The social work licensing experts

The Association of Social Work Boards is the leading source of information on social work licensing throughout the United States.

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ASWB is the nonprofit organization composed of  the social work regulatory boards and colleges of all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and all 10 Canadian provinces.

We are the only organization dedicated to social work regulation. Our mission is to provide support and services to the social work regulatory community to advance safe, competent, and ethical practices to strengthen public protection.

ASWB owns and maintains the social work licensing examinations that are used to test a social worker’s competence to practice ethically and safely. Exams are administered throughout the year at secure test centers in North America and abroad.

ASWB has been working on social work license portability since 2013. is the hub for information about that progress, including the development of a licensing compact in the next few years. Learn more
Learn more about ASWB, social work licensing, and the licensing exams on our flagship website