Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Veterans Licensing Fees Can Be Waived

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.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Congratulations, June licensees!

Congratulations to the following Licenses, Etc. clients who were approved in June:
  • Gary Mighell of Naples, FL
  • Bill Bryan at Bryan Construction Group, Inc. of Orlando, FL
  • Tim Miller at DI Construction, LLC of Kokomo, IN
  • Mitchell Webster at Elite Construction & Inspection Services, Inc. of Vero Beach, FL
  • Quentin Vaughan Hancock at Parkway Construction & Associates, L.P. of Flower Mound, TX
  • Michael Soule at Gulfshore Construction Management, LLC DBA Gulfshore Homes of Bonita Springs, FL
  • Brian McNabb at Total Plumbing and Maintenance Services, Inc. of Lakeland, FL
  • Robert Shearer at Payless Plumbing Service, Inc. of Cape Coral, FL
  • Lewis Hournbuckle at InQuip Associates, Inc. of McLean, VA
  • Mark Napoli at Napoli Construction, LLC of Naples, FL
  • Jeffrey Baller at J Baller Construction, LLC of Fort Myers, FL
  • Charles Barker at Barker Building Co. of Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Robert Baker (FRO) at Baker Concrete Construction, Inc. of Monroe, OH
  • Scott Miller at Miller Building & Repair Services, Inc. of Seffner, FL
  • Richard Haff at LaCosta Builders Inc. of Bonita Springs, FL
  • Kristin John Schlembach at K.M.R. Enterprises, Inc. DBA KMR Enterprises of New Jersey, Inc. DBA KMR Enterprises, Inc. of Ocean City, NJ
  • Paul Strader at RECSFL, Inc. of Santa Ana, CA
  • John Dransfield at Restoration H2O911, LLC of Fort Myers, FL
  • Dennis Jabs at Greden Builders, Inc. of Leesburg, FL
  • John Toppino at Charley Toppino & Sons, Inc. of Key West, FL
  • Michael W. Henry at Mike Henry's Construction Services, Inc. of Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Richard A. Adams III at R.A. Construction Corp of the Treasure Coast of Port St Lucie, FL
  • Patrick Wall at Wall Bros. Construction, LLC of St. Cloud, FL
  • Kyle Crisp at Kendale Design / Build General Contractor, LLC of Jacksonville, FL
  • Thomas Christopher Alley at Alley Design To Build, Inc. of Naples, FL
  • Jason Barfield of Lakeland, FL
  • Tony Rodriguez at Elite Concrete Designing of N. Miami, FL
  • Anthony Marafino of Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Ena Cordoves at AE Builders, Inc. of Coral Gables, FL
  • Jarek Freund at J.J.F. Construction & Property Management, Inc. of Naples, FL
  • Freeman Enmeier at Freeman Enmeier Enterprises LLC of Sarasota, FL
  • Michael Wohlrab at E.C.P. Of Sarasota, Inc. DBA Andy onCall of Sarasota, FL
  • Martin Toro at Martin Toro Contracting, Inc. of Orlando, FL
  • Terry "Hank" Porter at HP Construction, LLC of Naples, FL
  • Justin Lantz at EIB Construction & Development, Inc. of Miami, FL
  • Jon Dickerson at Dickerson Construction Company of Central Florida, Inc.

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