At the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, our primary focus is helping people get to work. This includes military on active duty who hold professional licenses, military spouses and veterans of our armed services. DBPR has several programs in place to assist these individuals with the licensing process, whether a spouse needs help applying for a state license after being transferred to a Florida duty station, an active duty member wants to keep his or her license current during a deployment, or a veteran is trying to obtain a license with experience earned during his or her service to our country.

Experience for Military Service

Beginning July 1, 2016 new provisions went into effect to assist U.S. Military Veterans applying for licensure. The new provisions specifically allow for experience gained in the military to be used toward the requirements for licensure. Up to three years of military experience can be applied toward the experience requirements for a certified contractor’s license. New forms were posted on July 1, 2016 for veterans to use when applying for licensure.

Additional information and application forms for veterans can be found at the Construction Industry Board page and at the Electrical Contractors’ Board page.