Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides information and training to ensure Service Members leaving active duty are prepared for their next step in life, whether pursuing additional education, finding employment in the public or private sector, or starting their own business.

TAP has Five Key components:

1. Mandatory initial counseling / self-assessment to be completed 365 days or more prior to release from active duty. 
  • Assignment to at least one of three pathways: Tier I, Tier II or Tier III 
    • Note: The Tier assignment mandates the required Career Readiness Standards (CRS) a service member will be required to complete 
2. Mandatory Pre-Separation counseling at least 365 days or more prior to release from active duty. 
3. Mandatory TAP Core Curriculum: 
  • Attendance at: DoD Transition Day, which includes Pre-Sep Counseling, My Transition, Military Occupation Code Crosswalk, and Financial Planning 
  • Veterans Administration benefits and service brief 
  • Department of Labor (DoL) one-day Employment Workshop 
4. Selection of a Two-Day Track: 
  • Department of Labor Employment Workshop (DOLEW) 
  • My Education 
  • Vocational Training Track (formerly Career Exploration and Planning Track) 
  • Boots to Business 
5. Mandatory CAPSTONE event. 
  • Must be completed no later than 90 days prior to separation to verify you have met ALL Career Readiness Standards (CRS)
  • Self-Assessment / Individual Transition Plan 
  • Post-transition Financial Plan 
  • eBenefits registration 
  • Continuum of Military Service brief (AC only) 
  • Gap analysis or verification of employment 
  • Completed resume or provide verification of employment (based on track selected) 
  • Comparison of Technical Institutions (based on track selected) 
  • Comparison of Colleges / Universities (based on track selected)
The 21st Century Career Options and Navy Skills Evaluation (CONSEP) program. CONSEP gives you the opportunity to gather and understand information as you analyze your options to continue your service in the Navy or pursue a civilian career. Contact your Command Career Counselor (CCC) or local Fleet and Family Support Center for more information about available CONSEP classes.