Beginning January 2, 2018, all ASWB examinations will reflect the new exam blueprints.
The Advanced Generalist exam blueprint was restructured from five content areas to four.
Competencies in Content Area II. Micro Assessment and Planning, Content Area III. Micro Practice and Social Work Relationships, and Content Area IV. Macro Practice were reassigned to two new sections: Content Area II. Intervention Processes and Techniques for Use across Systems and Content Area III. Intervention Processes and Techniques for Use with Larger Systems.
Within the newly assigned content areas, some areas containing overlapping or redundant statements were merged to eliminate overly narrow ranges of practice. For example, Supervision and Consultation was combined with Administration and Management. As a result, the total number of competencies on the Advanced Generalist blueprint was reduced by half, from 28 to 14.
Content area weights were then redistributed to reflect the relative importance of the updated organization of knowledge:
Content Area I. Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior in the Environment (23%)
Content Area II. Intervention Processes and Techniques for Use across Systems (32%)
Content Area III. Intervention Processes and Techniques for Use with Larger Systems (18%)
Content Area IV. Professional Relationships, Values, and Ethics (27%)
Pocket Prep’s ASWB Advanced Generalist exam prep app has been updated to reflect these 2018 changes.