Licensure Exam Prep Course

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NASWVA is excited to announce a new, innovative, nationally known presenter and training for your licensing test prepatory!


Dr. Dawn Apgar is a nationally-recognized expert who has helped thousands of social workers across our nation pass all levels of the ASWB exam, including the BSW exam for the LBSW, as well as the LMSW exam for the LMSW in Virginia. And, of course the LCSW exam too!! As you may know, Virginia recently passed multi-level licensure for Social Workers in our Commonwealth. The chapter is launching our new training virtually on Friday, July 17, 2020.

Dr. Apgar has extensive experience related to licensing, including serving as the chair of the New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners, as a past president of NASW New Jersey, and as the Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services. She was recognized by NASWNJ in 2014 with a Lifetime Achievement Award. She has taught in both undergraduate and graduate social work programs and has extensive direct practice, policy, and management experience in the field.


Dr. Apgar has written exam guides for each of the levels of licensure, and, as part of your class registration, you’ll receive a comprehensive study guide written for your exam level ($90 retail value!). The guides include test-taking tips, strategies to foster exam confidence, and a practice test with answers. You’ll also receive a personal code to download the learning management system with access to book author, discussion board, study games, flashcards, and interactive study features!


The comprehensive course (6 CE hours) has successfully prepared social workers across the country for the ASWB tests.


Cost for the course is $222 for NASWVA members and $287 for nonmembers. Improve your chances for success by taking the course with one of the nation’s leading experts.


If you are planning on taking any of the exams in the next few months following the training, don’t delay. Register for the training now as it will fill up quickly!