The ASWB LCSW 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 in the Environment

The weight for Content Area I. Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior in the Environment decreased by seven percentage points to 24%.

Content Area II. – Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning

Content Area II. Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning increased by four percentage points to 30%.

Content Area III. – Psychotherapy, Clinical Interventions, and Case Management

Content Area III. Psychotherapy, Clinical Interventions, and Case Management was viewed as slightly more important, garnering 27% of the exam (up from 25% in 2011).

Content Area IV. – Professional Values and Ethics

Content Area IV. Professional Values and Ethics gained one additional percentage point, reflecting the continued importance of knowledge of values and ethics within the social work profession.


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

View the 2018 ASWB LCSW Exam Blueprint

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