Exams for the future
of social work

As the field of social work evolves, the social work licensing exams continue to reflect current practice. ASWB is expanding its research-driven exam development process to include more voices as it updates the licensing exams.

ASWB is collaborating with the social work community to bring more perspectives, including those of individuals representing diverse racial, social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds, into the exam development process. The association is launching these initiatives to build on current practices.

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Social Work Workforce Coalition

Convened in April 2022, the Social Work Workforce Coalition is contributing to the development of the next iteration of the social work licensing exams.

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Social Work Census

The Social Work Census will be the largest survey of social workers ever undertaken. The Social Work Workforce Coalition wants to learn as much as possible about who social workers are and what they do. The census will begin in March 2023.

Get notified about the Social Work Census


Exam resources for educators

ASWB is offering a new suite of free resources to help social work educators prepare students for the exams.

Contributing to the conversation

ASWB publishes pass rate data analysis as part of the association’s commitment to participating in data-driven conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Volunteer for the community input sessions

ASWB is inviting social workers to volunteer to participate in online community conversations on developing licensing exams for the future of social work.

Share your thoughts

Share your thoughts on the Social Work Workforce Coalition, the Social Work Census, or exam development.