Education & Training
Due to current staffing constraints, the Education office will provide services by appointment only.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will still offer the same great services you have come to expect but we will no longer be able to accept walk-in customers.
Please contact the Education and Training Services Office org box to schedule appointments at: MisawaEducationOffice@us.af.mil or call at DSN 226-4201 (0800-1530 JST).
Education Counseling Appointments: Call 226-4201 or 226-5175
Civilian/Formal Training Manager: Call 226-3048
Base Training Manager: Call 226-3778
Misawa Education Office Testing Services: Call 226-4829
Thank you for your understanding as we do our very best to serve the education needs of the Misawa community!
Individualized Education Counseling Scheduling
Military Tuition Assistance Advisement
Formal Training Services
Base Training Services
Military Tuition Assistance (MilTA)
Air Force MilTA will pay up to $4,500 per fiscal year in tuition costs. MilTA briefings are held every Tuesday at the Education & Training Office. For a current schedule, please contact the Education Office at MisawaEducationOffice@us.af.mil or visit the Misawa AB Education & Training page on Facebook. For TA reimbursement send all inquiries to the central TA office at MILTA.REIMB@us.af.mil. Tuition assistance is no longer on Thursdays.
Contact the Education office for more information.
Bldg. 653, Room 204
Sign-up not required
Accessing Higher Education Workshop
The Accessing Higher Education workshop is a two-day program
to help prepare members for the realities of college life, to
• How to obtain credit for military training/experience
• Factors to consider when choosing a college/university
• The college admission process
• Financial aid
• GI Bill benefits
The Accessing Higher Education workshop is offered monthly
by the Misawa Air Base Education and Training Center.
For a class schedule and to sign up, email
Education Level Updates
Officers: Refer to http://www.afit.edu/coding
Enlisted: to update an enlisted education level, the Education Office needs a copy of the completion certificate.
Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education: to update an SEJPME completion status, the Education Office needs a copy of the completion certificate.
Professional Manager Certification: to update PMC information, please email the Education Office to request an update (no certificate or documentation required).
GI Bill Information
The Education Office offers general information about the GI Bill. Additional information can be found at:
Career Path Decide
Are you a service member or veteran trying to make important decisions about your long term career goals and options? Are you trying to understand what it takes to be successful and competitive in your future career field?
Visit https://www.careerpathdecide.org to explore careers and get connected to the information and resources you need!
Transfer Post 9/11 GI Bill
Servicemembers can transfer all or some unused Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to their eligible spouse or children. The transfer must be completed while serving on active duty. The option to transfer can be completed if the active duty member had served for at least six years but not more than 16 years. For more information, visit https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_transfer.asp
The Air Force offers a wide array of commissioning opportunities for enlisted members. If you are interested in commissioning, please contact the Education Office for more details.
Commissioning information (programs, deadlines and eligibility) can also be found via MyPers and the AF Portal.
PROFESSIONAL OFFICER COURSE– EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM
POC-ERP offers active duty enlisted personnel the opportunity to earn a commission who can complete all bachelor’s degree and comissioning requirements in two years as an AFROTC cadet. Applicants are not authorized to pursue a second bachelor’s or graduate degree.
Those selected seperate from the active duty Air Force, join an AFROTC detachment and become a full-time college student. The Air Force provides them a monthly nontaxable stipend. Upon graduation and completion of the program, you will be commissioned as a second lieutenant and will then return to active duty with a military obligation of four years active and four years reserves.
Join an AFROTC detachment and become a full-time college student. Receive tuition/fees scholarships of up to $18,000 per year, an annual textbook allowance, and a monthly nontaxable stipend.
SOAR offers Active Duty enlisted personnel, who can complete all bachelor degree and commissioning requirements in two to four years as an AFROTC cadet, the opportunity to earn a commission.
Base Training Management
AFTC is offered via the Base Training Manager on a quarterly basis. Please contact your Unit Training Manager to sign up.
Career Skills Program
The career skills program (also known as Job Training, Employment Skills Training, Apprenticeships and Internships (JTEST-AI) under the Department of Defense SkillBridge initiative, prepares Airmen to transition from military to civilian employment. SkillBridge career skills programs are vocational and technical training programs that focus on the practical application of learned skills and can lead to employment in a specific career or technical trade.
To obtain more information about career skills training opportunities, contact your local base education office or visit https://dodskillbridge.com.
Formal & Civilian Training
The Formal Training Manager can assist with in-residence PME (Professional Military Education) and other formal training courses. The Civilian Training Office provides assistance for GS/NAF and MLC Local National training.
The Community College of the Air Force offers and awards job-related Associate in Applied Science degrees and other academic credentials that enhance mission readiness, contribute to recruiting, assist in retention and support the career transitions and professional growth of the Air Force enlisted corps.
To schedule a test or check availability, please email 35MSS.EducationTesting@us.af.mil.
ACT testing services are now provided by the Misawa Navy College Office (DSN 226-2458)
The National Testing Center
BLDG 653, Room 207
The NTC offers the following exams:
CLEP & DSST–College-level credit tests
Proctored college exams
To schedule a test, contact the NTC for more information.
To access practice exams, please visit:
Unclassified WAPS CDCs are made available to eligible Airmen from the Air Force Career Development Academy (AFCDA) through the electronic WAPS Online Reference Library Database (eWORLD) http://cdc.aetc.af.mil
PFE (Promotion Fitness Exam) Air Force Handbook 1, study material, can be found via http://www.studyguides.af.mil.
For questions, please contact your Unit WAPS monitor.
- Examinees must understand and comply with all provisions of test compromised in Chapter 5 AFI 36-2605
- Before, during and immediately following testing, examinees must follow all instructions. All examinees must inform the TE of any mental or physical condition that may prevent them from doing their best or finishing the test.
- Examinees must wear an authorized uniform or the uniform of the day when testing (AFOSI agents may be tested in civilian clothes.
- Airmen Must:
- Know their promotion eligibility status
- Maintain their specialty and military qualifications to retain the eligibility
- Use self-initiated programs of individual study and effort
- Obtain and study all current study references specified for a particular promotion cycle
- Review the annual WAPS Catalog to check availability and receipt of correct study references
- Be prepared to test the first day of the testing window
- Ensure they receive at least 60 days to access study materials prior to testing
- Know his or her promotion testing requirements prior to testing date
- Bring a valid military ID card to any testing session
- Bring the minimum personal items possible into testing room. In addition to items prohibited in the testing room, examinees are discouraged from bringing purses, backpacks, gym bags, brief cases, or any other container-type items into the room. Ideally, an examinee has only the correct military uniform and his or her military ID card only.
Test administration begins when the TCO/TE closes the door to the testing room at the appointed start time.
NOTE: When an Airman signs the promotion testing Report on Individual Person (RIP), he or she is waiving the right to 60 days access to study material. The Airman is also waiving the right to 60 days access to study material if he or she has not initiated follow-up action to obtain study materials at least 60 days before start of testing cycle.
AFOQT– Air Force Officer Qualifying Test
AFCT- Air Force Classification Test/ASVS
DLPT/DLAB- Defense Language Proficiency Test/Defense Language Aptitude Battery
EDPT- Electronic Data Processing Test
OPI- Oral Proficiency Test
We offer a variety of other exams on a specific needs basis. If you need to take a test not on this list, please email us at email@example.com to see if it is available.
Accessing your Military Education Record
The AFVEC is the eighth selection down.
Once logged on into the AFVEC, please verify under the “Personal Data” tab that all of the information reflects your current duty station.
If you do not have that option, then your information may not be current. A quick stop by our office will update your records! This gives you access to apply for Tuition Assistance, check CCAF Progress Reports, as well as access to study guides and officer commissioning information.
Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)
- Aircraft/Missile Maintenance
- Allied Health
- Public/Support Services
On-Site College Options
MyCAA Scholarship Program
Who is eligible for the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship? Spouses of service members who are Active Duty on pay grades E-1 through E-5, W-1 to W-2, and O-1 to O-2 who have successfully completed high school and have a military sponsor that is on Title 10 military orders are eligible. Spouses married to members of the National Guard and Reserves in these same pay grades are also eligible.
Contact a certified career counselor at: 1-800-342-9647
Location: Building 1537
MSgt Maybelle McKinney Martin
TSgt Shara Carlisle
SSgt Jasmine Carraway
SSgt Jonathan Hamilton
DSN 226-STAY (7829)
Professional Development Center
Team Misawa’s Professional Development Center (PDC) offers free seminars open to all Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC) holders, including enlisted, officer, civilian, joint and international mission partners. The PDC is located at Bldg. 1006 across from the Enlisted Club.
Seminars we offer include Leadership, Counseling & Mentoring, Professional Military Writing, Team Building, Stress Management and many others.
To access our courses go our SharePoint and click on the “Class Registration” box. On the next page, look to the left for a list of courses. Click on the course, look at the top of the page for a brief synopsis. Classes are free and fill up quickly!
To get more info on what the PDC offers, please go to our SharePoint site for a full list of courses from a .mil or CAC-enabled computer, click the button below. If you get an error message, give us a call at 226-7829 for a list of upcoming courses and to be registered.
The following are for military-only registrations:
First Term Airman Center (FTAC)
The Joint Bilateral NCO Professional Enhancement Course
The Joint Bilateral SNCO Professional Enhancement Course
Education & Training
BLDG. 653, RM 203
Monday–Friday | 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
CLOSED Saturday, Sunday, PACAF Family Days & Federal Holidays
HOURS CURRENTLY DIFFER, PLEASE SEE
https://35fss.com FOR HOURS.