VA for Vets tools are designed to help you successfully transition from military service to civilian careers.
VA for Vets offers resources and support so that you can continue your VA career, while serving in the National Guard or Reserve.
VA for Vets provides guidance as you hire, support and manage Veteran and Military Service Member employees.
VA for Vets partners with federal agencies and non-profit organizations to expand career opportunities for talented Veterans.
How do I create a VA for Vets account?
First, register for an account. You’ll need to provide your name and a valid email address. Once you register for an account, you may begin to use the Career Center tools.
Provide your permanent, primary email address when you create your VA for Vets account. Once you create your account, you won't be able to change your email address. VA for Vets discourages the use of military or current employer email addresses because you may not always have access to those accounts.
I’ve created an account, but I no longer have access to the email address I used to register my account. Can I create a new account using a different email address?
Yes, but the new account won't contain any information from your old account (including resumes or career assessment results).
What is DS Logon?
The Department of Defense (DoD) Self-Service Logon (DS Logon) is a secure, self-service logon ID that allows DoD/VA affiliates and Veterans to access several websites using a single username and password.
You may choose to link your VA for Vets account to another current DS Logon account when you create a new account. You can also link your VA for Vets account to another current DS Logon account at a later time by following these steps:
Note that once you link your VA for Vets and DS Logon accounts, you won’t be able to unlink them. VA for Vets does not administer or manage the DS Logon. For changes to your DS Logon, submit requests through eBenefits.
What if I do not understand the CAPTCHA question?
For security reasons, you will be asked to answer a CAPTCHA question when:
Answers to the CAPTCHA questions may not always seem immediately obvious. The questions are generally straight forward requiring a generally non-complicated answer.
For example, you may be asked, “If a person is called James, what is their name?” The answer in this case would simply be “James,” without the quotes.
Questions requiring number answers may seem more complex. For example, you may be asked, “What is twenty thousand four hundred and seventy six as a number?” The answer in this case is “20,476” without quotes.
Each time you submit an incorrect answer, you will have the opportunity to answer a different CAPTCHA question. If you have attempted to answer several times without success, please call the Technical Support Center for assistance at 1-855-824-8387 and select option 3.
What browser(s) can I use to access the VA for Vets website?
Internet Explorer (versions 7 and 8) and Firefox will allow you to easily access the full VA for Vets website. Other browsers—such as Google Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer 9—will allow you to perform most actions on the VA for Vets website, but some user functions may be limited.
Why are my web pages not loading properly or giving me error messages?
Please try one of the following:
Why can’t I access the Virtual Collaboration Workspace using my DS Logon?
VA for Vets accounts linked with DS Logon cannot access the Virtual Collaboration Workspace. You’ll need to create a separate VA for Vets account.
I have downloaded and installed the 3diCC plug in. Why can’t I access the Virtual Collaboration Workspace?
The Virtual Collaboration Workspace client can be downloaded at http://vct.vaforvets.va.gov/client/
I know my current account password. How do I change it?
Log in to your account using your current password, and select “Account Management” in the upper right hand corner of your screen. You will be re-directed to a new page with four options:
Select the option to “Change Your Password” and create a new password.
I forgot my current account password. How do I change it?
From any page on the VA for Vets website, select “Sign In” from the upper right hand corner. On the next page, select, “Forgot Your Password?” Enter your email address you used to create the account. Answer the CAPTCHA security question and select “Submit.” You will receive an email with a temporary password. Use the temporary password to sign in to your account. Complete the process by changing your password using the instructions above.
I’ve selected “Account Management,” but “Change Your Password” is not an option. What should I do?
If the “Change Your Password” option does not appear, your account has been linked to the eBenefits website. You will need to reset your eBenefits log-in information through the eBenefits website.
When I follow the steps to change my password, I receive an error message. Why doesn't my new password work?
Passwords must meet the following criteria:
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