The State of Kentucky provides a variety of options for those seeking professional certifications, licensure, or other qualifications.
Certification for Firefighters
Kentucky has specific procedures for “accepting military training and service toward firefighter certification” to allow veterans to use their military experience toward civilian firefighting jobs.
Reciprocity Program for Emergency Medical Technician Certification
The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services will allow “direct reciprocity” for military training and or experience for initial certification in the state as an emergency medical technician.
Commercial Driver’s License Skills Test Waiver
The Commonwealth of Kentucky grants a waiver on the skills test portion of the commercial driver’s test for military service members with “recent experience operating commercial-sized motor vehicles”.
Automatic Extension of Professional Certifications
Kentucky offers qualifying active duty military members “any professional license or certificate renewal without payment of fees or obtaining continuing education”.
Continuing Education Requirements Exemption for Licensed Engineers
The state offers a waiver for continuing education requirements for qualifying military members who are licensed engineers and are on a military deployment.
Alternative Teacher Certification
Kentucky public law allows veterans to obtain “alternative teaching certification” to teach elementary, secondary, and secondary vocational school.
License Requirements For HVAC Professionals
Kentucky permits qualifying veterans or currently serving military members to include their military experience when applying for heating, ventilation and air conditioning licenses. There is also a provision for a 60-day period after the expiration of the current license to continue working while applying for a renewal.
Department of Criminal Justice Training Program
Prior Military Police education and training counts toward Kentucky police training hours
Somerset Aviation Program
Veterans who have experience working on military aircraft can get credit for their skills that can be used toward certification from the Federal Aviation Administration from Somerset Community College and Jefferson Community and Technical College