The Association of Social Work
Boards now offers two full-scale online practice tests for candidates
registered to take the Clinical, Masters, or Bachelors ASWB licensure
After candidates register and pay the examination fee for
the actual licensing examination, they may choose to purchase access
to the practice test. Our system will automatically assign one of the two tests available, based on the customer's purchase history.
The practice test is delivered via
the Internet only—no cd-roms,
books, or other delivery methods are available. You may purchase
access to the practice test at the time you register for the exam
or after you have registered at 1-888-579-3926, or by clicking the button below.
ASWB's online practice test is not compatible with AOL's proprietary browser. For best results, use Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Mozilla's Firefox, or Apple's Safari. The software will also not work properly via mobile broadband access. Cable broadband, DSL and dial-up connections are best, and WiFi networks are generally not a problem.
How much does it cost? Access to the practice test is $75. Payment by credit card (Visa,
Mastercard, Discover) only.
What software do I need? The online practice test is internet-based, and works with Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox on Windows operating systems and Safari on Macintosh operating systems. There are technical problems for users with Google Chrome and AOL's proprietary browser, so users should try switching to one of the browsers listed above.
What do I get?
4 hours to take a 170-question practice test one time.
30 days (total) to review the questions, answers and rationales.
The 30 days begins when you enter your email and purchase code to log
into the practice test.
The program will allow you to take a complete, 170-question practice
test once, and then will provide you with diagnostic
information and a complete review of every question, the correct answer,
and rationales. The test is timed to allow the same amount of time you
will get on the actual examination—four hours—but you will
be able to enter and leave the test as often as you like over a 30-day
period. The 4-hour clock only runs while you’re taking the test.
After you complete the test, you will receive a score. You will also
have access to an item-by-item review that provides the answer you selected,
the correct answer (the key), and an explanation of the item and why
the key is correct. This portion of the program is not timed, and available
to you until your 30 days of access expires.
When does the 30-day access begin? The 30-day access begins when you first enter your email address and
password to log in.
Can I take the test multiple times? No. The $75 fee only allows you to take the test once. You do
not have to take the test in one sitting, however; you can come and
go as much as you wish, or you can choose to have a more “realistic” experience
by taking the test in one uninterrupted four hour block.
Can I purchase access more than once? As long as you’re registered to take an actual ASWB examination,
yes. ASWB now has two versions of each practice test available and you will be assigned a version based on your previous purchase history.
Once I purchase access to the practice test, can I get my money back? No.
Can anyone buy access to the practice test? No.
You must be
to take one
of the actual
first. Additionally, at the time you purchase
practice test access, you will be
required to accept an end-user agreement
that includes this restriction as well as
other requirements regarding the use and
sharing of the contents of the practice test.
Can I share the access with friends or a study group? No.
The user agreement
of the service
to a single
What is the difference between the online practice test and the
ASWB Study Guides? The
that go into much greater
detail about how the examinations are
constructed, including the phrasing
of individual items. The Study Guides also include
a list of social work references and resources
divided by examination content area, as well as
a brief practice test with rationales.
The ASWB online practice tests do NOT include
references, detailed information on item or test
development, or test content outlines. The practice
tests are just that—full scale practice tests
with post-test diagnostic information and item
Can I improve my chances of passing the actual licensing exam if I buy
the practice test and/or Study Guide? The
products offered by ASWB
are not designed to prepare
you to pass the actual
The Study Guides and practice
tests were created
to provide examination
candidates with a thorough
understanding of how the
tests work, and what to
expect on the day of the
actual examination. These
resources can help reduce pre-test anxiety, and can assist
candidates in understanding their own strengths and weaknesses,
but they do not supply the minimum knowledge needed to pass
any actual ASWB licensing examination.
How does the diagnostic and review portion work? After
you finish your practice test,
you will receive a score report. This
report will list the number of questions
you missed in each content area. You may review the questions
you missed, all questions, the questions in individual
content areas, or any combination of these. There is
no timer involved in this part of the program—you
can spend as much time with this portion as you want
to, until your 30-day access window closes.
Is the online test similar to the actual ASWB licensing examination? Yes.
functions in ways similar to the software used in actual Pearson VUE test centers.
The test itself is composed of
actual test questions retired
from the ASWB licensing examinations.
Is the scoring similar to the actual ASWB licensing examinations? Yes. You will receive a score that reflects the total number of questions you answered correctly, and the total number that you needed to answer correctly in order to “pass” the practice test. You will also receive your correct-answer totals in each of the examination content areas, as well as the total number of questions in each area. In the actual ASWB examinations, only failing candidates receive the content-area scoring breakdowns.
I have a slow internet connection/I get dropped from the internet frequently.
Will this program work for me? Yes.
being “dropped” from
your internet connection will not prevent you from re-entering when your
connection is restored. The actual testing program timer will not keep
running, and is programmed to pause while individual test pages are loading.
The timer runs only after the page has fully loaded.
Do you offer technical support? Yes.
support is available
from ASWB. You can
get assistance by
sending an email
This account is monitored and responses are sent between 8 a.m. and 4:30
p.m., Monday-Friday (eastern time).
What if I have questions about my payment? You
will be provided
with an email
questions and concerns.
Can I purchase other examination categories? No.
for the category
Clinical) you will be taking on the day of your
actual licensing test.