The planned fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is due for publication in May 2013 and will supersede the DSM-IV-TR, which was last revised in 2000. The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) will be reviewing and evaluating the implications of DSM-5 for the social work licensing examinations before making any needed changes.
The current ASWB examinations reflect the content contained in the DSM-IV-TR. ASWB is always committed to providing sufficient information to social work candidates to prepare for ASWB examinations. No changes to the ASWB examinations that reflect only DSM-5 will be made before January 2015.