On May 31, 2012, Governor Patrick signed into law an Act relative to Veterans’ Access, Livelihood, Opportunity and Resources – the VALOR Act.
Under the new law, the following provisions relating to professional licensure are now in effect:
- Each of the DPL Boards of Registration will accept relevant education, training, and service completed by a license applicant as a member of the armed forces or the military reserves toward the qualifications required for licensure. (G.L. c. 112, § 1B(a).)
- The license of a member of the armed forces who is on active duty will remain valid until he or she is released from active duty, and for 90 days thereafter. (G.L. c. 112, § 1B(c).
- DPL will expedite the licensure process for military spouses who are licensed in other states and have left employment there to accompany a spouse relocated to the Commonwealth due to a military transfer. (G.L. c. 112, § 1B(e).)
Active Military, Military Spouses, and Veterans must identify themselves as such in order to obtain these benefits.
- Active Military click here for the affidavit form.
- Military Spouses click here for the affidavit form.
- Veterans click here for the affidavit form.
Please see the applicable statutory definitions beginning on the pages that follow. For more information, please contact Cheryl Yebba at (617) 727-4992.