3 Tips to Pass the LCSW Exam

By Amanda Rowan on May 4, 2016

Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker is the goal of thousands of social work graduates each year. With so many graduates, we get many questions about the LCSW exam, such as “How do I pass the exam, what should I prepare for, how much time should I set aside for study?”

These questions have led us to give these three tips for passing the LCSW the first time.

  1. Organize your time efficiently. Studying for the LCSW exam is a time-consuming endeavor. Be prepared to study as much as 50-70 hours for the exam. Concentrated study of audio lectures, quizzes and practice exams can be the difference between passing and failing.
  2. Take an online course. Therapist Development Center provides 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 2015, 95% of social workers passed on the first try using our study system. You’re next.
  3. Focus on Success. Studying for the LCSW might seem like a lot of work, not worth it at times. Keep your eyes on the prize. The average LCSW can make as much as $30,000 more per year than the average social work graduate. An LCSW can greatly enhance your life and your future.

For more information on FAQ’s, visit https://www.therapistdevelopmentcenter.com/faq


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8 Responses to “3 Tips to Pass the LCSW Exam”

  1. Debbie Mitrakos


  2. Sharon Jones-Nelson

    I would like to thank you for the CA Law &Ethics program I pass on the first try.

  3. ellen mcmillian

    the information does seem to be a lot, but if you put forth the effort as I am trying to do, I hope to be successful this time in reaching my desire goal to be full licensed as a social worker

  4. Deborah Fujimoto

    why do you think you did not pass the first time?

  5. Christine Jarka

    I passed the law and ethics exam! Thanks to Amanda and her materials. Top 30 topics is very helpful along with the code of ethics.

  6. Kimberly Miller

    I passed the Law & Ethics Exam on Wednesday 11/30. I passed the first try. I am so thankful for Amanda Rowan’s materials. I followed her plan and strategies for taking the test exactly as she prescribed. It was awesome! I was so glad to be past this first part. Now, I am ready to go in fighting for the Clinical Exam. Thank you so much.

  7. Tia Martin

    I am seeking any kind of support that I can get. I failed my LSW exam by 2 points in July 2016. I have taken the test in the pass and I failed. I am now scheduled to retake my exam January 12, 2017.I am not good a multiple choice questions. I have test anxiety as well. What do you suggest for me to prepare myself to pass this exam in January. I need to pass in order to keep my job. Thank you. I am so happy to hear when test takers pass on the first try.

    • nicole chance

      hey did you pass?


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