For those of you
among the thousands of social workers resolved to pass the
licensing exam in the coming year, congratulations! You've made it
through an arduous process: applying to school, going to school,
going to internships. Maybe you've even already completed your
practice hours and submitted everything to your state board. Nicely
done! The next step, the exam, is really nothing compared to
everything you've already accomplished.
You can think of getting through the test as a two-step process:
knowing and practicing. You probably have encountered just about
everything you need to know to pass the social work licensing exam.
It's just a matter of freshening up on needed knowledge (about the
Code of Ethics, the DSM, developmental theories, etc). Getting
familiar with the exam process--the feel of the questions, the pace
at which you need to answer them--is the other crucial part of the
equation. We're here to help with
Below are some additional links that may prove helpful as you
prepare for your big, four-hour licensing sit-down. There are many
more free resources linked throughout this site, including as
suggested study links within practice exams. These are just a
Again, congratulations on everything you've done to get here.
Thanks for all you do as a social worker. And good luck on the