Education Center

Base Education and Training Section is working VIRTUALLY until further notice

Due to Base Manning directives, the Base Education and Training Section (BETS) is CLOSED to in person services until further notice.
The BETS Staff has access to most Education, Tuition Assistance and Training Systems and can provide most services. Email can be sporadic, and may take time to reply.

Testing – CLEP/DSST, Military, DLPT and WAPS has been suspended until further notice.

Tuition Assistance and Education Questions

Thomas Fragoso - ( SkillBridge questions also

Gavi Gaviola-Feck- ( )

James Torres ( )

Steve Williams - ( )

Base and Military Training

Bill Schaefer - ( )

Jane Gates - ( )

Civilian Training

Elizabeth Davis - ( )

Jennifer Gladfelter - ( )

WAPS Testing – Suspended until 15 Apr, or later, as situation warrants

Frank Sanchez – ( )

Tuition Assistance

Ensure that your supervisor is available and has access to a CAC enable computer. If not go to the next level supervisor, and update the Supervisor information in AFVEC before you enter your TA.

Tuition Assistance should be entered into AFVEC as normal (within regular timelines – from 45 days to 7 days prior to term start date), and will be reviewed for approval/disapproval within 2 duty days.

Note: If you drop a class, contact the Education staff listed above.

Due to some connection issues, members may not receive the automated emails when Tuition Assistance is approved/disapproved.

If you are having issues determining if your TA has been approved, please follow the steps below:

  1. Log into your AFVEC account on the AF Portal.
  2. Check your enrollments (right side of page)
  3. If approved, follow you schools instructions if they need a copy. You are good to go.
  4. If not approved, and it has been in the system 3 or more duty days, contact your supervisor (the one you listed in AFVEC) to determine if they have received the AFVEC email and reviewed/approved your request.
  5. If the supervisor approved it more than 1 duty day prior, and it was not auto approved (check AVEC Enrollments), contact the Education Section Staff listed above.

Bldg. 20602

Mon, Tue, Thu, & Fri
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Weekends, AFGSC Family Days & Holidays

Education Center Reminder: Members and Supervisors must use Google Chrome Browser to access the AF Virtual Education Center (AFVEC) in order to enter and approve all tuition assistance requests.

Questions? Please call the Education Center at 846-9933.

Did you know…

  • Kirtland has 3 on-base Academic Institutions (AIs) that provide  college classes at lunch time, evenings, weekends and distance learning.
  • Some AIs are providing college classes at the unit. Call for information.
  • Classes are available to AD Military Members, Guard and Reserves, AF and Sister Services, civilians, Sandia Labs employees, and family members.
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