Recertification Information

The Federal Government is the largest employer in the US. Veterans, military family member, students, government contractors and civilian federal employees want new and better federal jobs. The process for applying for a federal job is continuously changing.

Your Ten Steps Certification will keep you up-to-date with the latest hiring and application trends!

Benefits of Ten Steps Recertification:

  • Keep your Ten Steps Certification and License to Teach Ten Steps up-to-date with the latest Ten Steps PowerPoint and curriculum developments.
  • Keep access to the most recent Ten Steps to a Federal Job® PowerPoints and training materials.
  • Keep one of the most important job search certications up-to-date for your career portfolio, LinkedIn account and resume.
  • Learn the latest federal hiring news, improvements, changes in the online application, and strategies for hiring.
  • Learn the latest in Outline Format federal resume writing, including length, focus, keywords, accomplishment coaching strategies and career change resume writing strategies.
  • Be certified as a Certified Federal Job Search Trainer® (CFJST) and Certified Federal Career Coach® (CFCC) for an additional three years. Course participants who attend a class in 2019 will have a valid certification until September 30, 2022.

Recertification Fees

  • Individual registration: $1,940 + $20 book shipping = $1,960 per person (all recertification options including Advanced Recertification) 
  • 2 attendees from the same office: $1,700 + $20 book shipping = $1,720 per person
  • 3+ attendees from the same office: $1,560 + $20 book shipping = $1,580 per person (Save 33%!)
  • Multiple attendee discount does NOT apply to the Advanced Recertfication option

Recertification Options

OPTION 1: Retake the full length certification course

  • Original 3-day in-person or 7-week webinar program
  • Recommended for first time recertification
  • This program has been approved for the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) continuing education by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE).
  • Includes the Federal Career Book Collection (see below) 

OPTION 2: NEW! Shortened course for program updates

  • Optional Three 90-minute webinars (first 3 webinars of the regular recert / cert program) to cover the new 8th edition Ten Steps to a Federal Job with more emphasis on non-competitive hiring for VRA, 30% or more Disabled, Schedule A and Executive Order 13473 for military spouses. 
  • Recommend for second or higher recertification - just register for a Certification Webinar and let Kathryn know you are asking for the Shorter option for recert.

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Your Federal Career Collection

All individual registrations receive one (1) copy each of these current publications to update your federal career book library:

You will have the option to request the above books in print or PDF format.

Individual registration will also receive a set of 20 Jobseeker’s Guide 8th Edition books for coaching. Group registrations: please confirm book offerings at time of registration.

Bring these your books home with you from our live classes in a beautiful Ten Steps bag! Or request at least a week in advance to have your books shipped to you directly for the in-person classes.

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Please contact us with your questions. We would be happy to assist you.

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