2016-11-10 National Governors Association

Accelerating Opportunity for Veterans: A Governor’s Blueprint for Pathways to Veterans’ Civilian Licensing and Certification

Military servicemembers on active duty benefit from extensive training that prepares them to perform in a range of occupations and professions. While some of these occupational specialties have direct or partial equivalents in the civilian workforce, transitioning servicemembers often lack the relevant civilian occupational credentials required under federal or state law, or by an employer, to secure employment. Accelerating Opportunity for Veterans: A Governor’s Blueprint for Pathways to Veterans’ Civilian Licensing and Certification serves as a blueprint for governors to inform their efforts to accelerate veterans’ licensing and certification.