The state board of social work responsible for issuing your social work license has developed criteria for who can sit for the examination, and in most states, you will need to establish your eligibility before you register to take the test. Always check with your state board before you begin the test registration process.

Once you contact your state board, you will be sent a candidate handbook which contains information on the examination. Once you have contacted your state board to verify your eligibility to take the examination, you may make a reservation over the phone. Pay close attention to the registration deadlines.

It is extremely important that you know your jurisdiction's laws and regulation regarding the licensing process. These vary from state to state, as do the fees you may be required to pay, and the deadlines for when they are due. Always follow your jurisdiction's procedures.

You may make an examination reservation no less than fourteen (14) business days before the examination date you desire.

To make a reservation for your social work examination:

Call AASSWB Candidate Registration Center
1-888-5SW-EXAM (toll free)
Hours of operation:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time

AASSWB provides support for telephone communications with the hearing impaired. Hearing impaired candidates may contact the CRC through their local relay service by dialing 1-888-332-EXAM (toll free)

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