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The Interstate Compact for School Psychologists


The Council of State Governments (CSG) is partnering with the Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) to support the mobility of licensed school psychologists through the development of a new interstate compact. This additional licensing pathway will facilitate multistate practice among member states and reduce the barriers to license portability.

Frequently Asked Questions

An interstate compact is a constitutionally authorized, legislatively enacted, legally binding contract between multiple states.

Nine professions have active interstate compacts for occupational licensure:

    • Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC)
    • Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact (APRN Compact)
    • Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Compact (The EMS Compact)
    • The Physical Therapy Compact (PT Compact)
    • The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT)
    • Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact (ASLP-IC)
    • The Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact (OT Compact)
    • The Counseling Compact

Compacts for teachers, social workers, massage therapists, dentists and dental hygienists, school psychologists and dieticians and nutritionists are under development.

A multistate license grants a licensed professional the ability to practice in all compact member states. To be eligible for a multistate license, a licensed professional must live in a compact member state and hold an active, unencumbered license in their home state and pay all required fees.