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With over a 92% pass rate you can trust that our materials will help prepare you for the ASWB social work licensing exam. Our students pass with high average scores (average 84 ) and exam scores exceeding 90 are not uncommon.


Our library contains over 1600 (that’s SIXTEEN HUNDRED!) multiple-choice practice questions, and includes detailed explanations for each correct answer. The program provides almost 950 questions divided topically in nine sections, and five practice exams.


With over three decades of experience singularly focusing on the social work exam, SWES materials are the trusted resource for licensure prep at universities across the country. With comprehensive study notes covering every area tested on all levels of ASWB licensing exams, you can trust that all the content you need to study is in our books.




Our curriculum, content and practice questions were written and developed by social work instructors and clinicians with decades of experience in social work practice. SWES faculty regularly update the contents of our materials as new material is introduced into licensing examinations.


SWES’ in person two-day courses are available for all levels of state social work license examinations in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York.


Over three decades, dozens of schools of social work have used SWES’ review books to conduct their own programs based on our instructional model. Courses for the community and for graduating students are scheduled at SUNY Buffalo SSW, SUNY Binghamton, University of Alabama, University of Maryland SSW. Several campuses of the University of Texas also provide courses based on SWES materials. In addition, SWES contracts with Unions and social agencies to provide courses to prepare social workers for license exams.

Who We Are

Since 1983, Social Work Examination Services has been the leader in providing home study programs and on-site review courses specifically designed to prepare social workers for license examinations throughout the United States. We are the trusted university partner in schools of social work across the country.

SWES Home Study Program and Lecture Review courses are designed by teams of academic and practice consultants. The most recent edition provides new content and questions for all clinical areas and an innovative new section on multicultural practice. With over 1600 questions and Five Practice Exam, plus several hundred pages of content outlines and new exam study information, SWES programs offer a reasonably priced, student-friendly method for preparing for all state license and certification exams. We consistently offer the lowest priced, professionally prepared license review programs available.

SWES review books help students respond to questions that appear in all state license exams administered by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB).

SWES is the only publisher of Social Work license exam prep materials that bases content on student feedback about the exams. We contact exam candidates who have recently taken the exam to continually reassess our review books. Frequent updates insure that the questions and outline materials reflect current examination requirements.

SWES is also the only organization providing review books to offer courses featuring a distinguished panel of nationally known university faculty. SWES review books are used by many universities and agencies to train their employees for license exams.