Many military members who hold state licenses for their jobs face complications when they move or are stationed in a new state. Licenses are state specific, so they need to be applied for in the state the holder resides in, and many come with associated fees and testing.
Governor Whitmer announced bipartisan legislation that supports military personnel, veterans, and their families by reducing barriers to professional licensure. The legislation allows for license reciprocity in Michigan, meaning that if certain criteria established by LARA is satisfied, the licensing process will be streamlined and fees could be waived.
“This program will remove significant barriers of employment and economic hurdles for our military members and their families and is an added benefit to serving in Michigan. As the state continues to invest in programs like this, we collectively show that Michigan as a great place for military and veterans to live, work, raise a family and retire,” said adjutant general and director of Michigan’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Major General Paul Rogers.
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand