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ASWB Examination Writers Sought

The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) is recruiting licensed social workers to write questions for the licensing exams used in the United States and Canada. The deadline for applications is December 31, 2020.

Practicing social workers—item writers—write all the questions on the ASWB social work licensing exams. These writers are selected for their social work expertise and balanced to reflect diversity in practice area, geography, and demographics. Item writers work on a contract basis and are paid $1,500 for 30 questions approved for review by the ASWB Examination Committee. ASWB needs social workers from all categories of licensure with a variety of backgrounds in education and experience.

Applicants must have a degree in social work; hold a valid social work license; be currently practicing social work (teaching social work courses is also considered practice); attend a mandatory online training to be held August 20-22, 2021; work remotely with ASWB staff and consultants; and be able to produce 30 multiple choice questions that meet ASWB standards within six to eight months of completing training.

To apply, applicants must complete the screening application (PDF), write a letter of interest (which must be either a PDF or Microsoft Word document), provide a résumé (which must be either a PDF or Microsoft Word document), and complete the item writer questionnaire. Upon completion, applicants will be prompted to upload the three documents. Applicants will be notified of their status in the spring of 2021.

Questions about the program may be emailed to iwrecruitment@aswb.org.

Source: Association of Social Work Boards