Did you know the social work licensing exams are changing in 2018?
The changes, which were recently announced by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), will be implemented for all levels of the exam starting January 1, 2018. (For a more detailed breakdown of the changes and their schedule, see the ASWB Timeline.)
Students wishing to take the present version of the ASWB exam can only do so before December 31, 2017.
The recent changes are the result of an analysis conducted by the ASWB from 2015 to 2016. They mainly involve reordering and renaming content areas, although a few topics are receiving extensive changes.
The Advanced Generalist level of the exam is the one that will see the most extensive changes. It is being restructured from five content areas to four, with the total number of competencies reduced by half. To learn more about these changes, see the ASWB pie chart showing the changes at the Advanced Generalist level.
To learn more about changes to the Bachelor’s level exam, see the ASWB pie chart for changes at the Bachelor’s level.
To learn more about changes to the Master’s level exam, see the ASWB pie chart for changes at the Master’s level.
To learn more about changes to the Clinical level exam, see the ASWB pie chart showing the changes at the Clinical level.
Here at AATBS, we make it easy for you. Our team of experts are in the process of developing study materials for the new exams. These should be available this Fall. And if you're planning to purchase an ASWB Social Work Licensing Exam Study Package, we have you covered. We offer free revisions of our study materials up to 8 months from your purchase date. This means that if you purchase a study package from us in July (which teaches to the current exam), and then sit for the current exam and do not pass, you can get the 2018 exam materials for free to study again and take the new version of the exam.
If you have any questions about the exam changes or how this might affect your study plans, give us a call at 1-800-472-1931
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