Stepful's Programs for Military Members & Their Spouses to Get Free Healthcare Training & Certifications

At Stepful, we appreciate the sacrifice and dedication that military members and their families make to keep our country safe. 

To do our part in giving back, we have partnered with the Department of Defense (DoD) to provide free healthcare training to:

Through these programs, eligible military members and their spouses can get Stepful’s and the resulting certifications completely for free. We have programs for both aspiring medical assistants and pharmacy technicians.

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.

Here’s a quick look at each program. Be sure to check out our full guides linked at the bottom of each section to learn more:

Stepful & the Army CA Program

The Army CA Program provides active-duty members of the Army with up to $4,000 to pay for training and certifications, including those that we offer here at Stepful.

Eligibility 

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.

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.
  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.
  4. After you're approved, Stepful will grant you classroom access!


Stepful & the Air Force CA Program

The Air Force CA Program provides active-duty members of the Air Force with up to $4,000 to pay for training and certifications, including those that we offer here at Stepful.

Eligibility 

Here’s 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 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 Air Force.
  4. After you're approved, Stepful will grant you classroom access!


Stepful & the MyCAA Program for Military Spouses

Stepful’s partnership with the DoD’s MyCAA program provides military spouses with up to $2,000 of financial assistance for certifications to pursue careers as medical assistants or pharmacy technicians.

Eligibility

Here’s who is eligible for Stepful’s training programs through the MyCAA:

  • Spouses of military members at or below the following pay grades: E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2, or O-1 to O-2.
  • Spouses of military members who are currently on Title 10 military orders. You must be able to start and complete all of your coursework while your spouse is under those orders.
  • You have not already used the full $2,000 from MyCAA.

Steps to Get Started

  1. Fill out one of our free applications: Medical Assistant or Pharmacy Technician. When you reach the question about being a military spouse, be sure to select Yes.
  2. Meet with with Stepful's military programs advisor, who will walk you through creating a MyCAA account, filling out forms, and everything else necessary to get started.
  3. Chat with a MyCAA SECO Career Coach (DoD requirement).
  4. Submit your ETP and financial aid forms.
  5. After you're approved, Stepful will grant you classroom access!

You can see Stepful’s profile on the MyCAA website here.



More About Stepful’s Healthcare Training

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.

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.

Your new Medical Assistant career starts here

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  • 4 month online medical assistant program

  • Receive your medical assistant certification

  • Tuition comes with 100% money back guarantee

  • Morning or evening classes

  • 100% online followed by in-person externship

  • Job coaching services

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  • 4-month online pharmacy technician program

  • Earn your pharmacy technician certification

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  • Evening classes available

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  • Job coaching services

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  • 4-month Online Surgical Tech Course

  • Receive your National NCCT TS-C Certificate

  • 100% Online Followed by In-Person Training

  • Job Interview Prep and Resume Services

  • Land a Full Time Job or your Tuition is on Us

  • Clinicals Included for Eligible California Students