Career Pathways

Military Career Pathways


Veterans Occupational Credentialing and Licensing (VOCAL) is the program within DORA's Division of Professions and Occupations charged with implementing House Bill 16-1197, which requires state agencies to streamline occupational credentials based on military training.


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Fee Waivers

You may be eligible for a waiver of renewal fees or continuing education or professional competency requirements for your professional license. Active-duty personnel serving in an officially designated war, emergency or contingency for at least 120 days may be eligible for this exemption.


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Apply Education & Training

House Bill 11-1100 allows education and training received in the military to go towards necessary qualifications to receive licensure or certification. Members of the armed forces or reserves of the United States, National Guard, military reserves or the naval militia of any state are covered.


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Relocated Spouse Licensure

The Division of Professions & Occupations (DPO) strives to support the mobility and transportability of military spouses’ professional licenses.




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License Reinstatement

The Division of Professions and Occupations has implemented Colorado legislation to establish reinstatement for an active duty military member's or veteran's expired license, if certain requirements are met.  This program ensures a swift and clear pathway for military professionals to re-establish a license. 


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DPO's Licensing Boards

If a specialized transition process is not yet available, please visit the individual licensing Board to obtain more information on licensure requirements. To find the appropriate licensure board for your profession, visit us at Division of Professions and Occupations or contact us at


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