1. ASWB Exam Changes
    ASWB Exam Changes

    “We always have to balance security concerns with the comfort of the test-takers,” says Director of Exam Administration Felicia Dennison. “These new measures illustrate ASWB’s commitment to evaluating existing procedures and revising them based on both feedback from test-takers and evidence of their effectiveness.”


    The ASWB has announced important exam changes that will impact the social work exam test-taking experience beginning 2023.  

    Based on candidate feedback and in an effort to improve the testing experience, the ASWB announced updates that will affect Bachelor, Masters, and Clinical level exams beginning January 2023. The ASWB has identified these exam changes as enhancements intended to reduce test-taker stress and promote a better social work examination process.

    These enhancements are a combination of updates to the exam, test-taker comfort, and testing center security and will impact both the actual exam format and the testing experience.  These  changes to the exams should result in a material improvement to the test-taking experience, encouraging less stress and contributing to a more effective exam.

    Now, let’s go over the ASWB Exam Changes.

    Access to Food Is Now Allowed During Exam

    While eating food during the exam was previously prohibited, candidates can now access their lockers to retrieve a snack during the exam. This change provides test-takers with the opportunity to take

  2. NCMHCE Content Update Effective Early 2022
    NCMHCE Content Update Effective Early 2022

    According to the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), these changes will go into effect in early 2022.  As a coach and an exam candidate/clinician we will only need to be concerned with a few of the changes that may affect our study and exam prep strategies.  Those changes, and how we will tackle them, I will discuss in the next few paragraphs.

    First and foremost, the NBCC uses this test to determine whether you possess the necessary skills to perform as an entry level Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), also known as an entry-level clinical mental health counselor.    You would demonstrate the “ability to identify, analyze, diagnose and develop treatment plans of clinical concerns” by passing this exam.  In addition, you will be scored on six content domains:

  3. Changes to the National MFT Exam in 2020
    Changes to the National MFT Exam in 2020

    Changes to the National MFT Exam in 2020 

    Our team at AATBS is committed to keeping you up to date on changes to the National MFT Exam, in order to help you study most effectively to get your license. For 2020, the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) has made some changes to how they score this test.

  4. EPPP Live Online Exam Prep Workshop
    EPPP Live Online Exam Prep Workshop

    The new course will offer 32 intensive hours of Live Online Exam Prep instruction to help future psychologists pass the EPPP (The Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology) Exam. Intrigued? Keep reading to learn more about what this course offers and how to sign up.