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Virginia Launches Military Credentialing Website

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Office of Governor Bob McDonnell
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Virginia Launches Military Credentialing Website

Important Information for Active Duty Service Members, Veterans and Military Spouses with Healthcare Training

RICHMOND— Governor Robert McDonnell today announced the launch of the Department of Health Professions (DHP) Military Credentialing Assistance web page, a new online resource designed to help active duty service members, veterans and their spouses obtain information about licensure and credentialing requirements while in uniform and as they transition to Virginia's civilian healthcare workforce. The announcement is timed to honor the state's more than 743, 000 veterans upon the 71st anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day.

"Virginia is proud and honored to be home to so many brave men and women in uniform and on the 71st anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day we are especially grateful for their sacrifice," said Governor McDonnell. "This website is another step towards supporting those serving in our military by providing them with important resources. Designed to connect military personnel and their families to opportunities in the civilian sector, the new web page provides a full list of professions regulated by the Department of Health Professions, along with a reference of the statutory and regulatory requirements for initial licensure and relevant statues for deployed active duty military personnel and their spouses. It is our hope that many more will become part of local Virginia communities where their training and experience will be of great value."

The web page can be found here.

It is the mission of the Department of Health Professions to ensure safe and competent patient care by licensing health professionals, enforcing standards of practice, and providing information to health care practitioners and the public.

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