For you and many other immigrants who had careers as doctors, engineers, teachers, and other regulated professions in your home countries and need to earn a professional license to restart your careers in the U.S., we have developed licensing guides that will help with the job-seeking process.

Regulated professions are strictly controlled by state law to protect the public interest. Each state can have different criteria for licensing. Licenses or credentials are normally earned through a combination of education, exams, and experience, and include documentation and sometimes a significant amount of time and money to receive.

Note: nurses, lawyers, and public accountants are regulated in the U.S.; business managers and university professors are not.

If you are one of these professionals, Upwardly Global’s professional licensing 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 popular careers in California, Florida, Illinois, New Hampshire, New York, Texas, Virginia, Washington State, and Washington, D.C. To get started, please select the state from the above list where you intend to become licensed or read How to Use the Guides.

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