The DBPR has taken a step forward to help veterans that are coming home from active duty. As of July 1st, the state has the ability to waive licensing fees for military veterans who apply for a state license within 24 months of an honorable discharge. The fees that can be waived include the initial license fee, initial application fee and initial unlicensed activity fee.
What is the fine print?
- Veterans must apply for licensure within 24 months of being honorably discharged from a branch of the United States Armed Forces, including National Guard units.
- The veteran must provide a DD-214 or NGB-22 form as proof of honorable discharge and the Military Veteran Fee Waiver Request must be submitted with the application.
- This waiver does not include examination fees or other incidental fees, but the VA will reimburse eligible applicants for the cost of licensing and certification examinations. This reimbursement cannot exceed $2,000 per test. The exams they are reimbursing must be deemed necessary to pursue a trade or profession.
Call us if you have any questions regarding this new waiver. We can help you to find out how you or your loved one can get their feet back under them upon returning home. Starting a new business or becoming a part of an existing team starts with a call to the gals at Licenses, Etc.