Education & Training
The Education & Training Section is closed until further notice. For counseling/advisement or technical assistance, email E&TS at firstname.lastname@example.org for a reply. If you need to speak with someone, state that in your email and an E&TS staff member will call you after receiving your email message. All test sessions (including DLPT/DLAB, WAPS and CDC) are postponed until further notice. All briefings are cancelled. If you need an Initial Tuition Assistance briefing please send us an email to receive instructions for a Virtual Initial TA briefing.
The National Testing Center on Offutt AFB is suspending all DSST/CLEP testing until further notice. Please email Jennifer at UNOOffutt@unomaha.edu for any further questions or for rescheduling.
The Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA) will NOT be cancelled, and will be delivered online until further notice to support Service members continued learning and development and success transition. The hiring partners are still committed as ever before and the current population of over 300 transitioning and separating Service members deserve the same opportunities as any other member.
Due to COVID-19 impacts on career development course (CDC) end-of-course (EOC) testing availability, Air University has processed a 90-day extension to all current CDC enrollments. Unit training managers must continue to track and manage CDC requirements in accordance with AFI 36-2651.
Circumstances related to COVID-19 may prompt some members to withdraw from classes and request a MilTA reimbursement waiver. These waiver requests will be handled in line with normal MilTA Central Office processes.
Students considering a course withdrawal for reasons beyond their control should use the following steps:
- Discuss the situation with an Ed Center counselor.
- Talk to the instructor about options for completing the class (e.g., getting an extension for completing assignments, requesting an Incomplete, etc.)
- Speak to a school representative regarding course withdrawal policies.
- If withdrawal is the only option, the student should ask the school to reimburse the TA back to the government.
- If the refund request is denied by the school, the student can submit a reimbursement waiver request in AFVEC. The student must provide documentation verifying the circumstances necessitating the withdrawal (e.g., doctor’s letter, deployment orders, etc.)
FAQ: Due to the COVID-19 physical distancing requirements, the Air Force suspended physical fitness testing through May (projected suspension of fitness testing through 1 Jul 20). Are Airmen who have a failed or non-current PT test eligible to participate in Military Tuition Assistance (MilTA) and AF COOL programs?
ANSWER: Yes. According to AFGM 2019-01_AFI 36-2649, Voluntary Education, paragraphs 6.2.8., 18.104.22.168., and 10.6.2., Airmen who “have failed their most recent Physical Fitness test or are overdue” are ineligible for MilTA or AF COOL. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s physical distancing requirement and the suspension of Physical Fitness testing, Airmen who failed their most recent Physical Fitness test or are overdue will be considered “exempt” for the purposes of TA and AF COOL program as the inability to test/re-test is beyond the member’s control. This message serves as a blanket exception to policy to allow Airmen in a failed, non-current or exempt status to be eligible for Military Tuition Assistance and AF COOL program until normal fitness testing resumes and Airmen are no longer in an exempt status (NTE 31 Dec 20) . Since this is a blanket exception to policy, requests for an exception to policy are not needed for these Airmen to be eligible to participate in MilTA and AF COOL programs.
Military Tuition Assistance (MilTA) and Air Force Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (AF COOL)
This message serves as a blanket exception to policy (ETP) to allow members in a
failed, non-current or exempt status to be eligible for MilTA and AF COOL funding until
normal fitness testing resumes and members are no longer in an exempt status (NTE
31 December 2020). Since this is a blanket ETP, requests for an ETP are not needed
for these members to be eligible for MilTA and AF COOL programs, as a result of the 17 March 2020 suspension of fitness testing due to COVID-19 physical distancing requirements.
The Education & Training section is a customer-focused team of subject-matter experts that prepare Airmen and their Families to meet academic and career challenges for today and tomorrow. The Air Force uses this program for recruitment and retention as well as readiness.
The Education and Training Section supports long-range Air Force goals for maintaining a high-quality force by providing educational opportunities to enhance professional and personal development of our Airmen. We provide Air Force Tuition Assistance for degree completion ranging from the CCAF Associate degree to graduate degrees. We have 4 academic institutions on base to provide to a variety of degree programs for our personnel. We administer testing services for Airmen enrolled in the non-resident Professional Military Education programs , Career Development Courses, Promotion Testing, non-linguist language testing (DLPT, DLAB), specialized testing (AFOQT, AFCT, etc), and CLEP/DSST tests offered through our on-base DANTES National Test Center. The Education and Training Section also provides academic and vocational counselling, information on funding education (GI Bill and other sources) for military personnel, family members, DOD civilians, retirees, and other beneficiaries.
Defense Language Proficiancy Test (DLPT)
If you are a military member and in need of your Defense Language Proficiancy Test (DLPT) and/or Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) scores reported to CCAF for credit, you will need to complete DLIFLC FORM 420 and request the transcript to be sent to CCAF; please see Base Education Office for the form or further assistance.
Virtual Force Development Center
The virtual Force Development Center was designed with all Airmen in mind (active duty, reserve, guard, and civilian.) Airmen are encouraged to take time and visit the virtual center to review the free resources available to them and take the extra step towards self-development.
The one-stop site links to numerous professional development resources. The center has consolidated various self-developmental services and information to link members directly to foundational learning, professional education, and many other resources. Airmen also have access to a collection of self-paced courses, books, videos, case studies, learning tracks, executive book summaries and live events that can be accessed from your personal device.
Visit the site today.