The Barden Education Center provides adult education opportunities to Military Soldiers, Adult Family Members, Retirees and Department of Defense Civilians. Services include Educational Counseling, Testing, Functional Academeic Skills Training (FAST), Multi-Use Learning Facility (MLF), Facility Space Management, and On-post undergraduate and graduate college programs.

Barden EDUCATION CENTER                                      
Hours of Operation
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Closed Holidays and Weekends
Contact Information:
  • Front Desk:  703-805-9264
  • Manager/Education Services Specialist/Test Control Officer:  703-805-9267
  • Assistant Manager/Lead Counselor/Alternate Test Control Officer:  703-805-9268     


Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

TA, CA & GoArmyEd - 703-696-3178/1541/1588/1579

Fort Belvoir

TA, CA & GoArmyEd - 703-805-9268/9267

Career Skills Program - 703-805-9270

Fort Meade

TA, CA & GoArmyEd - 301-677-5414/2064

Transition Counseling


Education Services Officer 

Office: 703-696-3195

Mobile: 703-402-8007

Email address for all education centers

counseling servicesCounselors are available to discuss Career Counseling, In/Out Processing, Tuition Assistance, GoArmyEd portal, VA Benefits, JST (Joint Service Transcript) Evaluation process, discuss Financial Aid, Tuition Recoupment, approve tests, and provide education briefings.

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Thursday

7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Room 138 (no appointment required)

Closed Weekends and Ferderal Holidays

Contact Information:

  • Phone: 703-805-9264/9267/9268

Government Testing center

Army Personnel Tests/Education Tests administered include: Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT), Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT), Pre-GT, Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), Selection Instrument Flight Training (SIFT), Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), and Basic Math and Science Test (BMST).

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Thursday

7:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Room 134 (by appointments only)

Contact Information:

  • Phone: 703-805-9261


national testing center (ntc)

Exams given: College Level Examination Programs (CLEP) tests, DANTES Subject Standardization Tests (DSSTs), Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) English and Math placements exams, including Accuplacer, Extended Learning Insitute (ELI), Student Development Assessment by Local Examination (SDV-ABLE) PearsonVue, and Proctored exams from other institutions. PearsonVue exams are only given on Tuesday 0800-1200 and Wednesday 0800-1500.  Please register for these exams at 

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday through Thursday

8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Room 134

Contact Information:

  • Phone: 703-805-9261

  • Fax: 703-805-9262

functional academic skills training (fast)

The FAST class provides Soldiers with on-duty instruction in reading, math and language skills. The goal is to strengthen academic skills, improve job performance and increase reenlistment options.

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday

8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Classes are offered at various times throughout the year.

Contact Information:

  • Phone: 703-805-9268/9267


multi-use learning facility (mlf) & facility space management services

The MLF provides a Computer Lab where service members may utilize the computers. The MLF Technician can schedule classrooms and the computer lab for usage.


Hours of Operation:

Monday through Thursday

7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Room 123

Closed Friday


Contact Information:

  • Phone: 703-805-9254

schools offering on-post programs at the barden education center

Northern Virginia Community College - 703-360-8524

Park University - 703-781-8456

University of Maryland University College - 703-781-0059

Central Michigan University - 703-360-5336

Webster University - 703-781-7942

Old Dominion University - 703-781-8203

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