On Veterans Day, the the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) released a toolkit for States on streamlining licensing and credentialing for veterans. 

The toolkit, entitled Licensing and Certification for Veterans: State Strategies for Successfully Removing Barriers, identifies common barriers, describes strategies for overcoming them, and presents a blueprint that can inform State-led efforts to accelerate veterans’ licensing and certification. Data in the toolkit is drawn from the comprehensive 2015 Report Veterans’ Licensing and Certification Demonstration: A Summary of State Experiences, Preliminary Findings, and Cost Estimates. States are encouraged to utilize the toolkit, as well as the entire Report and appendices when developing their own strategic plans to address veterans’ licensing and certification.