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Registering for the Exam

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. Refer to your state board information before you begin the test registration process.

It is extremely important that you know your jurisdiction's laws and regulations 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.

All candidates should receive a copy of the ASWB Candidate Handbook, which will guide you through the registration process. Usually, your state board sends this publication to you. You can also obtain a copy of the Candidate Handbook by clicking here.

In order to view this PDF files, visitors will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. This is a free software to download from the Adobe website.

To register for your social work examination:

Call ASWB 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

ASWB 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)