VA Class Certification

Get your class schedule certified every term as soon as you register for classes

Need Help?

Contact the Veterans Office to help you choose a program and courses that are eligible to use your benefits.


(505) 224-4VET

Find an Approved Program

To find an approved program of study, visit the VA Website for Approved Programs.

  • click NM (or the shape of NM on the map)
  • click Central New Mexico Community College
  • click Programs
  • and click Non College Degree

Follow these steps every term to certify your class schedule with the VA Office.

You must be enrolled in an approved program of study and register for courses that count toward your program.

Meet with an Advisor

You can schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor to help you choose courses that complete the approved program of study that you declare.

Register for Class

After meeting with your advisor, register for your courses on myCNM.

Get Certified Every Term

As soon as you register for classes, submit your final class schedule with a completed VA Class Certification form to the VA office in Financial Aid.

Certify your class schedule by following these steps:

  • Download the VA Class Certification Form and your Chapter # or name form (download forms below).
  • Open forms in Adobe Acrobat Reader (download for PC/Mac or Android/iOS).
  • Fill out and save the certification form and additional form in Acrobat Reader
  • Attach the two forms and your class schedule (a total of three files) in an email to using your CNM email address.
  • In that email, make sure to include
    • file attachment of VA Class Certification form
    • file attachment of Chapter # form 
    • file attachment of your class schedule
    • your CNM ID number
    • best phone number to contact you

VA Class Certification Forms

You can download and save each form on your computer, then you can fill out, print, sign, and return to us.

Download the forms you need by saving the file to your computer or device. Open in Adobe Acrobat Reader (download for PC/Mac or Android/iOS) to fill out, sign, and save.

Veterans Eligibilities and Responsibilities

  • The VA determines your rate of pursuit based on when your classes start and end. To remain eligible for a monthly stipend for the entire term, you should enroll in courses that are in session for the entire length of the term.
  • Chapters 30, 35, 1606, and 1607 students are responsible for the cost of their courses and books each semester.
  • Chapter 31 students are only responsible for the cost of the courses that the VA will not be certifying as well as any books and supplies required for those courses.
  • Chapter 33 students are responsible for the cost of the courses that the VA will not be certifying and will not receive a book stipend for those courses. Also, Chapter 33 students are responsible for any percentage the VA will not be paying.