Voluntary Education Testing Center

Quantico Voluntary Education Testing Center

 

The Marine Corps Base Quantico Testing Center offers Military Classification Testing, DANTES Testing, and exam proctoring. In partnership with Northern Virginia Community College, we are recognized as a Pearson Vue National Testing Center, CLEP, and DSST administrator.

If you would like information about exams reimbursed by DANTES, please visit: www.dantes.doded.mil

MILITARY Testing: NVCC Testing:
American College Test Readiness Assessment (ACT)
Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT)
Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB)
Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Nelson Denny
Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)
Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)
Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
Proctored Exams for schools not located on the base.
CLEP
DSST
Pearson Vue
NVCC Placement Exams
NVCC Proctored Exams
Testing Days and Hours: Testing Days and Hours:
• vary based on exam (see info below) • Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
• Open: 0800
• Close: 1230
To Register Contact: To Register Contact:
703.784.4012 or
QuanticoVECTesting@usmc-mccs.org
Vivian Gillison
vgillison@nvcc.edu

 

  American College Testing (ACT) Readiness Assessment
WHAT Standardized national college admissions examination that consists
of subject area tests in: english, mathematics, reading, and science.
REGISTRATION Submit Test Request Form to:
QuanticoVECTesting@usmc-mccs.org
TIME 1000
WHEN Given once a month, generally at the beginning of the month.
ELIGIBILITY Active Duty and Reserve members only.
COST FREE, there is no cost for eligible military personnel.
Service members are authorized one DANTES-funded administration at a
DANTES Test Site of either the SAT (or ACT) for a service
or education requirement.
RETEST
POLICY
60 days after previous test administration. An examinee may not
have more than 12 ACT administrations per lifetime
RETEST FEE $39.50 (valid for 2016 calendar year) Cashier's Check or Money
Order made payable to ACT
CALCULATORS Permitted. A full listing of approved calculators can be found at
www.actstudent.org
SCORES Sent to mailing address provided on testing forms within 4-6 weeks
of taking exam.
DELIVERY Paper

 

  Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT)
WHAT The AFCT is a battery of multiple choice tests administered to members
trying to improve their ASVAB scores.
REGISTRATION Submit the following to the VEC Testing mailbox:
• VEC Test Request Form
• Command Authorization Reclassification Letter signed by battalion or
squadron CO or by direction
• Certified True Copy of score (Provided by G1 or S1) *Walk-ins are not permitted
REFERENCE MCO: 1230.5c
http://www.marines.mil/Portals/59/Publications/MCO%201230.5C.pdf
https://www.manpower.usmc.mil/portal/page/portal/M_RA_HOME/MP/MS/7_Testing
WHEN Thursdays
TIME 0730
ELIGIBILITY Active Duty and Reserve members only.
COST FREE
RETEST
POLICY
180 calendar days (6 months)
DELIVERY Computer
SCORES Allow 30 days for scores to post to your SRB.
STUDY GUIDE www.nelnetsolutions.com/dantes

  Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) and
Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB)
WHAT The DLAB is designed to measure a Marine’s potential to learn a foreign language and to aid in the selection
of personnel for language school training.

DLPT test scores are used to determine assignments and selection to programs requiring a
language skill.
The DLPT system is the only test battery authorized for assessing
an individual's proficiency in a foreign language.
REGISTRATION Submit Test Request Form to:,QuanticoVECTesting@usmc-mccs.org
REFERENCE MCO: 1230.5c or
https://www.manpower.usmc.mil/portal/page/portal/M_RA_HOME/MP/MS/7_Testing
WHEN Thursdays
TIME DLAB-0730
DLPT 0745
ELIGIBILITY Active Duty
COST FREE
RETEST
POLICY
180 calendar days (6 months)
DELIVERY Computer
SCORES Allow 30 days for scores to post to your SRB.

  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Exams
REGISTRATION Submit Test Request Form to: QuanticoVECTesting@usmc-mccs.org
REFERENCE See VEC for Supplemental Reference Guides
WHEN Tuesdays
TIME 0900
COST FREE
DELIVERY Computer

  Nelson Denny
WHAT The purpose of the test is to measure reading ability among high school and college students. A two-part test,
the Nelson-Denny measures vocabulary development, comprehension, and reading rate.
REGISTRATION Submit Test Request Form to: QuanticoVECTesting@usmc-mccs.org
WHEN Tuesdays
TIME 0900
ELIGIBILITY Active Duty
COST FREE
RETEST POLICY 30 Days
DELIVERY Paper
SCORES Provided once the exam is completed.

  Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)
WHAT The Oral Proficiency Interview, or OPI, is a live, 20-30 minute telephone conversation between a certified
tester and the candidate. It is a valid and reliable test that measures how well a person speaks a language.
REGISTRATION Submit Test Request Form to: QuanticoVECTesting@usmc-mccs.org
REFERENCE MCO: 1230.5c or https://www.manpower.usmc.mil/portal/page/portal/M_RA_HOME/MP/MS/7_Testing
WHEN The OPI is scheduled by DLI- This process could take up to 2 weeks to be scheduled.
ELIGIBILITY Achieve a minimum score of 2/2 on the DLPT.
COST FREE
RETEST POLICY 180 calendar days (6 months)
DELIVERY Phone
SCORES Allow 30 days for scores to post to your SRB.

  Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)
WHAT National college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in: writing mathematics, and critical reading.
REGISTRATION Submit Test Request Form to: QuanticoVECTesting@usmc-mccs.org
WHEN Offered during the months of Jan-Jun and Oct-Dec. The SAT is NOT administered during the months of: Jul, Aug, and Sep.
ELIGIBILITY Active Duty and Reserve Members only.
COST FREE, there is no cost for eligible military personnel. Service members are authorized one DANTES-funded administration at a
DANTES Test Site of either the SAT (or ACT) for a Service or education requirement.
RETEST POLICY Allowed only once a calendar year.
RETEST FEE $54.50 (valid for 2016 fiscal year). Cashier’s Check or Money Order made payable to The College Board
CALCULATORS Permitted, full listing of approved calculators can be found: https://sat.collegeboard.org/register/calculator-policy
DELIVERY Paper
SCORES Sent to mailing address provided on testing forms within 8 weeks of receipt of your exam by College Board.

  Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
WHAT Achievement test designed to provide you with a true picture of your basic skills. It consists of four sections:
Reading, Math Computation, Applied Math, and Language.
REGISTRATION Submit Test Request Form to: QuanticoVECTesting@usmc-mccs.org
WHEN Tuesdays
ELIGIBILITY Active Duty Military
COST FREE
CALCULATORS Permitted in the Applied Mathematics Section of exam
DELIVERY Paper
STUDY GUIDE http://www.testprepreview.com/tabe_practice.htm

  Proctored Exams
REGISTRATION Submit Test Request Form to: QuanticoVECTesting@usmc-mccs.org
WHEN Tuesdays
TIME 0900
ELIGIBILITY Active Duty, Reservists, Veterans, Dependents, and Civilians with DoD affiliation
COST FREE

  CLEP
WHAT CLEP test mastery of college-level material by examination.
REGISTRATION https://clepportal.collegeboard.org/myaccount
and with vgillison@nvcc.edu
WHEN Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
TIME Between the hours of 0800-1230
ELIGIBILITY Active Duty, Reservists, Veterans, Dependents, and Civilians with DoD affiliation
COST • FREE for Active Duty and Reservist
• $80 for Veterans, Dependents, and Civilians with DoD affiliation
STUDY GUIDE Printed copies available at the VEC and online practice exams located at:
www.nelnetsolutions.com/dantes

  DSST
WHAT Credit-by-examination, form of prior learning assessment
REGISTRATION Contact:vgillison@nvcc.edu
WHEN Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
TIME Between the hours of 0800-1230
ELIGIBILITY Active Duty, Reservists, Veterans, Dependents, and Civilians with DoD affiliation
COST • FREE for Active Duty and Reservist
• $80 for Veterans, Dependents, and Civilians with DoD affiliation
STUDY GUIDE Printed copies available at the VEC and online practice exams located at:
www.nelnetsolutions.com/dantes

  Pearson Vue
REGISTRATION https://home.pearsonvue.com/
and with vgillison@nvcc.edu
WHEN Wednesdays Only
TIME Between the hours of 0800-1230
ELIGIBILITY Active Duty, Reservists, Veterans, Dependents, and Civilians with DoD affiliation
COST Vary by exam

  NVCC Placement Exams and NVCC Proctored Exams
REGISTRATION Contact: vgillison@nvcc.edu
WHEN Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
TIME Between the hours of 0800-1230
ELIGIBILITY NVCC Student
COST FREE