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NCIC collaborates with state, federal and community partners to provide dedicated resources
and stakeholder-informed solutions through interstate compacts.

Featured NCIC Projects

Occupational Licensure Compacts

Interstate compacts provide the most effective means to support multi-state practice and reduce burdens for licensed professionals. As of early 2023, there are 15 available interstate compacts. Since January 2016, over 230 pieces of compact legislation have been enacted by states.

The Department of Defense (DoD) has partnered with The Council of State Governments (CSG) through a cooperative agreement to fund and support the development of new interstate compacts for occupational licensure.

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NCIC provides support services to operational licensure compacts, including the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistants and Psychology Interjurisdictional Compacts.

With funding support from the Department of Labor, CSG provides technical assistance to 16 state teams tasked with assessing occupational licensure policies and identifying and implementing policy strategies within their state. Project findings and policy resources, including interstate compacts, were additionally created and disseminated to benefit a general state audience.

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Great Lakes-St Lawrence River Basin Compact

Established in 2008, this compact promotes greater coordination by the Great Lakes states in the management and protection of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin.

The Electric Transmission Line Siting Compact

CSG assisted states in the development of this compact to improve state coordination on the transmission line siting process. The compact serves to:

  • simplify and standardize the application and filing process
  • create a transparent and streamlined process for review and decision making
  • minimize impediments and delays
  • promote regional collaboration
  • avoid federal preemption
  • create a forum for federal agencies and tribes to become part fo the siting review process with states