Relocated Military Spouse LicensureRelocated Spouse Licensure Reimbursement — up to $500
- The military will reimburse up to $500 for relicensing which includes exams and registration fees. Spouses can submit for this if they are moving, as a spouse, with their Soldier on PCS orders to a new duty station in a new state that requires they relicense or recertify in order to work in the same profession in which they were engaged in while in the state of the last duty station.
- This benefit is retroactive to December 2017 as long as you have all the proper paperwork.
- Click here for details on how to apply for this reimbursement and Frequently Asked Questions.
Effective June 5, 2019, spouses seeking a relicensure due to a PCS may have their Soldiers apply to Army Emergency Relief (AER) to secure a loan for the initial $500 (since the Army will reimburse that) and then cover up to an additional $2,500 in fees. This is a needs based program. Soldiers need to apply for their spouses and be accepted before any money is spent on the relicensure process.
- The same paperwork and forms as required for the $500 reimbursement must be completed. See the FAQs for that paperwork.
- Soldier's who would like to submit for their spouse's relicensure will turn the forms for the AER support in to the Fort Carson AER office located at 6303 Wetzel Ave., building 1526, 719-526-4783.
- You must apply within 180 days of the PCS move and assistance will be at the gaining duty station.
- Click here for more information about this additional benefit.
The Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) regulates most of these, with each profession overseen by a board or commission. DORA has a military liaison who can help you with questions about Colorado licensing requirements for your professional/technical skill. For more information on licensing for relocated military spouses, visit https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora-military/relocated-spouse-licensure.For DORA points of contact for questions specifically about Colorado, visit https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora-military/contact-us-105
Finding a job after a move
- Military Spouse Career Coalition Colorado Springs
- Mt. Carmel Transition and Employment
- Army Community Service (ACS) Employment Readiness
- Military Spouse Employment Partnership
- Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC)
- United States Department of Labor – Military Spouses
- Military One Source Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO)
- Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Employment
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