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Take Advanced Generalist Licensing Exam for FREE

Posted: December 10, 2010

The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) is redesigning the Advanced Generalist licensing exam, and is seeking social workers who would be willing to take a pilot test at NO CHARGE (a $260 savings), in order to help ASWB develop a bank of test questions that will ensure the ASWB exams remain effective measures of social work competence.

The Advanced Generalist examination is designed for social workers with an MSW and at least two years of post-MSW experience in non-clinical social work practice. In Michigan, graduating students can also take the test upon the completion of their MSW program. Other states may have other rules.

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Per the ASWB website:

Test-takers who participate in this effort will have their $260 examination fee waived, and will be administered an examination of up to 255 questions, with a longer time limit to complete the examination. Candidates will still only be scored on 150 questions—the additional questions will be “pretest” items that will help ASWB develop a new 170-question Advanced Generalist exam that will be administered beginning January 1, 2012.

The expanded Advanced Generalist examination will be the primary examination offered by the association for all Advanced Generalist tests administered between January 1, 2011 and June 30, 2011. First time candidates for this exam, as well as re-test candidates who failed the Advanced Generalist examination before January 1, 2011, will be assigned to the free expanded examination during this timeframe. Candidates who register to retest after taking the free expanded Advanced Generalist examination will be administered a 170-question test at the full registration fee of $260.


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