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Appointment availability is limited due to social distancing precautions and varies by location. Please note that our customer service wait-times are also longer than usual right now. For information on rescheduling, refunds, and more, please check out our FAQs.

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

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

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The exams provided by the Association of Social Work Boards are used in every U.S. State, as well as the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland & Labrador, and Saskatchewan. 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

Exam Information


Refer to your Authorization to Test email from ASWB for information on how to schedule, reschedule or cancel an exam appointment.

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.

Last updated 2021-07-19