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ASWB Guide to the Social Work Exams, Second Edition by the Association of Social Work Boards

Price: $20

What you get: content outlines, reference guides, tips, and exam info directly from the ASWB

Social Work ASWB Masters Exam Guide, Second Edition: A Comprehensive Study Guide for Success (Book + Free App) by Dawn Apgar

Price: $81.00 (sale price, original list price $90)

What you get: 446 pages of comprehensive study content, one practice exam, access to mobile app, study tips, exam information

The Complete Guide to Social Work: A Study Guide for the ASWB Masters Exam by Social Work Guide

Price: $129.95

What you get: over 300 pages of study content, with practice questions

Comprehensive Study Guide, Masters Version 9 by Social Work Examination Services

Price: $149

What you get: study content, practice questions, 3-volume set

Social Work Exam Secrets Study Guide by Mometrix

Price: $49.99 (sale price, original list price $89.99)

What you get: concise topic review, study tips, complete practice exam

Prep Courses and Subscription Options:

Study.com ASWB Masters Exam: Study Guide and Practice

Price: $197 for 12-month subscription (sale price; original list price $719.88)

What you get: streaming videos with transcripts, mobile app, unlimited practice tests, flashcards, instructor support

Academic Review Study Program

Price: $50/month, $100 basic study program, $175 enhanced study package

What you get: depends on level of purchase, but all include e-books, practice questions and exams, flashcards

Licensing Exam Preparation Services (LEAP)

Price:$74.50 – $285

What you get: LEAP offers a number of options at different price points, including audio courses, live classes, practice exams, and study guides

Social Work Examination Services Prep Course

Price: $210-$350

What you get: a one or two-day course, with comprehensive study guide and a discount for practice exams

SocialWorkExam.com Prep Subscription

Price: $29.95 – $599.95

What you get: 2-days to one-year of access (depending on price point) to online content access; higher levels of subscription include a paperback study guide, e-book, and CD set

Practice Exams and/or Questions:

ASWB Online Practice Test

Price: $85

Social Work Guide Online Interactive Practice Test

Price: $69.95

Social Work Examination Services Online Practice Exam

Price: $85

The following websites allow you to take free practice exams or have free practice exam questions available for site visitors. Some require your email address and other information so that they can send you additional information in the hopes that you’ll purchase their product(s). However, the practice questions are free and don’t require any commitment to purchase.

Blogs and Podcasts:

LCSW Study Buddy – a community of people who are studying for the exam or have already taken it sharing tips, resources, infographics, and review content

Studying for the Clinical Social Work Exam – note, this blog is focused on the LCSW exam, but still has information helpful for the LMSW exam

Social Work Podcast – a podcast series that focuses on all things social work! While not meant for studying for the LMSW exam specifically, it provides useful information for social workers to learn and review as they prepare.

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