ILC Education Center & Training


First Term Airmen Center (FTAC) & Professional Enhancement Center

1510 Bemiss Rd. Bldg 1223
DSN: 460-2054
Fax: 229.257.2347

Mon – Fri: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Sat & Sun: Closed

FTAC’s Mission

Educate, Motivate and Develop 23d Wing/93d AGOW Airmen

First Term Enlisted Course (FTEC)

The Development Advisor (DA) manages daily FTEC operations. The FTAC NCOIC is a rotating position filled by an NCO from a different group every 365 days to assist in the transition of newly assigned Airmen. FTEC conducts approx. 22 five-day courses each year for approximately 450 Airmen. The last day of the course, day 5, is set aside for Resiliency Training and is conducted by certified Master Resilience Trainers across the Wing. The FTEC course covers mandatory topics, such as Personal Financial Readiness Substance Abuse Education, Prevention and Treatment, Resilience Training, Initial Wingman Intervention Training, Diversity & Inclusion, Great Power Competition: National Security Strategy/National Defense Strategy/Intelligence Brief, Chief’s Perspective/Warrior Role in Base Support & Mission Orientation provided by installation CC/CCC, Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR) Awareness, Article 137, Legal Services, Area Defense Council, Cyber Security, Social Media, Artificial Intelligence, OSI Brief/Local Threat Brief, Air Force Standards, Enlisted Force Structure, Joint Perspective (Blue Book, Brown, Book, Purple Book, AFDP 1, Blueprint, etc., Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Education and Commissioning Opportunities, Equal Opportunity Program, Inspector General, and Child Care Resources.

Professional Development Mission

The new Enlisted Force Development Model – Enlisted Airmanship Continuum (100–900) – connects institutional, functional, and base delivered education, training, and experiences. The Enlisted Airmanship Continuum is first introduced at basic military training, reinforced by foundational competencies in each AFSC’s career field education and training plan, and embedded throughout the entire continuum.

Foundations Courses will replace our base-level professional enhancement seminars beginning October 2023 and become prerequisite courses for EPME in FY25. Content for all foundations courses will be updated and standardized by the Barnes Center, with the intent to remain current and relevant to maintain our competitive advantage. Foundations courses will be administered by base developmental advisors with support from local NCOs, SNCOs and subject matter experts. The duration for each level is five days: four days standardized content and one day MAJCOM/WG specific focus.

Professional Enhancement Center

The Development Advisor (DA) oversees all Professional Enhancement Programs. The DA provides Airmen with the information needed to make informed career decisions. The DA conducts group retraining counseling sessions for over 1,000 members per year. The DA also conducts other one-on-one career counseling sessions such as assignments, reenlistment, and separation options. The DA conducts 10 Professional Enhancement courses each year – each course is 4 days with 20 to 30 or more students per class and covers all required mandatory topics. The DA also conducts two SNCO Professional Enhancement courses each year – the course is 4 days with approx. 65-85 MSgt selects and covers all required mandatory topics. Professional Development programs are held in building 1223 located next door to ALS across Bemiss. It is a $650,000, 4,300 square foot facility equipped with 3 classrooms and an 84-seat auditorium.

Airman Leadership School (ALS)

DSN: 257.3746
Monday – Friday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED
DSN: 257.2725

The Jason D. Cunningham Airman Leadership School (ALS) is a 5-week course designed to prepare Airmen for supervisory and leadership responsibilities. ALS is a requirement for promotion to SSgt and you must be an ALS graduate in order to supervise/rate.

The course has four areas of concentration: Professional Airman, Expeditionary Airman, Supervisor of Airmen, and Supervisory Communicator. All areas provide the tools necessary to be effective supervisors and leaders in today’s Air Force. The course contains 192 hours of curriculum instruction over 24 academic duty days. The school graduates seven classes annually with roughly 350 students per year.

All students should be considered in “TDY” status for the duration of the course. Students attending ALS are exempt from exercises, recalls, and PT testing (which should be accomplished prior to attending). Students needing to WAPS test should be scheduled for testing before/after attending ALS. Good communication between ALS staff and commanders/first sergeants/students is necessary to ensure proper notification/preparation time prior to class start dates.

The eligibility requirements for attending ALS are as follows:

  • Students cannot be on a control roster.
  • Students cannot be under investigation.
  • Students must be able to participate in PT and drill/ceremony.
  • Students must have a minimum of 6 months retainability after graduation.

ALS-Information on Completing your CCAF

Base Testing Center

3202 Gardner Street, Bldg. 440

Testing Programs are a significant part of the educational experience. The Moody Education Testing Center in conjunction with Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s National Testing Center (NTC) provides a wide variety of testing opportunities to the base populace. In addition to military testing such as promotion and end-of-course, we offer college-level exams as well as certification testing via Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s National Testing Center (NTC).

Primary Exams Offered

Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT)

The AFCT is the active-duty version of the ASVAB and is meant for members who may need to increase their ASVAB scores for retraining or special assignments. Contact the Moody Library for study guides and online test preparation materials.

Electronic Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (eAFOQT).

The eAFOQT is required for individuals seeking to apply to become an Air Force Officer via the Air Force Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) or Officer Training School (OTS). This exam is also offered by the NTC. See below for more information.

Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB)

The DLAB is required for certain assignments or retraining. It is a standardized examination used to determine a person’s natural ability to learn a foreign language.

Click here to review a DLAB pamphlet with sample questions.

Click here to review additional DLAB information.

Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT)

The DLPT is generally a two-part consisting of reading and listening and measures a person’s proficiency in a specific foreign language.

Click Here for additional DLPT information.

Testing Schedule

Online test scheduling through your Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC) account: You can now schedule your AFCT, DLPT, DLAB exam online! Most test dates can be requested via the AFVEC under the “Scheduled Tests” tab by clicking SCHEDULE TEST. Your AFVEC account can be accessed through the Air Force Portal by clicking AFVEC under the Career & Training tab. If you do not have an AFVEC account, please take a moment to create one so that you can utilize this system in the future for your testing and educational needs. If you have questions or encounter issues in the process of scheduling a test, please call 229.257.3169, 229.257.2916 or email the Moody Testing Center at

The testing schedule is as follows:
2nd and 4th Thursday – DLPT/DLAB/AFCT@ 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM
2nd and 4th Wednesday – CDC @ 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Testing: Email for scheduling of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Electronic Data Processing Test (EDPT), the Test of Basic Aviation Skills (TBAS), and other exams.

End of Course (EOC) exam requests should be sent by your Unit Training Manager.

Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS) testing requests should be sent by your Unit WAPS Monitor to the Base Test Control Officer (TCO).

Moody National Testing Center (NTC)

CLEP exams are offered on Tuesdays at 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM. Use the following link to sign in or create an account: You can then register to take your exam through register blast at:

The DSST Speech exam is offered every Monday at 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM.

All other DSST exams are offered on Thursdays at 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM. Use the register blast to schedule your exam at:

Certification Exams

The NTC is also a certified Pearson Vue testing center administering several certification and licensure examinations for most computer certifications, Project Management, and many other programs. The NTC is also able to administer the Electronic Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (eAFOQT).

These exams are primarily offered on Wednesdays from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Contact WGTC at 229.333.2100 ext. 3001 for more information.