COVID-19

ASWB has adjusted its operations because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The information provided here is intended to help you navigate the changing circumstances of this public health emergency. It will be updated as the situation changes.

Exam registration and scheduling

Email the Candidate Services Center for general information and support. Call 888.579.3926, Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time.
The following transactions can be completed online only:

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to assist you, other candidates, and member boards while maintaining a safe working environment for our staff.

Pearson VUE has published extensive information about changes to exam administration on its COVID-19 page. This page also includes information on safety measures being taken at test centers.

Regulatory provisions

The following jurisdictions have emergency provisions regarding social work licensure related to the COVID-19 public health emergency, including continuing education requirements, in-person supervision requirements, and license renewal dates. ASWB is updating this information regularly as we become aware of changes. If a state is not listed, there are no provisions specific to the public health emergency at this time.

What can regulators do?

Social work regulatory boards are taking action to facilitate social work services for people confronting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Collaborative efforts from the social work community

Joint statement issued by ASWB, NASW, and CSWE

U.S. healthcare licensing and regulatory organizations issue joint statement on COVID-19 pandemic

Joint statement to social workers from NASW and CASW (English)

Joint statement to social workers from NASW and CASW
(en francais)