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NASW-MA Licensing Test-Prep Course
Course Schedule & Online Registration


*Early Bird = Registrations received online or postmarked 10+ business days prior to program date.

  • NASW Member: $125 Early-Bird Rate*, $150 Regular Rate
  • Non-NASW Member: $175 Early-Bird Rate*, $200 Regular Rate


"In 2012, At age 50, I graduated from Salem State University, earning my MSW with a concentration in older adults and end of life care. My desire has always been to work toward the LICSW so I could expand my social work career possibilities. When I participated in your very informative course on that snowy February day last year, I left feeling empowered and armed with my Apgar ASWB Clinical Exam Guide and notes from the class slides.

I'm happy to say I passed the Clinical Exam. I can't quite explain this mixture of relief, excitement. I am so happy to have passed and reached this level of licensure, Thank you for what I found to be a really good review course and the opportunity to share my experience with you!" - Marla Meyer.  


Designed to help prepare social workers for the Association of Social Work Board (ASWB) Social Work Licensing Examinations, this course is open to those seeking their LSW, LCSW, or LICSW.

These one-day, live programs run from 9:00am - 4:00pm and focus on test-taking strategies, what to expect on the exam, a general review of social work theory and practice, and more. It includes:

  • An overview of MA licensure regulations and of the examination process.

  • A general review of examination content areas: Theories of Human Development; Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning; Direct and Indirect Practice, Psychotherapy, and Clinical Practice; Professional Values and Ethics; Diversity and Social/Economic Justice; Social Work Administration, Management, and Supervision; Policy; Program Evaluation and Research. Please note that this review will not be in-depth, as the course is only one day. 

  • Effective test-taking skills.

  • A copy of the ASWB study guide for your level, and access to an online portal with additional practice materials.


  • What should I bring?: Note taking materials and food (meals are not provided, however there will be snack and lunch breaks. We can not guarantee that all test locations will have food available for purchase).
  • Is parking available?: As we rotate the location of the course, we cannot guarantee parking is available in any location. Please plan to contact the venue ahead of the course to see if parking will be available.
  • What room is the course taking place in?: Please look for an email in the week leading up to your course, which will have more information, including the specific room the course is taking place in. 
  • What level is this course for?: Our course is suitable for all levels of licensure, though it is geared more towards those seeking their LCSW or LICSW.

Please note the following:

  • This is a PRE-REGISTRATION COURSE ONLY. All registrations must be received at least 5 working days in advance of the selected course date. NO REGISTRATION AT THE DOOR.

  • Registrations received online or postmarked ten business days or less prior to program date are at the regular rate. Add $25 to the early bird fee.

  • No refunds. Registrants can receive a program voucher for another scheduled NASW-MA Licensing Test-Prep course upon written request.

  • Email acknowledgements with directions are sent the week before the actual course date. Please print out your email acknowledgement and bring with you on the day of the course. This will serve as your “ticket” into the course.

  • If you require special accommodations, please submit written statement at least 30 days prior to program.

  • Bring your own coffee/lunch/snacks.

See also:

Licensing FAQs Licensing Exam Study Resource Member-to-Member Supervision

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