Mobility Tool Kit Step 5A

Assess facilitators and barriers to interjurisdictional practice:
Practice across professions
and borders

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The session will explore the challenges and benefits of a composite board and California’s proposal to improve license portability. Tools will be identified to help participants initiate conversations with stakeholders to develop a framework that improves license portability but does not compromise consumer protection or practice standards. The session will also explore the challenges of Mobility and the importance of identifying the purpose and benefits for national collaboration along with key ingredients toward agreements for facilitating interjurisdiction practice. Starts and stops experienced by the Canadian Council of Social Work Regulators as a national network will be shared, including illustrations of activities that have served to build bridges. The possibilities presented by subprojects that contribute toward larger goals will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify similar licensure requirements across license categories in other jurisdictions.
  2. Determine the difference between a licensure requirement and an arbitrary barrier to licensure.
  3. Explain the importance of trusting the due diligence of other jurisdictions.
  4. Identify three or more shared reasons for why interjurisdiction agreements matter and to whom they matter.
  5. Describe three or more strategies helpful for making progress toward agreements.


Lynn King

Alberta College of Social Workers. (2013, November 4). Standards of practice. Retrieved from

Austin, Z. [faculty profile]. Retrieved on April 20, 2018 from

Canada Internal Trade Secretariat. (2017, July 1). Canada free trade agreement. Retrieved from

Canadian Council of Social Work Regulators. [Website]. Retrieved on April 20, 2018 from

Canadian Council of Social Work Regulators. (2012). Entry-level competency profile for the social work profession in Canada – executive summary. Retrieved from

Gregory, P. A. M., & Austin, Z. (2016). Trust in interprofessional collaboration: Perspectives of pharmacists and physicians. Canadian Pharmacists Journal : CPJ, 149(4), 236–245.

Ungar, M. (2014). On adult resilience. Retrieved from

Kim Madsen

Association of Social Work Boards. (2018). Social work regulation reports. Retrieved April 20, 2018 from

California Board of Behavioral Sciences. (2017). License portability committee meeting notice and agenda: Memo: Current requirements for out-of-state applicants. Retrieved from

California Board of Behavioral Sciences (2018). License portability committee meeting notice and agenda: Memo: Draft license portability language: LPCC out-of-state applicants. Retrieved from