Education and Training Center

Temporary Changes Due to Coronavirus
  • Regardless of vaccination status, everyone must wear a face mask or face covering inside.
  • Career Assistance Advisor Office is open 8am-3pm.
  • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing available from Park University on Thursdays.
  • Communication Squadron’s Help Desk is open. Please contact prior to arrival.
  • Educational counseling conducted via and by phone.
  • Military Testing done by appointment only.


Education and Training Center

Bldg. 1728

Hanscom AFB 01731


781-225-2557 (Fax)

Education Counseling and Testing:

Monday-Friday: 9am-3pm

Deployed – Initial Edu. Counseling Info
AFI 26-2649 Voluntary Education
Boston University
Park University

The Education and Training Center centrally manages administration of all education and training matters at the Hanscom base. It supports long-range Air Force goals for maintaining a high quality force and enhancing professional and personal development, recruitment, retention, and readiness. The center offers some of the most advanced methods of training available. Students not only participate in traditional classroom instruction but may also take advantage of live satellite-delivered interactive video instruction. 


The co-located Base Training Office assists unit personnel in training for mission related functions, and also manages the Career Development Course program as well as conducts staff assistance visits upon request.

Academic Counseling

Counseling services are available to assist in developing educational, vocational, and career goals. Information and advice is provided on career development in all facets of the Air Force Education Services Program, to include: Community College of the Air Force, Air Force commissioning programs, local college and university programs, and information on the many degree programs offered by schools across America using distance education. Academic Counseling is open to Hanscom base ID cardholders, including active duty, reservists, DoD civilians, NAF employees, base contractors, retirees and authorized family members according to AFI 34-262, "Services Programs and Use Eligibility." To schedule a counseling appointment email

Air Force Institute of Technology

AFIT offers Graduate degrees and Continuing Education.

For the most current information, visit or call 937-255-6565. For general questions, contact

Career Assistance Advisor

Do you have questions about your Air Force career? Our Career Assistance Advisor can advise you of your options prior to making a decision about separating or staying in the USAF. We educate you on the benefits and entitlements you and your family receive while on Active Duty. Classes offered include: Informed Decision Seminars, NCOPE, SNCOPE, and First Term Airman Course (FTAC). Options may include: Reenlistment, Palace Chase (Air Force Reserve / Air National Guard), Retraining into another career field, helpful resources, and Cross-training Options. Learn more about Career Assistance Advising call 781-225-5935. To learn more about Seminar and Courses email

Community College of the Air Force

Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) is the largest community college in the World and offers job-related Associates in Applied Science degrees and other academic credentials to the enlisted force. Airmen can fulfill general education requirements through civilian colleges, CLEP exams, and DSST exams. The test code for CLEP exams is 6139 and the DSST code is 7992. Official transcripts for all coursework must be sent directly to CCAF in order to receive credit toward your CCAF degree. Check with your school for any applicable fees. Transcripts should be mailed to CCAF/DESS 100 S. Turner Blvd. Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, AL 36114-3011 Learn more about CCAF, CLEP & DANTES exams, and transferable courses for CCAF by emailing:


Click HERE for transcript request

Civilian Development Education

Learn more about CDE call 781-225-5946 or email

Commissioning Programs

Interested parties are encouraged to subscribe to AFMS Kx at to find out more about the following programs please see links below:

Learn more about Commissioning Programs by emailing

Defense Acquisition University

Learn more about DAU call 781-225-5937 or 781-225-5939 or email or

Formal Military Training

Learn more about Formal Military Training by emailing


For approved programs, the Post-9/11 GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. Institutions of higher learning participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program may make additional funds available for your education program without an additional charge to your GI Bill entitlement. Some service members may also transfer unused GI Bill benefits to their dependents. Learn more about the GI-Bill call 781-225-2624.

CLICK HERE to see the current payment rates for the Post-9/11


The following payments may also be available:

  • Monthly housing allowance

  • Annual books and supplies stipend

  • One-time rural benefit payment

Helpful Resources:


The Education and Training Center oversees administration of the Defense Language Test Program to include Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB), and the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT); the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), Career Development Course, Professional Military Education Exams, and the Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT/ASVAB). These services are only available to Active Duty, Reserve, or Guard personal, and in some cases dependents, GS/NAF employees and Retirees.


For OPI testing, submit your request as early as possible by completing the OPI request form and submitting it to For all other testing, email to schedule your test and be sure to include the test you need to take. If there is a form to be completed, we will provide it to you. All completed forms must be submitted no later than 1 week in advance of your requested test date. We encourage you to start the process early. All testing begins promptly at 0900. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a prompt start time. A valid military ID is required for all testing.

Click to view the current testing schedule


Helpful Resources:

  • OASC - Online Academic Skills Course Designed for individuals in the U.S. military who want to build their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and math skills to pass their exams, excel in their jobs, advance their careers, or continue their education. Go to and click on Service Members, then select OASC – CPST from the dropdown menu.

  • DLPT Guides Defense Language Proficiency Test guides are intended to provide information about DLPT5 tests, and include sample items with explanations. Visit for more information.

  • HAFB Information Learning Center can proctor exams for all Hanscom base ID cardholders, including active duty, reservists, DoD civilians, NAF employees, base contractors, retirees and authorized family members according to AFI 34-262, "Services Programs and Use Eligibility." Learn more about Test Proctoring by calling 781-225-6617.

Tuition Assistance

The Air Force Tuition Assistance (TA) program is designed to help active duty personnel pursue voluntary, off-duty educational opportunities. Currently, the program pays 100% (up to $250 per semester hour or equivalent) of the cost of college tuition with a limit of $4,500 per fiscal year.


Courses and degree programs may be academic or technical and can be taken from two- or four-year institutions on base, off base or online. To qualify to TA, members must be active duty, activated guard or reserve. All First-Time Tuition Assistance users are required to have had an initial tuition assistance briefing. Members inactive in pursuing education for more than one year are required to receive a follow-up briefing. You must apply for Tuition Assistance online using the Air Force Virtual Education Center, which can be accessed via the Air Force Portal at Effective 6 November 2019, all counseling is completed by appointment only, please email to schedule an appointment.