Which practice exam should
California: Use ASWB Practice Tests 1-5, the DSM Booster,
and our Ethics Booster. Each practice test contains a unique set of
170 practice questions, rationales, and suggested study links. The
Ethics Booster has 45. SWTP practice tests use the clinical exam
outline; they've been used by thousands of exam preppers
at all exam levels to prepare for and pass the exam!
Use ASWB Practice Tests 1-5, the DSM Booster, and our 75-question
California Law and Ethics practice test. On the purchase page,
click on "California" to get the California L&E on its own or
bundled with other exams.
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How do I know SWTP exams will help
Thousands of social workers have passed the social work
licensing exam using SWTP. Nothing helps prepare for the exam like
real online practice. Our testimonials
page and blog
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have sent in. The most common email we get is a simple, ecstatic,
"I Passed! Thank You!!!" You next!
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What material is covered
on the exam?
Social work licensing exams cover what may seem like an
impossibly wide range of topics. Licensing boards publish samples
and content outlines. Take a look at the ASWB site here. SWTP practice exams
closely follow this licensing board guidance. Keep in mind that the
main concern of the boards is that licensed social workers don't go
out making disasters that the boards then have to answer for.
Questions on the exam--the real ones and in SWTP practice exam--are
usually close calls that social workers may face on the job. Asking
yourself what the board might be screening for (e.g., risky
interventions, insensitivity, scope of practice mistakes) is a very
good way to work your way to an answer on difficult questions.
How do I purchase the California
Law & Ethics Practice Test
Our ASWB Exams 1-5 are designed for anyone taking the ASWB exam.
That's the entire U.S. and Canada. In California, LCSW-bound social
workers are also required to take the California Law & Ethics
Exams aka the LCSW Law & Ethics Exam (LCLE). To get SWTP's
L&E practice test, sign in, go to Purchase Exams, and click on
"California." There you'll be able to purchase our California
L&E Practice Test on its own or with the any number of
additional exams. Good luck!
How do I purchase printed
vs. online exams?
SWTP Exams #1, 2, & 3 are all available in printed books
which you can purchase for fast delivery via Amazon and for slower
delivery directly from SWTP. Click here for details. With your
book purchase you get access to the online exams. Printed exams are
somewhat pricier than online-only exams. To get started right away
with online exams, sign up to create an account and go to Purchase
Exams. All SWTP exams and boosters are available there.
How should I begin
You get to take each SWTP exam you purchase three times in timed
exam mode (you get unlimited review in untimed study mode). We
suggest starting with a real-time online practice exam to gauge
your readiness. Then, in study mode, review rationales and
suggested study links for all answers, whether or not you got them
right on the exam. Since your account expires after 90 days, it
makes sense to take the first of the three timed tests you get
early on (day 1), the second halfway through your study window.
Focus on problem content areas. Take the exam a third time toward
your exam date, while still allowing time to review answers. For
more studying advice, try our Study Tips page.
How will I know I'm ready to
take the real exam?
What makes a passing grade on the licensing exam changes as new
exams are offered. Usually, a passing grade is somewhere in the 70%
range. So how do you know you're ready? You can never be completely
sure. However, once you're able to take a four-hour SWTP practice
exam without getting overly exhausted and you're scoring around 85%
or above, you can be reasonably confident as you go in for the real
Is DSM-5 used on all exams?
Yes! The DSM-5 started appearing on ASWB exams on July 1st,
2015. SWTP started offering DSM-5 exams well before the change.
For additional questions about the licensing process, please
refer to the ASWB or the California BBS.
For more study tips, success stories, and ways to approach
the exam, see the SWTP
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