Florida considers universal licensing
A bill under consideration in the Florida Senate would expedite licensure for applicants with certification in good standing in another state, requiring Florida licensing boards to issue a license within 90 days. Applicants could be eligible for the universal licensing process if they are licensed by another licensing entity, if they have appropriate work experience in another state or the military, or if they hold private certification with work experience in the military or in a state that does not license their occupation. Florida licensing boards would still be able to consider an applicant's professional disciplinary history. Some licensing boards, such as for medical professions, would still have rule-making authority to determine their own criteria.