Bill Aims To Help Vets Get Jobs

May 7, 2013

State Lawmakers are scheduled to hold hearings this week on proposed legislation making it easier for military veterans to get professional licenses and certifications necessary for certain jobs after they return home.

The bill in the Ohio House would allow state licensing agencies to consider military experience when veterans apply for a license. It also provides special extensions to members of the Reserve and National Guard whose licenses expired while they were mobilized. The sponsor of the measure says of the 66 professional licenses and certificates administered by state boards and agencies, the military has 47 primary specialties that are closely related and could lead to expedited licenses.