This Ten Steps Certification and License Agreement is for 3 years.

You will need to recertify and re-license to teach Ten Steps to a Federal Job and the other 3 curriculum. STAY UP-TO-DATE. The Federal Government is the largest employer in the US. Veterans, military family members, 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 2024 will have a valid certification until September 30, 2027.


(After three years, you must recertify to renew your License to teach Ten Steps to a Federal Job)

  • Individual registration: $2,366

Recertification Options

OPTION 1: Retake the full length certification course

  • Take the total 5 Part online class; plus HR Day live webinars (see specific dates)
  • 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

  • 2 online classes to cover Ten Steps to a Federal Job® and one other 3.5 hour class of your choice. A total of 3 out of 5 online classes.
  • 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. [email protected]

Your Federal Book Collection

Federal Resume Books and Resources by Kathryn Troutman
included in the Re-Certification Training Fee:

Federal Career Book Collection: 6 books on Federal Resume Writing for your reference and for your Federal Career Coaching and samples.
NEW for 2024!! Also included is our all NEW Trainer & Coach Guide to assist with teaching the Ten Steps curriculum!
Bonus books: 20 Federal Resume books by Kathryn Troutman to GIVE to your clients so that they can see the best / correct federal resumes for government jobs. The samples in the books can help your clients get “Best Qualified” for the federal positions. Included in the Certification Training Fee. Value of $600

Print books are available for your book collection and your bonus books.