Some are shy about creating an account before they know what they're getting into. Not unreasonable! To help ease you in, here's some of what you're getting into when you sign up at SWTP:
First, you get our free, 23-page Study Guide for the Social Work Licensing Exam, which includes all sorts of details about what to expect on the exam, how to prepare for the exam, and offers up some practice questions to start getting you acclimated to the exam. Next, on your account page, you're given a drop-down menu full of exam purchasing options (see photo). Right now, there are four unique 170-question ASWB practice tests (all, of course, using DSM-5). Each is currently priced at $40 when bought a la carte. Buying more than one exam at a time saves money. Take Bundle #4 as an example; you save $25 when purchasing all four exams at once. Since most people purchase additional exams once they're underway on the site, this is a good way to go from the start. (See our pricing page for additional bundle-by-bundle savings details.)
Each of these exams contains a unique set of 170 questions, rationales, and suggested study links. Which should you buy? Any or all. Depends upon your budget and how much time you are taking to prepare for the exam. As a general rule, more practice equals better preparation.
Wait, you say, what are those BETA items? Here's what they are:
ASWB Ethics Booster *NEW*
For ASWB exam preppers who want some extra questions about social work ethics (a big part of the exam), this is a 45-question all-ethics practice test. Just $20. The Ethics Booster is suggested for those who have not taken our CA L&E practice test, since there's significant overlap between those two.
California Law & Ethics Exam *NEW*
Starting January 1, 2016, California switches to the ASWB exam plus a 75-question, 90-minute California Law & Ethics exam. Our practice test is $25
Both of these are brand new and currently in beta for a little while longer. We're asking users to let us know if they spot typos or other errors.
Hope that clarifies what happens once you sign up on the site. Try our FAQ page if there's something that didn't get addressed here. Or you can always just get in touch.
Good luck with the exam!