Recognition of Military Spouse Professional Licenses Required

New law includes a provision for states to make transitions easier for spouses in military moves.

A provision included in the recently-passed Veterans Auto and Education Improvement Act makes it easier for military spouses to continue their careers in new locations. President Biden signed the act into law, which primarily allows veterans to keep their GI Bill benefits during future emergencies. It also requires states to recognize the valid professional licenses of military members and spouses that were obtained from a different state when they move under military orders.

“This is a win for our military families, for our national security, for our local communities who are in desperate need of these professionals, and even for our government who now enjoys the tax revenue from these dual-income families,” said Representative Mike Garcia of California. Congressman Garcia was the sponsor of the original stand-alone legislation on which the provision is based and advocated strongly to have it included in this new law. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of Congress as they seek to ease the burden on military spouses during the transition of transfer orders.
  • For the president and his administration as they approve benefits to both active duty and former military personnel.
  • For the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families as they sacrifice to serve.

Sources:, Department of Labor


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