Master Federal Career Advisor/Trainer

Master Federal Career Advisor/Trainer (MFCA-T)

Once you become an MFCA-T, you can then become qualified to train others. With all the information, tools, and resources you need to train others on the course, the Master Federal Career Advisor/Trainer (MFCA-T) certification will prepare you to be an effective trainer and teacher, using your new knowledge to help other professionals become certified advisors.

Master Federal Career Advisor Outline

Check Point 1: Understanding the Federal Job Landscape in the 21st Century

  • The Federal Employment Landscape
  • Benefits of Working for the Federal Government
  • General Schedule, Wage Grade, Pay Bands, and Other Federal Pay Scales
  • How Long Does It Take to Gain Federal Employment?
  • How to Find Federal Job Openings

Check Point 2: Determining a Job Seeker’s Qualifications

  • Qualifying Your Clients
  • Analyzing Vacancy Announcements
  • Transitioning Clients to Federal Employment
  • SES, CDP, and Executive Leadership

Check Point 3: What Job Seekers Need to Know About Federal Resumes

  • Writing a Federal Resume: Examples of a Headline Format Resume
  • Other Federal Resume Formats

Check Point 4: Coaching Job Seekers on Questionnaires and Narrative Statements

  • Understanding Occupational Questionnaires, KSAs, and Other Supplemental Information

Check Point 5: Empowering Job Seekers with Resources and Support

  • Interviewing for a Federal Job
  • Federal Student and Other Internship Programs

Note:Each Check Point includes a quiz.

Final Exam

Coach’s Toolbox

Five Professionally Written Federal Resume Samples

  1. Blank USAJOBS Resume Builder
  2. General Resume Builder
  3. Vision Statement Worksheet
  4. Accomplishments Worksheet
  5. KSA Worksheet

Master Federal Career Advisor/Trainer (MFCA-T)

Now, a Train the Trainer version of the Master Federal Career Advisor (MFCA) program puts you at the helm of creating training and instruction programs for the federal career advising industry.

Topics covered in the MFCA-T:

Check Point 1: Understanding the Federal Job Landscape in the 21st Century

  • In This Check Point
  • Suggested Class Agenda
  • Key Point of Emphasis
  • Highly Recommended Reading
  • Lesson Plan
  • Classroom Exercises
  • Student Materials
  • Class Handouts
  • Technology/Resources

Check Point 2: Determining a Job Seeker’s Qualifications

  • In This Check Point
  • Suggested Class Agenda
  • Key Point of Emphasis
  • Lesson Plan
  • Classroom Exercises
  • Student Materials
  • Class Handouts
  • Technology/Resources

Check Point 3: What Job Seekers Need to Know About Federal Resumes

  • In This Check Point
  • Suggested Class Agenda
  • Key Point of Emphasis
  • Lesson Plan
  • Important Note
  • Classroom Exercises
  • Student Materials
  • Class Handouts
  • Technology/Resources

Check Point 4: Coaching Job Seekers on Questionnaires and Narrative Statements

  • In This Check Point
  • Suggested Class Agenda
  • Key Point of Emphasis
  • Lesson Plan
  • Classroom Exercises
  • Student Materials
  • Class Handouts
  • Technology/Resources

Check Point 5: Empowering Job Seekers with Resources and Support

  • In This Check Point
  • Suggested Class Agenda
  • Lesson Plan
  • Classroom Exercises
  • Student Materials
  • Class Handouts
  • Technology/Resources

Registration

The cost to take the MFCA-T virtual certification course is $1795.00. Discounts are provided to federal agency and military installation personnel. The program is self-study and can be started at any time and worked on at your own pace. Of course we can provide onsite training to federal agencies and military installations for groups of 10 or more.

Get Started

The cost to take the MFCA certification program for recertification purposes is $995.00, and recertification for the MFCA-T (Train the Trainer) is offered at $1,295.00.

Call us for details at 800-471-9201.

Update Requirements

In order to demonstrate your commitment to staying abreast of industry changes, the MFCA-T credential must be renewed every three years for a fee of $995.00. This update will include new curriculum on industry changes and requires an exam. An updated study guide encompassing all the new industry changes will be provided.

Why is renewal necessary? Because career services, especially in federal employment, represent a dynamic field and require that you stay abreast of changing requirements.

Call our federal resume writers for details about federal resumes, military resumes, cover letters and more at 800-471-9201.