Exam materials

With your social work license—and your career—depending on the results, it’s natural to be concerned about taking the social work licensing exam. ASWB offers two specialized tools to help you prepare.

Online practice test

Available to registered candidates for US$85. A full-length 170-question practice test with software that mirrors the test center software, the online practice test can be used on any computer that has Internet access. You’ll have a total of 30 days to take and review the test and you will receive a detailed score report showing your performance in every content area. Available for the Bachelors, Masters, and Clinical exams only. There is no online practice test available for the Advanced Generalist exam.

Because the social work licensing exams are changing in 2018, ASWB is updating the online practice tests to reflect the new blueprints.

Customers who wish to use the existing version of the online practice test must purchase and log in to the practice test prior to December 1, 2017. After that date, all online practice tests will reflect the new content, unless the user has already logged in.

There is only one version of the online practice test for each category, and the questions are the same as the ASWB Group Review Practice Test available to accredited schools of social work.


ASWB Guide to the Social Work Exams

All new! The perfect companion to the online practice tests, The ASWB Guide to the Social Work Exams offers an in-depth look at how the exams are put together, the methodology and logic of test development, and tips on how you can reduce anxiety and develop your own customized study plan. The exam guide includes content outlines and suggested references for all exam categories: Bachelors, Masters, Advanced Generalist, and Clinical. Available to all individuals for US$20 plus shipping (print version) US$15 for the e-book version.