Big News: Professional Licensure Now Offered for Military Personnel, Veterans, Military Spouses

The Department of Business & Professional Regulation has announced a new licensure offering. The DBPR will now offer “professional licensure to any person currently serving, has served, received an honorable discharged as an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States, or a spouse or surviving spouse of such member; and currently holds a valid license for the corresponding profession in another state, the District of Columbia, any United States territory or possession, or a foreign jurisdiction. Applicants meeting these requirements will not be required to pass a Florida examination.”

Below are the DBPR’s requirements for licensure for military personnel, veterans, and military spouses.

Military Personnel/Veterans: Applicants that are currently serving as an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces must submit a copy of his/her military orders.  Veteran applicants must submit a DD-214 or NGB-22 as proof of honorable discharge.

Military Spouses: Applicants that are spouses of a current or former active duty member must submit a copy of their spouse’s military orders if the spouse is currently serving or a copy of the spouse’s DD-214 or NGB-22 if the spouse formerly served.  Applicants must also submit a copy of their marriage certificate to the military service member.

Surviving Spouses of Military Personnel: Applicants that are surviving spouses of a former active duty member must submit a copy of their marriage certificate to the military service member and a copy of their spouse’s DD-1300.

To get this licensure, applicants must have a valid license in the profession in another state, U.S. territory, or foreign jurisdiction. Applicants must submit a copy of the certificate of licensure and a copy of the statutes and/or rules that define the scope of work for the current license. Applicants will also have to go through a background check, and get fingerprinted.

Applicants must comply with all insurance and/or bonding requirements required by the Florida laws ruling whatever particular license is being sought.

The only fee required for this professional licensure is a $80 national registry fee for those applicants going for the Certified General Appraiser and Certified Residential Appraiser licensures.  All other professions have their fees waived.

Once an applicant receives a licensure, he or she is responsible for renewing the license and any fees that come along with it.

To read more about this announcement, visit the DBPR’s website here.

If you’re eligible for this professional licensure and need help with the process, let our team here at Licenses, Etc. help you. We are a  Florida contractor licensing company, and have help thousands of people get their Florida contractor’s license. If you need help renewing a license, we can help you with that, as well.

To learn more about us, click here. To get started on getting your professional licensure today, call us at 239-777-1028.

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