Interstate Compact for Counselor Licensure - What It Means for Arizona Counselors
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About the Counseling Compact
The purpose of this compact is to facilitate interstate practice of licensed professional counseling with the goal of improving public access to professional counseling services. The compact preserves the regulatory authority of states to protect public health and safety through the current system of state licensure.
The compact is designed to:
▪ Provide for the mutual recognition of other member state licenses.
▪ Enhance states’ abilities to protect the public’s health and safety.
▪ Encourage the cooperation of member states in regulating multistate practice for licensed professional counselors.
▪ Support active duty military personnel and their spouses.
▪ Enhance the exchange of licensure, investigative, and disciplinary information among member states.
▪ Allow for the use of telehealth technology to increase access to counseling services.
▪ Support the uniformity of professional counseling licensure requirements throughout the states.
▪ Eliminate the necessity for licenses in multiple states.
▪ Provide opportunities for interstate practice by licensed professional counselors who meet uniform licensure requirements.
About the Webinar
This informational webinar shall discuss topics, such as:
Privilege to Practice
Converting Compact Privileges
Active Duty Military Personnel or Spouses
Compact Privilege to Practice Telehealth
Establishment of Counseling Compact Commission
Oversight, Dispute Resolution, and Enforcement
This informational webinar will offer an opportunity to learn and ask questions related to being a counselor in the state of Arizona.
American Counseling Association's Role
ACA has been honored to fund the initial stages of this independent licensure compact and to collaborate with other organizations, state boards, state officials, and subject matter experts through an independent advisory process for final draft language led by CSG. The process for drafting the official compact is independent and led by the National Center for Interstate Compacts at the Council for State Governments.
Dan Logsdon, Director of the National Center for Interstate Compacts at The Council of State Governments (CSG).
Council of State Governments
Founded in 1933, The Council of State Governments is our nation’s only organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. This offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships. All states are members of CSG and pay dues to support CSG’s work.
The National Center for Interstate Compacts (NCIC) is a program borne from CSG’s more than 85-year history of promoting multi-state problem solving and advocating the role of the states in determining their respective futures. During that time, CSG began tracking the progress of more than 200 active interstate compacts, researching innovative state solutions and bringing the states together to build consensus on national issues. In the past decade CSG has focused on helping states enhance the ability of licensed professionals to engage in interstate practice through the creation of occupational licensure interstate compacts. CSG has helped develop licensure compacts for nurses, physicians, psychologists, emergency medical services personnel, physical therapists, audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
Currently, CSG is working with a coalition of states to develop an interstate licensure compact for the counseling profession. Vetting the proposed draft Counseling Compact with knowledgeable stakeholders is a crucial part of CSG’s compact development process.
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This informational webinar is NOT offering CE credits.