About The Complete Guide to Social Work

Does the study guide contain all of the information I need to prepare for the exam?
Yes. The Complete Guide to Social Work is a comprehensive study guide. It contains chapters of study material for all areas identified by ASWB as topics tested on the exam, as well as many study questions and answers.

How often are the study guides revised?
We understand that social work issues are constantly evolving and changing. We therefore revise and update the study guide approximately twice per year.

How many study questions does the study guide contain?
The study guide contains study questions at the end of each chapter along with a full length practice exam with explanatory answers. In total, there are over 250 questions contained in the study guide.

What is the difference between The Complete Guide to Social Work and the study guide offered by ASWB?
Unlike the ASWB Study Guide, The Complete Guide to Social Work is a comprehensive study tool. The ASWB study guide contains information about the development and administration of the exam, a breakdown of the topics tested on the exam, 50 sample test questions, and a bibliography. The Complete Guide to Social Work contains all of this and more. It contains chapters of study material for all areas identified by ASWB as topics tested on the exam, study questions at the end of each chapter, and a full length practice exam. In addition, The Complete Guide to Social Work contains useful reference tools such as a DSM-5 quick reference tool, a psychiatric pharmaceutical guide, and various forms and documents used in practice. To purchase the ASWB study guide, contact ASWB directly.

Does the study guide contain sample ASWB exam questions?
The study guide contains numerous questions to test your knowledge and prepare you for the ASWB exam. The questions were designed to simulate the actual questions on the ASWB exam, but are not actual ASWB questions. The study guide is published by Independent Study, Inc. We are not affiliated with ASWB or any other professional organization.

What is your passing rate?
The passing rate cannot be determined with any accuracy and, therefore, we are not comfortable publishing a “passing rate.” Each study guide comes with a questionnaire that we ask individuals to return to us after taking the exam. As you can imagine, only a portion of the questionnaires are returned to us and, therefore, any passing rate would be unreliable and inaccurate. We can say with confidence, however, that the feedback that we receive is extremely positive, and many individuals have prepared for the exam using our study guide and have passed!

What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept personal checks and money orders. For your convenience, we also accept major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

How do I order the study guide?
You can order the study guide over the internet through our secure website, using a major credit card. Or, you can print the order form from our website and send it to Independent Study, LLC, P.O. Box 1986, Wilmington, NC 28402 or fax it to (910) 343-0543. Payment must accompany your order in order to be fulfilled.

How long does it take to receive the study guide?
Orders are shipped on Mondays – Fridays (except major holidays) through the United States Postal Service. Orders should be delivered within 7-10 business days. For an additional charge, orders can be sent via Priority Mail (2-3 business days) or Expedited Delivery (1-2 business days). Expedited Delivery generally arrives the next business day, but can take longer depending on your state. Please note that next day delivery is not available to all states, e.g., Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico, and may take up to 2 days to be delivered. Please also note that delivery times are estimated and depend upon location being shipped and other uncontrollable circumstances, including inclement weather.

What is your return policy?
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, simply return it to us within thirty (30) days for a full refund. Only study guides in their new/unused condition will be refunded. Please note that Shipping & Handling fees will not be refunded.