Some are shy about creating an account before
they know what they're getting into. Not unreasonable! To help ease
you in, here's some of what you're getting into when you sign up at
First, you get our free, 23-page Study Guide for the
Social Work Licensing Exam, which includes all
sorts of details about what to expect on the exam, how to prepare
for the exam, and offers up some practice questions to start
getting you acclimated to the exam. Next, on your account page,
you're given a drop-down menu full of exam purchasing options (see
photo). Right now, there are four unique 170-question ASWB practice
tests (all, of course, using DSM-5). Each is currently priced at
$40 when bought a la carte. Buying more than one exam at a time
saves money. Take Bundle #4 as an example; you save $25 when
purchasing all four exams at once. Since most people purchase
additional exams once they're underway on the site, this is a good
way to go from the start. (See our pricing
page for additional bundle-by-bundle savings details.)
Each of these exams contains a unique set of 170 questions,
rationales, and suggested study links. Which should you buy? Any or
all. Depends upon your budget and how much time you are taking to
prepare for the exam. As a general rule, more practice equals
Wait, you say, what are those BETA items? Here's what they
ASWB Ethics Booster *NEW*
For ASWB exam preppers who want some extra questions about
social work ethics (a big part of the exam), this is a 45-question
all-ethics practice test. Just $20. The Ethics Booster is
suggested for those who have not taken our CA L&E practice
test, since there's significant overlap between those two.
California Law & Ethics Exam *NEW*
Starting January 1, 2016, California switches to the ASWB exam
plus a 75-question, 90-minute California Law & Ethics exam. Our
practice test is $25
Both of these are brand new and currently in beta for a little
while longer. We're asking users to let us know if they spot typos
or other errors.
Hope that clarifies what happens once you sign up on the site.
Try our FAQ page if
there's something that didn't get addressed here. Or you can always
just get in touch.
Good luck with the exam!