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2020 Michigan Social Work Licensure Exam Institutes

Presented by NASW-Michigan


Be prepared. Learn the content and strategies to pass the Bachelor's, Clinical, or Advanced Generalist exam for social work licensing in Michigan!

The National Association of Social Workers - Michigan Chapter is excited to announce the date for our annual Social Work Exam Licensure Institute. These one day virtual workshops will walk limited licensed social workers at both the BSW and MSW levels through the necessary steps to pass the ASWB exam and reduce test anxiety. Additionally, all attendees will be provided with a comprehensive study guide (with sample exam), access to a study app, and 6 months of access to an exam online learning platform!

Wayne State University and Grand Valley State University Schools of Social Work are partners with this year's trainings. 


$175 for NASW Members, $225 for Future Members

**When registering, please make sure to choose which study guide you would like**

Class size is limited to the first 60 attendees

Attendees will be emailed the Zoom link and online learning platform access two weeks prior to the event


This seven hour institute includes:

  • Full day comprehensive virtual workshop that covers key exam content areas
  • Comprehensive Study Guide Book - $90 value! (Click the links below to read more about each study book)

BSW Institute Attendees – Social Work ASWB Bachelors Exam Guide (Second Edition): A Comprehensive Study Guide for Success. Springer Publishing.

MSW Institute Attendees – Social Work ASWB Clinical Exam Guide (Second Edition): A Comprehensive Study Guide for Success. Springer Publishing.


MSW Institute Attendees – Social Work ASWB Advanced Generalist Exam Guide (Second Edition): A Comprehensive Study Guide for Success. Springer Publishing.

  • Additional online webinars on the Michigan licensure process
  • Access to a statewide supervision registry
  • Opportunities to sign up for regional study groups
  • In-meeting staff available to answer your licensure, supervision and ethics questions

Additionally, registration comes with 6-month access to a robust Social Work Licensure Learning Management System. This includes:

  • A full copy of the electronic exam guide for your exam category from Springer Publishing (Contains material for the ASWB exam blueprint)

  • A wealth of test-taking tips and strategies to foster exam confidence

  • A practice test (with explanations of correct answers) that mirrors the the exam

  • The ability to build a customized study plan

  • Flashcards and other study tools

  • A discussion board with full access to the author and others who are studying for the exam

  • Online learning community where you can connect virtually with other people who are studying for the exam


PLUS!...Receive a 50 question pre-test before the course to help the presenter tailor the course to meet your needs and provide you with a report that you can use to help you in the course!


About the Test Prep Manual Author & Instructor:

Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW, has helped thousands of social workers across the country prepare for the examinations associated with all levels of licensure. She has been a trusted licensure resource to many NASW chapters across the country, including New Jersey, New York, Montana and most recently Michigan.


Dr. Apgar has completed research on licensure funded by the American Foundation for Research and Consumer Education in Social Work Regulation and is currently chairperson of New Jersey’s social work licensing board. She is a past President of the New Jersey Chapter of NASW and has been on NASW’s National Board of Directors. In 2014, the Chapter presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Apgar has taught in both undergraduate and graduate social work programs and has extensive direct practice, policy, and management experience in the field.


*Note. There will be two 15 minute breaks and a 45 minute lunch break provided in the training. Coffee, tea, and water will be available throughout the training.

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