Health care professions licensure for active military, veterans, and military spouses

If you are an active military personnel, veteran, or military spouse, you may qualify for certain health professions licensure benefits under the VALOR Act.

About the VALOR Act

According to the Veterans’ Access, Livelihood, Opportunity and Resources (VALOR) Act, the Boards of Registration and Certification within Health Professions Licensure 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. See General Law, Chapter 112, Section 1B(b).
  • Keep the license of a member of the armed forces who is on active duty valid until released from active duty, and for 90 days thereafter. See General Law, Chapter 112, Section 1B(c).
  • 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. See General Law, Chapter 112, Section 1B(d).

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