MSW Students Applying for Examination

Please note that passage of the master's level social worker examination administered by ASWB is suspended until January 1, 2026.  IF you are a student in the last semester of your MSW program AND YOU WANT TO BE APPROVED FOR EXAM, please read the following:

A student in their last semester of an MSW degree program may apply to sit for the master’s level examination prior to graduation.  To be approved, the student must be an applicant for a Connecticut master’s level social worker license by submitting the required application online, pay the $125 application fee and indicate that they are in their last semester of the MSW program.  There is a question on the application that the applicant will answer indicating that the applicant is a student.

When an application is received, DPH will review it and notify ASWB that the applicant is eligible for examination.  The applicant will receive an email from DPH with further instructions on how and when to register for the examination.  Applicants should not attempt to register for the examination until receiving authorization from DPH.

Applications are only accepted online.  Please select this link to apply online.  After you create your account and verify your email address, please select ‘Initial Application’ under ‘More Online Services’, expand the ‘Public Health Practitioners’ grouping and then select ‘Start’ next to the ‘MASTER’S LEVEL SOCIAL WORKER’ license type. 

Please note that a MSW license will not be issued until an applicant passes the examination and a transcript indicating that a degree was awarded by the MSW program is on file at DPH.