When Does My ASVAB Score Expire?

For some reason nobody wants to retake the ASVAB test! I had a question today from a 28 year old thinking about starting a career in the Army and wanting to know if his ASVAB score from almost ten years ago had expired.

I understand that being out of school for a few years can erode confidence in the skills and knowledge that make up the AFQT score but just taking a few ASVAB practice tests can get you back up to speed fairly quickly.  With so much in the way of study materials available at the bookstore and online – if you’re willing to put in a few evenings of study you should have nothing to worry about when retaking the ASVAB test.

But, to answer the question, your ASVAB score expiration is two years after you take the test if you don’t enlist and, if you do enlist, your ASVAB score doesn’t expire.  However, you’re not necessarily stuck with that initial score if you’re active military.  If you end up wanting new training in a job that requires a higher score you can retake the ASVAB to try to qualify and your new ASVAB score will replace the old one.