State Licensing and Career Credentials Initiative

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There's good news if you're about to PCS and are concerned that professional licensing procedures in your new state could keep you from following your career path. Soon, a new initiative that will streamline licensing and certification processes for service members, veterans and their spouses will make it less difficult.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama and the nation's governors took action to streamline state occupational licensing for service members, veterans and their spouses by the end of 2015. Whether you're already a licensed or certified professional or are planning to become one, you won't have to dread going through the credentialing process every time you PCS to a new state. So keep making those career plans — soon it'll be easier than ever to do, or keep doing, what you love.

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