Military Spouse Interstate License Recognition Occupational license recognition for military spouses who work in licensed occupations face employment delays as they seek recognition of their license in their new state. To help reduce these delays, most states have passed laws that require or encourage licensing boards to provide license recognition options specifically for spouses. The map shows each state’s license recognition options for military spouses. Use the license finder tool to find out where to apply for an occupational license in a new state.
Barriers to Work: Veterans and Military Spouses This publication focuses on the unique challenges and barriers specific to veterans and military spouses when they wish to enter a license occupation and practice a licensed occupation across state lines.
Resources to Support Licensing and Credentialing offers resources to assist spouses in licensed occupations that need to have their license recognized in a new state.
Military Spouse Employment Resources
The following resources address a range of employment challenges and links to organizations that provide support to military spouses and families.