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Licensure Exam Prep Courses

Licensing Exam prep courses offered throughout the year, all year round. To see currently available course options or to register for a course, please visit our Calendar of Events.

Be prepared! Learn the content and strategies to pass the Bachelors, Masters or Clinical exam for social work licensing in Virginia!

This one-day workshop will walk social workers at the  BSW, MSW and clinical levels of licensure through the necessary steps to pass the ASWB exam and reduce test anxiety.


This 6 hour course includes:

  • Full day comprehensive virtual workshop that covers key exam content areas

  • Six month access to full Exam Guides and learning management system with access to book author, discussion board, study games, flashcards, and interactive study features

  • Sample questions reviewed during the full-day online, interactive session with Exam Guides’ author

  • Comprehensive Study Guide Book - $95 value!

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!! To view her current licensing exam prep course listings with NASW Virginia, please visit our calendar of events page.

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 chapter, 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 ($95 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.


Visit our Calendar of Events for the full list of workshop dates and choose which date works for you!

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