Reimbursement for State Licensure and Certification Costs for the Spouse of a Service Member

Air National Guard: Retired

Benefit Fact Sheet

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The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act allows each service branch to reimburse the Service member up to $1,000 for Spouse's relicensure and certification costs resulting from relocations or Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves that cross U.S. state lines and to include OCONUS to stateside moves.


Spouses of Retired Air National Guard Service members are not eligible for reimbursement.

Additional Information

Transferring Your Professional License: What’s Involved?

Air Force Spouse Licensure Reimbursement Program Frequently Asked Questions:

US Department of Labor, Military Spouse Interstate License Recognition Options:

Department of the Air Force Manual 36-2102, Personnel Base-Level Relocation Procedures:

Document Review Date: 29 September 2023