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Veterans, Active-Duty Service Members, and Family Members

OPR recognizes that as Veterans, active-duty service members, spouses, and dependents, you often face unique challenges to becoming licensed in your profession. Military training, education and experience prepare military members for civilian employment, yet licensing regulations can bar entry into the workforce. For military spouses and dependents, frequent moves can increase costs and hinder their ability to acquire licenses in different states.

OPR currently provides an expedited licensing process and temporary licenses based on military training and credentials on a case by case basis to veterans, active-duty members and spouses seeking licensure in Vermont.

We are working to find additional ways to better support military families through compacts, apprenticeships and Bridge-licensing, and through the recognition of the Department of Defense practice experience.

First time applying for a license in Vermont? You may be eligible for a license based on your past training and experience, provided it is deemed to be equivalent to licensure requirements in the state of Vermont.

  • Applies to any active duty military and veterans within two years of discharge.

Already licensed in another state? You may be eligible for an expedited licensing process including a temporary license, if necessary.

  • Applies to any active duty military or veteran within two years of discharge who hold a license in good standing in another state.
  • It also applies to active duty spouses licensed in other states and who have left employment there to accompany a spouse relocated to Vermont.

To apply, you must identify yourself as qualified for this path to licensure by downloading and completing an affidavit and returning it attached to your application for licensure.

For more information and specifics about the services available, please contact the OPR front desk and ask to speak to the licensing administrator for your profession at (802)828-2373 or sos.renewalclerk@vermont.gov

Additional Employment Resources:

Contact Information

S. Lauren Hibbert, Director

89 Main Street, 3rd Floor

Montpelier, VT 05620-3402

Renewal Clerk


Office Hours:

7:45 to 4:30, Monday through Friday

(Except Holidays)