Denise Passed the California Law & Ethics Exam

denise passed the ca law and ethics examCalifornia's the only state that has a separate law and ethics exam. Denise is in California, so she had the extra obstacle to clear. And she did. Her note:

I passed on my first try. Thanks.

Congratulations, Denise!

If you're in California and need L&E practice or clinical exam practice, we've got that. And if you're anywhere else the ASWB covers (that's the rest of the U.S. and Canada), we've got practice for you. Create an account to get started. We're rooting for you.

Happy studying and good luck with the exam!

Katy Passed–“My CA Law and Ethics exam went great!”

eurekaHi, my CA Law and Ethics exam went great! And I recommended your site to all my colleagues who were up for examination as well. Will be using social work test prep for my upcoming clinical exam! - Katy

Congratulations, Katy! Great news. And thanks for spreading the word about SWTP!

For social workers outside of CA: California social workers have to take a Law & Ethics exam in addition to the ASWB clinical exam to get licensed in the state. If you're not in the Golden State, you can skip right to the ASWB exam, which the rest of (the vast majority of) our test prep is designed to help with. That's all five ASWB practice tests plus the two boosters, DSM and ethics.

Good luck!

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Gabriela Passed the L&E!

gabriela passed the social work examI passed my CA Law & Ethics Exam last week. Thanks to SWTP for providing the rationale to every question. My strategy was to make sure that I read and understood the rationale so I could apply it to any question that was on the test. Thank you!

Congratulations, Gabriela!


Get ready for the Law & Ethics Exam (California only) or for the full-length ASWB licensing exam (nationwide) with SWTP practice tests.

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California LCSW Success Story

so thankful i was able to pass A nice email from Laurie, newly licensed in California:

The Calif LCSW exams were definitely a source of anxiety!!! I studied sometimes with other MSWs, which was helpful because we would talk things through to make sense of them but most of my studying was done solo. The first exam was actually easier to study for because the content seemed more fact driven. I found the second exam, which was based on client scenarios, to be far more difficult to study for. This is the one that relies more on your clinical experience and judgment to really know how to answer the questions. What I focused on when I studied for the second exam was more on clinical issues that I wasn't seeing much in my practice at that point in time. I needed to refresh myself on those.

A trick that worked for me was to think about the cases of specific clients I had worked with when studying about certain diagnoses. This helped because I could relate more to the subtleties of the disorders by connecting them to specific clients. It helped me with treatment planning, assessing, and so on.
I didn't attend any test prep classes, used SWTP materials (and materials from another company just to mix it up a little).  I like the way you structured your materials....simple, but effective.

I am so thankful that I was able to pass both exams the first time because I was not thrilled at the idea of sitting through them more than once. It got to a point when I was studying where I felt like I just couldn't study anymore and it was time to just get it done!

--Laurie Orr, LCSW, PPSC


Congratulations, Laurie! Thanks for writing!

Don't worry, if you're not in California, there's only the one ASWB exam. Wherever you are, to get started with SWTP practice exams, sign up! And don't forget to write us to share your social work exam prep story!

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