In 2018, Alabama passed the Military Family Jobs Opportunity Act, requiring most occupational licensure boards* to provide temporary or permanent licenses to military spouses transferring to the State of Alabama. It also requires the boards to waive any initial licensing fees.
Alabama is a member state of the Enhanced Nursing and Emergency Medical Services Licensure Compacts and works in partnership with the Military Spouse JD Network.
In 2021, Alabama passed three additional bills, further increasing career portability for military spouses moving to Alabama: the Physical Therapy Compact, the Psychology Compact, and the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Compact. All three additional compacts became effective on June 1, 2021.
Learn more about Alabama’s Legislative efforts to improve military spouse career portability, here: Alabama Supports Military Connected Residents.
Click the logos below to learn more about the above compacts and the AL State Bar military spouse exemption.
Find POC information for all Alabama licensure boards listed below with links to each board’s website.