Arizona legislators passed House Bill 2569 (HB2569), which modifies existing Arizona law to allow out of state applicants, residents, and military spouses holding valid professional licensure from another state to apply for professional licensure by the appropriate Arizona licensing entity. The bill went into effect in April 2019.
Such applicants must meet the following requirements to get Arizona licensure:
- Holds a license in good standing from another state with similar education and training qualifications and can provide proof of said valid license.
- The person has been licensed in the other state for at least one year.
- The person has not had a license or certificate revoked and hasn’t voluntarily surrendered the license while undergoing an investigation for unprofessional conduct.
- There has been no discipline imposed on the person by a regulating entity. If disciplinary action has been taken, the Arizona licensing entity can determine whether a license will be issued or denied.
- The person doesn’t have any allegations, complaints, or investigations pending against them. If such action has been taken against the person the Arizona licensing entity can determine whether a license will be issued or denied.
- The person pays applicable application fees.
- The person doesn’t have a disqualifying criminal history.
The law further states:
- Licensing entities can consider issuing a license to someone without equivalent credentials on a case-by-case basis.
- Professions that require an Arizona law exam be taken can be required of these applicants.