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Understanding the Code of Ethics and the ASWB Exam

Whether you’re preparing for the Bachelors (BSW), Masters (LMSW), or Clinical (LCSW) level Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Licensing Exam, be prepared to be asked several tough questions about The Code of Ethics on test day. As one of

Avoid Cognitive Overload on the ASWB Exam

What is Cognitive Load? “Cognitive load” relates to the amount of information that your working memory can hold at one time. Since working memory has a limited capacity, the most effective instructional methods avoid overloading it with activities that don’t

90 Day Waiver for ASWB Exam – How to Apply

What is the 90 Day Exam Waiver? The 90 day exam waiver provides ASWB test-takers who narrowly failed the exam the opportunity to test again in a shorter period of time, so they can better retain their knowledge. Why Apply

Master Your Learning Style

It’s critical that you understand your learning style prior to beginning your ASWB studying journey.  By understanding how you learn most effectively, you’ll maximize your performance on the exam.  Additionally, this knowledge will help you keep your stress lower and

Top 5 Social Work Podcasts

Podcasts are a great way to continue to learn and grow as a social worker! Whether you’re studying for your licensing exams or strive to become a better social work practitioner, Agents of Change has pulled together a list of

How to Prepare for LMSW or LCSW ASWB Exam Week

As you get close to your LMSW or LCSW ASWB exam date, it’s important to take the right steps to maximize your preparation and minimize your stress! 1 to 2 Weeks Prior to Test Day:  Take the ASWB Practice Exam. If

Happy Social Work Month from Agents of Change!

What is Social Work Month? Social Work Month in March is a time to celebrate the great profession of social work. The theme for Social Work Month 2022 is The Time is Right for Social Work. During Social Work Month,

How to Apply for ASWB Test Accommodations – BSW, LMSW, LCSW

What Are Exam Accommodations? “Test accommodations are any modifications made to tests or testing conditions that allow students with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, or limited English-language ability to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in a testing situation.” -EdGlossary How to

Free LMSW and LCSW ASWB Practice Questions and Rationales

Claim your 10 FREE LMSW and LCSW ASWB practice questions from Agents of Change! (Click “Free Preview”) Also included is a second document with the correct answers and rationales. The questions are intended to help you develop the test-taking skills and strategies you

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Social Worker Licensing Acronyms

There are dozens of social work acronyms that vary by licensure level and state. A social worker abbreviation normally includes three or four letters. Knowing all the acronyms for social work licensure is important for understanding which are needed or accepted for

NASW Code of Ethics Updates – ASWB Exam

The NASW – the National Association of Social Workers, was developed with a mission to promote and protect social workers and the overall profession. Established in the mid-1950s, the National Association of Social Workers now operates as the largest professional

Social Work Licensing Requirements by State

All states require social work licensure applicants to have a degree from a CSWE-accredited institution. However, Social work license requirements can vary dramatically by state.  Make sure to check that you meet your state’s requirements before registering for your exam!

Social Worker vs. Counselor vs. Therapist: Similarities and Differences

Social workers, counselors, and therapists are all professionals who help people in their communities. They work in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, recovery facilities, and government agencies. The following information explains the similarities and differences between these professionals and the