You can watch LIVE today (April 17, 2013) at 1:45 p.m. as Maryland’s governor signs a law that makes it easier for military service members, veterans and their spouses obtain state credentials and licenses.
Qualifying for state professional licenses and credentials from teaching certificates to real estate licenses in each of the 50 states is a common problem for active duty military and their families who have to move (PCS-Permanent Change of Station) every few years.
But the Joining Forces initiative, by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden challenged the nation’s governors to pass laws streamlining the licenses and credentials process for military families in all states by 2015.
During the LIVE EVENT, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will sign the state’s Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013.
Maryland’s Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013 sets a national standard for state legislation, streamlining the ability for service members, veterans, and their spouses to obtain more than 70 civilian credentials and licenses, allowing them to readily transfer their military training, experience and skills into civilian certification and licenses and academic degrees or certifications.
According to the White House news release, 12 states have answered the First Lady’s call and passed legislation that fast tracks the ability for service members, veterans and their spouses to earn civilian credentials and licenses.