Social Work

Exam Information

New on aswb.org

"The Candidate Services department is always looking for ways to streamline processes to benefit exam candidates. A recent example is the new online form that allows failing candidates to request a waiver of the usual 90-day waiting period before retaking the exam. The form simplifies the request by collecting the required information and reducing the number of emails that go back and forth between candidates and the staff coordinators who handle these requests."

The Pre-approval process has changed.

The Division no longer pre-approves candidates for the ASWB examinations. ASWB does the pre-approval. To apply for pre-approval, contact ASWB directly at: www.aswb.org/utah . After you are notified by ASWB of your approval to take the exam, you may register for your examination at: www.aswb.org .

Do not submit a license application to the Division until AFTER you have passed an ASWB examination.


There are three licenses available in the field of social work in Utah. They are: Social Service Worker, Certified Social Worker (CSW), and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Applicants must pass the following exams for their license type before applying. All exams are administered by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB).

Social Service Worker

Bachelors Social Work Exam administered by ASWB.

Certified Social Worker (CSW)

Master Social Work Exam administered by ASWB.
NOTE: Applicants are not required to pass this exam if applying for the Certified Social Worker Intern license.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Clinical Social Work Exam administered by ASWB.