• This scenario may sound far-fetched, but without social work mobility, or the ability to easily transfer our social work licenses across state lines, it is actually a possibility. And it’s an example of why the social work profession should establish greater license portability. We are already facing a shortage of licensed social workers and mental […]

  • December 21, 2022
    The journey ahead
    We are, together, on a justice journey, leading opportunities to advance equity in professional regulation. We, as regulators, want to have fair and just paths to licensure—that is something that benefits everyone. This effort calls for us to trust one another, to rely on one another, to elicit the aid of our allies, and to think differently and innovatively about how we make progress.
  • The webinar offered a behind-the-scenes look at how the ASWB exams are developed and the steps ASWB takes to guard against bias and maintain reliability and validity. Harless shared information about ASWB’s initiatives to bring more voices into the creation of exams for the future of social work and to enhance the testing experience to reduce barriers.
  • ASWB and CSG are encouraged by the progress made in 2022 toward a final compact and expect to have a draft ready for states in the first quarter of 2023. This means that the compact legislation will not have an opportunity to be considered in some states during 2023 legislative sessions. 
  • Be assured that ASWB adheres to and maintains a valid examination program for use by member boards. The process is highly technical, so bear with me as we navigate the details.
  • The 2022 Bylaws and Resolutions Committee submitted two items for discussion and voting at the Annual Meeting of the Delegate Assembly: a set of minor changes to the ASWB bylaws that update and clarify terminology about membership and operations, and a resolution calling on member jurisdictions to include ASWB on their regular meeting agendas.
  • December 21, 2022
    Divine Nine, Hoop dance champion, journal publications
  • Candidates can expect to see these improvements to the exam administration process starting in January 2023: Three-option multiple choice phased in Exam forms may contain both three- and four-option questions beginning in January 2023. The exam will gradually include more three-option questions going forward, with the goal of completing the transition by 2025. Exam questions […]

  • ASWB celebrated the outstanding service of two leaders in social work regulation at the association’s 2022 Annual Meeting of the Delegate Assembly in November.

  • Board of Directors Brian D. Philson of Michigan was voted president-elect; Karine Levesque of New Brunswick was reelected as secretary; Géraldine Poirier Baiani of New Brunswick was elected treasurer; Ann-Marie Buchanan of Tennessee and Carla Moore of Louisiana were reelected as directors at large, licensed social worker; Elizabeth Pope was reelected as director at large, […]

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