USCG Base Alameda Education Center
Coast Guard Island, Bldg 3
Alameda, CA 94501-5100
Education Mission Statement
Base Alameda Education Center at Coast Guard Island provides the highest standard of educational guidance to heighten Coast Guard personnel educational opportunities for success in their professional career and as well as in their personal lives.
Education Center Hours
Education Services Available
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The attached document shows what tests are offered, the passing score and the units that can be earned for a passing score: What Your CLEP Score Means.
Each institution determines its acceptable scores and the amount of credits granted for each examination. Students are encouraged to consult the institution granting their degree prior to taking these exams.
Education Center Testing Schedule (New hours as of 30 March)
Monday - 0700 (Sign Up Form for Monday)
Tuesday through Friday - 0800 and 1000 hours (Sign Up Form for Tuesday-Friday)
There are no EOCTs and EPMEs tests because the Coast Guard has suspended those exams untilfurther notice and also those exams have been waived for FY2016.
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Office email is D11-DG-M-BaseAla-PersSupport-ESO@uscg.mil You will receive a confirmation email from the office to confirm your seat.
Officer Accession Programs
If you are planning to apply for one of the Officer’s programs, you must first contact your Alameda Recruiting Office (RO) for proper career counseling on OCS Accessions and submit your OCS package to the RO one month prior to the ESO’s Deadline programs. Their phone number is 510-769-8187.
Note: All packages must be submitted to the Recruiting Office with no exception and not to the Education Services Office (ESO). A recruiter will bring the packages to the Education Services Office prior to the ESO's Deadline and request that the ESO schedules an interview board for the applicant. Once the members’ interview board is scheduled, the recruiting office will notify the candidate of their interview date.
Go to www.gocoastguard.com for information about officer programs. It is the applicant's responsibility to review the announced CG message ALCGRECRUITING and each program carefully to ensure the application is completed correctly. If you have any questions in reference to the interview process, please contact the Alameda Recruiting Office to review your completed package. Feel free to call the Education Services Office for further questions about education qualification at (510) 437-5846/5738.
Volunteers - Commissioned Officers
Officer candidate interview boards are conducted on a frequent basis at Coast Guard Island. All boards are held in Building 3, Base Education Center. Your volunteer service for this program is very important. Selection of future CG officers is a huge responsibility and we hope to have only the best step forward as candidates and board members.
Boards must have a minimum of three officers to include a senior member. Senior officer must be an LCDR and above (O-4 to O-5) to serve as a the Board Leader, and two junior officers must be an ENS to LT (O-1 to O-3) to serve as Board Members. The junior members with the rank of ENS should have at least one year active duty service.
Education Center Points of Contact:
On Base School: Columbia College