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Bureau, Veterans Education

The State Approving Agency (SAA) was established by an act of congress in 1948 to ensure Veterans & eligible dependents can use the GI Bill educational entitlement in an approved educational and/or training program. Basic guidelines for approval are derived from Title 38 Code of Federal Regulations, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Regulations and established SAA approving criteria.

SAA Mission: To assess, inspect, approve and supervise educational programs offered by qualified institutions of higher learning, training establishments and licensing and certification agencies.

Core Functions:

  • Approve Education and Training Programs
  • Conduct compliance surveys 
  • Provide technical assistance
  • Conduct outreach
  • Liaise with stakeholders
  • VA contract compliance 

Location & Directions

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Get the latest information and breaking news regarding education benefits for veterans.


A collection of guides, forms, and applications procedures pertaining to veterans education

Veterans Organizations

Find a gallery of related Veterans Organizations and other great information for veterans


Submit your VA Form 22-1990 “Application for VA Education Benefits” online


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Apprenticeship and OJT Programs

Facility and Veteran resources for on-the-job and apprenticeship programs

Veterans Employment Services

Services for Veteran Job Seekers

GI Bill ® Application and Instructions


There are two ways to apply for your benefits, electronically or via mail.

Online Application:

Go to the website to submit your application. You will be asked to provide the applicant’s basic information along with your, or your sponsor’s, military service information and direct deposit banking/routing information. It takes approximately 30 days to receive a Certificate of Eligibility from the VA.  Paper Application:

Veterans can submit a paper application called Form 22-1990. (Form 22-5490 for dependent beneficiaries) Once completed, mail it to:

VA Regional Processing Office PO Box 8888 Muskogee, OK 74402-8888

***Note***  If you are a Veteran who is eligible for more than one chapter of GI Bill® benefit, you will have to relinquish one benefit to choose the other. Once the choice is made  to receive the Post 9/11 (Chapter 33) benefit, it is irrevocable. See the VA’s Education and Training page of the website and use the comparison tool to decide which chapter would work best with your goals. For more information about each specific chapter available see the Education Programs page of the website.

If you have trouble with the application process, you can contact a VA Education Case Manager (1-888-GIBill1 (1-888-442-4551)) to ask for help.

Licensing and Certifications

If seeking reimbursement for testing fees, search the Public WEAMS for your license or certification.  If your license or certification is listed as approved you may apply for reimbursement with VA Form 22-0803 below. If your license or certification is not listed, please contact our office at or 208-780-1334 for approval information.

On the Job Training (OJT) and Apprenticeship Programs

The GI Bill ® can be used in support of OJT (On the Job Training) and Apprenticeships, provided the training program is approved by the State Approving Agency.  This is an industry-based training in which a Veteran or eligible beneficiary earns a regular wage while training for a designated skill or trade and also receives tax-free GI Bill® benefits. OJT’s and Apprenticeships offer a variety of training experiences and a majority of trades are approvable providing that the establishment can satisfy the approval criteria.

  • An OJT program is acceptable in length when it is at least six months, but not more than two years of full-time training per 38 CFR 21.4262(c)(3)
  • An APP is a program that ranges from two years to five years, or 2,000 to 10,000 hours in length.
FacilityAddressContact InfoOccupationFacility Code
4J ELECTRIC3333 Fifth Street, Lewiston, ID 83501Linda Alexander 208-746-5573Electrician20178612
A & B ELECTRIC5906 W Victory Rd, Boise, ID 83709Bryan or Jackie 208-362-9061Electrician20201312
A UNIQUE HEATING AND AIR CO25586 Tee Drive, Caldwell, ID 83607Tamarra Schultz 208-869-8096HVAC Installer20201712
A-1 HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING327 North Linder, Meridian, ID 83642Tiffany Underwood 208-343-4445HVAC Installer, HVAC Service Technician20196312
ACI NORTHWEST, INC.6600 North Government Way, Dalton Gardens, ID 83815Bill Rabodenko 208-209-0199HVAC Apprentice20208112
ACTION ELECTRIC255 Moore Loop, Laclede, ID 83641Stephanie Gerk 510-543-6227Electrician20201512
ADA COUNTY HIGHWAY DISTRICT3775 Adams, Garden City, ID 83714Shari Knauss 208-387-6105Traffic Signal Servicer10018512
ADVANCED HEATING AND COOLING721 North Ralstin Street, Meridian, ID 83642Vicki Bernard 208-846-9100HVAC Journeyman20203212
ADVANCED PLUMBING AND MECHANICAL4091 East 600 North, Rigby, ID 83442Cody Clark 208-391-2571HVAC Technician20209212
AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING SERVICE OF MERIDIAN2508 East Springwood DR, Meridian, ID 83642Johnny Smith 208-846-8707HVAC Technician20199712
ALL STAR PLUMBING206B Murray St, Garden City, ID 83714Brian Flowers 208-377-0113Plumber20195112
ALL TEMP HEATING & COOLING1506 Taft St, Caldwell, ID 83605Lynette Burger 208-989-7392HVAC Installer20193612
ALLOWAY ELECTRIC COMPANY INC.502 E 45th St, Boise, ID 83714Donna Clymer 208-344-2508Electrician20199612
ALL-SERVICE ELECTRIC710 W Dalton Ave Suite B, Couer D'Alene, ID 83815Ronald Stadley 208-644-9858Electrician20178412
ALLSTATE ELECTRIC, INC.212 East 34th St, Boise, ID 83714Dawn Rose 208-344-0605Electrician20196212
ANDERSON & WOOD CONSTRUCTION2120 Lanark Street, Meridian, ID 83642Shaneen Hahn 208-888-7917Lineman, Electrician, Substation Electrician20169112
ARCO ELECTRIC625 West 25th St, Idaho Falls, ID 83405Debra Passino 208-522-2185Electrician20173112
ARMSTRONG ELECTRIC1175 Hollipark Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83401Gina Armstrong 208-524-7192Electrician20195312
ASCENT MECHANICAL AND PLUMBING8656 West Diagonal Road, Rathdrum, ID 83858Melissa Spaulding 208-446-6333Plumber20210012
ASHLEY HEATING AND AIR8243 West Westpark Street, Boise, ID 83704Matt Hansen 208-378-9445HVAC Apprentice20205112
BCL ELECTRIC206 W Morton S, Moscow ID 83843Brent Loney 208-882-0136Electrician20180212
BENDER ELECTRIC6311 East Victory, Nampa, ID 83687Kendall Bender 208-965-7312Electrician20202112
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY11787 West Burlington Road, Rathdrum, ID 83858Chan Esperas 208-687-4611Machinist, Mechanical Laborer20206612
BOISE BASIN ELECTRIC272 East 5th Avenue, Suite A, Meridian, ID 83642Alan Lusk 208-866-5705Electrician20165512
BOISE KIDNEY & HYPERTENSION INSTITUTE3525 E Louise Dr, Suite 100, Meridian, ID 83642Margaret Oothet 208-846-8335Clinical Research Coordinator20198412
BOISE REFRIGERATION SERVICE CO202 West 39th St, Boise, ID 83714Cody Hiatt 208-344-0709Commercial Refrigeration Mechanic20179412
BROADWAY FORD980 West Broadway, Idaho Falls, ID 83402Randy Cate 208-525-8500Certified Automotive Technician20202712
BURKE ELECTRIC, INC56 N 6th Street, PO Box 28, Payette, ID 83661Chris Burke 208-642-2148Electrician20196912
BUSS MECHANICAL SERVICES4473 Henry Street, Boise, ID 83709Becca Ross 208-562-0600Plumber20206512
B-Z PLUMBING104 E 300 N, P.O. Box 373, Jerome, ID 83338Brent Buhler 208-324-8517Plumber20186012
C & R ELECTRIC854 S Main St, P.O. Box 828, Bellevue, ID 83313Craig Patterson 208-578-2234Electrician20192512
CANFIELD HVAC, INC.4103 East Iris Ct, Nampa, ID 83687Steve Canfield 208-440-1927HVAC Service Technician20196012
CAPITAL PLUMBING6456 N Government Way, Dalton Gardens, ID 83815Kent Rude 208-765-9695Plumber20193112
CARIBOU, INC.124 Bridon Way, Jerome, ID 83338Jessica Boyd 208-324-5563Electrician, Lineman20206812
CASCADE ENTERPRISES8067 W Mossy Cup Street, Boise, ID 83709Jordan Choate 208-991-7147HVAC, Plumber20205712
CENTERS ELECTRIC, INC.269 East Fifth St, Suite 115, Meridian, ID 83642Eric Centers 208-888-3414Electrician20182812
CG ELECTRIC, LLC.3814 North 2476 East, Filer, ID 83328Cole Greenfield 208-308-7040Electrician20190012
CHALLENGER COMPANIES, INC. 1415 Madison Ave, Nampa, ID 83687 Amy 208-461-0608 Electrician20207312
CITY OF COEUR D' ALENE710 East Mullan Avenue, Coeur d' Alene, ID 83814Glen Poelstra 208-666-5755Electrician10019412
CLAY JACKSON ELECTRIC, INC.7265 Shoemaker Dr, Nampa, ID 83686Clay Jackson 208-461-5103Electrician20187312
CLEARWATER PAPER CORPORATION803 Mill Road, Lewistion, ID 83501Brandey Pennington 208-799-1989Maintenance Electrician, Millwright, Instrument Mechanic, Pipefitter20198712
CLEARWATER PLUMBING4109 Jessie Lane, Nampa, ID 83686Ladelle Stephenson 208-463-4140Plumbing Apprentice20205312
CLEARWATER PROPANE COMPANY4230 Hatwai Rd, Lewiston, ID 83501Joel Emerson 208-798-5220District Service Representative20199412
CLOVERDALE PLUMBING COMPANY11627 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83713Maira Napoles 208-376-1901Plumber20166012
COEUR D'ALENE ELECTRIC, INC.946 West Hayden Avenue, Hayden, ID 83835Todd Henrickson 208-762-7695Electrician20208912
CONSUMER ELECTRIC & CABLING LLC10374 W Lariat Dr, Boise, ID 83714David Seilheimer 208-939-8333Electrician20199012
CROWN ELECTRIC, INC.2 N Division St, Pinehurst, ID 83850Judy Linscott 208-682-3599Electrician20188812
CS TECHS, INC3909 East Summit Lane, Nampa, ID 83687Joan Farnworth 208-463-8100HVAC Technician20200112
CUMMINS ROCKY MOUNTAIN, LLC8949 South Federal Way, Boise, ID 83705Casey Wees 208-258-0680Diesel Engine Technician20209112
DEBEST PLUMBING11477 W President Drive, Boise, ID 83704Darcy Neidigh 208-322-4844Plumber20131612
DEI, INC9297 North Government Way, Hayden, ID 83835Dan Bligh 208-640-9806Electrician20204712
DIESEL & MACHINE, INC.227 20th St North, Lewiston, ID 83501Deborah Grant, Craig Welch 208-743-7171 Diesel Mechanic20200212
DOHERTY ELECTRIC 3005 W. Overland Rd., Boise, ID 83705 Deborah Ipsen 208-936-5943Electrician20201612
DOUBLE TAP ELECTRIC1104 Winter Court Boulevard, Nampa, ID 83651Jay Hutchinson 208-901-4169Electrician20202912
DRAKE MECHANICAL, INC. 5551 W. Gowen Road, Boise, ID 83709 Nick Drake 208-362-6200 Heating & Air Cond Inst-Serv20194812
EASTERN IDAHO ELECTRICIANS JATC 8450 S. 5th Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201 John Baker 208-232-4300 Electrician20003112
EASTERN IDAHO PLUMBERS AND PIPEFITTERS JATC 456 N Arthur, # 4, Pocatello, ID 83204 Pete Hill 208-232-6806 Pipefitter, Refrigeration mech., Plumber 20167512
EDIGER PLUMBING8529 W. State St, Boise, ID 83703Janene Taylor 208-939-0304Plumber20178212
ELECTRIC EXPRESS, INC.118 E Main, PO Box 565, Wendell, ID 83355Scott Keyes 208-536-6411Electrician20185612
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS OF IDAHO125 West F, PO Box 673, Jerome, ID 83338Julie Jackson 208-324-3171Electrician20203312
ELECTRICAL SUPPORT SERVICES4510 S Holmes, Idaho Falls, ID 83274Brent Purcell 208-251-6022Electrician20204212
ELITE AIR17617 11TH Avenue N Ext., Nampa, ID 83687Jon VanderStelt 208-794-8486HVAC Installer20204312
ELITE SYSTEMS, INC.723 North Stanley, Boise, ID 83706Loren Bailey 208-922-3900HVAC Installer, Refrigeration Unit Repair20195012
FAA - BOISE SYSTEM SUPPORT CENTER3975 Rickenbacker Street, Boise, ID 83705Brian Harris 208-364-5903Air Traffic Manager
FAA - BOISE TOWER3001 W Harvard Way, Boise, ID 83705Jeremy Yahn 208-364-5809Air Traffic Manager
FAA - TETON SYSTEM SUPPORT CENTER4022 Professional Way, Idaho Falls, ID 83402Tim Bishop 208-523-8359Air Traffic Manager
FAA - TWIN FALLS TOWER350 Airport Loop, Twin Falls, ID 83301Phillip Lovesee philiplovesee@faa.govAir Traffic Manager
FM, INC. 257 North 30th Street, Boise, ID 83702 Adrian Fannin 208-342-5516 Sheet Metal Worker, Electrician20181012
FRANSSEN'S ELECTRIC12012 North Emerald Drive, Hayden, ID 83835Hunter Franssen 208-691-0834Electrician20203912
FRED'S PLUMBING, INC. 2955 W. Dakota, Hayden, ID 83835 Fred LeClair, Amber Foster 208-772-2846 Plumber20196512
FREEDOM ELECTRIC, INC.9 South 200 East, Jerome, ID 83338Dorothy Dallman 208-735-0038Electrician20187612
FRUITLAND ELECTRIC, INC424 SW 3rd St., Fruitland, ID 83619 Dave Koeppen 208-452-4970 Electrician20193712
FRUITLAND PLUMBING812 SW 8th St, Fruitland, ID 83619Mark Hardisty 208-452-3479Plumber20189112
GEM CHAIN BAR, INC. 93 Highway 95 North, Grangeville, ID 83530Melissa Kaschmitter 208-983-0203CNC Operator20208012
GIETZEN ELECTRIC, INC.125 9th Avenue S, PO Box 467, Buhl, ID 83316Paula Gietzen 208-543-4610Electrician20194612
GLENN ELECTRIC6376 West Gowen Road, Boise, ID 83709Robert Glenn 208-322-1224Electrician20183412
GOFFS PLUMBING, INC.1235 Allen Lane, Emmett, ID 83617Misty Goff 208-365-4257Plumber20178812
GROPP HEATING, AIR & ELECTRIC PO BOX 8929 , Moscow, ID 83843 Adrienne Schroeder, Heidi Gropp 208-882-7672 Electrician, Heating & Air Cond20194512
GUARDIAN PLUMBING & HEATING, INC929 16th Ave, PO Box 223, Lewiston, ID 83501Dixie Schamhorst 208-746-3087HVAC Installer, Plumber, Sheet Metal Worker20174812
GUSTIN AVIATION, INC.170 O'Connor Rd,, Lewiston, ID 83501Ronna Leachman 208-743-1554Aircraft Mechanic20170012
H & H UTILITY CONTRACTORS, INC.225 W. Franklin Rd, Meridian, ID 83642Shelly Morgenson 208-888-6876Lineman20176212
HARRIS MOUNTAIN WEST, LLC532 West Highway 39, Blackfoot, ID 83221Cathy Brower 208-684-7052, Susan Marston 801-776-1997Electrician20203612
HIGH MARK HEATING AND COOLING78 McNearney Road, Suite B, Ponderay, ID 83852Matt McArthur 208-263-4797HVAC Apprentice20205012
HIGH TECH COMFORT HEATING AND COOLING2214 West 800 South, Aberdeen, ID 83210Bryan Rommell 208-690-0773HVAC Apprentice20206312
HOBSON FABRICATING CORP.6428 Business Way, Boise, ID 83716Rochelle Meister 208-343-5423HVAC Service Technician20194412
IDAHO POWER COMPANY 1221 W Idaho St, Boise, ID 83702 Claire Rodkey 208-388-2849, Caroline McNeely 208-388-2264Relay tech, Telecommunications tech, Generation specialist apprentice, Generation tech apprentice, Line operations tech, Lineman, Meter tech, Station tech20075412
J & L ELECTRIC437 East 5th North, Burley, ID 83318Kema Barrie 208-678-2468Electrician20204912
KAESTNER ELECTRIC, INC. 7735 Aqua Circle #1, Coeur D'Alene, ID 83815 Dan Kaestner or Laurie 208-772-8589 Electrician20003212
KENWORTH SALES SERVICE 322 E. Frontage Rd. North, Jerome, ID 83338 Les Anderson 208-324-8886 Diesel Mechanic20201412
KINZER AIR3139 5th Street, Lewiston, ID 83501Melissa Kinzer 208-746-8247HVAC Apprentice20205412
KMD MECHANICAL, LLC4744 Fenton Street, Boise, ID 83714Marga Cornell 208-377-3240HVAC Apprentice20208812
LACY MECHANICAL 9974 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83704 Craig Lacy 208-377-3237 Plumber20184612
LAMB WESTON856 Russet Street, Twin Falls, ID Ruby Thomas 208-736-5638Electrician20206212
LYNN PROCTOR ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORP.O. Box 86, Caldwell, ID 83606Lynn Proctor 208-459-2122Electrician20173612
MAGIC VALLEY ELECTRIC/PLUMBING395 Railway Street, Jerome, ID 83338Allie Hull 208-944-2107Electrician, Plumber20203412
MASTER ELECTRIC 75 SW Fly By Ave, Mountain Home, ID 83647 David Johnson 208-587-7178 Electrician20178112
MASTER ROOTER SERVICE, INC280 N. Baltic Place, Meridian, ID 83642Candy Sinclair 208-888-9191Plumber20205612
MCCAIN FOODS USA, INC. 218 W Hwy 30, Burley, ID 83318 Wendy Lundberg 208-678-6791MAINT MECH (Any Ind)20206412
MC CREA HEATING AND PLUMBING117 N. Main St, Payette, ID 83661Mike McCrea, Jan Goslin 208-642-4407Plumber20168212
MCLAUGHLINS OWYHEE SHOPS, INC1020 1st St, Nampa, ID 83651Karla Wojtach 208-466-8401HVAC Technician20163912
MCLEAN ELECTRIC CO, INC.905 S. Industry Way #107, Meridian, ID 83642Paul Klassen 208-288-5493Electrician20198312
MERIDIAN PLUMBING AND WATER CO.480 E Franklin Rd, Meridian, ID 83642Dennis Butterfield 208-888-7555Plumber20177112
MICRO-100 TOOL 1410 E. Pine Ave, Meridian, ID 83642 Craig Graf 208-888-7310, 208-955-1313 MACHINIST20206112
MILLER BROS PLUMBING & HEATING1116 17th Street, Lewiston, ID 83501Paul Miller 208-743-1574Plumber20173512
MOUNTAIN VIEW ELECTRIC3035 Model Farm Dr, Meridian, ID 83642Daniel Towell 208-573-5292Electrician20188912
NEC ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS LLC11627 No Warren St, Hayden, ID 83835Dave Sharpe 208-699-1195Electrician20198112
NEWTON PLUMBING LLC4660 E Mallard Drive, Rigby, ID 83442Danika Newton 208-569-1124Plumber20209512
NORTHSTAR PLUMBING92 Roy Way, Sagle, ID 83860Matt McCoy 208-265-0530Plumber20207512
NORTHWEST BUILDING SYSTEMS405 E Boeing Lane, Boise, ID 83716Jennifer Parks 208-344-3527Electrician20172512
PACIFIC SOURCE ELECTRIC LLC 12163 W. Gamekeeper Dr, Kuna, ID 83634 Harvey Reyna 208-562-1092 Electrician20198912
PAIGE MECHANICAL GROUP4652 Henry St, Boise, ID 83717Hope Marcella 208-331-9000HVAC Installer20093412
PERFECT PLUMBING HEATING & AIR119 E 42nd St, Garden City, ID 83714Kelli Loftis 208-472-5642, 208-376-7473HVAC Installer, Plumber20182912
PERRINE ELECTRIC3212 East Greenhurst Road, Nampa, ID 83686Danny Perrine 208-989-6441Electrician20202812
PLUMBING SOLUTIONS OF IDAHO870 E Franklin Road, Suite 506, Meridian, ID 83642Chris Wines 208-895-7969Plumber20207612
POCATELLO & SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO SHEET METAL WORKERS JATC1537 Baldy Avenue, Ste 10, Pocatello, ID 83201 Brandon Leatham 208-233-5214 Sheet metal worker20199212
POCATELLO & SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO IRONWORKERS JATC 1700 N. Harrison, Pocatello, ID 83204 Travis Woolsey 208-339-6383, 208-232-4873Structural steel iron worker20175812
POTLATCHDELTIC CORPORATION2200 Railroad Avenue, St. Maries, ID 83861Bonnie Siron 208-245-7524Electrician Apprentice, Millwright Apprentice20209012
POWER ELECTRIC, INC. 1992 Nova Ln, Meridian, ID 83642 Kaye McQueary (Barbara Palmer) 208-442-3966 Electrician20180412
PRATT TRUCK SERVICE, LLC62 North 400 West, Blackfoot, ID 83221Angie Anderson 208-785-6794Diesel Mechanic20207412
PRECISION PLUMBINGP.O. Box 15024, Boise, ID 83715Julia Bengoecha 208-323-0114Plumber20187012
PREECE HEATING AND AIR203 North Canyon St, Nampa, ID 83651Jenni Preece 208-899-7123HVAC Apprentice20209812
PREMIER ELECTRIC10139 N Navion St, Hayden, ID 83835Nichole Ingram 208-762-4506Electrician20197812
PREMIER TECHNOLOGY1858 West Bridge Street, Blackfoot, ID 83221Nicole Simpson 208-782-9115Machinist20207212
PRESTIGE ELECTRIC1580 N 760 E, Shelley, ID 83274Christine Forbush, 208-339-3892, 208-221-3671Electrician20204012
PRIME ELECTRICAL, LLC1219 Industrial Road, Nampa, ID 83687Shauna Beebe 208-565-8708Electrician20208312
RCSI - RECORD STEEL AND CONSTRUCTION333 W Rossi Street #200, Boise, ID 83706 Steve Nelson 208-690-1963, Tina Elstrom 208-472-0192Electrician20202412
RD ELECTRIC LLC2220 Powers Rd, Lewistion, ID 83501Robert Dale 208-413-2413Electrician20209912
REIS PLUMBING & HEATING 3963 North 2300 East, Filer, ID 83328 Jay Reis 208-326-4126 Plumber20173812
RIGHT NOW INC212 Evans St, Caldwell, ID 83605Brian Redford 208-753-9610HVAC, Plumber20209412
RL JACOBS PLUMBING6125 North Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815Kimm Butterfield 208-762-3446Plumber20204812
RME, INC. 8685 W. State St, Boise, ID 83714 Tyler Bowen 208-853-2968 Electrician20186512
ROBERTS ELECTRIC, INC.P.O. Box 3129, Hailey, ID 83333Gale Roberts 208-788-3238Electrician20171312
ROBINSON ELECTRIC, INC.P.O. Box 45, Challis, ID 83226Glenn Robinson 208-879-2209Electrician20195612
S & B PLUMBING, INC.1410 West Willow Street, Nampa, ID 83651Lori Spence 208-466-3663Plumbing Apprentice20206712
SCHMIDT ELECTRIC614 West 5th St, Jerome, ID 83338Marjorie Schmidt 208-324-3330Electrician20189512
SERVICE EXPERTS HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING LLC120 E 40th, Boise, ID 83714William Henning 208-272-9895, Jason Eberhard 208-272-9400HVAC Technician20193412
SHANNON PLUMBING & HEATING, INC.P.O. Box 36, Coeur D' Alene, ID 83816Rachel Irish 208-667-8908Plumber20170212
SHILO PLUMBING3508 Airport Road, Nampa, ID 83687Scott Allen 208-466-2064Plumber20205812
SIGN CRAFTERS, INC.1006 16th Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501Allen Phillips 208-798-7446Sign Specialty Electrician20197512
SOUTHERN IDAHO CARPENTERS JATC P. O. Box 51160, Idaho Falls, ID 83405 Jim Wilson 208-524-2409 Carpenter, Millman (cabinetmaker), Millwright, 20000412
SOUTHWEST CENTRAL IDAHO SHEET METAL WORKERS JATC5682 Albatross, Boise, ID 83705 Gregory Backus 208-362-5303, 208-562-0237Sheet metal worker20169612
SOUTHWESTERN IDAHO ELECTRICIANS JATC  121 E 34th St, Boise ,ID 83714 Marcy Myers, Debbie Draper 208-384-0538 Electrician20001012
SOUTHWESTERN IDAHO PLUMBERS & PIPEFITTERS JATC575 N Ralstin, Ste A, Meridian, ID 83642 Mark Hosick 208-288-1296 Pipefitter, Plumber, Steamfitter-Pipefitter20000912
STATE OF IDAHO MILITARY DIVISION 124 CES/CEO 4447 S. Byrd St., Boise, ID 83705 SMSgt. Isaac Reese 208-412-3096, 208-272-3738Electrician, Plumber, Heating & Air Cond Serv10011612
STEPHENS ELECTRIC2015 Bingham, Nampa, ID 83651Stephen Kren 208-467-4871Electrician20172012
STROM ELECTRIC P O Box 370, Troy, ID 83871 Lance Styer , Michael Strom 208-835-2331 Electrician20188412
SUMMIT ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS, 16753 Monarch Road, Caldwell, ID 83607 Dan Cox 208-455-7936 Electrician20193212
SUPER D ELECTRIC, LLC2705 North Howard Street, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815Azalea Dabill 208-215-6857Electrician20207712
SUPERIOR ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS683 N Five Mile Rd, Boise, ID 83713Chris 208-375-7376Electrician20186212
TAJ MECHANICAL6565 Southdale Ave, Boise, ID 83709Tim Justice 208-713-2304HVAC Technician20008712
TASKER ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION16096 North 20th Street, Nampa, ID 83687Stacy Tasker 360-518-5721Electrician20202312
TDR ELECTRIC, INC. 5388 West Chinden Boulevard, Garden City, ID 83714Therrin Robertson 208-371-6413Electrician20208612
THOMAS PLUMBING & HEATINGP.O. Box 5235, Coeur D' Alene, ID 83814Katie St. Loius 208-667-9217Plumber20191512
TOWN AND COUNTRY ELECTRIC, INC 1223 11th Ave. N, Nampa, ID 83687 Andrew Ward, Amie Rose 208-467-2148 Electrician20195412
TRACK UTILITIES441 W Corporate Dr, Meridian, ID 83642 Brenda Anderson 208-888-6876, Kelzie Rosen 208-985-7924Lineman20200812
TRAX ELECTRIC, INC.631 W. Broadway Avenue, Meridian, ID 83642Jenelle Sellers 208-288-0960Electrician20180912
TRINITY ELECTRICPO Box 816, Twin Falls, ID 83303Mike Jensen 208-731-5841, 208-731-2652Electrician20201112
TVR, INC2925 S Cole Road, Boise, ID 83709Brandon Sorensen 208-323-0433Heating & Air Cond Inst-Serv20204612
TYKO MECHANICAL LLC 11547 N Warren, Hayden, ID 83835 Eric Rude 208-772-3911 Sheet metal worker20195812
ULTIMATE HEATING AND AIR593 E Access Street, Kuna, ID 83684Cathy Campbell 208-321-8663HVAC Technician20205212
UNITED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS921 East 3rd Avenue, Post Falls, ID 83854Patricia Collier 208-773-7637Electrician20169912
UPLAND PLUMBING CORPORATION930 Impressions Court, Suite 102-103, Nampa, ID 83687Cameron Neddo 208-319-6787Plumber20207812
U.S. SILVER-IDAHO P.O. Box 440, Wallace, ID 83873 Kevin Johnson 208-556-1535Electrician Apprentice, Industrial Mine Mechanic20205512
WESTERN HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING, INC.4980 Bradley St, Boise, ID 83714Candy Sinclair 208-375-6101HVAC Technician, Sheet Metal Worker20199912
WESTLAND ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC.P.O. Box 3703, Couer D' Alene, ID 83816Robert Mobarry 208-769-7074Electrician20184212
WRAY PLUMBING31656 Highway 200 East, Suite 105, Ponderay, ID 83852Jeremy Wray 205-255-5550Plumber20204412
YANKE ENERGY, INC.4414 South Gekeler Lane, Boise, ID 83716Donald Demond 208-338-2200Electrician20188012

IHL and NCD School Programs

IHL (Institute of Higher Learning): Universities, colleges, community colleges, technical and/or business schools, offering instruction at the post-secondary level, which leads to an associate (or higher) degree. To be eligible for approval, the institution must be empowered by the appropriate state education authority (under state law) or accredited by a recognized accrediting agency to grant such degrees. This designation also includes hospitals that offer educational programs at the post-secondary level.

NCD (Non-College Degree programs): This category includes certificate programs, which do not lead to a standard college degree (program or course requirement achievements are acknowledged by certificate). NCD programs are normally offered at community colleges, cosmetology institutions, business institutions, hospitals, trade schools, etc.

To apply to become an approved IHL or NCD, please complete either the accredited or non-accredited application appropriate for your facility.

Resources for Students

  • For questions on payments or the GI Bill ® please call 888-442-4551 or use the submit a question button on the VA’s Education and Training Home page.
  • To provide feedback to the VA on the GI Bill use the VA GI Bill Feedback System.
  • To appeal a VA Education decision follow the instructions on your VA correspondence and use the VA Form 21-4138-ARE below.
  • Non-VA resources for student aid
  • A to Z list of VA benefits
  • eBenefits website – gateway to managing VA benefits

Resources for Certifying Officials

As the Certifying Official your primary function is to let the VA know if a student is registered for classes or training in an approved program, showing credit allowed for prior training, the beginning and ending dates of the enrollment period, the number of credit hours or the net amount of clock hours scheduled per week, the certification of hours monthly for training programs, and identifying the type of training as college undergraduate or graduate, non-college degree, apprenticeship, OJT, or high school diploma. You can certify a student for VA benefits by mailing the appropriate forms or electronically certifying through VA ONCE.

Commonly used forms

IHL’s and NCD’s:

  • 22-1999 VA Enrollment Certification (Side A) – Submitted for a Veteran or beneficiary when beginning a program or new semester
  • 22-1999b Notice in Change of Student Status – Submitted for a Veteran when taking a leave of absence, discontinuing training, or upon graduation
  • 22-1995 Change in Place of Training – Submitted for a Veteran who has previously used their GI Bill at another facility
  • 22-5495-ARE Dependents Request for Change of Program or Place of Training – Submitted for a beneficiary who has previously used their GI Bill at another facility
  • 22-8794 Designation of Certifying Officials – Submitted for the facility when there are any changes to the signatories or contact information on the original 22-8794 submitted with approval paperwork

APP’s and OJT’s:

  • 22-1999 VA Enrollment Certification (Side B) – Submitted for a Veteran or beneficiary when beginning the training program
  • ID SAA 22-8864 Training Agreement – Submitted for a Veteran or beneficiary when beginning the training program
  • 22-1995 Change in Place of Training – Submitted for a Veteran who has previously used their GI Bill at another facility
  • 22-6553d-1-ARE Monthly Certification of OJT and APP Training Hours – Submitted for a Veteran or beneficiary to claim work hours and initiate VA payment
  • 22-8794 Designation of Certifying Officials – Submitted for the facility when there are any changes to the signatories or contact information on the original 22-8794 submitted with approval paperwork
  • APP and OJT Sample Tracker – Used by the Veteran or beneficiary to track the hours listed on the training outline

Certifying official hotline: 855-225-1159 

*Note that you will need to know your facility’s facility code which is listed on the 22-1998 WEAMS document each facility receives from the VA upon approval.

Certifying Official’s Handbook

VA’s Training and Information page for certifying officials

Courses specifically prohibited from approval

Courses in bartending, yoga instruction and personality development are avocational and recreational in character and are specifically prohibited from approval by law; 38 CFR 21.4252(a).

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