Marines are earning the RBLP, RBLP-C and RBLP-T certifications.

The Marine Corps’ Credentials Program Office has a limited amount of certification exam voucher funds that may be used for specifically-identified certifications and licenses. These vouchers will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Check with Marine Corps COOL to determine eligibility requirements. 

The Marine Corps COOL program pays for certification exams only and does NOT pay for training. However, active-duty Marines can use GI Bill® benefits to pay for training at approved providers and certification exams at RBLP. Visit our FAQ page and the VA website for more information.

Marines can earn their leadership certification no matter where they are stationed globally. The Resilience-Building Leadership Professional® (RBLP™) series of certification exams are conducted online.

The Building and Leading Resilient Teams training provided by our Education and Training Partners is also offered online.

Marine Corps units may use SF182 and the government charge card to pay for exam prep training and our certification exams for groups. Please visit our FAQ page for more information.

Levels of Certification

is for front-line supervisors.

Marines at pay grades
E4 and E5

is for middle managers.

Marines at pay grade
O1, O2, W1, and E6

is for senior leaders.

Marines at pay grades O3 and above; W2-W5, and E7-E9

Apply for Marines COOL funding to get started:

Use Full Credential Search to find the RBLP, RBLP-C, and RBLP-T leadership certifications

Learn more about the Marine Corps COOL Program 

Review the Marine Corps COOL Funding FAQ

Benefits of Certification

Global Reach

Marines stationed all over the globe can earn an RBLP leadership certification because exam prep training and certification exams are conducted virtually by video conference.

Range of Experience

No matter where you are in your military career, you may benefit from getting a credential that is related to your Marine Corps training and experience.

Career Advancement

Earning a civilian credential may improve your prospects for assignments and promotion while you’re still in the Marine Corps. An RBLP leadership certification can be added to your official military record.

Civilian Translation

Credentialing can help translate your Marine Corps training, education, and experience into something that civilian employers recognize.

See what they’re saying.

Marines who have earned certification through RBLP have a lot to say about the program.

As I soon will be preparing to transition into the civilian sector, I feel more prepared now than ever to be of service in my next career endeavor.

Cortez Brown


In the over 31 years I’ve been on active duty, I must say that the RBLP-T certification program is by far the most comprehensive I’ve experienced. 

James Porterfield


Great certification. 100% would recommend to anyone professionally or personally. So enriched and fulfilled by the certification. 

Jonathan Busby


I can’t say enough about the Resilience-Building Leader Program. If you are in a leadership position, this certification program will enhance your skills exponentially! 

Tomina Ward


I’m excited to have been able to get certified under an outstanding program and connect to a network of professionals who genuinely care about how to make an organization better. 

Zac Jimenez