The ASWB BSW Exam is Changing in January 2018

Beginning January 2, 2018, all ASWB examinations will reflect the new exam blueprints.

Content Area I. – Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior

Content Area I. Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior in the Environment decreased slightly, from 27% to 25%.

Content Area I.C. Diversity and I.D. Effects of the Environment on Client System Behavior were merged due to overlapping content.

Content Area II. – Assessment

In Content Area II. Assessment, competency areas covering assessment techniques were combined and named Assessment Methods and Techniques. The overall weight for this content area rose by one percentage point.

Content Area III. – Direct and Indirect Practice

Content Area III. Direct and Indirect Practice was renamed Interventions with Clients/Client Systems, and overlap among the competency areas was reduced by grouping similar knowledge areas together. The weight for this content area did not change.

Content Area IV. – Professional Relationships, Values, and Ethics

The weight for Content Area IV. Professional Relationships, Values, and Ethics increased by 1%, reflecting the importance of demonstrating competence in this area for safe and effective practice.


Pocket Prep’s ASWB BSW exam prep app has been updated to reflect these 2018 changes.

View the 2018 ASWB BSW Exam Blueprint

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