License reciprocity recognizes occupational licensing agencies issued by other states. The recognition paves the way for temporary licenses or certificates to members of the military and spouses who are professionally licensed in another jurisdiction and have moved to Ohio for military duty.
Such flexibility makes it easier for those spouses to take up work in their chosen fields in Ohio.
“All of the grades for 2021 on the reciprocity side will now be green,” Zeis said in a recent interview. “And Ohio will be green.”
The state is still working on the Air Force’s assessment of Ohio schools, he added. But he was pleased with the change.
“The reciprocity was obviously what we wanted to discuss,” Zeis said. “That was very, very straightforward.”
While an Air Force report card graded Ohio lower on that issue, a separate, Pentagon scoring report graded Ohio higher. James Rickel, a Department of Defense liaison to the states, told the Dayton Daily News last month that Ohio was “doing a superior job. I think they’re doing a great job” in the area of reciprocity.