2024 Ten Steps to a Federal Job® Certification Programs

World’s First, Most Exclusive & Only Dual Credential in Federal Job Search Training

30 CEUs | 3 year Certification | 2024 Class Dates »



Teach and Coach Your Clients for 

Federal Jobs in 2024


Live and Virtual Classes
Ten Steps to a Federal Job®
– New / Expanded –
Stars are Lined Up for Military Spouses®
New / Expanded HR Day Curriculum

2 Book Awards for The Stars are Lined Up for Military Spouses – Kathryn Troutman


2020 Winners & Distinguished Favorites!

  • Winner – Military Non-Fiction
  • Distinguished Favorite – Careers

The ground-breaking Ten Steps to a Federal Job® Certification Program is the US Government Human Resources’ most-respected and most-recognized federal job search training and career coaching credential. Successfully complete the program and you will earn TWO certifications:

  • Certified Federal Job Search Trainer® (CFJST)
  • Certified Federal Career Coach® (CFCC)

You’ll also receive your Exclusive Instructor’s License for the Ten Steps® curriculum. Note that only licensed personnel are authorized to teach all 4 of the Ten Steps® programs:

  • Ten Steps to a Federal Job®
  • The Stars are Lined Up for Military Spouses® on USAJOBS – Winner of Two Book Awards
  • Writing Your First Resume®
  • Ten Steps to a Pathways Internship for Students and Recent Grads©

25 Books come with the Certification Training –
Value of over $600 included in the Certification Training Program

Book Collection:
5 Federal Resume Books by Kathryn Troutman for your personal library and coaching reference
Bonus Books: 20 Federal Career Books to give to your clients …
military, spouses, students, first-time resume writers

Developed in 2002 by Kathryn Troutman, President, The Resume Place, Inc. (established in 1973). More than 3500 career and employment personnel from the military, US government, colleges/universities and private practice have earned their certifications and re-certifications since 2002.