Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Social Work Licensure Examinations

The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) social work licensing examinations are used in 49 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and British Columbia. Depending on jurisdictional requirements, candidates may take one of five examination categories: Associate, Bachelors, Masters, Advanced Generalist, and Clinical. Visit ASWB’s website for more information.

ASWB exams are administered at Pearson Professional Centers worldwide. Regional Call Center information is available using the “Customer service” button.


You will not be able to schedule an appointment to test if you have not already registered with ASWB and paid the examination fee. If you have not done so, you may register online at or by phone at 1-888-579-3926.

Candidates with ASWB-approved special testing arrangements must call the Special Accommodations Team to make a testing appointment. Please refer to your ASWB authorization to test correspondence for more information.

Exam Information

Appointment Length

Please note that your appointment length is longer than the exam time. The APPOINTMENT LENGTH includes ALL components of the testing appointment, including the exam introduction, non-disclosure agreement, tutorial, etc. The EXAM TIME is the time that is allocated only for answering and reviewing exam questions.

Exam Policies

Per ASWB policy, food and drink are not allowed unless you have been approved for special accommodations. If approved, you must eat and drink in the waiting area of the testing center. These items must be stored in your locker and you must be monitored by the test administrator when accessing the locker.

Effective December 1 2015, candidates will be required to store electronic devices, including cell phones inside a plastic bag, that will be sealed and stored in your locker along with any other personal belongings. All electronic devices that are small enough (smart watches, mobile phones, MP3 player, iTouch, iPod, etc.) must be placed in the bag. Bags will be provided by the testing center.

Last updated 2015-11-17