What Happens to Your Professional or Occupational Licenses When You Get Called to Active Duty?
Maine law gives certain protections if you belong to the National Guard or the U.S. Armed Forces Reserve. These rules apply when you are called to active duty for more than 30 days.
- Your professional or occupational license, certificate or registration is automatically extended during your active duty and for 6 months after.
- No continuing education requirements may be required of you during your active duty and for 6 months after.
- If you are in the Maine Lobster Apprentice Program the number of required days and hours of practical fishing experience will be reduced.
Learn more about federal laws protecting servicemembers who are called to active duty at Stateside Legal. Two of the major federal laws are the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
Thanks to the Tibor and Anna Doby Veteran Support Fund for supporting our efforts to educate our military servicemembers and veterans about their legal rights.