Do you want the best program to help you pass your social work exam and earn your LCSW, LMSW, LGSW, LiCSW, LCSW-C, or BSW?

You've come to the right place. The Therapist Development Center prepares social workers to pass their state required social work licensing exam including the Bachelors, Masters and Clinical level exams. Different states require different exams. All states, except California, require social workers to take the national social work exam(s) administered by the ASWB (Association of Social Work Boards). If you have your MSW from an accredited graduate school program you would either take the Master’s Level Exam (what we and most states call the LMSW Exam) or the Clinical Level Social Work Exam (what we and most states call the LCSW exam). Virginia is the only state that has masters level social workers take the BSW exam.

For social workers wanting to get licensed in California, you currently must take two LCSW exams administered by the BBS (Board of Behavioral Sciences), the Standard Written Exam and the Clinical Vignette Exam. In 2016, California will eliminate the use of the BBS exams and join the rest of the country in using the Clinical Exam administered by the ASWB.

We currently offer five social work exam prep programs:

  1. For the Clinical Level Exam by the ASWB we offer the LCSW Prep Program
  2. For the Masters Level Exam by the ASWB we offer the LMSW Prep Program
  3. For the Bachelors Level Exam by the ASWB we offer the BSW Program
  4. For the first California LCSW Exam we offer the Standard Written Exam Prep Program
  5. For the second California LCSW Exam we offer the Clinical Vignette Exam Prep Program

You can learn more about and purchase the prep program you need below. If you are uncertain which exam you need to take, you can check with your state board, visit our state guide or contact us.

We look forward to supporting you on this important part of your professional journey.

  • LCSW Exam Prep
    LCSW Exam Prep: ASWB Clinical Level Exam

    Do you want to pass the National Clinical Social Work Exam administered by the ASWB?

    Study with the best! We are the only LCSW exam prep program created by social workers who have taken the exam. We've created a comprehensive on-line study system designed to help you pass with confidence. We provide a study plan to organize your time efficiently. We've designed interactive lessons that include handouts, audio lectures, quizzes and practice exams that cover the content and clinical skills that will be tested.  We also provide essential test taking strategies you will use on exam day.  The course can be completed once with 50 hours of studying and can be repeated as needed. LCSW Exam Coaches are available for questions while you are preparing to PASS.  In 2013, 95% of social workers passed on the first try using our study system. You're next.

    Check out a recent review from Ashley Mullica, who passed using our LCSW Exam Prep: "This was the only study system I used to prep for the LCSW exam. I found it to be very well organized, concise, and easy to follow. I was not surprised by anything on the test and felt well prepared. One of the things I appreciated most about the program was the access to coaches. I was lucky enough to work with Bethany who was extremely knowledgeable and always answered my questions very promptly. There honestly isn't a thing I would change with the program and I know it helped me pass with flying colors with a 91%!  I would highly recommend this study guide to anyone looking to pass the ASWB LCSW exam!"

    This program is for social workers taking the CLINICAL LEVEL EXAM in all states EXCEPT CALIFORNIA. If you are in Califonia, you have your own special exams, scroll down this page to find your unique study systems.

    Are you unsure of what exam prep you need? Visit our state licensing pages or contact us to find out.

     

  • LMSW Exam Prep
    LMSW Exam Prep: ASWB Masters Level Exam

    Do you want to pass the National LMSW Exam administered by the ASWB?

    Study with the best! We are the only LMSW exam prep program created by social workers who have taken the exam. We've created a comprehensive on-line study system designed to help you pass with confidence. We provide a study plan to organize your time efficiently. We've designed interactive lessons that include handouts, audio lectures, quizzes and practice exams that cover the content and clinical skills that will be tested.  We also provide essential test taking strategies you will use on exam day. The course can be completed once with 50 hours of studying and can be repeated as needed. LMSW Exam Coaches are available for questions while you are preparing to PASS.  In 2013, 95% of social workers passed on the first try using our study system. You're next.

    Check out a recent review from Lauren Kushnir, who passed using our LMSW Exam Prep: "I took the LMSW exam a few years ago under duress and did not pass.  Pushed by my employer, I went for it again but knew I needed a good LMSW exam study guide... I began with a boot camp in the NY Metro area - but they were only interested in handing out books and obtaining $$.  Then I used AATBS recommended by peers - but their content style and books made me feel like I was incompetent.  I tried LEAP CD's but drifted listening to them.  Then by chance, I found the Therapist Development Center.  The founder, Amanda, made me feel secure that there would be someone to guide me during the process and help me should I fail. Emily, the LMSW exam coach assigned to me, was on call to answer my questions whenever I reached out.  I found using this approach gave me confidence and empowered me.  They normalized taking breaks and went through all the content areas thoroughly.  I did not feel like I was an income source to them but more specifically, these were my peers looking to help become one of them.  I am so excited that I passed and I truly have the Therapist Development Center team to thank!!!

    This program is for social workers taking the MASTERS LEVEL EXAM in all states EXCEPT CALIFORNIA. If you are in Califonia, you have your own special exams, scroll down this page to find your unique study systems.

    Are you unsure of what exam prep you need? Visit our state licensing pages or contact us to find out.

  • BSW Exam Prep: ASWB Bachelors Level Exam

    Do you want to pass the National BSW Exam administered by the ASWB?

    Study with the best! We are the only BSW exam prep program created by social workers who have taken the exam. We've created a comprehensive on-line study system designed to help you pass with confidence. We provide a study plan to organize your time efficiently. We've designed interactive lessons that include handouts, audio lectures, quizzes and practice exams that cover the content and clinical skills that will be tested.  We also provide essential test taking strategies you will use on exam day. The course can be completed once with 50 hours of studying and can be repeated as needed. LMSW Exam Coaches are available for questions while you are preparing to PASS.  In 2013, 95% of social workers passed on the first try using our study system. You're next.

    Check out a recent review from Nora Micheals, who passed using our BSW Exam Prep: "Thank you TDC! Your program taught me so much.  I scored 20 points higher than I needed to pass. I plan to use your program after I get my Masters."

  • California LCSW Written Exam Study Guide
    California LCSW Standard Written Exam Prep

    Do you want to pass the LCSW Standard Written Exam in California?

    We've created a complete study system designed to help you pass. We cover the essential content that will be tested and we provide clear test taking strategies you will use on exam day. We provide a study plan to organize your time efficiently. The course can be completed once with 40 hours of studying and can be repeated as needed. Reviews of both DSM IV and 5 are included.  According to the BBS website, the the average passing rate for the LCSW Standard Written exam in 50%. With our program 95% of social workers passed on the first try using our study system in 2013! You're next. (See below to save 10% by purchasing Combo package).

    Check out a review from Ursela Steck, who passed the first California LCSW exam using our LCSW Standard Written Exam Prep: "I passed the LCSW standard written exam on the first go and am beyond relieved! I had tried a few other LCSW exam prep companies before I found The Therapist Development Center and while some of their materials helped me lay an okay theoretical foundation, they also confused me unnecessarily and before I found the TDC system I was pretty sure I’d probably fail, at least the first time around, because I could not figure out what to expect on the exam. As soon as I heard the first test strategies lecture in this program, my panic began to dissipate and I actually enjoyed listening to the rest of the lectures. I felt I was finally understanding what the test would want me to know and how to learn it. On exam day, I followed all the suggestions to the T, from how to pace myself down to the way we were to approach the marking of questions and I actually finished half an hour early. For the last hour I was even thinking I was probably passing as I could see that there were many questions I had been quite confident about and that the ones I found really hard were not that many. I already started the TDC's lectures for the clinical vignette exam today and am again getting this boost of optimism Amanda managed to instill in my for the first exam. I'm truly grateful for her and the other coaches' intellectual brilliance and generosity! Yeah TDC!!!"

  • California LCSW Clinical Vignette Exam Prep
    California LCSW Clinical Vignette Exam Prep

    Do you want to pass the LCSW Clinical Vignette Exam in California?

    The Clinical Vignette Exam is more about strategies than content. We've figured out this challenging test and we've created an efficient study system designed to help you succeed. If you passed the Standard Written Exam, you have the knowledge base. We teach the stategies and review relevant content in a way that is directly applicable to the Clinical Vignette Exam. We provide a study plan to organize your time effeciently. The course can be completed once with 24 hours of studying and can be repeated as needed. DSM 5 Review will be added October 1, 2014.  BBS will test DSM 5 starting December 1, 2014.  According to the BBS website, the average pass rate for the LCSW Clinical Vingette is 63%. In 2013, our pass rate for the LCSW Clinical Vignette exam was 96%. With this program, you will go into the exam with the strategies and confidence you need to PASS.

    Check out a review from Gloria Wong, who passed the second California LCSW exam using our LCSW Clinical Vignette Exam Prep: "I used Gerry Grossman for the LCSW written exam and passed, but the materials were so overwhelming and I definitely over studied. For the vignette exam, I only used yours. Your materials were much more manageable and focused. The study plan was quite relaxing. I had an easy time studying and went to the exam with great confidence. My anxiety level was much lower than the first exam. Switching to your company from Gerry's was definitely the right decision to make. I've already recommended your LCSW exam courses to many of my friends. Thanks for being there for us!"

  • California LCSW full exam prep
    California LCSW Combo Package

    Do you want to save $70 on your LCSW exam preparation materials?

    This combo package provides you with the complete study systems for BOTH the California Standard Written Exam and the Clinical Vignette Exam Study Systems with a 10% savings. 

    Check out a review from CeShaun Armstrom, who passed the both California LCSW exams using our LCSW Standard Written Exam Prep and Clinical Exam Prep: "I just passed the CA LCSW exam and I know that the test prep materials from The Therapist Development Center helped me get here! I am lucky to have had job experiences that gave me varied real world training so that I knew I had a good knowledge base. But TDC was the only prep company that gave me the strategies I needed to pass both tests. After purchasing AATBS materials and using them for a few weeks I knew that something was wrong and that there was no way that the test was this complicated. I also was introduced to Gerry Grossman's materials and test banks and felt the same. AATBS and Grossman contradicted themselves in their approaches to answers. I started to feel more anxious and overwhelmed about the test while I was studying than I had prior to studying. This led me to do a web search where I found TDC. Right away the strategies and approach to the LCSW exam made logical sense so I made the purchase. I have since recommended TDC to more than one friend and each as passed their tests as well (both MSWs and MFTs). I highly recommend this program to pass the California LCSW exams!"