How to Register for the ASWB Exam: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Register for the ASWB Exam: A Step-by-Step Guide

Let’s face it; preparing for the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Exam can be a daunting task! From reviewing study materials to facing exam-day jitters, there’s plenty that can keep you on your toes.

But don’t let the registration process add to your worries. We’ll break it down into easy-to-follow steps, making it as effortless as a Sunday morning stroll. So, let’s get started, shall we?

1) How to Register for the ASWB Exam: The Fundamentals

What is the ASWB Exam?

Before we dive into the registration details, let’s discuss the ASWB Exam. This test is a major milestone for Social Workers, one that can unlock numerous opportunities in the profession.

Administered by the Association of Social Work Boards, the exam measures skills and knowledge in Social Work content areas, including human development and behavior, social and economic justice, and intervention processes.

Why Register for the ASWB Exam?

A good question, indeed! By registering for this examination, you’re laying the foundation for a rewarding career in Social Work. Passing the ASWB Exam is a requirement in most jurisdictions for licensure as a professional Social Worker.

So, if you’re all set to transform lives and make a difference in the community, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get registered!

When to Register

Time is of the essence! The ASWB offers 4 different types of exams (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Advanced Generalist, and Clinical), each with its own eligibility criteria.

Knowing when to register for the right exam that fits your educational qualifications and professional aspirations is essential. You can learn more about the exams and register here.

ASWB Exam Prerequisites

Before you dive into the registration process, let’s go over the basics. You must meet certain requirements to be eligible to register for the ASWB exam. Here they are:

  1. Degree: A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  2. Professional Experience: Depending on the level of the exam, some amount of professional social work experience might be required. Make sure to double-check!
  3. Age: You must be at least 18 years of age.
  4. Legality: No past criminal convictions.

You’ve ticked all the boxes? Fantastic! Let’s get down to business and register for that exam.

2) ASWB Exam Registration Step-by-Step

Step-by-Step Registration Guide

Now we’re talking business! Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to register for the ASWB Exam:

  1. Ensure your Eligibility: Before anything else, confirm you meet the eligibility criteria for the exam you’re eyeing. This information is available on the official ASWB website.
  2. Reach out to your Jurisdiction’s Social Work Board: The next step is to contact your jurisdiction’s social work regulatory board. You’ll need to apply for their approval to sit the exam. Find your state’s Social Work board here.
  3. Get your Authorization to Test (ATT): If your application is approved, you’ll receive an Authorization to Test (ATT). This is your golden ticket to schedule your ASWB Exam.
  4. Pay your Exam Fee: With the ATT in hand, it’s time to shell out for the exam fee. You can pay online through the ASWB website.
  5. Schedule your Exam: Last but not least, choose a date and time slot for your exam via Pearson VUE’s scheduling service.

Voila! You’re all registered and ready to crack the ASWB Exam.

Next up? Selecting the right study materials to prepare for your exam. Agents of Change offers comprehensive study packages and practice exams to help you pass your ASWB! Learn more about Agents of Change here.

3) FAQs on Registering for the Exam

Q: What if I need to reschedule or cancel my exam?
A: Life happens, we get it! If you need to reschedule or cancel, you can do so through Pearson VUE. But remember, certain fees may apply.

Q: Is there any study material available for the ASWB Exam?
A: Yes, indeed! ASWB provides an official guide and practice exams for each category of exam. So, you’re not alone in your study journey! Agents of Change also offers comprehensive study packages and practice exams to help you pass your ASWB: Learn more about Agents of Change here.

Q: Can I take the ASWB Exam if I live outside the U.S. or Canada?
A: You bet! The ASWB Exam is open to individuals outside the U.S. and Canada. However, check your own country’s requirements for Social Work licensure.

Q: Can I register for the ASWB Exam if I haven’t completed my degree yet?
A: Unfortunately, no. You must have completed your degree to be eligible to register for the ASWB Exam.

4) Conclusion

Well, there you have it! A complete guide on how to register for the ASWB Exam.

Remember, preparation is key, and this process is just the first step in your exciting journey into the world of Social Work. So, take a deep breath, keep this guide close, and you’ll be all set to complete your registration process.

You’ve got this and Agents of Change is here to help!


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About the Instructor, Meagan Mitchell: Meagan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been providing individualized and group test prep for the ASWB for over five years. From all of this experience helping others pass their exams, she created the Agents of Change course to help you prepare for and pass the ASWB exam!

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