Best Advanced Generalist Social Work Exam Prep Materials


The Advanced generalist social work exam is written to assess knowledge in both the social work education received in college along with the daily practice you’ve received after graduation.  ASWB states the advanced generalist test is more heavily focused in the areas of Micro practice-relationships and professional boundaries and ethics.

If you have arrived at the point in your career where, after meeting education and supervision requirements it is time to take the advanced generalist social work exam, then here are our recommended study guides to complete the task.


Social Work Licensing Masters Exam Guide and Practice Test Set: A Comprehensive Study Guide for Success (3rd Edition) – Includes a Total of 340 Questions for the ASWB Licensing Board Exam

This book is broken down into manageable segments and hits the primary sections the test covers.  It has practice tests at the end of each section so that the learner can make sure they have mastered the section material before deciding to move on.


Social Work ASWB Masters Exam Secrets Study Guide: LMSW Test Prep, 3 Full-Length Practice Tests, Detailed Answer Explanations: [3rd Edition]

This book is written by exam experts who have put the comprehensive information you need to know to be able to pass the test.  The book includes test taking tips which many find helpful.  It is also structured to maximize your time on areas of content needed to know for the test.


DSM-5: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition

As with the Clinical Exam, it is important to understand the core concepts and ideas in this book.  You will also keep it  as a reference for the remainder of your career.