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  • On the positive side, ASWB administered a record number of exams. And as a result of that and an increase in revenue in almost every other ASWB program, the organization will end the year in the strongest financial position on record. The challenging side centers on the assertions by some that the e

  • Delegates passed Resolution 1-2021, Resolution to Jump Start All Resolutions at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Delegate Assembly in November. The resolution includes two actions: For the ASWB Board to provide member boards with information and templates on how to draft, submit, and work with the Bylaws and Resolutions Committee on the appropriate use […]

  • December 21, 2021
    Service awards resume

    Each year at the Annual Meeting of the Delegate Assembly, ASWB publicly acknowledges the contributions of members and staff of social work regulatory boards.

  • Delegates at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Delegate Assembly elected four members to the association’s Board of Directors on Saturday, November 20.

  • ASWB’s new strategic framework positions the social work licensing examination program as a central focus, directing the association to expand understanding and acceptance of the necessity for assessing social work competencies through valid and reliable competence measures.

  • Building understanding about social work regulation and promoting consistency in standards are dual goals of a recent collaboration between ASWB’s Member Engagement and Regulatory Services department and marketing staff. A new resource, Spotlight on Regulation, is now available on aswb.org. It features graphically presented information and interactive maps that supplement the dynamic laws and regulations […]

  • The introduction of government into the licensure, renewal, and enforcement of social work practice includes a fairness component. This fairness doctrine is referred to as due process or fundamental justice. In short, fairness in the process is required because the government mandates that practitio

  • December 21, 2021
    Noteworthy

    News and updates from ASWB member jurisdictions and volunteers

  • As many of you know, I am employed at a large academic medical center in Arkansas. 2021 has been a year of transition for my department. Earlier this year, a beloved employee who was the heart and soul of our department decided to retire. In honor of her years of dedicated service, I hosted a […]

  • Earlier this year, the Illinois legislature passed Senate Bill 1632, a bill removing the exam requirement for social workers applying for the LSW license, which is reserved for BSW and MSW practice, with BSWs requiring supervised experience before becoming licensed. The new law takes effect January 1, 2022. The Illinois chapter of the National Association […]