Vision: Be the premier education enterprise solution within the Department of Defense.

Mission: The Army Continuing Education System (ACES) promotes lifelong learning, readiness and resilience through flexible and relevant education programs, services and systems in support of the Total Army family.


  • Education counseling and tuition assistance guidance
  • Unit Briefs - Education Counselors can come to your unit to conduct educational services briefings or a customized briefing depending on your unit’s needs. To request this service, complete the Unit Brief Request Form (click here) and email to​​​​.
  • Classroom Reservations – Email us for more information
  • Multi-Use Learning Facility (MLF) - CAC & NIPR access required.  Open Mon.-Wed. & Fri. 9 a.m. - 4:00p.m., Thur. 1 - 4:00 p.m.


Soldiers can create their ArmyIgnitED accounts and request Tuition Assistance by visiting the website below and clicking the “Get Started” button.



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Basic Skills Education Program (BSEP)
BSEP provides academic instruction to support Soldier’s job-related learning performance of military duties, career progression, and lifelong learning. BSEP curriculum and instruction develops skills in such areas as reading, mathematical computation, writing, speaking, science, English as a second language, and computer skills (depending on format). 

For more information contact the BSEP Manager

There are two courses available, online or on-duty:

  • On-Duty instruction: Face to face, instructor led course covering 3 specific content areas ONLY: Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, and Arithmetic Reasoning. Classes are two weeks in duration from 0830-1630. Registration is required in advance with the Education Center.
  • Online Academic Skills Course: specifically created to build academic skills needed to improve ASVAB (AFCT) scores. No advance registration is required. App available for download:


Upcoming Class Dates:

Army Personnel Testing
Army Personnel Testing (APT) is by appointment ONLY.

  • Review the test calendars below (subject to change without notice).
  • Download DA 4187 (see links below), complete and get signed by Commander.
  • Email your completed DA 4187 and preferred dates to
  • The test examiner will review your request and email a confirmation that the test has been scheduled or will ask for additional information.

Note: Allow up to three business days to receive a response to your email inquiries.






National Test Center
National Test Centers (NTCs) offer on-site testing services to include College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), and Pearson VUE online examinations and certifications. Availability of exams is specific to your location. Please contact your NTC to see what is offered.


On Post Colleges/Universities

University of Maryland Global Campus
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
DSN: 315-755-3532

Troy University
Currently working remotely. Email for more information.

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Currently working remotely on Mon., Wed. and Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 16:30 p.m.
Office Hours Tues. and Thur 8:30 a.m. – 16:30 p.m.