Members of the Florida National Guard or the United States Armed Forces Reserves have a special type of benefit afforded them under Section 250.483 of the Florida Statutes.
Under the statute, a member of the Florida National Guard or of a branch of the United States Military Reserves who seeks licensure in Florida, but is who has been ordered into state active duty or into active duty in the military, interrupting his or her training for a Florida business or occupation license or if the start of licensure is delayed may use the time away serving in the Florida National Guard or United States Military Reserves in place of the training missed.
The statue entitles an applicant to licensure or qualification under the laws covering his or her licensure or qualification at the time of entrance into active duty. A board of examiners or other qualification board must accept periods of training and practical experience in the Florida National Guard or the United States Armed Forces Reserves in place of the interrupted or delayed periods of training, study, apprenticeship, or practical experience if the board finds the standard and type of work or training performed is substantially the same as the standard and type required under Florida law.
The applicant member of the National Guard or the United States Armed Forces Reserves must request licensure or qualification pursuant to Section 250.483 by the respective board of examiners or other qualification board within 6 months after release from active duty with the Florida National Guard or the United States Armed Forces Reserves.