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HB24-1097

Military Family Occupational Credentialing

Concerning occupational credentialing for military families.
Session:
2024 Regular Session
Subjects:
Military & Veterans
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

Effective September 1, 2024, the bill makes changes to Colorado's occupational credential portability program (program) relating to the spouses and dependents of military members, including:

  • In addition to military spouses already covered by the program, allowing gold star military spouses and dependents of military members who are licensed, certified, registered, or enrolled in a profession or occupation (credentialed) in good standing in another state or United States territory (current state) to be credentialed in Colorado by endorsement from the current state to practice the same profession or occupation in Colorado;
  • Allowing an applicant to be credentialed under the program if the applicant committed an act that would have been grounds for discipline in this state, but for which the applicant remains in good standing in the current state because the act is not grounds for discipline in the current state;
  • Removing the 3-year limitation and nonrenewal provision for a military spouse's credential and allowing military spouses, gold star military spouses, and military dependents to obtain a renewable 6-year credential while in Colorado;
  • Waiving the application and renewal fee for Colorado credentials issued to military spouses, gold star military spouses, and military dependents; and
  • Expanding eligibility for the program to spouses and dependents of Armed Forces Reserve, Ready Reserve, and National Guard members in Colorado.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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