Licensure Exam Prep Courses

Please Note: It is Advisable that you take this Course NO MORE than 90 days prior to taking the Exam!

Washington State Social Work Licensure Examination Preparation Course

Course Description: This course includes your own copy of the Revised ASWB Exam Guide (written by Dawn Apgar, printed by Springer Publishing) ($90 retail value) AND a personal code to download the app version of the book and its supplemental materials.  The Guide contains material for the 2018 ASWB exam blueprint.

The course will be taught by a renowned social work educator rather than an unknown at a test preparation company.  The Guide helps identify weak areas so you will know what to focus on to pass the ASWB® licensure exams! Reviewers applaud the book’s unique test-taking tips and strategies which are based on the author’s extensive knowledge of the exam. A review of the four content areas of the updated exams is provided. Guide includes a 170-question practice test with explanations of the correct answers mirrors the actual exam in length and structure.


  • Updated to reflect ASWB’s revised 2018 test blueprint used for test construction.
  • Content available via an app in addition to the print version so test takers can study using multiple mediums.
  • Invaluable tips for how to read the questions, overcome test anxiety, avoid common pitfalls, and assess one’s learning style which help foster exam confidence.
  • A thorough content review of the four core areas of the updated 2018 ASWB examinations: human development, diversity, and behavior in the environment; assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning; psychotherapy, clinical interventions, and case management; and professional values and ethics.
  • A full practice test with 170 questions that mirrors the actual ASWB® exam in length, structure, and content, with detailed explanations of the correct answers.

Presenter:  Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW

Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW, has helped thousands of social workers across the country pass the ASWB® examinations associated with all levels of licensure. In recent years, she has consulted in numerous states to assist with establishing licensure test preparation programs.

Dr. Apgar has done research on licensure funded by the American Foundation for Research and Consumer Education in Social Work Regulation and was chairperson of her state’s social work licensing board. She is a past President of the New Jersey Chapter of NASW and has been on its National Board of Directors. In 2014, the Chapter presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Apgar has taught in both undergraduate and graduate social work programs and has extensive direct practice, policy, and management experience in the social work field.

Dr. Apgar received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bucknell University, as well as a Master’s Degree and a PhD in Social Work from Rutgers University.

CE Contact Hours: 3

Upcoming Workshops:

LASW/LICSW Licensure Exam Prep Workshop 8.3.18

LASW/LICSW Licensure Exam Prep Workshop 8.6.18