Career Step Referral Program Basics

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Note: This post reviews the basics of the Career Step Referral Program. If you are not a Career Step student but would like to participate, please visit to create an account.

The Career Step Referral Program offers you the opportunity to quickly and easily be financially rewarded for telling others about Career Step. We have a set payout structure, and we send out electronic payments once a month in the month following the enrollment—for example, you’ll receive payment in March for any referred enrollments that happen in February. (For more information on our payout process, read our Referral Payouts: FAQs post.) The standard payout structure is as follows:

  • $100 per enrollment for 1-2 enrollments a month
  • $200 per enrollment for 3-4 enrollments a month
  • $250 per enrollment for 5+ enrollments a month

When you signed up for the Referral Program (or when you enrolled for Career Step training), you received an email with your specific referrer information. If you’ve misplaced this email or are unsure of your Referrer ID, email us at and we would be happy to look it up for you.

The best way to ensure you get credit for your referrals is to have your contacts visit your unique referrer webpage. When your contacts request more Career Step information from this page, they’ll be marked with your Referrer ID in our system, and when they enroll, you’ll receive credit for them. For more information on why this page is important, check out the Why is Your Referrer Webpage Important? post.

The Career Step Referral Program applies to enrollments in any of the Career Step vocational programs. This means that you’ll receive a bonus when your referrals enroll in any of these Career Step programs:

If your referrals enroll in the Medical Transcription Editor Supplement program, RHDS Exam Preparation program, or any of the Microsoft Office courses, you will not be eligible for a referral bonus. For full details on what programs qualify for the bonus please see the Referral Program Terms & Conditions.

This Referral Blog is an excellent resource as a referrer because we use it to make you aware of any promotions we’re running as well as offering answers to commonly asked questions. Be sure to check back often to stay up-to-date on the best ways to make the most of your program participation, and feel free to respond to any posts with your questions and comments.

You can also like us on Facebook to stay up to date on any referral promotions and get tips on how to increase your referrals with social media!

If you have questions or concerns about the Career Step Referral Program, please call 1-800-411-7073 or email


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  1. Berlinda June 22, 2012

    Hello Brad,
    I have a friend who is also a military spouse and she would like to get started on a program at Career Step since I told her about it, my question is, how do I make the referrer page?

  2. btbell June 26, 2012

    Berlinda -

    Your referral webpage is already complete and can be found online, so there is nothing you need to do to “make” the webpage.  I will email you the link to it.  This is the page you should send any interested friends to.  Once they go to your webpage and provide us with their contact info there, we’ll have them listed in our system with you automatically attached as the referrer.  If they enroll at any point after that then you’ll be rewarded for the referral.  Hope that helps!

  3. Victoria Wiese September 28, 2012

    How do I get to my webpage?

  4. taniavano October 03, 2012

    Hi Victoria,

    You can access your page by visiting and replacing the last 5 digits with your own Referrer ID. If you’ve forgotten your Referrer ID, I just sent you an email with the information that you need.

    If you are curious about how to use your Referrer Webpage, please refer to our blog entry - Why is Your Referrer Webpage Important? -

    Hope that helps!

  5. Susan June 02, 2014

    Hey, if asomeone told me about the program and I started in May, how would they get credit for it?

  6. vandrews June 02, 2014

    Great question, Susan! Send us an email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the name of the person who referred you, along with their phone number and email address (if you have them). If they’ve already signed up for a referral account, we can just add them as the person who referred you and they’ll get a check from us around the end of this month. 

    If they don’t already have a referral account, we’ll contact them and have them sign up so we can get them paid for referring you.

  7. Lois Kraft April 19, 2016

    I was not aware that we need to apply to refer people. I understood that if we were a prior student who had completed the courses, we could refer others and receive a referral bonus.  Has this changed since 2002?

  8. vandrews April 19, 2016

    Hi Lois-

    Anyone can refer people to Career Step. However, if they end up enrolling, in order to pay you your referral bonus you will need to be signed up for the referral program. You can sign up at


    Vonda - Referral Program Manager

  9. James Hoskin August 18, 2016

    I am referring my sister, Yolanda D’Apremonte to Career Steps…We are excited!

  10. isaac January 03, 2017

    hi everyone i’m unsure about the refellal payout,i truly want to be a Student here may i pleaseeeeee have some friendly guideing help Thank You.

  11. Career Step January 09, 2017

    Hi Isaac,
    We would be happy to answer any questions you have about the Career Step referral program or any other questions you may have.  Please contact us at 1-800-411-7073 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Best wishes!

  12. Kimberly Hampton January 11, 2017

    Career step is a wonderful online school the staff goes out of their way helping you succeed even when you don’t believe yourself they encourage you to keep going until your course is done .

  13. Kimberly Hampton January 11, 2017

    Career step is a wonderful online school the staff goes out of their way helping you succeed even when you don’t believe in yourself they encourage you to keep going until your course is done.

  14. Carinne Mortensen January 17, 2017

    For the coding program will you become certified for any state or just Arizona?

  15. Career Step January 18, 2017

    Hi Carinne,
    The medical coding certification is valid nationwide. The certification exams are through CCS or CPC, which are national organizations. The CCS exam is through AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) and the CPC exam is through AAPC (American Association of Professional Coders).

    Hope this helps!

  16. Ivelisse Lopez January 19, 2017

    I dont recieve my referral ID thru my email.

  17. Career Step January 26, 2017

    Hi Ivelisse,
    Thanks for reaching out to us! Somebody should be contacting you shortly with your ID. You can also reach out to us at 1-800-411-7073 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Best wishes!

  18. Donna Wirthlin April 14, 2017

    Hi. I am not sure how to add a banner to my personal blog page—I usually add code for a side bar ad but I don’t understand how to get to that. Is my referrer info already attached to the banners and I just need to copy and paste them to my side bar?  Sorry, I just couldn’t find this info on the referral basics page.

  19. vandrews April 14, 2017

    Hi Donna-

    The banners are just images and don’t contain any actual code. When you put one of them on your blog, you should have the option to link to a website. It’s there that you would put in the information to your personal referral webpage.

    If you don’t have the information for your personal referral webpage, let me know and I can email it to you.

    Best of luck!

    Vonda - Referral Program Manager

  20. Tricia Mitchell April 22, 2017

    I thought I saw in an email that there will be a yearly referral bonus for 2017…is this true or did I misread it? Thanks

  21. aturner April 24, 2017

    Hi Tricia!

    Yes, there is a bonus for 2017! You can read more about it right here:

    Best wishes!



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