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Licensed military personnel who have been called for duty for more than 120 days for the purpose of serving in a war, emergency or contingency are exempt from certain licensing fees and requirements. The exempt fees include any registration fees, including license renewal fees. The exempt licensing requirements include any continuing competency and any continuing education or professional competency requirements. These exemptions apply to fees and requirements related to a license renewal cycle that fall within the period of service, or up to 6 months following completion of service.
To seek the exemption, you need to e-mail a copy of your orders to email@example.com and you will be notified of next steps if approved, or will be directed to proceed through the normal renewal process.
Click here to learn more about House Bill 11-1013.
The Director and Boards shall, upon the submission of satisfactory evidence by an applicant, accept education and training received in the military towards the qualifications to receive licensure or certification. Military personnel covered by this legislation include members of the armed forces or reserves of the United States, the National Guard of any State, the military reserves of any state, or the naval militia of any state.
Click here to learn more about House Bill 11-1100.
For certain professions*, military spouses who have been relocated to Colorado by military orders and are credentialed in another state are not required to obtain a Colorado license during their first year of residence so long as they meet the requirements provided in §12-71-102, C.R.S. Documentation is not provided to Department of Regulatory Agencies during that one year period. Upon application for Colorado licensure, these individuals must notify the Division of the date on which practice began in Colorado, and provide the name and contact information of any person employing the individual to practice in Colorado by completing the Military Spouse Exemption Form.
* Note: the following professions are not covered by the one-year exemption from obtaining Colorado licensure: Professional Engineers and Engineer Interns, Professional Land Surveyors and Land Surveyor Interns, Architects, Physicians, Physician Training Licenses, Physician Assistants, Anesthesia Assistants and Optometrists.