Home Study Program
Why rely on SWES Study Programs?


Here are some reasons.

SWES review programs are available for all levels of state social work license examinations. The exam levels have various names depending on the state, though the examinations are identical in all states. The generic examination titles used by the Association of Social Work Boards are; Bachelors Examination, Masters Examination, Advanced Generalist Examination and Clinical Examination. Please remember that the states regulate licensing and they use different titles to describe the same license levels. Not all levels are licensed in all states.

Social Work Examination Services offers high quality Home Study Courses designed to help candidates prepare for social work license examinations.
SWES workbooks contain more than 1600 sample multiple choice questions . The reason for the correct answer to each question is carefully explained The program provides almost 950 questions divided topically in nine sections, four complete practice exams with 600 additional questions, a mini-exam with 80 questions, as well as hundreds of pages of comprehensive study notes covering every area tested on all levels of ASWB licensing examinations. SWES newest edition reflects current exam questions, and provides complete outlines of the revised NASW Code of Ethics, and new welfare reform legislation. A new section is included in the current edition that outlines theory and practice issues in work with multicultural individuals and groups, and skills in working with diverse populations. The clinical sections have been completely revised and new information has been added.

Social workers who use our materials pass licensing examinations. In fact, our students pass in high numbers (92%), and with high scores (average 84). Exam scores exceeding 90 are not uncommon.

SWES faculty regularly update the contents of review books - revisions are made regularly as new material is introduced into licensing examinations.

SWES also offers frequent intensive two-day lecture courses at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work in West Hartford, and in Massachusetts at Springfield College School of Social Work.

Many schools of social work use 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, the University of Michigan SSW, and the 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. SWES receives input from students who have taken the examinations - and from faculty. Their help allows staff to constantly review and update programs. Moreover, many of SWES distinguished faculty serve as editorial reviewers to insure that the courses - and home study materials remain timely and accurate.

You don't have to spend money for expensive unnecessary materials. SWES keeps costs low. We advertise only in local social work publications and through direct mail.

To help you evaluate our program this web site provides sample questions and brief outlines from SWES program books.

Remember, more than 1600 questions are included in the program with 700 questions in five practice exams. Answering the questions provides skills at several levels. They provide practice in test taking, while reviewing social work content that appears on the exam. Moreover, practice with sample multiple choice questions similar to those that appear on licensing exams, reduces test anxiety and increases confidence -- an important component of successful test-taking.