Whether you’re struggling with content, strategy, or both, your private LMSW prep tutor will help you every step of the way. We do this by creating a custom study plan specifically designed for your needs. Every student is unique, and that’s why we believe no two study plans should be the same. Our goal is to match you with a tutor who complements your learning style so that you can create strong foundations while learning proven, test-taking strategies designed to help you crush the exam.

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    Our Tutors are Superhuman

    At Tutor the People we pride ourselves on taking a more personal approach to tutoring. Too often LMSW prep is presented as a commodity, with a one-size-fits-all approach and meager score increases. We hold ourselves to a different standard. When you’re matched with a tutor, they will start out by listening to your concerns, questions, and goals so they can create a personalized study plan designed just for you.

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    Free Introductory Hour

    A Free Introductory Hour is included with enrollment in any of our LMSW prep packages. Many people take this exam at least once before passing. Use your Intro Hour to establish your baseline, then set a customized LMSW study strategy with your tutor, before starting your actual tutoring.

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    A Team of Experts Dedicated to Your Success

    Our tutors are dedicated to helping you prepare for every step of the licensing process so you know exactly what to expect on exam day. All of our expert tutors are top-percentile scoring former LMSW students, which means they’ve been exactly where you are now. Our expert tutors know everything it takes to ace this exam, and they’re here to help you succeed.

Top ASWB LMSW Tutors

  • Shan F.

    Jacksonville LCSW and LMSW tutor Shan F. is a two-time graduate of the Florida State University, receiving a Bachelors and Masters of Social Work degree. In December of 2017, she self-studied for the LCSW exam and passed on the first…

  • Jason F., MD

    Jason has an extensive background in medicine and life sciences. He double majored at MIT in chemical engineering and biology, and received his medical doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. He has spent the past few years applying his knowledge…

  • Shanelle K.

    Shanelle is a an Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker who resides in Urbana, IL. She received a BA in Social Work from Bradley University & a MSW (Concentration: Advocacy, Leadership, & Social Change) from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.


ASWB LMSW Study Packages

Free ASWB Guide to the Social Work Exams, 2nd edition Book

Practice makes perfect. We include an official ASWB Guide to the Social Work Exams, 2nd edition book with every LCSW study package. It includes official practice questions and crucial ASWB LCSW preparation information.

Customized Study Plan

We know that every student is on a different page. Your LCSW tutor will create a study plan that is tailored to your needs.

One on One LCSW Prep

We believe personalized learning is the best way to improve. You will work with one LCSW tutor, 1-on-1, to build upon your foundation and learn how to improve.

Free Introductory Hour

We add a Free Introductory Hour to every package, so students can meet their tutor and develop a customized study plan before beginning their paid package hours. 

Payment Plans

We offer multiple extended payment options. Contact us to find out which installment plan suits your budget.

Customized Scheduling

Use your study hours as best suits your needs. Some students meet with a tutor daily, while others space it out to weekly meetings.

Our Approach

We pride ourselves in taking a personalized approach to LMSW prep. When you sign up for one of our tutoring packages, the first thing we’ll do is get to know you. We’ll ask about your experience with the LMSW, concerns, goals, and learning style, so we can match you with the perfect tutor for your needs.

Your tutor will then work with you to create a custom study plan designed to fit your goals and schedule. Whether you have some experience with the material already or are starting from scratch, our expert tutors are here to help set you up for success. During your study prep, your tutor will help you understand the logic behind the test as well as teach you proven test-taking strategies so you’ll be prepared for anything the LMSW can throw at you.

When the time comes for you to start your LCSW prep, some of the information we seek includes:

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    How long have you been studying for the LMSW, or are you just beginning?
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    What state and country will you be taking the LMSW exam in?
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    Have you taken the official LMSW exam before?
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    Have you taken a practice LMSW test?
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    What did you score?
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    Do you need help with every section of the LMSW, or do you want your LMSW prep course to focus on certain sections/problem types?
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    Are you struggling with content, or strategy and time management?
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    What are your best days/times to meet with a tutor?
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    Do you prefer online or in-person meeting? (Note: you can use both options interchangeably)
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    What is your deadline, and have you registered for an upcoming test date?

New To ASWB LMSW Prep? Here’s some information about the LMSW:

This is a masters level exam designed for students who wish to work in social advocacy, case management, or child protective services. You will need to have a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a school that has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) or the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). If you plan on eventually taking the LCSW exam, you will need to first pass the LMSW.

It is suggested that you dedicate at least 50 hours to LMSW prep before taking the exam. The exam will be administered electronically, and you will have 4 hours to answer 170 multiple-choice questions.

The LMSW sections are:

  1. Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior In The Environment (27%)
  2. Assessment and Intervention Planning (24%)
  3. Interactions with Clients/Client Systems (24%)
  4. Professional Relationships, Values, and Ethics (25%)


The LMSW is graded on a pass/fail basis by first calculating your raw score (the number you got correct) and then analyzing the difficulty of the exam version you took to determine your actual score. The minimum score you need to pass will depend on your location and will be reported as a “70”, “75”, or a “Pass”. Because of the way the computer calculates the score, a “70” and a “75” both indicate the same exact level of proficiency. For more information regarding the ASWB’s exam scoring, Click Here.

Don't Know Where To Start?

We're here to help! We provide an official ASWB full-length LMSW practice test for students so that we can help you identify your personal strengths and weaknesses. Your tutor will then help you create a custom study plan based off of these results, so you can focus on the areas you need help with the most.

Here For You

Our goal is your success. That’s why your LMSW prep tutor will work with you one-on-one to understand your unique learning style and create the perfect study plan for you. We understand our students live busy lives, and that’s why we offer online or in-person tutoring sessions to help you reach your study goals while still working around your schedule. Our proven strategies to boost your scores in each section combined with our tutors’ dedication to helping you understand the logic behind the LMSW, means that you will know exactly what to expect when exam day comes.

Group Options

Do you have a study group that is ready to take things to the next level? We’re here to help! We offer group classes both online and in-person to fit your learning style and budget. Our group classes are formed on an as-needed basis, and once the group is formed one of our expert tutors will take some time to evaluate each student’s individual needs. This way they can create the perfect plan to help you grow stronger together without letting any individual student fall behind.

What Makes Us Different

Our goal is always to fit each client’s needs and set every student on a path to success. We know this journey into LMSW prep is expensive, so we focus on providing expert tutoring at prices more affordable than our competitors. We also offer extended payment plans so you can just focus on your LMSW prep and get started in your new career.

More Info & Resources

Free LMSW Resources:

The ASWB’s official About The Exams page will help you learn about the exam by explaining exam content, scoring guidelines, and pass rates

The Social Worker Licensing Map will help you figure out what your state’s particular requirements are.

For students thinking about or planning on taking the LCSW, this blog post by Simmons University will explain the difference between the LCSW and LMSW.

The Social Worker Reddit page is a great place to ask for advice or talk to fellow students and social workers.

The New Social Worker is an online magazine filled with articles offering advice to new social workers and help with job hunting.

Where to Sign Up

Click Here to go to the ASWB official registration page and schedule your test date.

2020 ASWB LMSW Pass Rates

The following information applies to individuals who took the social work licensing exams for the first time in all ASWB member jurisdictions in 2020.

Pass rates are most representative for groups of more than 200 candidates.


Total number of exams administered

2020 pass rate

Associate 250 77.6%
Bachelors 2,696 68.5%
Masters 16,698 75.4%
Advanced Generalist 134 64.2%
Clinical 16,776 74.8%


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