Professional License Portability and State Registration for Servicemembers and their Spouses
The federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) authorizes service members or their spouses who currently hold a valid license in good standing in another state, district, or territory to practice in California within the same profession or vocation, if they relocate to California because of military orders. For individuals who desire to practice in California under the terms of the SCRA, please visit: https://www.dca.ca.gov/military/federal.shtml.
On January 1, 2013, AB 1588 went into effect, which allows the Board to waive the renewal fees for a licensee if the licensee is serving on active duty in the Armed Forces or the California National Guard. Please use the following forms when making your request:
On January 1, 2013, AB 1904 went into effect, which allows the Board to expedite the Reciprocity licensure process for spouses and domestic partners of those on active duty in the Armed Forces. On July 1, 2022, SB 607 went into effect, which allows the Board to waive the Reciprocity application and license fee for spouses or domestic partners of those on active duty in the Armed Forces (and continue to expedite their Reciprocity licensure process). Please use the following form when making your request: