College/Technical Training

College/Technical Training

Installation education center

The Air Force Education Services program supports long-range Air Force goals for maintaining a high-quality force, and enhancing professional and personal development, recruitment, retention, and readiness. The program provides excellent, cost effective educational opportunities – from basic skills through graduate level degrees through its tuition assistance, testing, and counseling services. Additionally, services for counseling with the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), Commissioning, Tuition Assistance, VA Benefits, and General education needs are available. Testing appointments for Professional Military Education are provided.


Testing information

CLEP and DSST are now computer-based and the exams are now on a walk-in basis and will be given to military members at Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC). National Test Center located at Hurlburt Field, Education Services Center, Building 90220, Room B on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for the speech oral portion.

Testing fees are waived for military examinees. Examinees must present a valid Armed Forces of the United states “Common Access Card,” and one other state or government ID with signature (typically a state driver’s license, or passport). Prior to testing, examinees should check with the academic advisor at the school in which they are enrolled to verify which CLEP/DSST credits will be accepted. Tests for civilians, to include DoD employees, family members, and military retirees, are given at the NWFSC Niceville Campus. Appointments can be made by calling 850-729-5372. There is a fee per exam payable at the time of testing.

Professional Military Education Testing is available at Hurlburt on Mondays and Tuesdays for PME courses (12, 14, AWC, ACSC, SOS). ACSC and AWC examinees must order their exams as directed in their student handbooks. Sessions are offered at 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Please call 850-884-6724 for an appointment.

Pearson Vue Testing sessions are held on Mondays at 1:00 p.m., and on Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m. CompTIA A , Security , Network , CISSP Testing through Pearson Vue is offered. In order to schedule a seat for the exam, examinees must make special arrangements. Members must arrive 15 minutes before test session begins in order to complete Pearson Vue in-processing requirements. Please call 850-884-6724 for more information and scheduling.

Career Development Course Testing is offered on Wednesdays by appointment at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Unit Training Managers schedule the end of course CDC.

Educational Opportunities

The Hurlburt Education Center can be reached at 850-884-6724. Following is a list of school representatives located at the Hurlburt Education Center:

  • Northwest Florida State College, 850-200-4190 — Homepage
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Monday – Friday, 850-581-2106 — Homepage
  • Troy University, Monday – Friday, 850-884-6616 — Homepage
  • University of Arkansas, Monday – Friday, 850-884-3844 — Homepage
  • University of West Florida, 850-884-2723 — Homepage
  • University of Oklahoma, 850-581-3000 — Homepage

Following is a list of schools in the local area but please not that the school representatives are not located at the Hurlburt Education Center:

  • Pensacola State College, 850-484-1000 — Homepage
  • Okaloosa Applied Technology Center, 850-833-3500 —Homepage
  • University of Florida Research & Engineering Education Facility (UFREEF), 850-833-9350 — Homepage
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