The VA will pay for certification exams. To be more specific they will reimburse you for the cost of the test with proof of an attempt. You can take a test as many times as you want, and the VA will pay even if you fail.
You have been through training and received valuable experience. Now it’s time to apply that to your degree or training credential. There are a few ways to accomplish this that do not always include just using your SMART transcript or pre assigned credit transfer on your Joint Service Training Transcript.