Licensing Compacts Recognizing Military Requirements

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Key message

Occupational licensure compacts provide consistent rules that allow licensed members to work in other states on a temporary basis or to more easily transfer their license to a new state. The military provisions added to these compacts assist service members and their spouses to participate in these occupational compacts.

Discussion points
The Department of Defense has been working with all 50 states to improve the ability of separating service members to obtain occupational licenses and military spouses to transfer licenses between states.

Best Practices

Best practices are currently in development.


Issue Overview

View Licensing Compacts Recognizing Military Requirements Issue Overview (PDF - 205 KB).

For more information on physical therapy licensure compacts, visit The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website.

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    Bill introduced and currently active
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    State has made movement towards achieving desired outcomes; for example, passed best practice legislation, made policy changes or shown where the state has policy supporting the desired outcome
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