ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Rock Island, Ill. - As of Nov. 20, 2010, Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support changed funding for Active Duty Soldier's testing program. DANTES now will only fund a Service member's initial examination fee for each subject College Level Examination Program, DSST (previously known as the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) and Excelsior College Examinations exams.

To prevent test familiarity and safeguard test security, the testing agencies requires that all examinees must wait 180 calendar days from the last test date to retest on these exams. If an examinee tests before the 180 calendar day waiting period has elapsed, the test score will be invalidated and the waiting period starts over.

To retest by computer at a National Test Center, examinees will first have to pay the examination and administration fee by credit card. To retest at a paper-based DANTES test site, examinees for CLEP and DSST will follow the personally funded civilian procedure which requires payment either by certified check or money order in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U.S. Bank, made payable to Prometric. For ECE, personally funded examinees must submit exam registration fees prior to taking their ECE exam, using a certified check or money order, or a personal check drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. funds, and made payable to Excelsior College.

For more information please contact you're the Rock Island Arsenal Education Center at (309) 782-2065.