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Education and Training Center



Education and Training Center

Bldg. 1728

Hanscom AFB 01731

781-225-2557 (Fax)

Education Counseling and Testing:

Monday-Friday: 7:30am-4:30pm

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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 Active Duty Members, Guard/Reserve Members, Retirees, DoD Civilians, Contractors, and Dependents.

Effective November 6, 2019 all counseling is completed by appointment only, please email to schedule an appointment.

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 or 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. Email to learn more about CCAF, CLEP & DANTES exams, and transferable courses for CCAF.


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 by emailing 


To learn more about the following programs please click the 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

GI Bill

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. Call 781-225-2624 to learn more.

Click here to see the current payment rates for the Post 9/11 GI Bill.


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 here 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, click on Service Members and 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.

  • Hanscom Air Force Base Information Learning Center can proctor exams for all DoD ID cardholders. This includes Active Duty Members, Guard/Reserve Members, Retirees, DoD Civilians, Contractors, and Dependents. To learn more about test proctoring by call 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 college tuition with a limit of $4,500 per fiscal year.


Courses and degree programs may be academic or technical. They can be taken from two or four year institutions on-base, off-base, or online. To qualify, members must be Active Duty or Activated Guard/Reserve. All first time users are required to have 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

The Education and Training Center manages the administration of all education and training matters at Hanscom Air Force Base. It supports long range Air Force goals for maintaining a high quality force and enhancing professional/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 derived video instruction

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