Information for Military Servicemembers, Veterans, and Spouses

Active Duty Military Servicemembers

An active duty servicemember is any person who is currently serving on an "active duty" status in the US Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy.

Reservists and members of the National or State Guard may also receive benefits as active duty servicemembers if they are currently serving on active duty.

Apply for a License Using Military Experience

As a current member of the Armed Forces of the United States, you may use your military experience and training to meet the requirements of a Texas occupational license. You will still be required to take any examinations required for the license.

Apply for a License

Find a New Career After Military Service

Are you ready to do something different after your service? Find an exciting new career in an industry regulated by TDLR, even if you aren't using your military experience and training towards meeting the requirements of a license.

Begin Your Search

Renew an Expired License

If your Texas occupational license expired while you were serving on active duty, you may be able to take advantage of exclusive benefits for military, including:

  • An additional two years to complete your license renewal
  • No renewal fees
  • Expedited renewal process
  • Waiving of the examination requirement

Renew a License

Transfer an Out-of-State License

If you currently hold an occupational license in another state, US territory, or foreign country, we’ll help you transfer your license to Texas. As a benefit of your service, the application process will be expedited.

Transfer a License

Military Veterans

Veterans are individuals who have served on active duty in any branch, for any length of time, and have since been discharged.

Reservists and members of the National or State Guard who were not called to active duty status are not eligible to receive benefits, as per Texas Occupations Code 55.001(6).

Apply for a License Using Military Experience

As a former member of the Armed Forces of the United States, you may use your military experience and training to meet the requirements of a similar or related Texas occupational license.

Apply for a License

Find a New Career After Military Service

Are you ready to do something different after your service? Find an exciting new career in an industry regulated by TDLR, even if you aren't using your military experience and training towards meeting the requirements of a license.

Begin Your Search

Renew an Expired License

If your Texas occupational license expired while you were serving on active duty, you may be able to take advantage of exclusive benefits for military, including:

  • An additional two years to complete your license renewal
  • No renewal fees
  • Expedited renewal process
  • Waiving of the examination requirement

Renew a License

Transfer an Out-of-State License

If you currently hold an occupational license in another state, US territory, or foreign country, we’ll help you transfer your license to Texas. As a benefit of your service, the application process will be expedited.

Transfer a License

Military Spouses

A military spouse is any person who is currently married to an active duty servicemember.

Apply for a New License

As a military spouse, you are eligible to apply for an expedited license.

Apply for a License

Renew an Expired License

If your Texas occupational license expired while you your spouse was serving on active duty, you may be able to take advantage of exclusive benefits for military spouses, including:

  • An additional two years to complete your license renewal
  • No renewal fees
  • Expedited renewal process
  • Waiving of the examination requirement

Renew a License

Transfer an Out-of-State License

If you currently hold an occupational license in another state, we’ll help you transfer your license to Texas.

Transfer a License

Work in Texas with an Out-of-State License

Military spouses who hold licenses from other states have options to skip many steps to become authorized to work in Texas.

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