Military veterans and their spouses face unique challenges in obtaining occupational licensure. The provisions of N.C. Gen. Stat. § 93B-15.1 are intended to ease these burdens. Use of the statute has increased since implementation, yet opportunities exist to further assist members of the military community as they transition to civilian life or undertake relocation. Specifically, North Carolina could begin providing expedited licensure for military spouses and boards could better disseminate information on military licensure provisions. Other potential legislative actions include directing licensing boards to collect and report information on military-trained applicants and military spouse applicants.
- Session Law 2020-87 expedites occupational licensure for military spouses and directs occupational licensing boards to publicize licensure information and report data regarding applicants who are military spouses and applicants that have military training.