Program (ACT/PEP), are used to meet specific college
degree requirements of the Excelsior College degrees
and are accepted by many other colleges. The ECEs
are available to all active-duty military personnel.
Over 35 separate ECEs are available in the areas of art
and sciences, business, education, and nursing.
Military members may earn academic credit from
many colleges and universities for successfully
completing these tests.
PRAXIS Series Exams
PRAXIS Series Exams are used by some states for
initial teacher certification. Pre-Professional Skills
Tests measure basic skills competency in reading,
math, and writing. Subject Assessment and Specialty
Area tests measure understanding of the content and
methods applicable to specific subject areas.
Q18. What handbook do you consult for full details on
DANTES examinations and test services?
Q19. What do college admission examinations
Q20. The DSST program includes approximately how
many undergraduate-level college subjects?
DANTES provides certification examinations in
several professional and technical areas. The
sponsoring professional or technical association
provides these examinations. These examinations are a
good way for Navy members to obtain civilian
recognition for their Navy training while demonstrating
a high level of professional competence. Navy College
Office test control officers are authorized to administer
these examinations and there is a fee required for most.
There are about 30 certification examinations
available. In addition to receiving certification, the
American Council on Education (ACE) has reviewed
four certification examinations for college credit. The
local Navy College Office or the DANTES staff can
provide members with details about certification
If you have access to the Internet, you can get more
information on the DANTES Certification Program at
the DANTES web site .
NAVY COLLEGE CENTER
The Navy College Center (NCC) is the central
point of contact for information about all components
of the Navy College Program (NCP). The NCP web
site, provides Sailors and Marines easy access and
one-stop shopping for information on Navy College
programs and ongoing voluntary education programs.
The NCCs mission is to increase the availability
of educational information worldwide and provide
maximum support to Sailors, Marines, and Navy
College Offices. NCC is the central point of contact
regarding partnership institutions. NCC provides
Official and Individual SMART transcripts, conducts
SMART research, and processes corrections and/or
additions to the SMART.
The NCC operates 7 days a week from 0600 to 2100
CST. The NCC provides information and referral service
as well as Navy College Program and SMART
information to anyone by telephone, fax, e-mail, U.S.
Postal Mail, or through the NCP web site. The Navy
College Center may be reached as follows: Phone: toll
free at 1-877-253-7122 / DSN 922-1828; Fax: (850)
452-1281 / DSN 922-1281; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Navy College Center monitors the Navy College
Program web site.
UNITED SERVICES MILITARY
APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM (USMAP)
The United Services Military Apprenticeship
Program (formerly the Navy National Apprenticeship
Program) can best be explained by the following
questions and answers:
· What is the program? The USMAP allows Navy,
Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel to
receive registered certification of the members
military training and work experience.
Completion of the USMAP promotes
recognition equal to civilian counterparts.
· What does the program do?
develops highly trained military men and
women who will continue to use their technical
skills and knowledge within their branch of
service and who will qualify for employment in a
recognized civilian trade after the expiration of
Eligible men and women
benefit by getting the same credit for specified
military work experience and training as their
civilian counterparts receive in civilian industry.
The USMAP promotes recognition of the value
of military training and experience.
· What does it take to get into the program?
Enlisted members must be on active duty, have a