Transferring Your Professional License


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In the last few years, the Department of Defense's State Liaison and Education Opportunities office has worked to streamline state licensing procedures so military spouses like you will face fewer barriers when it comes to finding a job after moving.

Packing up and moving across the country — or around the world — can be a great adventure. But finding a new job may not be, especially if it requires a license. State-issued licenses cover everything from cosmetology to financial planning. And, if you've spent time and money getting your credentials, relicensing in a new state can put a damper on your job search. As a military spouse, you'll want to know how to transfer your license before you PCS.

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