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Licensing Preparation Program

  

Licensing Preparation Program 

 

Program Overview

The Licensing Preparation Program, funded by the Child Welfare Scholar Program is open to all social workers preparing for the BSW, MSW, or LCSW examinations. It is designed to help participants understand exam dynamics, create and effectively use strategies to select the most appropriate choice, and ultimately increase their success with the exam. Seminars will assist participants in understanding and aggressively using time-proven multiple-choice exam-taking strategies, tactics, and techniques. Content to be reviewed during exam preparation is provided, organized, and presented in a manner that increases participants’ success with the exam. With the ultimate goal of preparing participants to successfully pass the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Examination.

2-Day Seminars

During our 2-Day Licensing Exam Preparation Seminars, participants will be taught multiple choice exam-taking strategies, tactics, and techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to experience a practice exam created to resemble those found on the national exam structurally. Instructors will help participants understand the exam dynamics and demonstrate how to effectively use strategies for selecting and using the information provided within each exam item to choose the most appropriate choice to increase their success with the exam. Participants will have the opportunity to experience a practice exam containing items created to resemble those found on the national exam structurally. Our instructors will analyze the results of this exam to make individualized content assessments for each participant. During the Dissemination of Content Assessment Results Sessions, instructors will review critical areas needing review and provide participants with individualized content assessments.

The seminar will help participants to:

  • Appreciate how the multiple-choice items help to increase success with the exam.
  • Select/use the best exam-taking strategies to increase success with the exam.
  • Use the information embedded in the exam to select the “BEST” option.
  • Aggressively plan the exam preparation experience.
  • Become aware of strengths and weaknesses regarding exam-taking skills.
  • Effectively manage negative emotions and thoughts regarding the exam.
  • Use exam content to increase success with the exam.
  • Work with practice exams that resemble the actual exam.
  • Experience and use exam-taking skills that encourage exam-taking confidence.

Materials and services provided to seminar participants include:

  • Seminar manual.
  • Set of practice exams that resemble the National Social Work exam.
  • Self-assessments that help participants identify content in need of review.
  • Set of readings, practice exams, and articles supplementing participants’ content.
  • Exam-taking strategies have proven to be successful in the exam.
  • Workbooks/exercises to assist participants break-down multiple-choice items.

2-Day Seminar Dates and Times

1st FALL 2-Day Licensing Exam Preparation Zoom Seminar

Friday, September 22, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   

1st FALL Dissemination Zoom Session               

Saturday, October 14, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

2nd FALL 2-Day Licensing Exam Preparation Zoom Seminar    

Friday, November 10, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.                       

Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   

2nd FALL Dissemination of Content Assessment Results Zoom Session       

Saturday, December 02, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

1st SPRING 2-Day Licensing Exam Preparation Zoom Seminar                 

Tuesday, January 19, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.                       

Wednesday, January 20, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   

1st SPRING Dissemination of Content Assessment Results Zoom Session       

Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

2nd SPRING 2-Day Licensing Exam Preparation Zoom Seminar                 

Tuesday, April 05, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.                       

Wednesday, April 06, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   

2nd SPRING 2-Day Licensing Exam Preparation Zoom Seminar            

Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  

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The fee for our 2-Day seminars is $75 for students and $100 for non-students.

*At this time the fees for our 2-Day Licensing Exam Preparation Seminars will be waived for all participants. 
 **Times and dates are subject to change, and registration will close once 25 participants have registered. 
Child Welfare Scholars are expected to attend at no cost and have priority. Registration for all others is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 25 participants per seminar. 

1-Day Boosters

During our 1-Day Booster Sessions, instructors will review the exam-taking process to help participants reinforce their understanding of the exam and application of exam strategies. They will also provide opportunities to develop items as they prepare for the professional licensure exam. During booster sessions, participants can set up individualized meetings with the facilitators to review their specific questions and concerns and provide additional exam practice items to complete their study and preparation process for the exam. *Please note that our booster sessions are designed as a followup session from the 2-day seminar sessions. 

 

1-Day Booster Dates and Times 

1st 1-Day Licensing Preparation Booster Session

Monday, May 27, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

This session will be offered in person & through Zoom.

 

2nd 1-Day Licensing Preparation Booster Session

Tuesday, May 28, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

This session will be offered in person & through Zoom.

  

3rd 1-Day Licensing Preparation Booster Session 

Wednesday, May 29, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

This session will be offered in person & through Zoom.

 

The fee for our 1-Day boosters is $25 for students and $50 for non-students.

*A small fees will be charged for our 1-day booster sessions for the 2023-2024 academic year. 
 **Times and dates are subject to change, and registration will close once 25 participants have registered.
Child Welfare Scholars are expected to attend at no cost and have priority. Registration for all others is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 25 participants per session. 
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