Requesting Certification

How to Request Certification

Military-connected students who plan to use VA education benefits must request certification every quarter. Please follow the steps below to ensure that you are certified for the quarter.

New students must check in with Veteran Services first prior to requesting certification. If you plan to use Post 9/11 GI Bill to fund your education, please submit a Certificate of Eligibility or Statement of Benefits to our office.  We are unable to process your certification request unless we have a Certificate of Eligibility or Statement of Benefits on file.  For questions or to submit your Certificate of Eligibility, please email us at      

Step 1: Check Registration Access Time

  • Verify your Registration Access Time
  • Veterans may be eligible for priority registration - take advantage of this benefit! 

Step 2: Register for Classes

  • Register for classes online
  • The VA will only pay for courses that are required for graduation from your Program of Study 
  • For questions concerning class selection, please see your faculty advisor or visit Career & Advising

Step 3:  Gather Quarterly Enrollment Request (QER) Packet Documents

Step 4: Turn in Your QER Packet

  • Ensure that your QER form is COMPLETELY filled out and all documents are attached 
  • Have your faculty advisor sign your QER packet and turn in to Veteran Services 
    • Alternatively, students may also email the completed QER packet to 
    • QER packets may be submitted via Canvas - visit Veteran Services on Canvas for additional info

Step 5: Monitor Student Email Account 

  • Your QER packet will be processed as soon as possible
  • Veteran Services will email your GRC email address or contact you on Canvas if there is a disrepenacy with your paperwork
  • Upon processing into the VA system, you will receive an auto-generated email that will list your certification details

Step 6: Verify your Attendance

If you are using Chapter 30 or 1606, please verify attendance by calling 1-877-823-2378 or through the online portal at the end of every month.


Hours of Operation

Student Affairs departments will be closed all day on Thursday, August 13, 2020, for staff training. Offices will open at 8 a.m. on Monday, August 17, 2020.

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8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed for file processing
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Phone: 253-288-3452



Student Affairs and Success Center, 236 & 237