Social Work Inter-State Compact
What is an interstate licensure compact?
An interstate compact is a legal contract between two or more
states/territories enabling practitioners (in this case, social
workers) to practice in each other’s jurisdiction, once practitioners
demonstrate they meet the compact requirements.
How do states join compacts?
State legislatures must enact compact legislation to become a member state of a compact.
What steps are needed before the compact is operational?
A threshold number of states, typically, seven to 10 states, must
pass the enabling legislation. These states then would form a compact
Commission which will govern the compact and ensure coordination
between the participating states. Once the threshold number of states
have passed the legislation and the Commission is in place, social
workers would be able to pursue licensure through the compact, in the
participating states. Additional states are added to the compact as
they enact the required legislation and join the Commission.
How can social workers get involved in this initiative?
NASW will be providing numerous opportunities for members to
advance this important effort. This includes the opportunity to provide
input on the draft compact, and to engage in advocacy efforts through
the NASW Nevada Chapter to enact compact legislation.If you are NOT a member of NASW-NV please click this link and subscribe to be added to our future licensure compact discussions.
Join the discussion: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QY5ZKYQ
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