LCSW Exam Prep: ASWB Clinical Level Exam
Price: $295.00

National LCSW Exam Study Program

Our 2021 Licensed Clinical Social Worker Exam Study System prepares social workers to pass the CLINICAL Level Exam administered by the ASWB. This LCSW Exam Study System is fully updated to reflect the content on the 2021 ASWB exam. Included in the online study system is access to:

  • An organized, step-by-step study plan that allows you to create a personalized, easy to follow schedule.  Many students waste valuable time trying to figure out what to study and often miss out on key topics OR end up over studying topics that are unlikely to show up on the exam.  Our plan keeps you focused and efficient - covering exactly what you need to know for the ASWB's Licensed Clinical Social Worker exam and nothing you don’t.
  • Online audio workshops with downloadable handouts – listen when you want and how much you want.  This means you can study on the go - in the car, on a walk, at the gym, or cleaning your house. The audio and visual study materials work for all types of learners.
  • Effective study tools for the ASWB Clinical Exam — Top 50 Topics Tested, Law & Ethics Quiz, DSM 5 Audio Lectures, and Outline, Quick Studies, and Quizzes for key terms and content that will appear on the LCSW test.
  • Clinical examples that help you learn instead of memorizing. To pass this exam you need to understand how to approach the reasoning-based questions that make up the vast majority of the LCSW exam, including being able to identify what the key clinical concept of each question is. Our study program brings content alive with real-life examples similar to the ones you will see on the LCSW exam.
  • Clear test-taking strategies you will use on exam day to figure out what they are asking and what the best answer is. Our study program for the national LCSW exam also focuses on anxiety management to keep you thinking clearly.
  • ASWB practice exams with over 750+ practice questions that include detailed audio or written rationales, & reflect the actual kinds of questions you will see on the ASWB Clinical Level Exam.  Our questions were written by social workers who passed with scores of 90% or higher on the ASWB Clinical Exam, so the questions accurately reflect what you will see on the test (unlike many other practice tests and programs you will find out there in the test prep world).
  • Experienced coaches are available via email for questions and support who will always get back to you within two business days (but are often able to get back to you even sooner!).

The LCSW licensing exam training takes roughly 57 hours of study time to complete once. We recommend studying between 2 and 12 weeks. Access to the program expires after 4 months, but it is FREE to extend or repeat the program. We are with you until you PASS the Licensed Clinical Social Work Exam! Once you sign up, you can access the program & digital resources immediately. Nothing is shipped - it is all online. Get started now to prepare yourself to PASS the ASWB Clinical Exam with confidence!

Still unsure if our LCSW Exam Prep is right for you?

Here at the Therapist Development Center, we understand that taking the ASWB Clinical Level Exam can be daunting, and choosing the right social work ASWB Clinical exam guide can be confusing. Many of you have jobs that are dependent on you passing this LCSW exam. Others have been out of graduate school for a long time and feel out of touch with the broad amount of content tested on the ASWB Clinical Exam. Finding the right LCSW licensing exam training and LCSW exam prep program can be challenging with so many options - books, workshops, apps, and other online options.

Many social workers come to us after using other LCSW study guides and failing, finding themselves feeling defeated or hopeless that they won't find the help they need. They report that with other social work ASWB Clinical exam guides, they were overwhelmed with a pile of books, that the day-long workshop only covered a small portion of the content tested, or that the online program they went through didn’t teach them how to answer the types of questions that showed up on their exams.  We totally get it. We created a robust study program for the ASWB Clinical Exam that offers multiple learning methods, so your brain can learn both the content you need to pass and the strategy needed to break down the unique types of questions that show up on this exam. The good news is, once the social workers who previously failed started studying with us, they quickly found themselves with a renewed sense of confidence and were able to successfully PASS their ASWB Clinical Level Exams.


How many questions on the ASWB clinical exam?

There are 170 questions on the ASWB exam, with 150 questions used for scoring. The other 20 questions are used for possible additions to future ASWB exams. These are multiple-choice questions.

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Course Reviews

TDC is amazing!!! I am such a procrastinator and have horrible concentration and comprehension when it comes to studying. I was so defeated and exhausted when I didn't pass my first time. I have 3 little kids and work a crazy schedule that leaves me minimal time to myself. But TDC helped me stay focus, reminded me what to study next, kept it organize for me and wasn't overly wordy nor overwhelming. I am someone who learns best visually but also while listening and doing it myself. So TDC helped with that a lot! Also, I felt like the questions, quizzes and exams were 95% accurate to the actual exam I took both times. The talks before the program and afterwards were exactly when I needed. I kept reminding myself what you ladies told us throughout the program and kept reminding myself to relax and I will pass! I was so excited after that 10 question survey to see the word PASS! I literally threw my hands up in the air and wanted to scream! The lady was laughing at my reaction. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!! I will recommend every person I know to this program!

Very helpful and prepared me adequately to feel confident in order to give the test . I got a 82percent in the test and used only your program to pass . Thanks TDC .

That test was hard!! The only thing I had going for me was that I went in with confidence and attacked the test as you said, and I did not spend too much time on the questions. When I was done I had 45 min left which I don't think helped because I went back and changed a few answers :-/ But I passed! I thought the test prep, lectures, quizzes, and exams were very helpful for me and to recognize the type of question. Thanks so much for all the organization in studying otherwise I would not have known where to begin. Thank you!

Material very similar to exam. Prepares you without issue.

TDC prepares you to take the test and teaches you what you need to know to pass!

I graduated with my MSW over 25 years ago and restarted my 3000 hours 4 years ago after having abandoned 1200 to raise my kids. I was very nervous about the test with it having been so long ago that I got my Masters degree. But TDC helped me pass my Law & Ethics on the first try even though all the laws have changed since my degree. And so I really trusted the TDC way for my Clinical exam. Ended up going through the program 2 times and I would definately say, the second round of listening to all the lectures really helped things stick. Especially the DSM what's the difference and the top 50 which I did again the week before exam. In some ways the test felt easy, but at times it wasn't clear between 2 good answers. Bringing your voices in the the test with me really helped just as you said and I really appreciated the challenging Mock Exams which really prepared me for the length of the test and the high number of reasoning questions. Feel very thrilled to have also PASSED on my first try with my clinical as well. THANK YOU TDC! It's been a long journey but I did it and feel like TDC was the best study partner ever!

This was the second time I've used the TDC. I first used it for the Law and Ethics Exam, and I passed. I decided to use it for the Clinical Exam. I bought the program with three weeks of preparation time before taking the exam. The practice tests were excellent, and the study guides and quizzes were perfect.

I feel that the actual test was easier than the practice tests. On the two 170 questions practice exams, I scored 74 the first time, and 76 for the second exam. On the actual exam, I got 85%. The whole team for the TDC is wonderful. When I wasn't listening to their lectures, I was listening to their YouTube channel (spoiler alert, they have a YouTube channel).

All in all, I thought it was fantastic.

This program made studying so much easier. I felt the quantity of information was condensed in the most simple way. I never felt overwhelmed with the amount of information I needed to study. The key was to really learn how to tackle the questions since almost all are scenarios.

I am grateful for the TDC course. I used it now for both my Law & Ethics exam and LCSW exam, and passed both. What I appreciate even more than passing my first time on both tests, is feeling like I had a stress-free (or low stress) study plan. Amanda and her team break down everything into digestible chunks so it feels you can live your life while preparing. Thank you TDC team!

I took the LCSW exam once prior to using the TDC study course. I remembered really struggling to know what and how to study. But I tried, on my own. I didn’t pass that first time. I was determined to not have to take this exam a 3rd time. I found the TDC course and bought it. I really loved the structured study plan you get. TDC does a great job covering major topics but what was most helpful for me was learning how to think for the exam. I’ve already recommended this to a couple other provisionally licensed people I know. So amazing and such a great help for this huge exam!

Good evening TDC team,

I just wanted to email you all to say THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! On Wednesday 5/26/21 I passed the LCSW examination in the state of VA. Your program is absolutely the best out there. I followed each step in the program for 5 months and passed the exam on the first try. I felt so confident answering the questions as I "attacked" the exam. My advice to others studying and feeling anxious about taking the exam, please stick with TDC. Do not purchase any apps, or watch other "experts" onYouTube, TDC is all you need. God bless your entire team! Please feel free to post on any media, marketing platforms.


Onaje Turner, LCSW!!

I highly recommend using TDC to prepare for the LCSW exam. The program is detailed and thorough. The timelines were so helpful in planning and preparation. If you follow the program, you will be pleased with your results.

Thanks Amanda, you taught me "how to think" and succeed on the exam. I went in confident. I think the program is excellent. The audio portions were very helpful, I listened to them over and over and passed with a very high score :-) :-) :-)

I had recently moved, and needed my LCSW expanded opportunities. Having been in different work environments and roles [direct practice to most administrative in the years] I was feeling anxious about testing once I completed the clinical hours. Having a really superb Clinical Supervisor did not ease my anxiety, so I went on search for a prep course, and found this one. It is comprehensive, and really concrete with advisement on prep tips that incorporate the mind and body. I passed my exam on the first attempt, and my last SW licensing exam was over 20 years ago. I have already recommended this program to a colleague who is getting ready to apply for clinical licensing. It is worth the invest!

First off, I'd like to thank TDC for the excellent study materials which ultimately lead to me passing the LCSW Clinical Exam. I failed the first time by 5 points and was super disappointed in myself but I learned from that experience. This time, I went through the program twice and with the increased quiz scores, it gave me the confidence I needed to continue studying. I listened to the Law & Ethics audio 3 times because that was my weakest point in the actual exam. The examples that were given in the L&E audio did show up in the exam and made me think using that lens which I think helped. Walking into the testing center today was nerve wreaking but I did feel more confident this time. Take the break; it's very very important to step away for a few minutes. My testing center allowed us to only have a beverage and cough drops so that really helped get my sugar level up. Good luck, y'all. Trust the process because it works!!

All of my classmates seemed to have passed their LCSW exam on the first try. I was devastated when I failed the first time by a mere 3 points. With TDC, I passed on my second try! I definitely felt more confident going into the exam this time. Thank you TDC!

Would definitely recommend! It's been 12 years since I was in school, and TDC helped to break down the material in a way that was easy for me to understand and remember. Lots of great tips and tricks for when test day rolled around!

This course helped me develop the confidence I needed to take the exam and pass. Thank you!

I can honestly say this program is the only reason I passed the test. I am horrible at taking tests and get really bad test anxiety. I felt so prepared and I loved how the program really broke down how to answer the questions. I really wasn't worried about the material because I knew that. For me it was really the wording and working through the questions that I was struggling with. This program was exactly what I needed.

Thank you TDC! I felt prepared going into the the testing center.