Paying for Stepful’s Healthcare Training With Army Credentialing Assistance & Air Force Credentialing Assistance

Stepful is excited to announce a partnership with the Department of Defense to provide members of the Army and Air Force with free healthcare training through their credentialing assistance (CA) programs: Army CA Program and Air Force CA Program.

Through these programs, eligible active-duty, National Guard, and Reservice service members of the Air Force and Army can receive up to $4,500 (Air Force) or $4,000 (Army) to pay for certifications that can advance their military careers and prepare them to transition to civilian employment.

Stepful’s Medical Assistant Program prepares students to take the NHA’s CCMA exam and work as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant in just 4 months. Medical assistants help with both clinical and administrative tasks in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and other healthcare institutions.

Stepful’s Pharmacy Technician Program prepares students to take the NHA’s ExCPT exam in just four months. Pharmacy technicians work at pharmacies' front counters and behind the scenes at hospitals, helping people get the medicines they need.

Both programs include in-person externships to give you real-world experience after you finish your classes. We also offer career coaching to help you craft your resume, prepare for interviews, and find a job.

We’re committed to helping military members learn the skills they need to start healthcare careers through convenient, flexible courses that fit their schedules.

We thank all of the hard-working military members for the sacrifices they make to keep our country safe and hope our partnership with the Department of Defense can create new opportunities to support them.

Read on to learn more about who is eligible and how to get started, or check out our Instagram post about the programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Here’s who is eligible for Stepful’s training programs through the Army CA Program:

  • Active Duty Status: Must be an active duty soldier in the Regular Army, Army National Guard, or Army Reserve.
  • Ranks: Enlisted, warrant officers, and officers can participate. 
  • Good Standing: Must be in good standing with the Army (e.g., not flagged for adverse actions).
  • Basic Combat Training (BCT): Must have completed Basic Combat Training.
  • Service Requirement: Must have sufficient time remaining in service to complete the credential before separating from the Army.
  • Command Approval: Must have approval from their commanding officer or command-designated approving official.

Here is who is eligible for Stepful’s training programs through the Air Force CA Program:

  • Active Duty Status: Must be an active duty airman in the Regular Air Force, Air National Guard, or Air Force Reserve.
  • Ranks: Enlisted airmen and officers can participate.
  • Skill Level: Must possess a 5-skill level in their Primary Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC).
  • Good Standing: Must be in good standing, which includes not having a Unfavorable Information File (UIF), not being on a Control Roster, and having passed the most recent fitness test.
  • Credentialing Goal: Must have an approved credentialing goal in the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC).
  • Service Requirement: Must complete the credential while on active duty status.
  • Command Approval: Must obtain approval from their supervisor and upload all required supporting documentation.

Steps to Get Started

  1. Fill out one of our free applications: Medical Assistant or Pharmacy Technician. When you reach the question about military affiliations, be sure to select either Army Soldier or Air Force Airman.
  2. Meet with with Stepful's military programs advisor who will walk you through getting your training approved and paid for.
  3. Submit your Credentialing Assistance Funding application to the Army or Air Force.
  4. After you're approved, Stepful will grant you classroom access!

If you’re interested in any of our programs but want to learn more before applying, feel free to email us at hello@stepful.com or call (332) 334-8285.

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