Important News Updates
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY AND RECENTLY DISCHARGED MILITARY VETERANS & SPOUSES
Pursuant to the Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013, military veterans discharged within one (1) year of application for licensing or registration qualify for expedited processing of applications and review of equivalency requests for military training. The Board will expedite review and processing of applications of any military schools or courses submitted as qualifying equivalents for required educational licensing/registration educational standards. The Board extends these privileges to active duty military, including reservists called to active duty for training or deployment. These provisions also fully apply to spouses of active duty and qualifying veterans.
To further comply with the letter and spirit of the Act, veterans counseling assistance is available to qualifying veterans, active duty personnel, and spouses on application, licensing and credentialing issues. The Board Executive Director, Ruth Ann Arty serves as the Board liaison and counselor to any qualifying veteran, active duty service member, or dependant spouse who requires information, guidance or assistance on issues relating to licensing and registration. She may be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 410-764-5994.
This Board stands ready to assist all qualified military veterans in any way possible to meet the Act’s provisions. Should any Act provisions be further amended (or as further information becomes available) information will be posted on this website.
Patricia G. Bennett, MSW
MVA Online Vision Certification Service
This new service is now available and allows licensed optometrists the ability to create an account and submit their patient's eye exam results to the MVA electronically. Citizens 40+ benefit greatly from this new service because it allows them to renew their driver's license online after the eye exam results have been submitted to MVA. Not only does it make it easier for patients to renew their driver's license, there is no need for optometrists to fill out the MVA's paper form if they use the online system.
Licensed optometrists can also review information on the MVA website here: www.mva.maryland.gov/Online-Vision-Service and can register for an account by visiting www.egov.maryland.gov/mva/vision.