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Social Work Day 2014 was a Success!

The State Your Independence Conference on Aging presentations, biographies and supplemental reading are all still available on the conference website.

Take SWK 323 and 324 as Electives and Get Ahead!

Successful completion of two semesters of coursework in SWK 323 and SWK 324 will make you eligible to take two exams that are required for the Child Welfare Employee License. Learn All About It Here!

LSW/LCSW Exam Prep Course Registration Open!

Give yourself an edge and take our two day LSW/LCSW Exam prep course on May 16-17. Taught by Dr. Wehrmann using LEAP materials. More Information Here!

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Illinois State to offer LSW/LCSW exam prep course in May
Illinois State to offer LSW/LCSW exam prep course in May

The Illinois State University School of Social Work will present another LSW/LCSW exam preparation course. The class is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 16, and continues from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, in 357 State Farm Hall of Business.

Last year the School of Social Work offered one of the only area preparation courses for social work licensure as a pilot program. It was such a success that the school is doing it again.

“The LSW/LCSW license is important because it is how one becomes a true social worker in the state of Illinois and demonstrates a professional commitment to the field,” said Kathryn Wehrmann, a School of Social Work professor and Fulbright winner who is conducting the course.

The School of Social Work received positive reviews on its 2013 LSW/LCSW exam prep class:

  • “I have taken the exam and passed. I think the class and study manual was very helpful. I would recommend the class to others.”
  • “I have not taken the exam yet, as I am just now finishing up my supervision hours. I would, however, highly recommend the course, as it was a great way to get started on studying and have a much better idea of what I need to do to prepare. Thank you for hosting this. I hope others continue to benefit from this course, as I feel I did.”
  • “My friends and I thought it was excellent. We want to take the class again before we take the exam.”

The LSW/LCSW exam preparation course’s curriculum will be based on the Licensing Exam Preparation Services (LEAP). The cost for the course is $75 for community social workers and $35 for Illinois State alumni and Illinois State School of Social Work fall 2012 to summer 2014 field instructors. There is no charge for current students other than the purchase of the text.

Each attendee must purchase the book from the LEAP website, which also has practice exams. There will be a 20-percent discount for the text, reserved only for those taking the course through Illinois State. After registering for the course, you will be given the discount code.

Participants must register by Friday, May 9. To register or for more information, go to the event page on the School of Social Work’s website. This opportunity is open to the entire community.

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