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Getting or transferring a license: Military assistance

Who qualifies

You may be eligible for assistance getting a professional license in Washington State if you're:

  • A member of the U.S. armed forces (Active or Reserve Components)
  • A member of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
  • A member of the U.S. National Guard
  • A member of the U.S. Merchant Marines
  • The spouse or registered domestic partner of any of the above.

Types of assistance available

  • Use of military experience and training
    Many programs accept military experience or training to assist in meeting the qualifications for licensure.
  • Expedited license
    If you have a current professional license from another state and are relocating to Washington State, you may be able to get an expedited license for your profession in Washington.

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