February 1, 2017

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners

ASWB is seeking licensed social workers to help set passing score standards for licensing examinations



ASWB is seeking licensed social workers to help set passing score standards for licensing examinations  


The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) is looking for social work subject matter expert volunteers interested in participating in the meeting that will review performance standards and recommend the passing scores for new social work licensing examinations to be released in 2018. This meeting will bring together social workers from across the United States and Canada to focus on the demonstration of social work competency through the examination process.

Appointed members will be required to attend a two-day meeting in Herndon, Virginia, Friday, May 19 - Saturday, May 20, 2017.  All travel, meal, and lodging expenses will be paid by ASWB.

Applicants appointed to this project will review the examinations now being developed as a result of the most recent social work practice analysis conducted by ASWB. Attendees will review examinations while participating in discussions about the expected competency levels of social workers in the United States and Canada. Finally, recommendations to the ASWB Board of Directors will be developed regarding the establishment of passing standards for the social work licensing examinations used across the United States and in Canada.

Appointment to this important group will be based on category and areas of practice, with overall composition balanced for gender, race, ethnic, practice, educational, and geographic diversity.

Applicants must have a degree in social work (BSW, MSW, DSW, Ph.D.); hold a currently valid social work license; and be practicing social work, which includes social work education. Individuals without a social work degree will be considered for the Associate exam study.

To be considered, applicants must complete an online demographic questionnaire and upload their resume or curriculum vitae using the attachment feature in the questionnaire.


All successful applicants will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement regarding the ASWB examinations and examination program.

Appointments to this project will be announced by March 10, 2017, and invited participants will have until March 20, 2017, to confirm.



About the Association of Social Work Boards

The Association of Social Work Boards is the organization of social work regulatory bodies in the United States and Canada. In addition to the social work licensing examinations, ASWB provides support and services to the social work regulatory community in order to advance safe, competent, and ethical practices.



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