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:

  • Send an email to using your CNM email address. 
  • In that email, include 
    • your CNM ID number
    • type of benefits (Chapter # or name) you are using
    • phone number to contact you 
  • We will send you the necessary paperwork to fill out. 
  • Email back your completed paperwork to and include your current schedule for us to process.

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.