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.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017.
All successful applicants will be required to sign a
confidentiality agreement regarding the ASWB examinations and examination
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.