ASWB is accepting proposals for research

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Deadline extended

Because of extensive interest from potential respondents, the Regulatory Research Committee has decided to extend the deadline for proposals to June 30, 2023.

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ASWB is currently accepting proposals for research related to occupational and professional regulation, with an emphasis on social work regulatory best practices. The RFP, which is available by request, was developed by the association’s Regulatory Research Committee. The committee will also be reviewing and evaluating proposals.

The RFP identifies multiple areas of focus for research, such as

  • Variables associated with the results reported in the 2022 ASWB Examination Pass Rate Analysis
  • The impact of licensure on the social work profession
  • Supervision’s role in social work licensure
  • Professional practice standards
  • Electronic practice
  • Regulatory enforcement

“Questions can be as powerful as answers,” says ASWB CEO Stacey Hardy-Chandler, Ph.D., J.D., LCSW. “As part of our extensive portfolio of initiatives aimed at evolving the future of social work regulation, we are excited about the potential contributions these projects can add to important conversations we are having across the profession.”

Deadline for proposals is June 30, 2023. ASWB anticipates announcing funding selections in late summer 2023. Please see the list of questions and responses below.

Use the form below to request a copy of the RFP.


Questions and responses

Below are questions received about the RFP and application process. If your questions are not answered below, you may send an email to Jennifer Henkel at