Washington Enacts the Social Work Compact

On March 19th, Governor Jay Inslee signed HB 1939 , which contained the Social Work Licensure Compact. This makes Washington the fourth state to enact the Social Work Compact. The primary sponsor for this bill was Representative Tina Orwall with 16 cosponsors. At the bill signing, Gov. Jay Inslee explained that this bill would streamline […]

Utah Enacts the Social Work Compact

On March 14th, 2024, Governor Spencer Cox signed HB 44 making Utah the third state to enact the Social Work Licensure Compact. The bill was sponsored by Representative Sandra Hollins and Senator Todd Weiler. Rep Hollins says Utah’s adoption of the Social Work Compact is “a significant step in addressing the critical shortage of mental […]

South Dakota Enacts the Social Work Licensure Compact

On February 5th, 2024, Governor Kristi Noem signed HB 1015 making South Dakota the second state to enact the Social Work Licensure Compact. Noem says these compacts cut government red tape and make it easier for more folks to “get to work right here in South Dakota.” This brings the compact one step closer to […]

CSG Hosts Legislative Summit

Interested in having your state enact the Social Work Licensure Compact? To learn more, including how to get your state involved, attend the virtual Social Work Licensure Compact Legislative Summit hosted by The Council of State Governments and the Association of Social Work Boards. It will be held on October 31st at 1pm to 3pm […]

Missouri Enacts the Social Work Licensure Compact

On July 7th, 2023 Governor Mike Parson signed Senate Bill 70 and Senate Bill 157 making Missouri the first state to enact the Social Work Licensure Compact. This is a milestone development in supporting the mobility of licensed social workers. SB 70 was sponsored by Senator Travis Fitzpatrick and Senator Lauren Arthur, and SB 157 […]

Social Work Licensure Compact Finalized

The Social Work Licensure Compact project team approved the final draft of the Social Work Licensure Compact legislation in January 2023. This legislation will be distributed to the states for enactment during the 2023 legislative sessions. The Compact will go into effect once enacted into law by seven states. The project team was composed of […]