VA Educational And Vocational Counseling

Program Description

The VA's Educational and Vocational Counseling benefits provides vocational testing and career-planning services. Vocational counseling is referred to as the Chapter 36 program.


  • Vocational testing.
  • Help choosing an appropriate civilian occupation and developing a training program.
  • Counseling to facilitate career decision-making.
  • Academic and adjustment counseling to resolve barriers that impede success in training or employment.
  • This benefit does not include any money for education or training.


  • Veterans and dependents eligible for educational benefits under a program that the VA administers. -OR-
  • Veterans discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions not more than 1 year ago. -OR-
  • Service members on active duty with 6 months or less until their scheduled release or discharge from service.

How To Apply

Application form.

About Providence VA Regional Office

The Providence VA Regional Office administers a variety of services, including Compensation, Education, Insurance, Loan Guaranty, Pension, and Veteran Readiness and Employment for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. Providence Regional Office Home

Contact Info

VA Educational and Vocational Counseling


380 Westminster Street

Providence, RI 02903

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