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Professional Development Programs • Social Work Exam Prep

Social Work Exam Prep

Prepare for licensure and professional advancement with our Social Work Exam Prep course! Three-hour workshops are available in Oshkosh at a cost of just $75 per session for current UW students.

UW Oshkosh

9 a.m. to Noon

Lincoln Hall, UW Oshkosh Campus
608 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI 54901

All sessions will be instructed by Matthew Mattila, ACSW, CISW, who has more than 15 years of experience with children and families in child welfare and family court services agencies; and more than 15 years of experience as a social work lecturer and trainer. His practice interests include child welfare, forensic social work, and adult education. Mattila is committed to helping prepare the next generation of social workers to meet the challenges of effective practice.


Frequently Asked Questions

What past participants say about their experience:

“This was a wonderful experience. I feel much more confident about my licensure as a social worker.” –Alexa M.

“I really liked that Matt worked through many example questions, pulled them apart, and explained how to determine the best answer. I feel much more prepared to take this exam.” –Samantha K.

“Really liked the hard questions. It helped prepare me to understand the textbook questions. Overall great job! Very organized!” –Roselynn G.


Why should I enroll?

The program will help participants understand the process of applying for both national and Wisconsin social work certification, the purpose, structure and content areas of the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) certification/licensure exam. You will be able to apply recognized test-taking strategies to enable you to successfully complete the level of ASWB exam you will be taking and recognize how to select the correct answer to several sample exam questions that will build your confidence for successful completion of the ASWB exam. Even if you plan to move out of state, you will benefit from this course.


How does the program work?

The instructor will provide a detailed overview of the application process for social work certification/licensure and the ASWB exam. The program will cover test-taking strategies and include sample questions from all four levels of the exam that correspond to the four types of social work certification in Wisconsin (bachelor’s, master’s, advanced generalist and clinical).


How much does the program cost?

The program cost is $75 for current UW students and $90 for non-students.


How do I apply?

Registration for this program is available online.

When do I have to register by?

Registration must be completed by TBA. After that date, please call Online and Continuing Education to determine program availability (920) 424-1129 or email

Credit and debit card payments will only be accepted electronically. OCE will no longer accept credit and debit card payments via phone, mail, or fax.

Note: Fee payment must be received by the registration deadline.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received 10 full business days or more before the start of a program will receive a full refund, minus a $35 processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received less than 10 full business days before the program begins. UW Oshkosh reserves the right to cancel any program due to insufficient enrollment, as well as the right to limit enrollment due to excessive demand.

If you need special assistance and/or accommodations, please notify us by the registration deadline. All requests will be kept confidential. UW Oshkosh is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.