50 State Licensing Chart

50 state spouse licensure map

The three main categories of state-specific legislation that support military spouse career portability include:

  1. Endorsements - A license by endorsement means a new state will recognize a license in good standing from another state.
  2. Temporary licensure - A temporary license allows a military spouse with an up-to-date license from another state to begin work in a new state while completing the state-specific requirements.
  3. Expedite review - This process will accelerate the review of a military spouse’s license application.

 

 

 Licensure Status

 

 State

 Endorse  Temporary  Expedite

 

 ALABAMA  X  X  X
 ALASKA    X  
 ARIZONA  X  X
 ARKANSAS    X  X
 CALIFORNIA      X
 COLORADO  X  X  X
 CONNECTICUT  X  X  
 DC      
 DELAWARE    X  
 FLORIDA    X  X
 GEORGIA  X    
 HAWAII  X  X  X
 IDAHO  X  X  X
 ILLINOIS    X  
 INDIANA  X  X  
 IOWA      
 KANSAS  X    X
 KENTUCKY  X  X  
 LOUISIANA  X  X
 MAINE  X  X  
 MARYLAND    X  X
 MASSACHUSETTS  X  X  X
 MICHIGAN      
 MINNESOTA      
 MISSISSIPPI  X  X  X
 MISSOURI    X  
 MONTANA  X  X  X
 NEBRASKA      
 NEVADA  X  X  X
 NEW HAMPSHIRE      
 NEW JERSEY    X  
 NEW MEXICO  X  X  X
 NEW YORK      
 NORTH CAROLINA  X  X  
 NORTH DAKOTA  X  X  X
 OHIO    X  
 OKLAHOMA  X  X  X
 OREGON  X  X  X
 PENNSYLVANIA      
 RHODE ISLAND  X  X  X
 SOUTH CAROLINA  X  X  X
 SOUTH DAKOTA  X  X  X
 TENNESSEE  X  X  X
 TEXAS  X  X  X
 UTAH  X  X  X
 VERMONT  X  X  
 VIRGINIA  X  X  
 WASHINGTON  X  X  X
 WEST VIRGINIA    X  X
 WISCONSIN    X  
 WYOMING  X  X  

 

*Even though some states will honor a license from another state, the application process and requirements vary from state to state. Additionally, the legislation does not include every profession.

Check out our Association’s Branching Out blog for tips on PCSing with your professional license.

Do you have a portable career experience you would like to share with other military spouses? If so, please email us at Info@militaryfamily.org.

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