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The NASW-NYC Licensing Test Prep Workshop is a one-day course that provides information on the format and structure of the LMSW or LCSW examination, thereby reducing stress associated with the testing conditions.


The workshop will teach successful test-taking strategies for correctly answering examination questions. A manual and other materials will be provided at the workshop (included in the fee). NASW-NYC recommends that attendees bring pens and highlighters to the workshop.



Highly rated by past participants, registering with NASW-NYC’s Licensing Test Prep includes:

  • 6-hour in-person instruction course with Dawn Hall Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
    •  Reviews the examination’s four core areas
     Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior in the Environment Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior in the Environment
     Assessment and Intervention Planning Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning
     Interventions with Clients/Client Systems Psychotherapy, Clinical Interventions, and Case Management
     Professional Relationships, Values, and Ethics Professional Values and Ethics


    • Breaks down the examination’s format, structure and process
    • Examines practice test questions
    • Teaches successful test-taking strategies
  • Social Work ASWB (Masters or Clinical) Exam Guide, Second Edition*
    • Updated guide that reflects ASWB’s 2018 test blueprint
    • 170-question practice test with detailed correct answer explanations
    • Tips on how to overcome test anxiety, assess one’s learning style, and avoid common mistakes
  • 6-month access to a robust Social Work Licensure Learning Management System. This includes:
    • A full copy of the electronic exam guide for your exam category from Springer Publishing (includes material for the ASWB exam blueprint)
    • Test-taking tips and strategies to foster exam confidence
    • A practice test (with explanations of correct answers) that mirrors the exam
    • Ability to build a customized study plan
    • Flashcards and other study tools
    • A discussion board with full access to the author and your peers who are also studying for the exam
    • Online learning community where you can connect virtually with your peers who are also studying for the exam
  • Networking with your peers!



Please click on one of the dates and times below to get more information and register


LMSW Test Prep


 LCSW Test Prep



Saturday, November 21, 2020

9:00 am - 4:30 pm EST


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

9:00 am - 4:30 pm EST


For group registrations (5 or more attendees only), complete the group registration form and e-mail it to


Are you interested in holding a test prep at your office? E-mail for more information. 



NASW-NYC is not an affiliate of the Association of Social Work Board (ASWB) and/or the New York State Education Department’s Office of Professions.

For questions related to licensing, please click here for LMSW and click here for LCSW.



*Registrants will only receive the exam guide that matches the test prep workshop they registered for.

In-person Test Prep registrants who miss their test prep workshop will not be able to obtain the exam guide and any other materials offered through the course.


Click here for our continuing education policies on refunds, cancellations and registrations.


To e-mail, mail or fax in an in-person test prep registration form, click here.

To e-mail, mail or fax in an online test prep registration form, please contact




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