Passing the LMSW Exam

josh lmsw licenseJosh used SWTP…and now he's got this Licensed Master Social Worker certificate to hang up. If you want to study the way he studied, here's what he suggests.

Take one full length 4 hour exam 5 days a week 1 month before your test date to prepare. Learning how to sit for 4 hours and read through each question is imperative to passing the test.

So, one grueling week going through all the material, then a month to review. Then pass.

You may not have four free hours on a weekday to squeeze in a practice test. Another similar way to go, reserve four hours on five consecutive weekends to run a full-length practice test and review through the week that follows.

Others might break exams into manageable sections, doing maybe an hour at a time here and there. You know you. You know what will work best for you.

However you plan to structure your studying, it all starts with creating an SWTP account, getting our free study guide, and ordering up some exams (they'll appear instantly (or near-instantly) on the Your Exams page).

Happy studying and good luck on the exam!

Lavon Passed the Clinical Exam!—SWTP Highly Recommended

Email from Lavon, a new LCSW in Utah:

lavon passed the clinical social work examThank you for your support and your practice exams. It was because of your platform that I passed my LCSW exam two weeks ago. I will continue to recommend your study platform to colleagues.

Preparing for the clinical (or master level) exam can be overwhelming. It's not uncommon to have test anxiety to the point where you end up rescheduling your exam because of not feeling adequately prepared. I think that this feeling stems from not trusting your study preparation program and/or over studying. Additionally, many exam candidates focus on reviewing materials that are not exactly relevant to taking the ASWB exam instead of learning HOW to take the exam.

SWTP prepares you to take the exam by presenting you with materials that are RELEVANT to the ASWB exam along with test questions and rationales that will aide you to confidently take the ASWB exam. Highly recommended.

Congratulations Lavon! Congratulations to all newly licensed social workers! You did it!


Aiming to pass the social work licensing exam? Try SWTP practice tests. Sign up now to create an account (we'll send you a free study guide)! Happy studying and good luck on the exam!

Nancy Passed the Clinical Exam!

nancy passed the ny clinical examNancy passed the exam with SWTP. She's in New York and took the clinical exam--the advice she offers is good anywhere and for any level of the exam:

Learn how to break down the questions and focus on what is being asked. What stage is it in terms of Engagement, Assessment, Planning etc.  Know where you are with the patient [the treatment setting] so you can answer appropriately.  Do the questions over and over and keep flash cards of the answers you got wrong. I studied those wrong questions a lot a few days before the test. 

Thanks and congratulations, Nancy!

Ready to put Nancy's advice to use? Sign up for Social Work Test Prep's complete practice test package, get your free study guide while you're at it, and get studying. Nothing prepares like realistic practice. Maybe the next pass sheet up here is yours.

Happy studying and good luck on the exam!

Rica Passed the CA Clinical Exam–You’re Next!

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Passed on my first try! I primarily used social work test prep and highly recommend it. Applying the acronyms was a game changer. Good luck all!

Congratulations, Rica, and all recent exam passers! Great news, great to hear how SWTP helped.

Getting ready to take the ASWB exam? Our practice tests and boosters are designed to help you learn exam process and content. Get started-and receive our free study guide (and the free practice questions it contains)-by creating an account.

Happy studying and good luck on the exam!

Julie Passed—“Your practice exams were similar to the ASWB exam.”

Happy Independence Day!I am thrilled to let you know that social work test prep helped me to pass the exam on the first try! I mainly focused my study on answering the series of 10 questions, multiple times throughout each day. Your practice exams were similar to the ASWB exam. I ended up passing by 13 points and I do not consider myself to be a great test taker! - Julie

Congratulations, Julie! Crushed it!

Getting ready to take the ASWB exam. Arrive at the testing site knowing your stuff. Try all five SWTP full-length practice exams plus our DSM and ethics boosters to develop understanding and comfort with exam content and process. You can pass this thing! Let us help. Sign up to get started.

Happy studying and good luck on the exam!

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