The ASWB is moving exam operations from Pearson to PSI starting at the beginning of 2024. If you've recently signed up to take the exam, you know this already. Some details, from the ASWB announcement:
Registrations for testing at PSI test centers are now being accepted. Candidates who register November 1 or later will test at a PSI test center beginning January 2, 2024. Test-takers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the PSI testing platform.
No testing appointments will be available between December 16 and December 31.
The exam questions and scoring will remain the same. If you are already registered and are testing at a Pearson VUE test center, download the Exam Guidebook for 2023 for details. If you are testing at a PSI test center, download the Exam Guidebook for 2024.
If you are unable to test before your registration expiration date and your board approval allows it, you may request an extension.
We are excited that this partnership will allow us to offer online testing later in 2024. We will notify all registered test-takers about online testing availability and technical requirements when this option becomes available.
The change will mean very little to new exam takers...until that last bullet point kicks in. Online testing? How will that work? Looks like it'll be pretty simple, if it's similar to this testing protocol (likely). You download some special software, check in with a selfie and ID with an online proctor, scan the room, and take your exam. That's good news for exam takers who have a quiet room to use. A nice new option. You'll potentially get to take your exam in the very seat in which you've been preparing for the exam. Less anxiety about getting to a testing center. More muscle memory kicking in. Looking forward to seeing that kick in.
In the meantime, get ready to pass the exam with Pearson, PSI, or at home with SWTP's full-length practice tests.
Happy studying and good luck on the exam!
November 27, 2023