• Draft development Starting in October 2021, The Council of State Governments (CSG) convened representatives from the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA), National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and other stakeholders in the profession to develop the first draft of an interstate compact for social work licensure. The project team […]

  • It’s no longer possible to go back to the way things were a few years ago. We know more. As a result, we have an obligation to reexamine how we conduct the necessary day-to-day activities that open the way for social workers to become licensed and begin their work.

  • The momentum is building. ASWB’s effort to collaboratively reenvision the examination development process is ramping up, and exciting developments are getting under way. The current work is aimed at making progress on the goals identified in the association’s Strategic Framework 2022–2023—specifically, to “engage with stakeholders to educate and increase transparency around the licensing exams.” That […]

  • Understanding the basis for and prerequisites of licensure set forth in law is the best way to prepare for legal, practical and/or political debate surrounding government regulation.

  • The 2022 ASWB Education Meeting is happening in person and online this year. Participants will gather in Chicago and via Zoom to explore the core functions of social work regulation from several different perspectives.

  • With the April 30 date of CEO Dwight Hymans’s retirement approaching, the search for a successor is progressing well but not yet complete. The ASWB Board of Directors met in early April by Zoom to approve extending Hymans’s contract. “There will be no gaps in leadership until a new CEO is hired,” said Past President […]

  • April 22, 2022

    News from ASWB members and volunteers

  • In line with the continued efforts of the Association of Social Work Boards to make the social work licensing exams as fair and equitable as possible, ASWB has recently committed to enhancing the exam development process to bring in more voices than ever before. ASWB’s Strategic Framework 2022–2023 directs the organization to engage with stakeholders […]

  • The Association of Social Work Boards is recruiting volunteers for its Practice Analysis Task Force, offering licensed social workers the opportunity to participate behind the scenes in the next analysis of the practice of social work. Selected task force members will provide subject matter expertise to the association’s practice analysis process, reenvisioned as the Social […]