ASWB MSW Exam Guide
The ASWB Master of Social Work (MSW) examination is a multiple-choice test designed to measure the minimum competency acceptable to practice social work within a given scope of practice. The MSW exam includes 150 scored questions and 20 nonscored “pretest” questions. The ASWB exams are all pass/fail exams developed to measure minimum competency in social work practice. Pass points range from 93-106 correct items and individual states and provinces regulate social work professionals on different scales.
I. Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior in the Environment (28%)
II. Assessment and Intervention Planning (24%)
III. Direct and Indirect Practice (21%)
IV. Professional Relationships, Values, and Ethics (27%)
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