The Education and Training Center centrally manages administration of all education and training matters at Hanscom. 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.


Education & Training Center

Bldg. 1728

Hanscom AFB 01731


781-225-2557 (Fax)



Monday-Friday: 7:30am-4:30pm
Saturday, Sunday, US Holidays: Closed
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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." 

Learn more about academic counseling: 781-225-5942 | Hanscom.TA@us.af.mil

Air Force Institute of Technology

AFIT offers Graduate degrees and Continuing Education.

For the most current information, visit www.afit.edu

Learn more about AFIT by calling 937-255-6565 or emailing Hanscom.TA@us.af.mil

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 (MyPers)

Learn more about Career Assistance Advising call 781-225-5935. To learn more about Seminar and Courses email john.fisher.13@us.af.mil.

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 must be sent directly to CCAF in order to be applied to CCAF. 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 call 781-225-5942 or email Hanscom.TA@us.af.mil


Click HERE for transcript request

Civilian Development Education

Learn more about CDE: 781-225-5946 | kevin.penelton@us.af.mil

Commissioning Programs

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

Learn more about Commissioning Programs call 781-225-5942 or email Hanscom.TA@us.af.mil

Defense Acquisitions University

Learn more about DAU call 781-225-5937, 781-225-5939 or email James.krott@dau.mil, tim.mead@dau.mil

Formal Military Training

Learn more about Formal Military Training call 781-225-5950 or email Hanscom.Education.Training@us.af.mil


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.


The following payments may also be available:

Monthly housing allowance

Annual books and supplies stipend

One-time rural benefit payment


See the current payment rates for the Post-9/11


Some service members may also transfer unused GI Bill benefits to their dependents.

Helpful Resources:

GI Bill Website

DOD Transfer of Education Benefits Website (210-565-0102)

VA eBenefits Website

Learn more about the GI-Bill: 781-225-2624

Nikki Coombs (703-980-3701) 



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.

Click HERE to view the current testing schedule (Updated Sep 6, 2017)


Requests for EOC, OPI and PME testing must be submitted 48 hours before requested date. Some tests require a request form be completed prior to being scheduled, the form must be submitted a minimum of three (3) days before requested test date. Testers should arrive 15 minutes early. A valid military ID is required for all tests and will be checked before testing begins. For testing schedule inquiries or questions about testing, please contact Erin Clark at erin.clark.3.ctr@us.af.mil. 


For OPI and WAPS testing, please call 781-225-5942.


Helpful Resources:

  1. 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: https://www.dantes.doded.mil/index.html; Click on Service Members, then select OASC – CPST from the dropdown menu.

  2. DLPT Guides Defense Language Proficiency Test guides are intended to provide information about DLPT5 tests, and include sample items with explanations. http://www.dliflc.edu/resources/dlpt-guides/

  3. 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 reserve, or on active duty orders. 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. Please call the education and training center to schedule an appointment. You must apply for Tuition Assistance online using the Air Force Virtual Education Center. This must be done through the Air Force Portal at https://www.my.af.mil/. To learn more about the Tuition Assistance call 781-225-5942 or email Hanscom.TA@us.af.mil

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