The Department of Business and Professional Regulation Recognizes November as Military Family Appreciation Month

By: DBPR Press Release
By: DBPR Press Release

Tallahassee, FL - In recognition of Military Family Appreciation Month, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is reminding military families that it is now easier for military spouses to obtain professional licenses in Florida. A new law, passed during the 2010 Legislative Session and sponsored by Representative Ritch Workman and Senator Mike Fasano, allows spouses of active duty members of the Armed Forces who are transferred to Florida to obtain a temporary license.

“Military men and women make great sacrifices for our country and making it easier for their spouses to start working in Florida is one way we can show our appreciation,” said Secretary Charlie Liem. “During this month, I hope members of the military share this information and take advantage of the new law.”

A military spouse who holds a professional license in another jurisdiction can practice his or her profession under a six-month, temporary license while he or she seeks full licensure from the state. For more information about temporary licensure for military spouses, please visit

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. DBPR licenses more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from real estate agents, veterinarians, and accountants to contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit

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