• RAF Lakenheath

    Education Center

  • PDCs

    Professional Development Courses

In accordance with the 48th Fighter Wing’s efforts to continue to protect the health and safety of our
community facility hours of operation may be impacted.

UPDATE! As of Fri, Nov 20th

Military Tuition Assistance reinstated, effective immediately.

As a result of the reinstatement, the following programs will resume the same benefits as before.

For military tuition assistance, Airmen and Space Professionals are eligible for up to $4,500 per fiscal year and a maximum of $250 per semester hour or quarter hour equivalent to cover tuition and allowable fees. For AF COOL, funding for preparatory courses, also known as boot camps, is restored. AF COOL funding limits remain at $4,500 per life-time.

ALS/PDC Schedule

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48 FSS Military Test

Ready to advance your career? Contact us to schedule one of the following testings:

48 FSS Military Test Control Manager at 226-3242 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT)*:

First Wednesday of every month

*Available for Active Duty Military Members and Civilians

Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB)/Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT):

Second and Fourth Wednesday of every month

ASVAB**/Air Force Classification Test (AFCT):

Third Wednesday of every month

**For scheduling please contact base recruiting POC

Testing available to schedule on as-needed basis:

Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)

Electronic Data Processing Test (EDPT)

Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS) Testing Dates for 21E5 and 21E6 cycles (tentative)*:

Staff Sergeant 1 May-15 June

Technical Sergeant 15 February-15 March

For more information on WAPS eligibility contact your Unit Training Manager or assigned WAPS Monitors.

48 FW Base Enlisted Training

48 FW Base Enlisted Training Manager at 226-3211

Course Development Courses (CDC):

Testing available Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

JST Testing:

Available 1 st Wednesday of the month and every Friday


As the only Airman Leadership School in the United Kingdom, our objectives of PME programs are:

  1. Provide the nation with personnel skilled in the employment of air, space and cyberspace power in the conduct of war and small scale contingencies
  2. Provide Air Force personnel with the skills and knowledge to make strategic decisions in progressively more demanding leadership positions within the national security environment
  3. Develop strategic thinkers, planners and warfighters
  4. Strengthen the ability and skill of AF personnel to lead, manage and supervise

Please contact us for more information about Mathies Airman Leadership School or for instructions to access our CoP site.

Testing Center

UMUC’s National Test Center

UMUC’s National Test Center is now open! Please come in or call us to schedule your exam. The following exams are available:


The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of 34 examinations. Earn credit for knowledge you’ve acquired through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits, or internships.

DSST (Formerly known as DANTES)

Whether you’re looking to start a new career or advance in your current job, a few more academic credits can make a big difference. And because you’re on your way to a college degree, the extra credits you earn through DSST will free you up to focus your time and energies on the courses you want to take. College credits are available in 38 unique subjects.

Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE offers IT certification and professional certification and licensure exams worldwide. Service members now have access to hundreds of exams at the National Test Center including Excelsior, GMAT and CompTIA exams.

Contact National Testing Center, UMUC

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University of Maryland Global Campus

Telephone: 01638-52-3195
DSN: 226-3195

Contact UMUC

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University of Oklahoma

Continuing Education Advanced Programs
University of Oklahoma
Advanced Programs
Telephone: 01638-526186
DSN: 226-6186

Contact UO

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Embry-Riddle Aeronauticual University

Lakenheath ERAU’s European Web Site
Telephone: 01638-522464
DSN: 226-2464

Contact Embry-Riddle

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Contact Central Texas

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About Us

Living in the United Kingdom offers unique opportunities for work, travel, sightseeing, and of course, shopping. We also hope you will also take advantage of the opportunities to further your education during your stay. We have a world-class team of professionals to assist you in your education endeavors.

Your schools have teamed up to give you a chance to earn everything from a high school diploma to a master’s degree. Our education specialists and guidance counselors provide a vital service to the 48th Fighter Wing community by advising and counseling service members and their families on degree programs designed to enhance career opportunities.

Find Us

Contact Us

Education Services: 948
National Testing Center: 948, 2nd Floor (American), Room 211
Mathies ALS: 35 (RAF Feltwell)

Chester St, Lakenheath, Brandon IP27 9PS, United Kingdom

Education Office Covid hours are M-F 0900-1530
*Closed on all Holidays, GOAL days, Family Days and every third Tuesday of the month until 1200 for training.

Mathies Airman Leadership School
Monday-Friday: 7:45am-4:30pm
*Closed federal holidays

National Testing Center
CLEP and DSST Exam Sessions
Tuesday & Wednesday– CLEP/DSST at 1330
Wednesday & Thursday– CLEP/DSST at 0930 & 1330

*Closed US Holidays

Pearson Vue Exam Sessions
Tuesday- 9am
*Closed US Holidays

Professional Development Center
Career Assistance Advisor: 226-2300
FTAC NCOIC: 226-2579

Education Services: DSN 226-3851
National Testing Center: DSN 226-2947
Mathies ALS: DSN 226-7018

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