New To ASWB LCSW Prep? Here’s some information about the LCSW:
There are a couple of different options when it comes to taking your social worker licensing exam. The exam you take is going to depend on your experience, goals, and state guidelines. Below are some of the most common exam options.
LCSW – Clinical Level Exam
Pursuing your LCSW license is meant for students who have a higher level of clinical experience than those with an LMSW. Those with an LCSW are interested in helping clients on a more personal and therapeutic level through individual, clinical cases. Requirements will vary state to state, but you will need a specific number of clinical hours and most likely will have already obtained an LMSW license.
LMSW – Masters Level Exam
The LMSW license is meant for students who wish to work on a general scale in case management or on a governmental level. It is necessary to receive your LMSW license if you wish to later pursue an LCSW, though many people choose to stick with their LMSW and work on policy reform.
California LCSW Law and Ethics Exam
This Law and Ethics exam is an example of a state-specific requirement. If you are planning on becoming a licensed clinical social worker in the state of California, then you will be required to pass this test first. This test will focus more on sub-topics such as mandated reporting (law) and business practices and policies (ethics), just to name a few.
Don’t know where to start?
We’re here to help! We provide an official ASWB full-length LCSW practice test for students so that we can work with you to understand what your personal strengths and weaknesses are. Your tutor will then help you create a unique study plan that you can work on together to help you conquer the LCSW.