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Choose Your Training Program
CareerStep’s online training programs are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and you can complete the courses at your own pace. Different programs have different components (and different outcomes), so if you’re not sure which program is right for you, this is a great place to start.
Pay for Your Course
We go to great lengths to make our pricing as clear and straightforward as possible. We also make the programs more affordable—because we want you to get on track for professional and financial success as soon as possible. Payment options are available to those who need it.
Plan Your Pace & Start Your First Course
Once you have made the decision to invest in your training, you'll get an email from our Advocate Team inviting you to an onboarding meeting. From there, you'll review your goals and receive a guided demonstration of the training program. You can also monitor your progress and achievement by leveraging the suite of tools in our online learning management system.
Prep for 3rd-Party Certification
Once you’ve completed your online coursework, you’ll take a final exam in preparation for certification. Test anxiety? Don’t stress—you can take the final exam as many times as needed. We also offer instructor-led exam consultations to help make sure you feel confident. Then, when you’re ready, you can sit for certification.
Get Interview-Ready & Get Connected
Don’t worry, we won’t leave you hanging here. We provide resources and career support to help you find a job, including resume examples, interview tips, and basic life-skills training. We’re also connected to many leading healthcare providers in the U.S.
How long do courses take to complete?
If you study full time (40 hours a week) you can complete most programs in three to four months. But they’re accessible for up to a year, so you can learn and progress at a pace that works for you.†
Can I get an extension on my course-completion time?
We get it: Stuff comes up. If you need to extend your time in a course, you can purchase up to six additional months. See the extension pricing here.
What skills or experience do I need to enter a CareerStep program?
You must possess the skill of being at least 18 years old, and you must have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or pass CareerStep's pre-qualification assessment. The CareerStep pre-qualification assessment can't be used in lieu of a high school diploma or GED for any 3rd party association certification. You should also have strong skills in reading, writing, and speaking standard English. That’s it. There are no other specific skills or experience required to enter a CareerStep training program.
Is CareerStep accredited?
CareerStep programs meet the following standards and accreditations:
- The Pharmacy Technician (ASHP/ACPE) program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists(ASHP)/Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education(ACPE).
Our programs are designed to prepare you for certifications that greatly improve your employment opportunities, since credentials are one of the first things many employers look for. To help your resume stand out from other applicants’, our programs prepare you to earn the following credentials:
- Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
- Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
- Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS)
- Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
- Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)
- Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
- Physical Therapy Technician Certification (PTTC)
- CompTIA A+ Certification
- Microsoft Office Specialist – Master (MOS-Master)
- Registered Health Documentation Specialist (RHDS)
What are the advantages of training with CareerStep?
We’ve been providing quality healthcare training for over 25 years. Here’s why our career training gets results:
- Expert designed. Our programs were built by experts who have decades of experience working and teaching in their fields.
- Flexible. Our programs are self-paced and fully online, so you can learn anytime, from anywhere.
- Focused on learner success. For example: Our Medical Coding and Billing completers report a certification exam pass rate higher than the national average.
What’s the difference between an associate degree and a certification program?
A certificate program consists solely of courses focused on a specific professional or technical field. Associate degrees usually require learners to take additional courses in other subjects. Certificate programs tend to be the more streamlined approach once you know which career you want to pursue, since you can focus on career training without spending time on unrelated courses.
What kind of computer do I need to complete the course?
The courses are completely online, so your computer is an important part of your learning experience.
CareerStep uses Canvas as its learning management system (“LMS”) for the Coursework of the Program. Canvas is a 3rd party LMS that allows the Learner to work in the cloud.
For best performance, Canvas should be used on the current or first previous major release of the Learner’s web browser. CareerStep recommends a laptop or PC as mobile devices such as iPads, Chromebooks, tablets or smartphones only work for basic study. CareerStep does not recommend mobile devices as the Learner’s main or only source of study as additional 3rd party tools that CareerStep uses inside Canvas may not work on all mobile devices.
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