Military spouses are hard-working, skilled, educated, diverse, and experienced.
It is the policy of the U.S. Department of Labor to reduce employment barriers and enhance career opportunities for military spouses.
Frequent moves by military families can create employment barriers, especially for spouses with occupational licenses. Many states help licensed military spouses by allowing for expedited applications, temporary licenses, or license reciprocity.
Use the map to find out each state’s license recognition options for military spouses. Use the license finder tool below to find out where to apply for an occupational license in a new state.
*States that have passed model reciprocity legislation for military spouses