- 170 questions; 150 scored items & 20 unscored (pretest) items
- You will have 4 hours to complete the exam
- Passing scores: approximately between 96 and 106 out of 150 scored questions
- Type of Questions:
- Recall questions require social workers to learn and memorize theories, concepts, and facts.
- Application questions: require social workers to be able to use the knowledge from “recall” and apply such knowledge to a concrete situation or setting.
- Reasoning questions: require a social worker to have the knowledge and skills mentioned in “recall” and “application” and be able to apply them in a given situation using clinical judgment, knowledge of ethics, and sound decision-making ability.
What are the average passing rates for each type of social work examination?
In 2018, the ASWB reported the following national pass rates.
- Associate – 72.1%
- Bachelor – 69.2%
- Masters – 75.5%
- Advanced Generalist – 56.2%
- Clinical – 73.2%
Information pulled from the ASWB website https://examregistration.aswb.org