Air Force to Pay Up to $500 for Spouse Occupational License Transfer

The Air Force has announced it will pay up to $500 for spouse occupational license transfer during a permanent change of station or assignment across state lines.

Announced May 15, the new policy allows for reimbursement of relicensing fees including exams, certifications and registration. The policy covers professions such as teaching, cosmetology, real estate and nursing.

The service will reimburse qualifying relicensure and recertification fees that incurred during PCS/PCAs authenticated on or after Dec. 12, 2017.

“Part of taking care of Airmen and families means making it easier for spouses to continue their careers after a military move,” said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson in a statement announcing the news. “This policy reduces financial burdens and makes the professional careers of our Air Force spouses more portable.”

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