Low Income Fee Waiver Program

Under House Bill 615, which went into effect July 1, 2017, the Department now has the ability to waive the initial licensing fee for low-income individuals who apply to the Department for a state professional license. To qualify for this fee waiver, the applicant must demonstrate that his or her annual household income, before taxes, is at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty guidelines prescribed for the family’s household size by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Please note, this waiver only applies to the licensing fee; other fees including application and unlicensed activity fees are still due at time of application. For a list of the remaining fees due at time of application for licensure please click here.

Application Requirements

The applicant must demonstrate that his or her annual household income, before taxes, is at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty guidelines prescribed for the family’s household size by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

To determine if you qualify for this fee waiver you may utilize the low-income calculator and/or matrix.

How to Apply

Complete the Application for Low Income Waiver of Initial Licensing Fee and submit the request along with your application for licensure.

Mail your completed application, documentation and application for licensure to:

Department of Business and Professional Regulation
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2203

Questions

If you have questions or need assistance in completing this application, please see the FAQs, call the Customer Contact Center at 850-487-1395 or use our convenient contact form to submit any comments and/or questions you may have.  In order to better serve you, please include as much information as possible about the nature of your request.

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