What makes our test prep different?

NASW-NYS Members: $100
NASW Members (Non-NYS Chapter): $150
Non-Members: $200

NASW-NYS is offering an online eight-hour licensing preparation class for the LMSW & LCSW exam. Open to students from all states, this test prep course is a recorded 8-hour presentation sent to your inbox as a recording with our extensive resource folder. Presented by two of the best instructors and test prep aficionados out there, this course not only dissects the exam but will also frame the test within the foundation of social work values and give you tools for grounding yourself before, during, and after the training.

What makes our test prep different from the other options out there? Courses like this are all about who is presenting the content, and how they present it. Dr. Folusho and Dr. Kennedy are not only genuinely engaging and well versed in virtual learning, they have extensive experience real life in coaching students to reach their academic and licensure goals. This dynamic duo packs test tips and exercises into every minute of these eight hours, keeping your attention with ease and your eye on the prize. Most importantly, students and past test prep attendees evaluate them with excellent marks, with 100% of students saying they would take their classes again on Rate My Professor.

With the ability to re-watch and reference the course as many times as you need, we are here to ensure you are calm and confident as you apply to and sit for the exam.

This eight-hour course was designed for social workers preparing to take the Masters Level ASWB exam or the Clinical Level ASWB exam. This course focuses on the following key areas:

  1. developing necessary skills for acing standardized test,
  2. reviewing concepts from the four content areas of the master level exam (Human Diversity and the Social Environment; Assessment and Intervention Planning; Interventions with Clients/Client Systems; and Professional Relationships, Values and Ethics),
  3. reviewing concepts for the clinical exam (Assessment and Diagnosis; Clinical Treatments and Modalities; Psychotropic Medications; and DSM5), and
  4. developing and practicing mechanisms to overcome anxiety, and specifically test anxiety

After you submit your payment, you will receive a recording of the full 8-hour program to watch, digest, and reference as many times as needed. You will also receive an extensive resource folder with 15 supporting forms & documents and a list of 21 other online test prep resources. This includes a practice test with answer key, ASWB exam candidate rules agreement, presentation PowerPoint, ASWB appointment to take exam form, NYS application forms needed and more. Everything you need to prepare for your licensing exam!

NASW-NYS Members: $100
NASW Members (Non-NYS Chapter): $150
Non-Members: $200


Shakira A. Kennedy, PhD, LMSW has over 20 years of Clinical, Operation and Facility Management experience. She has worked in partnership with several community agencies to assist them in areas relating to start-up management: adoption/foster care homestudy; HASA housing/audits; Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) & New York City Continuum of Care (COC) processes. Dr. Kennedy worked for a number of large not-for-profit organizations in an administrative leadership capacity supervising program directors, assistant executive directors among other titles. Dr. Kennedy provides training and consultation services for not-for profit and for profit organizations, community groups and professional associations around Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Dr. Kennedy approaches DEI through centering authenticity while giving space for healing in order to accomplish the collective mission of growth anchored in equity and inclusion for sustainability. Dr. Kennedy continues her connection to the community by being an active member of Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus and an active journal reviewer for SAGE Open publications; a guest editor for the Reflections Journal, and reviewer for a special edition of the Journal of Social Work Education of Meeting the Grand Challenge of Ending Homelessness and a Consulting editor for the journal Children & Schools. She is also an Association for Social Work Boards (ASWB) scholar and has served on the Licensing & Regulation Task Force for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) to develop the Curricular Guide for Licensing and Regulation. Dr. Kennedy has a Bachelor in Sociology from Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus, Masters from Clark Atlanta University and a Doctorate from The University of Tennessee.         



Folusho Otuyelu, PhD, LCSW is an Associate Professor of Clinical Social Work, MSW Liaison for Child Welfare and Licensure Preparation Manager at Touro’s Graduate School of Social Work. Dr. Otuyelu is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 23 years of experience working as an Administrator and Clinical Supervisor in prominent not-for-profit agencies in New York City such as the Children’s Aid Society and Visiting Nurse Service of NY. She has spent a significant number of years working with children, adolescents and their families in the mental health and child welfare areas of practice. In addition, she is well versed in evidenced based practice models such as Functional Family Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional- Level II. Dr. Otuyelu currently has a private practice focused on addressing the needs of individuals, children, and families. Dr. Otuyelu provides training and support to human service organization on anti-oppressive and anti-racist practices and its application to organizational management, clinical supervision, and direct practice. She also provides trainings around various clinical modalities such as CBT, DBT and Trauma along with clinical supervision and consultation to several nonprofit and organizations across New York City. Dr. Folusho Otuyelu holds a PhD in Social Work from Fordham University, a Master of Science degree in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University. She is the recipient of the NASW-NYC 2014 Image Award in Direct Practice.  

What do other social workers have to say about the test prep package?

*Real* reactions from *real* social workers who *really* took our test prep.

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Vivian V.

"Thank you SO much! Yesterday my heart was racing, I was in a negative space because I was frustrated BUT today everything wrapped up and I feel confident! You both are amazing!"

Sarah R.

Thank you for sharing all of these tools and guidance! This has been such a useful training. I feel so much more equipped in navigating next steps.

Hannah N.

Thank you so much this was super helpful and a great opportunity. I appreciate everything you put together for us!!

Marjorie S.

I'm so glad I took this class, I think its really helped my thinking process

Matthew F.

Wow, thank you! I am so glad I got this training, I feel so much more prepared and so much less alone. Thank you for your constructive  encouragement!

LMSW & LCSW Test Prep Package – Refund Policy
Please be advised there are no refunds for the NASW-NYS LMSW & LCSW Test Prep Package.  The Test Prep Package will be sent to the email you register with as soon as you complete your purchase. If you do not immediately receive the package to your inbox, please check your account’s spam/junk folder. If you are still unable to locate this, you may have entered an incorrect email address. Please contact NASW-NYS staff at info.naswnys@socialworkers.org and we will be happy to redirect you to access your purchased package as soon as possible, within business hours.