New Compact Members

The compact has grown even larger. In recent weeks both South Carolina and Minnesota have joined the compact. Both states were able to get the language approved right before the end of their respective legislative sessions. The legislation is effective July 1, 2024, in both states.

Arizona becomes a Compact State

On April 2, 2024, Governor Hobbs signed into law Senate Bill 1173, making Arizona the 34th member of the Counseling Compact.

Compact up to 33 States

The Counseling Compact Commission (CCC) would like to welcome New Jersey (effective immediately) as the 32nd state to join the compact and South Dakota (effective July 1, 2024) as the 33rd.  Legislation remains pending in 12 states, including California where it was most recently introduced. CCC will continue to provide information and answer questions as legislative […]

Executive Director Hired for the Compact

The Counseling Compact Commission is pleased to announce the hiring of Greg Searls as the Executive Director of the Counseling Compact Commission. With a wealth of experience and a proven track record in the regulatory field, Mr. Searls brings a unique blend of leadership, strategic vision, and dedication to the mission of the Counseling Compact […]

Executive Director Applications Open

The Counseling Compact Commission is looking for an executive director. Information on how to apply for the position is below. Job Summary: Serves as the lead staff executive for the Counseling Compact Commission (CCC), a joint public agency of compact member states. Provides day-to-day administrative oversight and supervision of the organization, its efforts, projects, relationships […]

RFP for Data System Announced

The Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Counseling, and Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact Commissions are excited to announce a Request for Proposals for the development of a compact data system. The compact data system will be used by the commissions, compact member states, and licensed professionals to facilitate interstate practice and enhance public protection. The selected vendor […]

2023 Legislative Cycle review: Eleven additional states join the Counseling Compact 

Eleven states—Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Virginia, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming—enacted the Counseling Compact thus far in 2023, bringing the total number of member states to 28. The full compact map can be viewed here.  The Compact enables licensed professional counselors who practice and reside within member states to practice without the […]

Request for Proposals – Compact Secretariat and Executive Director

May 9, 2023 Addition: Answers to received RFP questions are now available. They can be found here (PDF). The Counseling Compact Commission is seeking an organization to serve as the compact secretariat. The secretariat will provide administrative services for the compact commission as it begins its implementation, including securing a national data system and planning […]

Wyoming , Arkansas, and Virginia join Counseling Compact

On February 23, 2023, Governor Mark Gordon signed into law Senate File 0010, making Wyoming the 18th member of the Counseling Compact. On March 13, 2023, Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed into law House Bill 1181, making Arkansas the 19th member of the Counseling Compact.  On March 27th, 2023 Governor Glenn Youngkin signed into law […]

Delaware Enacts Counseling Compact

On August 4, 2022, Governor Carney signed into law Senate Bill 257, making Delaware the 17th member of the Counseling Compact. The Counseling Compact will hold its inaugural commission meeting on October 25-26th. You can find more information, including meeting materials and Zoom information, here.