2019 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 59. Professions and Occupations
§59-4100.5. Expediting endorsement of licenses or certifications for military spouses.
A. Every agency, board or commission shall establish a procedure to expedite endorsement of licenses or certifications for military spouse applicants; provided, the military service member is on active duty within this state or claims permanent residency in this state for the six (6) months prior to assignment to active duty or during the period of active duty.
B. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, each agency, board or commission shall establish a procedure to expedite the issuance of a license, certification or permit to perform occupational or professional services regulated by each such board to a person:
1. Who is certified or licensed in another state to perform occupational or professional services in a state other than the State of Oklahoma;
2. Whose spouse is an active-duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States;
3. Whose spouse is subject to a military transfer to this state; and
4. Who left employment in another state to accompany the person's spouse to this state.
C. The procedures to expedite licensure or certification shall include:
1. Issuing the person a license, certificate or permit, if, in the opinion of the agency, board or commission the requirements for certification or licensure of the other state are substantially equivalent to those required by this state; or
2. Developing a method to authorize the person to perform occupational or professional services regulated by the agency, board or commission in this state by issuing the person a temporary permit, certificate or license for a limited period of time to allow the person to perform occupational or professional services while completing any specific requirements in this state that were not required in the state in which the person was licensed or certified.
D. Any state licensing or certification authority that fails to implement rules or laws for recognizing appropriate military training and experience for its occupational or professional licensing or certification process shall be deemed in violation of this act.
Added by Laws 2012, c. 226, § 6, eff. Nov. 1, 2012. Amended by Laws 2018, c. 91, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2018.