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The Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) is pleased to offer licensing benefits to active duty members of the military, relocated military spouses, and veterans pursuant to the Veterans’ Access, Livelihood, Opportunity and Resources Act(VALOR Act) and the new VALOR Act II, signed into law on April 3, 2014.
Under the original VALOR Act, DPL and its 28 professional licensing boards offer the following benefits to qualified individuals:
Under VALOR Act II, DPL will also waive the Commonwealth’s portion of the initial licensure fee for individuals who qualify for benefits through one of the categories listed above. Applicants are advised that they may still be required to pay fees charged by private vendors who assist DPL in processing license applications or administering exams.
To apply for any of these benefits, interested parties must self-identify as an active duty member of the military, military spouse, or veteran, by downloading and completing the appropriate affidavit form listed below, and returning it to DPL along with other requested documents:
For more information, please consult the applicable statutory definitions webpage, or contact Cheryl Yebba at (617) 727-4992.