Veterans taking one of the 145 professional state licensing or certification examinations required by the Department of Insurance, Finance and Professional Registration can be reimbursed for the cost of the exam. Visit the Veterans Affairs website to learn more about how the GI Bill can pay the cost of a license or certification test.

List of licensing and certification exams eligible for reimbursement

Veterans Affairs will pay for the cost of the tests, up to $2,000 for each test. Veterans Affairs will not issue reimbursement for other fees connected with obtaining a license or certification. Payment is issued after you submit the required information to the VA.

The VA will reimburse regardless of the number of exams you may take, or the number of times you may take an exam. However, Missouri regulations may limit the number of times you can take an exam. Check with your state regulator for details.

If you have questions about licensing and certification reimbursement or applying for benefits, you can access the VA's website or call 888-GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551), or for the hearing-impaired call 800-829-4833.