For service members with licenses issued by the Division of Professions and Occupations, if requirements that are set in state law are met, you may be eligible for exemption from renewal fees and/or any continuing education or professional competency requirements. Official military documentation must be provided that satisfies each of the following three requirements:
- Qualified Service: You have been called to active duty to serve in an officially designated war, emergency, or contingency. A contingency operation is one designated by the Secretary of Defense involving hostilities against an enemy of the United States or against an opposing military force.
- Length of Service: The length of service must be at least 120 days.
- Qualified Renewal Cycle: Your license renewal cycle must fall within your qualified service period or up to 6 months following the completion of your service in the war, emergency, or contingency. A renewal cycle is defined as the period from six (6) weeks prior to the expiration date of the current license through sixty (60) days following the expiration date.
How to Submit Exemption Eligibility Request
Your eligibility will be verified upon receipt of your request and documentation. Please submit a copy of your official orders or other official documentation that clearly identifies how you meet each of the above requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff will respond and provide a decision regarding your qualification for exemption as well as how to proceed.