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NASW Georgia Chapter and Valdosta State University Present Licensure Exam Preparation for Valdosta State University Students only

Date:      April 11, 2024 
Time:      9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Venue:   Virtual Live-Stream - Zoom                  
Fee:        This event is for Valdosta State students only. There is no fee.  Registration                      will open Feb 29, 2024.
CE Credits:  **NO Continuing Education (CE) Credit Offered**

Facilitator:  Dawn Apgar, Ph.D., LSW, ACSW            
For 20 years Dawn Apgar has been helping social workers pass the ASWB Licensure Examination! In recent years, she has worked in numerous states to assist with establishing statewide licensure test preparation programs. Dr. Apgar has researched licensure funded by the American Foundation for Research and Consumer Education in Social Work Regulation and is current chairperson of her state's
social work licensing board.  She is a past President of the New Jersey Chapter of NASW and has been on its National Board of Directors. In 2014, the Chapter presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Apgar has taught in both undergraduate and graduate social work programs and has extensive direct practice, policy, and management experience in the social work field. No Continued Education Hours will be offered during this event.
Registration Includes: 
Dr. Dawn Apgar created the digital course and comp
rehensive management system. The comprehensive Learning Management System is inclusive of a digital/online licensure preparation guide (registrants choose either the Masters Social Work Level/MSW or Clinical Social Work Level/CSW guide). Along with the digital preparation guide, participants gain access to these digital features:

► An electronic version of the exam preparation guide - either the Masters Social Work or Clinical Social Work level guide, they CANNOT CHANGE

THE GUIDE SELECTION as it automatically populates to an order form upon their registration. 

►Flash Cards with sample exam questions/answers
► Games to test your knowledge of exam topics 
► Discussion Board where those who are preparing for the licensure exam can chat – A built in network of peer support!
► Study plan (Structured Plan) to help you better organize and prepare for the licensure exam
► Access to the Licensure Preparation Facilitator – Dr. Dawn Apgar 

**Registrants have access to the Learning Management System and all its features outlined above for a period of 6-months at no extra cost. 

What Happens After You Register for the Virtual Course?
One day before the event registrants will receive an email from NASWGA containing a Zoom link to join the Licensure Prep Session.

Licensure Preparation Refund Policy:
Materials and access to the digital platform work simultaneously with received payments. Because of the registration transaction and quick transfer of the product to the registrant, a process of rapid absorption of both the registration and administrative processing fees occurs, making the payment from the registrant non-refundable.

Registration Instructions:
Visit, click on "Events," and then click on the subtab, "Valdosta Licensure Exam Prep." Please read about the event before using the app below to register.  

Registrants must select a Study Guide when registering.  There are 2 guides, the MSW and CSW.  If you are graduating from the Valdosta State Master's program, and per the social work rules that govern the profession in Georgia, you are selecting the MSW guide.

Please submit a completed registration form.  Registration closes at 4:00 pm on Monday, March 18, 2024.

*Register for the Virtual Online Course by using the app below.  Please note you cannot register via phone.  Register on a desktop, laptop, or ipad only. 
Registration will open February 29, 2024 and will close at 4:00 pm on Friday, March 18, 2024.
Valdosta State University Licensure Exam Prep Session
Valdosta State University Licensure Exam Prep Session
Apr 11, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Virtual Live-Stream - Zoom
How to Get Your Computer Ready for an NASWGA Virtual Zoom Event?

Please ensure your computer meets hardware, software, and bandwidth requirements before the webcast. Recommendations: To check system requirements for the Zoom virtual platform, click
on the following link:  Zoom Rooms System Requirements – Zoom Support

■ It is recommended that you use a PC or MAC with an updated Internet browser. We recommend Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge, or Safari. You will not be able to use Internet Explorer as it is too old to be compatible.

Make sure you have enough bandwidth to host the event. What is bandwidth? The maximum amount of data is transmitted over an internet connection each time. Bandwidth is often mistaken for internet speed when it is the actual volume of information that can be sent over a connection
in a measured amount of time – calculated in megabits per second (Mbps). Modal.

*How do I know if I have enough bandwidth? Contact your internet provider and explain that you are participating in a virtual event/conference; share the number of days you are attending the event (share the date and time if applicable).

■ Make sure you have pop-up blockers disabled in your internet browser settings.

Make sure that your internet browser is active and enabled.

■ WIFI is not recommended. The problem with WIFI is signal strength can vary, causing bandwidth to increase or decrease.

■ We recommend a wired connection. A wired connection gives a consistent signal and consistent bandwidth. A wired connection provides a better experience.

■ Audio (sound) is projected through your computer speakers. Be sure your computer is equipped with speakers to listen to the presenters.

■ Tech support: NASWGA highly recommends that you test your computer at least 3 days before the event to ensure it is ready to host the event. Registrants are welcome to reach out to Zoom with questions. Due to the variation in computer models and programming, NASWGA’s staff are unable to offer direct tech support to registrants.

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