Free Healthcare Training through Stepful for Military Spouses

Stepful has partnered with the Department of Defense to provide military spouses with free healthcare training through the MyCAA program.

There are two programs that are designed to prepare you for exams and receive certifications.

Medical Assistant Program

This 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.

Pharmacy Technician Program

This program prepares students to take the PTCB’s CPhT exam and work as a Certified Pharmacy Technician in 4 months.

Pharmacy technicians work at the front counter of pharmacies and behind the scenes at hospitals to help people get the medicines they need.

Is it online or in person?

Online! Once you’ve finished your class, Stepful includes in-person externships to give you real-world experience.

The courses are flexible and convenient to fit your unique schedule as a military spouse.

Who’s eligible?

– Spouses of military members at or below the following pay grades: E-1 through E-5, W-1 to W-2, and 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 $4,000 from MyCAA.

How can I get started?

Here’s the steps you can take to start straight from Stepful’s website.

  1. Fill out one of their 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!

Any other questions?

If you’re interested in any of the Stepful programs but want to learn more before applying, feel free to email them at or call (332) 334-8285.

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

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