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Military Veteran Fee Waiver
In 2013, the Florida Legislature amended section 456.013, Florida Statutes, authorizing the Department of Health (DOH) to waive the initial licensing fee, the initial application fee, and the initial unlicensed activity fee for military veterans who apply for a health care practitioner license. The application must be submitted within 24 months after honorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces.

General Information
  • The initial license fee, initial application fee and initial unlicensed activity fee will be waived for veterans returning from service, provided the veteran applies for licensure within 24 months of being honorably discharged.
  • This waiver does not include examination fees.

Application Requirements
  • The applicant must have served in a branch of the United States Armed Forces.
  • The applicant must have been honorably discharged in the past 24 months prior to the date of application.
  • The applicant must provide a DD-214 or NGB-22 form as proof of honorable discharge.
  • The Military Veteran Fee Waiver Request must be submitted with your application for licensure.

How to Apply
Veteran Fee Waiver (pdf)
Apply for your license and waiver online


Complete the Military Veteran Fee Waiver Request Form and mail your completed application, documentation and application for licensure to:

Department of Health
Division of Medical Quality Assurance
P.O. Box 6330
Tallahassee, Florida 32314-6330

Reimbursement for Veterans’ Professional Examination Costs
The Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs will reimburse eligible applicants for the cost of licensing and certification examinations, not to exceed $2,000 per test. These licensing and certification examinations must be generally deemed necessary to pursue a trade or profession. Please see for potential reimbursement for examination cost(s).