Albuquerque Campus

National Test Center

The Lewis University National Test Center is an authorized CLEP, DANTES, and Excelsior test site offering computer based testing at Kirtland Air Force Base.

The Lewis University National Testing Center at Kirtland AFB offers the following exams:

  • College Level Examination Program exams;
  • DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST);
  • Excelsior exams (ECE);
  • GMAT;
  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician exams;
  • Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) exams;

ELIGIBILITY:

  1. Active duty military personnel and their family members.
  2. DOD and civilian employees and their family members.
  3. Retirees and their family members.
  4. Other members of the base community.

Test sessions are limited. Reservations online, by phone or in person are required for Lewis University testing.

All student taking a CLEP exam (not DSST or Speech) MUST pre-register with CLEP at: https://clepportal.collegeboard.org/myaccount prior to showing up to the Lewis University National Test Center. For detailed instructions for registering with CLEP services, please click here.

Military funded test candidates may register for a Pearson Vue exam (Excelsior, GMAT) by clicking here

For non-military funded test candidates, please click here

For more information on Military funded testing, please click here

CLEP: College Level Examination Program testing is free to active duty, reserve, guard personnel and specifically funded civilian DoD employees. Cost to other eligible civilian test candidates is $80 per test. Examinees may use a credit card for the CLEP charge at the time of the testing day registration process. Examinees may also pay using a certified check or money order for $80 payable to "College Level Examination Program". The Lewis University NTC also requires a $30 administration fee using a check or money order paid to "Lewis University." Retests for failed exams are available after 180 days and are to be funded by the examinee ($80+$30 admin fee), including military personnel. CLEP exams are timed at 90 min. with the exception of College Composition (120 min.) and there is no wrong answer penalty.

For more information on CLEPS, please visit http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/about.html

DSST: DANTES Subject Standardized Tests are free to active duty, reserve, guard personnel and specifically funded civilian DoD employees. Cost to other eligible civilian test candidates is $80 per test. Examinees may use a credit card for the DSST charge at the time of the testing day registration process. The Lewis University National Test Center also requires a $30 administration fee using a check or money order paid to "Lewis University." Retests for failed exams are available after 90 days and are to be funded by the examinee ($80+$30 admin fee), including military personnel. DSST exams are timed at 120 min. and there is no wrong answer penalty.

For more information on DANTES, please visit http://www.getcollegecredit.com/

Excelsior College Examinations (ECE) Program: Eligibility and retest policies are the same as CLEP/DSST exams for military and reserve component personnel. Civilian testing is not authorized for ECE exams. Retests for failed exams are available after 180 days and are to be funded by the examinee.

Study guides and other study materials are available free of charge at the Kirtland Base Education Center for most examinations. For additional information, please inquire at the Kirtland Education Center.

Study Materials available at the Base Education Center: 846-9933
Mon- Fri: 0800-1600.


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