Certification Application

Candidates must submit the following via the online application system:

  • Completed application
  • Work experience form
  • Agreement to adhere to the NASW Code of Ethics 
  • Proof of licensure (if applicable)
  • Application payment

The application for certification will reopen on May 1, 2019. Click here to apply for APHSW-C certification on or after May 1, 2019.


SWHPN Member Application fee: $275

Non-Member Application fee: $450

Certification application fees are non-refundable. Applicants are solely responsible for ensuring that they are eligible to sit for the APHSW-C examination prior to submitting the application. 

Application Deadlines

Applications must be submitted by June 15 for the July 2019 testing window. 


SWHPN Members: How to Access Your Reduced Examination Fee

Please note: if you are a current SWHPN Member, you are eligible for a reduced examination fee by entering your SWHPN Membership Number at Step 4 of the application.

You can find your SWHPN Membership number by:

  1. Navigating to swhpn.org.
  2. In the top menu bar, click on Member Center, then My Profile.
  3. Log in with your SWHPN username and password. 
  4. Under your profile, scroll down and you'll find your Member Number, as shown here:

Not a member of SWHPN yet? You can join here.

Please note membership in SWHPN is not required to sit for the APHSW-C certification exam.