Licensure Boards

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.

During the 2022 Legislative Session, Alabama unanimously joined two additional licensure compacts – the Counseling Compact and the Occupational Therapy Compact. Additionally, the Military Family Jobs Opportunity Act was expanded to extend deadlines for various occupational licensure boards, allowing military spouses licensed in other states to practice their trade while stationed in Alabama. All three additional compacts became effective on June 1, 2022.

Learn more about Alabama’s Legislative efforts to improve military spouse career portability, here: Alabama Supports Military Connected Residents.

Read the Legislative Acts related to Alabama’s effort to increase military spouse licensure portability, here: Alabama Secretary of State – Legislative Acts.

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.

*The 2018 law does not apply to license or registration issued by the Securities Commission,the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy, Board of Dental Examiners, State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Alabama Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board, and State Board of Medical Examiners.Follow the steps below to find your industry’s board contact information and begin the process of moving your career to Alabama.
Alabama Secretary of State

Licensure Portability Legislation

The State of Alabama is focused on alleviating professional carrier barriers faced by many military spouses. Below are links to the Acts signed into law by the Governor that allow for Alabama’s participation in the interstate compacts listed at the top of this page.


  1. Use the Search Box or scroll through the Licensure Boards below to find the industry you are seeking licensure and credentialing.
  2. Click the associated email address to directly contact your Board’s listed point of contact.
  3. Click the associated “Visit Site” button to visit your Board’s website.
  4. Follow the prompts to access the needed application.