Social Work Licensure Compact Facilitates the Provision of Interstate Social Work Services

May 30, 2024

The Council of State Governments (CSG), in partnership with the United States Department of Defense (DOD) and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), is working to support the mobility of licensed social workers through the development of a new interstate compact, the Social Work Licensure Compact. This additional licensing pathway aims to facilitate multistate practice among member states and reduces the barriers to license portability.

Under the Social Work Licensure Compact, social workers can obtain a multi-state licenses, which clear them to care for patients in participating states, even if they don't live there.

The Social Work Licensure Compact has been enacted in 17 states; however, multi-state licenses are not yet being issued. A full map of participating states, and states with pending legislation to join the compact can be found here. The implementation process for the compact will take 12 to 24 months before multi-state licenses are able to issued.

While New Jersey has not yet entered into the Social Work Licensure Compact, legislation to do so, A2813, has passed the Assembly and is awaiting passage in the Senate.

Click here for more information on the Social Work Licensure Compact.

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