Social Worker Exam Information

​​​​​The Information provided on this page pertains to the following social work professions:

  • ​Social Worker
  • Social Worker - Advanced Practice
  • Social Worker - Independent
  • Social Worker - Licensed Clinical​

Complete the following required examination components:

  1. Open-Book Statutes and Administrative Code Examination
  2. Board Review of Application and Determination of Eligibility to sit for National Examination

Statutes and Administrative Code Examination

Pass the state open-book examination (required if not taken within the last 5 years).

The passing score for Social Work is 85%. You will receive your exam name, password, and applicant ID which you will use as your student ID to take this test after you submit your application.


The exam content is drawn from applicable state statutes and administrative code chapters specific to the profession. The purpose of the exam is to familiarize yourself with locating the statutes and administrative code that regulate the practice of the profession. State Statutes and Administrative Code for the profession can be found under the Additional Resources section on this page.

The state exam consists of material taken from the following statutes and code chapters:

  • Profession-Specific Codebook
    • MPSW 1-6
    • MPSW 19 and 20
  • Wisconsin State Statutes
    • Chapter 48
    • Chapter 55
    • Chapter 51
    • Chapter 457
    • Chapter 938


  1. Go to
  2. Select "Test Launching."
  3. Your instructor is "dft."
  4. If you are unable to access the exam, try again later or refresh your web browser.
  5. The exam is not timed. You may exit and return to the test any time over the next 3 months. Exit by clicking the "X" at the top right-hand corner of any screen.
  6. Do not click "Done" until you are ready to submit the exam. If you accidentally click done before you are ready to submit your exam, just go back in and start again. Your first score will be deleted.
  7. Print out a copy of your score report and retain it for your own records. ​


Additional technical or exam content-related questions can be directed to

National Examination

Board reviews the application and determines your eligibility to sit for the national exam.

Contact the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to register for the national exam. Applicants have the option of taking the exam prior to graduation. 

ASWB Examination Candidate Handbook

Testing Accommodations Forms

1907Disability Modification Request Form for Examinations
2349Requests for Modification of Examinations for Persons With Disabilities
2350Professional Verification of Request for Modifications​