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Professional Licensing Guides

Professional Licensing Guides

Many immigrants who had careers as doctors, engineers, teachers, and other regulated professions in their home countries need information about how to earn a professional license to restart their careers in the U.S.


Upwardly Global has 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.