Tag: Mobility

  • Staff from the Council of State Governments gave ASWB members an up-close and detailed review of the draft compact legislation.

  • After the compact kickoff meeting in May 2021, the Council of State Governments and the Association of Social Work Boards developed and convened the Technical Assistance Group. The group included state legislators, members and administrators of state social work boards, licensees, educators, attorneys, and other stakeholders. The group met regularly and reviewed state licensure policies, […]

  • Building understanding about social work regulation and promoting consistency in standards are dual goals of a recent collaboration between ASWB’s Member Engagement and Regulatory Services department and marketing staff. A new resource, Spotlight on Regulation, is now available on aswb.org. It features graphically presented information and interactive maps that supplement the dynamic laws and regulations […]

  • Compacts were not where ASWB and our members started with mobility, but compacts can coexist with endorsement provisions.

  • The news arrived March 15 that the Council of State Governments, in partnership with the Department of Defense, had selected the social work profession to receive technical assistance to develop an interstate compact for occupational licensing portability.

  • April 22, 2021
    Why compacts?

    The issues of states’ rights, uniformity of criteria, and mobility and portability related to the regulation of the professions are not new.

  • Virtual professional practice has brought added attention to many legal concerns implicated by practice without physical presence. The fundamental issues to consider include whether the actions constitute practice as defined, and if so, where practice occurs.

  • The willingness of legislatures across the United States to enact laws that help licensed military spouses is a positive sign for ASWB members as they work to implement the 2019–2021 Strategic Framework goal of facilitating mobility through licensure by endorsement. The trend toward reducing barriers for military spouses has been the result of nearly a […]

  • Since that time, ASWB has collected qualitative data and collaborated with stakeholders to help its member boards understand the challenges faced by social workers who are adding a new license. Eventually, a mobility strategy was implemented through amendments to the organization’s Model Social Work Practice Act, a document designed to help regulatory boards harmonize their […]