Should I get multi-state social work licensure?

There are a few reasons a social worker may pursue licensure in more than one state. The first is if you live in an area that closely borders another state, having a license in both states may open more options when searching for a job or getting new clients. Also, some agencies may have locations in multiple states, so having a multi-state social work license can make it easier to gain employment there. Another reason could be if you were interested in telehealth, where technology allows you to provide mental health support across state borders, but your license may restrict this. And lastly, if you are a military spouse,relocating from state to state is a common occurrence. The good news is there have been efforts to streamline the process for active-duty transfers and the ease of license reciprocity as part of the military relocation.