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Education Center

The Air Force Voluntary Education Program supports Force Development by maintaining a highly educated force. The program supports off-duty voluntary education goals for active duty Air Force, Air Force Reserves, and Air National Guard to include Tuition Assistance (TA), Montgomery GI Bill/Post 9-11, Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), General Education Mobile (GEM), TA Decide, Air University Associates to Bachelors Cooperative (AU-ABC), and direct access to onsite courses through the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC).

The Military Testing Center administers the following exams: Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT), Armed Force Classification Test (AFCT), Electronic Data Processing Test (EDPT), Career Development Course (CDC), Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB), Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT), Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), HazMat, Log-R, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Test for Basic Aviation Skills (TBAS), and Tailored Adaptive Personality Assessment System (TAPAS).

Tutors Needed

The Education Center is looking for individuals who are well-versed in various subjects to tutor our airmen. If you are interested, please reach out to the Education Staff for more information. 

Military Testing

The Education Center administers a wide variety of military examinations to assist members with continuation of career progression & sustainment of duty related requirements as well as other testing to provide members with opportunities to direct and progress their careers. Please see the link below for the testing schedule, information and forms needed to schedule each military examination.

AFMAN 36-2664 Personnel Assessment Program para Examines MUST wear an authorized uniform or the uniform of the day when testing.​ Appointments must be made for military testing. ​NO walk-ins. Cancellations require a minimum 24 hour notice in advance.

University of Maryland Global Campus

UMGC offers comprehensive services for prospective and current students including: in-person courses that meet CCAF requirements, assistance with finding a degree plan, academic advising, and testing through National Test Centers (NTC). NTC features exams and certifications in a wide variety of subjects, on-site support, easy scheduling, and the benefit of instant score results. Examinations administered at Al Udeid Air Base (AUAB) include College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST), and Pearson VUE (including the GMAT).

Community College of the Air Force Advising

The Community College of the Air Force is an institution of higher learning dedicated to the enlisted Airmen and Guardians of the Department of the Air Force. Enlisted members who are interested in making progress toward graduation should contact Home Station Education Center for CCAF Degree Audit assistance.

Air Force Tuition Assistance

The Air Force Tuition Assistance (TA) is designed to help personnel pursue voluntary, off-duty educational opportunities. Currently, the program pays up to $250 per semester hour ($166.66 per quarter hour) of the cost of college tuition with a limit of $4,500 per fiscal year. The program supports students pursuing degree programs from two-or four-year intuitions on base, off base or by correspondence. 

Free Tutoring

Homework trouble? Stumbled on a test question? FREE online tutoring and homework help is available 24/7 through Member can get one on one help from an expert tutor–anytime on any internet connected device, from anywhere in the world. The Education Center has an updated list on member who are currently station who are interested in providing voluntary tutoring session. If you are interested in obtain a copy of that listing stop by the Education Center today!

Computer Usage

The Education Center has a limited number of desktop NIPR, and commercial network computers available for personal usage. Computers are available on a first come first serve basis. Members are also able to scan, copy, and print with a limitation of 5 pages per member. If you are interested in using a computer please sign first and proceed to an open computer station.

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Education Center

(inside BPC Mall)

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Hours of Operation

  • Sun, Mon, Wed-Fri
    0800 - 1800
  • Tue
    Closed for testing
  • Saturday

Testing Hours

  • Mon
    0900 (Pearson VUE)
  • Tue
    0830 & 1330 (Military Testing)
  • Wed
    0900 (Pearson VUE)
  • Thru
    1330 (Specialty Testing)
  • Fri - Sun
    No Testing

Members must request testing at least 5 days prior to requested test date to allow for preparation and processing.

University of Maryland

(inside Education Center)

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday-Friday
    0800 - 1800