The Licensed Professions Guides were formerly housed on the Careers for New Americans website and moved to Upwardly Global's primary website in July 2011.
The purpose of these guides is to help you understand all of the steps required to earn a state professional license or credential to return to the full practice of your regulated profession.
Many thousands of skilled immigrants have interrupted careers as doctors, engineers, teachers and other regulated professions to resettle in the U.S. If you are one of these professionals, Upwardly Global’s Licensed Professions Guides can help you understand all of the necessary steps to continue your career. The Guides can also help you decide if other related careers are a better choice based on your resources and preferences.
Licensing information is now available for 10 popular careers in Illinois, California and New York – with more Guides to come. Click on a profession below to view the re-licensing guide for your state.
To find information for a different state, or to verify the information in these Guides, you can link directly to the official state websites for professional regulation through our list of State Resources.
Upwardly Global Professional Licensing Guides were created in 2009 in partnership with the State of Illinois.