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The VETSTEPS Apprenticeship offers the training and

development to become a fully licensed Financial Advisor.

VETSTEPS is a Financial Advisor Apprenticeship program designed to build your new career from the ground up  

There's a reason your military career started with basic training.  VETSTEPS starts with the basics and by the time you have successfully completed the program, you will be a fully-licensed Financial Advisor with income from your own established practice that you have developed with the help of your mentor. 

What's different about this program?   

You hear a lot of talk about "veteran friendly" these days.  And that's a good thing.  We commend all employers who are making a conscious effort to help American veterans find jobs.  We take it very seriously. VETSTEPS was specifically developed to incorporate the training, the tools and, most critically, the time needed to ensure a successful transition to civilian life as a Financial Advisor.  VETSTEPS was developed based on Department of Labor and Veterans Administration requirements so that you could use your Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits while you learn.      

VETSTEPS does NOT ENCUMBER your earned VA education benefits 

Your earned VA benefits are not required for tuition or any fees related to training. As an Apprentice, your VETSTEPS earnings will cover the costs of all Industry associated required fees related to building your financial advisor business (i.e. technology, licenses, subscriptions, etc.). We train you for your gain. Your VA benefit check is sent directly to you for you to use as you see fit. This is our commitment to you as a United States Military Veteran. 


You must be Life & Health Licensed (if you don't have your license, we can help you get one prior to entering VETSTEPS)  

You must pass a background check 

You must take a Career Aptitude Test 

If you are using your VA Benefits, you must supply a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility 

Client Centered

Become a fully-licensed Financial Advisor. 
You can transition to civilian life in a career that helps people live great financial lives. 

We are a DoD SkillBridge and CSP-Approved Organization 


3-Month Financial Services Fellowships available through all VETSTEPS-affiliated Firms. 

North Florida Financial is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law. A Financial Advisor must be registered as an investment advisor representative with PAS providing investment advisory services. An individual cannot become a Financial Advisor or use that term with clients until meeting that criteria. The VETSTEPS Apprenticeship program is a recruiting program offered by participating Guardian Agencies. The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America is not affiliated with the Department of Labor or the Veterans Administration and is not involved in the VETSTEPS Apprenticeship program. Contact the individual department or agency for additional information regarding eligibility of benefits.