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Education and Training

Education Service Webinars

The Webinars provide information on the GI Bill, related legislation, and processes. These presentations are provided to a closed audience that includes School Certifying Officials, Education Liaison Representatives, State Approving Agency employees, VetSuccess on Campus Counselors. Veterans and dependents. 

Please note: the online PowerPoint presentations are only viewable in Internet Explorer; you will need the free Adobe viewer to view the Adobe PDF presentations.

Webinar FAQs by topic on the School Certifying Official FAQs page. 

Disclaimer:  The information in these presentations should be considered talking points for discussion and information sharing only. This information is not comprehensive and should not be used as a definitive source of information. Information on these presentations was current and correct on the date given.


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Upcoming STEM Webinars

October 30, 2019 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM EDT - For State Approving Agencies (SAAs)

Please register by COB October 28th

October 31, 2019 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM EDT - For School Certifying Officials (SCOs)

Please register by COB October 29th

Please register.  Registration will close when the maximum number of participants for the session is reached.
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Webinars

October 10 & 11, 2019
VA acting as California SAA

October 2, 2019 and October 3, 2019
VBA Education October Colmery Sections 107/501 SCO/SAA Office Hours

  • Important Note for California SCOs
  • Implementation Timeline
  • Second Extension Campus Upload Progress Update
  • Certifying at Extension Campuses
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

September 19, 2019
Hybrid Courses and Section 305 of the Colmery Act of 2017

Update On How Hybrid Courses Are Certified
Frequently Asked Questions

  • Most up to date info on how to certify Hybrid Programs
  • Procedural changes beginning on or after August 15, 2019
  • Distinguished which courses the SCO should certify as in-residence
  • Identified which courses the SCO should certify as distance only
  • Recognized the update to procedures and why it is NOT retroactive

Section 305 of the Harry Colmery Act of 2017
Frequently Asked Questions

  • Enactment of Section 305
  • Training Requirements for new & existing SCOs at IHLs and NCDs
  • Training Requirements for new & existing SCOs at OJT/Apprenticeship and Vocational Flight Programs
  • Read-Only SCOs

June 18, 2019
VBA Education Service 3rd Quarterly Webinar Agenda

  • Section 103, PL 115-407 Update
  • Work Study Program
  • Sections 107, 501, STEM Update
  • Section 305 (SCO Training Requirement) Update
  • Voc Rehab/Ch31 – e-Authorizing & e-Invoicing
  • VA-ONCE VA-ONCE: Adjustment vs. Amendment
  • Graduate Training Update

March 26, 2019
VBA Education Service 2nd Quarterly Webinar

  • Certifying Chapter 33 Graduate Training
  • Harry W. Colmery Section 305 Updates

January 30, 2019
School Certifying Official - Section 501 and 107

  • Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (Forever GI Bill)
  • Spring 2019 Enrollment Tips
  • Section 501 - Basic Housing Allowance (BHA) Rates
  • Section 107 - Calculate Housing Based on Location of Campus where the Majority of Classes are taken

January 30, 2019
Veterans and Depdendents- Section 501 and 107

  • GI Bill Housing Payment Rate Updates
  • Key Changes
  • COLA for 2018-2019 Academic Year
  • Section 501- Removes Exemption from DoD Basic Allowance for Housing Reduction
  • Section 107 - Calculate Housing Based on Location of Campus where the Majority of Classes are taken

January 23, 2019
School Certifying Official - Section 501 and 107

  • Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (Forever GI Bill)
  • Spring 2019 Enrollment Tips
  • Section 501 - Basic Housing Allowance (BHA) Rates
  • Section 107 - Calculate Housing Based on Location of Campus where the Majority of Classes are taken

January 23, 2019
Veterans and Depdendents- Section 501 and 107

  • GI Bill Housing Payment Rate Updates
  • Key Changes
  • COLA for 2018-2019 Academic Year
  • Section 501- Removes Exemption from DoD Basic Allowance for Housing Reduction
  • Section 107 - Calculate Housing Based on Location of Campus where the Majority of Classes are taken

January 16, 2019
School Certifying Official - Section 501 and 107

  • Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (Forever GI Bill)
  • Spring 2019 Enrollment Tips
  • Section 501 - Basic Housing Allowance (BHA) Rates
  • Section 107 - Calculate Housing Based on Location of Campus where the Majority of Classes are taken

January 16, 2019
Veterans and Depdendents- Section 501 and 107

  • GI Bill Housing Payment Rate Updates
  • Key Changes
  • COLA for 2018-2019 Academic Year
  • Section 501- Removes Exemption from DoD Basic Allowance for Housing Reduction
  • Section 107 - Calculate Housing Based on Location of Campus where the Majority of Classes are taken

January 9, 2019
School Certifying Official - Section 501 and 107

  • Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (Forever GI Bill)
  • Spring 2019 Enrollment Tips
  • Section 501 - Basic Housing Allowance (BHA) Rates
  • Section 107 - Calculate Housing Based on Location of Campus where the Majority of Classes are taken

January 9, 2019
Veterans and Depdendents- Section 501 and 107

  • GI Bill Housing Payment Rate Updates
  • Key Changes
  • COLA for 2018-2019 Academic Year
  • Section 501- Removes Exemption from DoD Basic Allowance for Housing Reduction
  • Section 107 - Calculate Housing Based on Location of Campus where the Majority of Classes are taken

January 3, 2019
School Certifying Official - Section 501 and 107

  • Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (Forever GI Bill)
  • Section 501- Basic Housing Allowance (BHA) Rates
  • Section 107 - Calculate Housing Based on Location of Campus where the Majority of Classes are taken

January 3, 2019
Veterans and Depdendents- Section 501 and 107

  • GI Bill Housing Payment Rate Updates
  • Key Changes
  • COLA for 2018-2019 Academic Year
  • Section 501- Removes Exemption from DoD Basic Allowance for Housing Reduction
  • Section 107 - Calculate Housing Based on Location of Campus where the Majority of Classes are taken

December 27, 2018
School Certifying Official - Section 501 and 107

  • Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (Forever GI Bill)
  • Section 501- Basic Housing Allowance (BHA) Rates
  • Section 107 - Calculate Housing Based on Location of Campus where the Majority of Classes are taken

December 27, 2018
Veterans and Depdendents- Section 501 and 107

  • GI Bill Housing Payment Rate Updates
  • Key Changes
  • COLA for 2018-2019 Academic Year
  • Section 501- Removes Exemption from DoD Basic Allowance for Housing Reduction
  • Section 107 - Calculate Housing Based on Location of Campus where the Majority of Classes are taken

December 18, 2018
School Certifying Official - Section 501 and 107

  • Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (Forever GI Bill)
  • Section 501- Basic Housing Allowance (BHA) Rates
  • Section 107 - Calculate Housing Based on Location of Campus where the Majority of Classes are taken

December 18, 2018
Veterans and Depdendents- Section 501 and 107

  • GI Bill Housing Payment Rate Updates
  • Key Changes
  • COLA for 2018-2019 Academic Year
  • Section 501- Removes Exemption from DoD Basic Allowance for Housing Reduction
  • Section 107 - Calculate Housing Based on Location of Campus where the Majority of Classes are taken

September 27, 2018
4th Quarter Education Service Webinar:

  • Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment
  • Section 305 - SCO Training Updates
  • VA-ONCE Demo

September 12, 2018
Updates from August 28 include:

  • Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (Forever GI Bill)
  • Section 303 - Priority Enrollment

August 28, 2018
Updates from July 31 include:

  • Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (Forever GI Bill)
  • Section 305 - Covered Institutions
  • Section 107 - Update to VA Systems

July 31, 2018
Updates from July 17 include:

  • Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (Forever GI Bill)
  • Section 304
  • Section 308 - Screenshot added
  • Section 107 - Update to VA Systems
  • Section 107 - Proposed View in VA ONCE
     

July 17, 2018

  • Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (Forever GI Bill)
  • Section 304
  • Section 305
  • Section 308
  • Section 107
     

June 12, 2018 - Questions & Answers

  • Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (Forever GI Bill) Update
  • SCO Training Requirements
  • Dual Certification
  • Debt Management Center (DMC)
  • Outcome Measures

March 14, 2018 - Questions & Answers

  • Colmery Act, also known as "Forever GI Bill"
  • SCO Training Requirements
  • Outcome Measures
  • Knowledge Management
  • Dual Certification

November 29, 2017

  • Colmery Act, also known as "Forever GI Bill"
  • IPERA- Improper Payment Elimination and Recovery Act
  • E-Force

September 27, 2017

  • Colmery Act, also known as "Forever GI Bill"
  • Dual Certification

June 12, 2017

  • WAVE
  • Fees
  • Yellow Ribbon
  • Public Law 114-315
  • OJT

March 1, 2017

  • Resident Rate Update
  • 48 month Rule
  • Complaint System
  • ACICS Update

November 17, 2016

  • Audit Requests
  • Prior Credits
  • Repeat Courses
  • 85/15% ratio

June 2, 2016

CFPB Financial Coaching Roster

  • Back to School Best Practices and Resources
  • Dual Certifications
  • Trademark Enforcement

February 17, 2016

  • Update to Section 702 (Choice Act) - Resident Rate Requirements
  • Update to GI Bill Comparison Tool
  • Zip Code Updates - WEAMS
  • 48 Month Rule
  • Recap: Flight School Webinar

December 14, 2015

  • IHLs with Contracted Flight Programs

September 16, 2015

  • Section 702 (Choice Act) - Resident Rate Requirements
  • Outcome Measures Demo
  • Communication/Best Practices with Beneficiaries
  • Accelerated Learning Programs (ALPs)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E)

June 17, 2015

  • Section 702 (Choice Act) - Resident Rate Requirements
  • Yellow Ribbon
  • Mitigating Circumstances
  • Outcome Measures

March 26, 2015

  • Section 702 (Choice Act) - Resident Rate Requirements