Relocated Spouse Licensure

Relocated Spouse Licensure - Easing the Path to Work

DORA has implemented a distinctive program to support the mobility and transportability of a military spouse’s professional license. In many professions, a military spouse who has been relocated to Colorado by military orders, and has an active license in good standing from another state, can practice for up to one year from the date they move before obtaining a Colorado license. In addition, military spouses may be able to take insurance producer credential examinations at an approved military facility in the U.S. or overseas. These approved testing locations allow convenient access for military spouses to meet their necessary licensing requirements to start their career as an insurance producer. 

Before the end of your first year of residency in Colorado, you must obtain a Colorado license by completing the appropriate application along with the Military Spouse Exemption Form below. The exemption form should be included with your application and does not need to be submitted until you are ready to obtain your professional license in Colorado.

Professions authorized by Title 12 of the Colorado Revised Statutes are eligible for this one-year license exemption, except the following: Professional Engineers and Interns, Professional Land Surveyors and Interns, Architects, Optometrists, licensed real estate professionals, Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Anesthesia Assistants. 

Read the full text of House Bill 12-1059.

Please Contact Us with questions regarding relocated spouse licensure.