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Examination preapproval for the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council

Apply for preapproval through ASWB to get a social work license in Texas that requires taking one of the social work licensing exams.

 

Exam preapproval application fee: US$60 (nonrefundable)

Approval to take the exam is valid for one year.

Exam preapproval is the first step in applying for licensure to the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council; ASWB will verify your eligibility to take the exam. This exam preapproval process does not completely replace the application for licensure to the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, but we will verify your eligibility to take the exam. Once your exam is complete, we will provide your information and exam results to the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council. You must then submit a licensing application to BHEC to complete the licensure process.

Exceptions:

  • If you are applying for licensure by endorsement—meaning you have already taken the exam and have a license in another state or province—you must contact the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council directly.
  • If you started the application process for your Texas license before November 1, 2020, you must continue that application process rather than beginning a new one.
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Eligibility requirements