Summary of Services

Transition Smoothly

The Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) is committed to providing professional support and outstanding customer service to Active Duty, Reserves, National Guard, military spouses and Veterans. The assistance offered to active military personnel, veterans and their families in transitioning into civilian life include special programs and initiatives aimed at assisting with transporting existing credentials or acquiring professional Colorado credentials while meeting life needs during military service or during the transition to civilian life. 

About Licensing

Our goal is to identify pathways using military training and experience in a military occupation to qualify for high demand occupational licenses or certifications, as well as strive to provide facilitation of the development of gap coursework for veterans seeking to transition from a military occupation to civilian occupational licenses by collaborating with Higher Education stakeholders. Several DORA divisions have programs and initiatives aimed at assisting with transporting existing credentials or acquiring professional Colorado credentials and meeting a variety of life needs during military service or while transitioning to civilian life.

Streamlining Initiatives

Streamlining initiatives focus the application of military training toward a license or certification, the mobility of a spouse’s professional license, fee waivers due to combat or contingency service, ease of license reinstatement, and removing barriers to obtain licensure for all DORA-regulated professions. DORA's divisions that currently provide these types of special initiatives, including the Division of Professions and Occupations, the Division of Insurance and the Division of Securities. The streamlined licensing programs thus far are:  Engineer, Nursing, Dental and Physical Therapy, with more professions slated to be added each quarter year. These initiatives are part of the Department's Veterans Occupational Credentialing and Licensing (VOCAL) efforts.

Outreach Education

Calendar of Events

View DORA's Calendar for information about all of our board meetings, special workshops, webinars and outreach events.