• ASWB is pleased to announce the 2021 edition of the Examination Program Yearbook, an annual publication that highlights the expertise and diversity of the Examination Committee volunteers, item writers, and exam development consultants who contribute to the development of the social work licensing exams. This is the 12th edition of the yearbook, published in 2021 […]

  • Earlier this month, the ASWB Board of Directors and ASWB leadership planned and dreamed for ASWB’s future at the Board Advance! Many participants said they were proud of the work we did. I felt the same at witnessing and contributing to the thoughtful and energetic discussion that day.

  • On August 6, ASWB Board members met in person for the 2021 Board Advance! It was the first in-person meeting of the Board since the COVID-19 pandemic started.

  • In July, ASWB committees met in person for the first time since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic some 15 months earlier. Volunteers and ASWB staff were equally excited about the opportunity to meet in person.

  • When enforcing the practice act against persons alleged to have violated the law, regulatory boards are constrained by the authority delegated to them by the legislature. Social work boards are created and authorized via legislative enactment of statutes.

  • August 27, 2021

    Updates from ASWB members and volunteers

  • The Association of Social Work Boards recognizes and respects the needs of nursing mothers. It has been our long-standing practice to provide alternative arrangements for nursing mothers sitting for the social work licensing exams, and we are committed to evaluating our current procedures to improve processes. We acknowledge that we must continually review any policies […]

  • The story of ASWB in 2020 is one of resilience, adaptability and agility, and commitment to the mission of public protection. Review the 2020 Annual Report

  • Social justice has been an underlying force in ASWB’s value structure since its inception. When social work regulators formed ASWB in 1979 to develop the licensing exams, it was with the intent of protecting the public. Public protection is one of the highest forms of social justice.

  • After the COVID-19 pandemic caused the 2020 ASWB Education Meeting on regulatory research to be canceled, it seemed that the third pillar of the strategic framework, Curate research for best practices in regulation, would become stalemated.