Social Work Licensing Site Serves as Hub on Practice Mobility and License Portability for Social Workers

ASWB has launched a new website to disseminate information about practice mobility and license portability for social workers, and to collect social workers' stories about this issue. more »

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Most mental health professionals have to take steps after earning their first license to qualify for independent practice. Licensees who most successfully navigate the process do so following many of the recommendations in this article. more »

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To celebrate the theme of Social Work Month, “Forging Solutions Out of Challenges,” I am delighted to focus on the challenges and the benefits of becoming a licensed social worker. more »

Social Work Month Project 2016

What are the lessons learned from a social work career of servant leadership? First, know yourself and find your passion. Is leadership a good fit? A message on social work leadership from M. Jenise Comer, president of ASWB. more »

Social Work Month Project 2016

Each year, thousands of social workers find themselves with heightened irritability, sensitivity, and exhaustion. They bite their nails, they lose sleep, they worry, fret, and frown. They’re preparing for the social work licensing exam. more »

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Being “prudent” means being careful about one’s own interest, exercising good judgment, and being careful about one’s behavior. Licensed social workers take care of themselves and their clients by conducting their work prudently. more »

Social Work Month 2015

A Social Work Month message on the Path to Licensure, by Mary Jo Monahan, CEO of the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). more »

Social Work Month 2015

Tips and tricks that help you guess on the licensure exam are dangerous. Learn to think like a social worker to pass the social work exam. more »

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There is nothing that frustrates me more than when a good social worker can’t pass the licensure exam. I am a firm believer that every good social worker can earn his or her professional license, once he or she has the appropriate tools. more »

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A poem and video by social worker Laura McBride, on test anxiety, labels, and dreams of a social worker. more »


10 tips for passing the social work licensing exam. more »

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Social workers who fail the licensing examination often seek information on how to improve their scores. Prior to retaking any exam, three specific issues must be addressed. These are: more »

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An interview with (former) Association of Social Work Boards Executive Director Donna DeAngelis, LICSW, ACSW, by Stephen M. Marson, Ph.D. more »

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This article looks at basics of social work licensing. more »

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