Social Work Licensure Compact (CSG)

Under the Social Work Licensure Compact, social workers can get a multistate license, which clears them to care for patients in a participating state, even if they don’t live there. Social workers must abide by the laws of the state where the patient resides.

Missouri was the first state to approve compact legislation, in July 2023. Since then, 14 other states have signed on and at least 17 more are considering bills to do the same (see this map).

The model legislation is at:

Since it is an interstate compact, it’s important to make no substantive changes in the model’s language. The Council of State Governments is coordinating this effort.