Active Duty Military Personnel, Veterans & Military Spouse Information

Exemption from renewal fees, continuing education requirements, and any other related requirements under the Occupational Code for mobilized military personnel

An individual or qualifying officer who is a licensee or registrant under the Occupational Code and who is mobilized for military duty in the armed forces of the United States by the president of the United States is temporarily exempt from the renewal license fee, continuing education requirements, and any other related requirements of this act. It is the obligation of the licensee or registrant to inform the department by written or electronic mail of the desire to exercise this temporary exemption. If the licensee applying for the temporary exemption is the individual responsible for supervision and oversight of licensed activities, notice of arrangements for adequate provision of that supervision and oversight shall be provided to the department. The licensee or registrant shall accompany the request with proof, as determined by the department, to verify the mobilized duty status. The department, upon receiving a request for a temporary exemption, shall make a determination of the requestor's status and grant the temporary exemption after verification of mobilized duty status. A temporary exemption is valid until 90 days after the licensee's or registrant's release from the mobilized duty upon which the exemption was based, but shall not exceed 36 months from the date of expiration of the license or registration.

See MCL 339.411(11).

Temporary licenses for active duty military personnel’s spouses who wish to be licensed or registered under the Occupational Code

Beginning September 9, 2014, the department shall grant a temporary license or certificate of registration for an occupation regulated under the Occupational Code to an applicant who meets all of the following:

(a)   He or she provides proof acceptable to the department that he or she is married to a member of the armed forces who is on active duty.

(b)   He or she provides proof acceptable to the department that he or she holds a current license in good standing, or a current registration in good standing, in that occupation, issued by an equivalent licensing department, board, or authority, as determined by the department, in another state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, another territory or protectorate of the United States, or a foreign country.

(c)   He or she provides proof acceptable to the department that his or her spouse is assigned to a duty station in this state and that he or she is also assigned to a duty station in this state under his or her spouse’s permanent change of station orders.

This temporary license or registration will be valid for 6 months and may be renewed for 1 additional 6-month term if the department determines the temporary licensee or registrant continues to meet the requirements above and needs additional time to fulfill the requirements for initial licensure or registration in Michigan.

See MCL 339.213(2).

Waiver of initial license or initial registration fee and initial application processing fee for certain veterans seeking licensure or registration under the Occupational Code

Beginning August 20, 2014, the department shall waive the fee for an initial license or initial registration that is otherwise required under the State License Fee Act, or an application processing fee charged by the department for an initial license or initial registration, if the applicant is an individual who served in the armed forces and he or she provides to the department a form DD214, form DD215, or any other form that is satisfactory to the department that demonstrates he or she was separated from that service with an honorable character of service or under honorable conditions (general) character of service.

See MCL 338.2204.