State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia said Thursday the state is offering expedited licensing for professionals who hold an out-of-state professional license in certain fields.
Military spouses who move because a husband or wife is transferred also will get a 50 percent break on application fees.
The expedited licensing is available for spouses who hold out-of-state professional licenses that have requirements similar to those in New York state. Those include certain medical professions.
For the covered professions and a list of requirements, see the New York state Office of the Professions web site .