The Armstrong Center for Community Learning (ACCL) provides personal and professional advancement opportunities as well as a variety of outreach programs and periphery services to the six-county region northeast of Pittsburgh.

Core programs provide online and in-class programs empowering learners of all levels the ability to expand their knowledge base and reach for new opportunities. We offer programs tailored to learners’ needs using PLATO Learning courses. Our on-site test center provides a range of certificate programs ranging from high school equivalency via GED or HiSET to College Level Equivalency Programs (CLEP) to professional entry tests such as Compass for math skills and TEAS V for nursing.

The ACCL is an IdentoGo fingerprinting center providing the region with a convenient location for residents and companies to address identify verification needs. Appointments may be arranged using the IdentoGo website.

The ACCL delivers a wide range of outreach programs. We have a certified Microsoft Office Specialist on staff leading courses in a variety of Microsoft programs. We administrate the Outdoor Discovery Center at Crooked Creek which offers programs focusing on the environment, “green” learning, and recycling.

The ACCL is a regional resource providing educational and learning opportunities for learners of all ages.

  • Consulting
  • GED, HiSET & CLEP Exams
  • Workforce Training
  • Pearson VUE Testing Center
  • PSI/PAN Testing
  • Certiport Testing Center
  • PLATO Online Learning
  • Outdoor Discovery Center
  • IdentoGo Identity Services

CLEP Initiatives for Service Members and Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, recognizing our Veterans and the men and women currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The Armstrong Center for Community Learning and CLEP program is proud to help clear a path toward college and career success for military personnel through a longstanding partnership with the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).

Today, we are excited to announce two new initiatives to further support our military-connected students.

The CLEP Out Challenge | Nov. 11, 2018 – Mar. 29, 2019

Service Members and Veterans could win up to $5,000 for their student military or veteran group. To enter, students must create a 30 – 60 second video telling us how they spent the time they saved thanks to CLEP and then post it to Instagram with the hashtag #CLEPOut.  For more information from the CLEP website click here.

Student Search Service Pilot

Starting in 2019, Service Members can opt in to the College Board’s free Student Search Service when registering for a CLEP exam. Search connects students with higher education institutions, education support organizations, and scholarship programs. The goal of the pilot is to identify high-performing Service Members and help them create pathways to education opportunity.

The Armstrong Center for Community Learning is a fully-funded and College Board authorized CLEP test center for DANTES testing.


There are many ways to support the ACCL and its programs. To learn more, click here and thank you for your support!



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Upcoming Events


Adult Basic Education/GED Prep Classes with ARIN every Tuesday & Thursday from
12:30 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.



ACCL Mission Statement

The ACCL is a regional resource that provides educational and career opportunities.





Learning Center

PLATO & Workforce Training

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Testing Center

CLEP, Pearson VUE, GED Testing

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Environmental Learning Center

Armstrong County’s only destination for environmental education & responsible resource conservation

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