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The Keesler Education Center is here to assist you along your educational journey. There are counselors to assist local Air Force members, civilian personnel and families with their educational needs. Please contact us with any questions you have about higher learning.

Our Mission

Education Services strives to develop resilient Airmen through off-duty educational opportunities allowing them to cultivate personal and professional knowledge and prepare for leadership roles.

General Info

Please see our forms and downloads area below for a list of scholarship websites, application forms, and other publications.



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Education Services


Troops to Teachers Workshop

Troops to Teachers is a Defense Department program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as a teacher in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed. For registration and additional information, call 376-8297.

TAP T-GPS Education Training Workshop

Transition Goals, Plans & Success Achieving Higher Education Workshop is a two-day course designed to guide transitioning service members and their families through the variety of decisions involved in the institution of higher learning process, from selecting a school and degree program to funding your education to completing the application process. Documents needed for a successful workshop: Individual Transition Plan (ITP), Career Interest Inventory, and Military Occupation Code (MOC) Cross Walk Gap Analysis, Occupation/Education results from the DOL Workshop, Verification of Military Experience & Training (VMET), Military Transcripts (CCAF or JST), and VA Benefits I Participant Guide. Please bring personal computers. For registration and additional information, call 228-376-8297.

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Sablich Center Building 0701 Room 223D

Armed Forces Personnel Testing(AFPT) and Foreign Language Proficiency Testing(FLPT)/Oral Proficiency Interview(OPI)

Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS) Testing, Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT), Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT), Foreign Language Skill Proficiency Testing, & Test of Basic Aviation Skills (TBAS). Located at Sablich Center, Room 203. For additional information, call 228-376-4415/8709.

Military Tuition Assistance Counseling & Commissioning Counseling

Military Tuition Assistance is utilized to pay for college classes. Attend TA briefings every Thursday at 2 p.m. Commissioning Counseling - attend commissioning briefings every 2nd Tuesday of each month 10 a.m. Located at Sablich Center, Room 223D. Contact 228-376-8708/8710.


Click here for more information about CLEP/DSST Testing on the Bellevue University website.


To schedule an appointment for a CLEP, DSST or university exam, Click here.

Follow these steps:

  1. Appointment Locator Choose Testing Services from the drop-down menu on the left.
  2. Select the test you want to take.
  3. On the Select Testing Site drop-down menu choose Keesler AFB.
  4. Select available date on the calendar (those that are gray are not available).
  5. Select preferred testing time (11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.) under the date of your choice.
  6. Select New User and create your account for scheduling a test at WBU - Keesler NTC (please make note of your username and password for future use).

If you are taking a CLEP, please make sure you have created your account with College Board, registered for the exam, and printed your registration ticket.

If you are taking a DSST, there is nothing further to do.

If you are taking a university exam, please make sure you have taken the necessary steps with your school for proctor approval.

For more information please contact the Education office at 228-376-8708 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


CLEP: Register at: and Bring your Registration Ticket with ID# to appointment!

DSST: Register at: (Test Center # 7233/Select Military Payment source)

To reserve a test time go to: 

Test Center Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 9am-1pm

Roxanne Towles - Test Administrator
National Test Center/ NMCB-Gulfport Bldg 60, Room 232
E-Mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone:  (228) 871-3439



  • $4,500 max/fiscal year (Oct. 1 – Sept. 30)
  • $250 max cap per semester credit hour
  • $166 max cap per quarter credit hour
  • Tuition Assistance covers the following education levels:
  • An associate's degree can be attained prior to award of CCAF.
  • One bachelor’s degree
  • One master’s degree


  • CAC Accessible
  • $4,500 max/fiscal year
  • $250 max cap per semester credit hour
  • $166 max cap per quarter credit hour
  • All Civilian Tuition Assistance is processed by the Career Field Team (


Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for all guidance with processing tuition assistance.


Air Force Credentialing Opportunities On-Line Air Force COOL is a pathway for enlisted Airmen to earn industry recognized professional certifications and licenses.

AF Cool Fast Facts


  • Enlisted rank of E3 and above
  • Any Air Force component (Active Duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and National Guard)
  • Possess a 5-skill level in a primary AFSC mapped to the credential *Members of the Air Force Reserve and Air Force National Guard must be on Title 10/32 active orders for the duration of the AF COOL process.

Leadership/Management credentials offered for members as an additional credentialing opportunity in the grades of E7 and above!

Credential mapping of 642 professional certifications and licenses for 190 enlisted Air Force specialty codes. $4,500 cap covers application and administrative fees, Airmen must hold 5-skill level SNCOs qualify for leader certifications in addition to AFSC related certification. Approved re-trainees who utilized AF COOL for a previous AFSC may be eligible for another credential in the newly awarded AFSC (on case-by-case basis). If you have any questions, please contact AFVEC or AFAEMS.

Air University (AU) Service Desk. Please view the following YouTube link for usage. Instructions for Assistance with AF COOL.

AU Helpdesk for AF COOL questions:


Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Building 0701 Room 219
Degrees Available: Associates Degree in BA and BS Prep curriculum; courses to meet CCAF requirements; Available formats: In-class, Online and Hybrid in 8-week terms. Five terms per year beginning in August, October, January, March and May.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Building 0701 Room 219
Degree Available: AS in Engineering Fundamentals, AS/BS Aeronautics, AS/BS Aviation Business Administration, AS/BS Aviation Maintenance, BS in Engineering Technology, AS/BS Technical Management, Master of Aeronautical Science, Master of Science in Aviation Finance, Master of Science in Engineering Management, Master of Science in Information, Security and Assurance, Master of Business Administration in Aviation, MS in Management, MS in Management Information Systems, MS in Project Management, MS in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Master of systems Engineering, Master of Science in Unmanned Systems; Available in 9-week terms in-class, online, or web-conferencing (Eaglevision); (12 online terms; 5 classroom terms per year). Classroom terms begin in August, October, January, March and May.

Bellevue University
Building 0701 Room 219
Degrees Available: BS Health Studies, BS Management of Human Resources, BS Cyber Security, MS Cyber Security. Available formats: Tradition In-class, Online, Hybrid, and Cohort model.


Must be accredited by a national, regional, or specialized accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education.

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Education Services

Sablich Center 500 Fisher St. Suite 224 Keesler AFB, MS 39534

Hours of Operation

  • Mon - Fri
    8 am - 4 pm
  • Holidays/AETC Family Days