Licensing and Certification

Find a collection of resources for military spouse licensing and certification programs.

Find Licensing Agencies by State
Search for occupational licensing requirements by state, occupation or agency. This tool includes information on licenses that may be required by law in order for you to practice a particular occupation.

Certification Finder
Certifications are examinations that test or enhance your knowledge, experience or skills in an occupation or profession. This directory allows you to search for certifications by keyword, industry or occupational area.

Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
DANTES has agreements with over 50 nationally recognized certification associations. Military personnel may already have the experience and knowledge required to gain certification in their occupational specialty.

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How to Become a Child Development Home Provider
Childcare providers offer warm and loving homes for children and assure servicemembers that their children are in a safe and happy environment while they are serving their country.

Licensing, Certification Info for Military Jobs Available Online
Separating military members can now get help earning professional certification or licenses related to their military jobs for the civilian world before they leave the service. Where to go? Online.

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Booted Hickam Spouse Wins New Contract Process

A military spouse owned small fitness business that was given the boot from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Hawaii in late May after a contract was instead awarded to different company has won a request for a fresh contracting process. Rather than allow the original winner, non-military affiliated Boot Camp Hawaii, to move forward, officials with JBPHH ... Continue Reading

Military Spouse Friendly Employers

  • DeCA

    DeCA

    The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) employs more than 17,000 people throughout 14 countries as it delivers the premier quality of life benefit to the U.S. armed services community. The agency's human resources program is dedicated to offering the most up-to-date information to DeCA employees so they may make responsible decisions in their careers and personal lives. More info about DECA
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