended as a workforce professionalization tool for active duty, reserve, and civilian personnel with the DOD.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
DHS approved FITSI Certifications for the DHS/CISA Cybersecurity Skill Incentive Program. The CISA Cyber Workforce and Pay Initiatives Program was established in 2015 and encourages eligible members of the CISA cybersecurity workforce to earn cybersecurity-relevant, job-related certifications using targeted retention incentives. The Cyber Workforce and Pay Initiatives Program Office, in partnership with the Cyber Workforce and Pay Initiatives Working Group, leads the effort to develop and maintain the list of approved certifications. This list is reviewed and updated annually using employee engagement, cross-directorate working group participation, and senior leadership input and approval.
Department of State (DOS)
DOS approved FITSI Certifications for the DOS Skills Incentive Program (SIP). The SIP program provides department employees monetary incentives for earning industry certifications. The FITSP-Manager & FITSP-Auditor are currently approved for the 15% levels of the DOS Skills IT Skills Incentive Pay. This incentive is available to all career / career-conditional IT Department of State Civil Service / Foreign Service employees that meet all IT-SIP eligibility requirements.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
USAID approved FITSI Certification for the USAID SIP program. USAID also has a Skills Incentive Program (SIP) that provides agency employees monetary incentives for earning industry certifications. The FITSP-Manager & FITSP-Auditor are currently approved for the 15% levels of the USAID Skills IT Skills Incentive Pay.