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 serves veterans in RI and southeastern Massachusetts. The Regional Office is responsible for the management of most non-medical benefits provided by the Veterans Benefits Administration, including compensation, pension, vocational rehabilitation ... MORE

Contact Info

VA Educational and Vocational Counseling
380 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903

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