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

National LCSW Exam Study Program

Our 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 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

Take this course if you have any test anxiety! It helped prepare me for what to expect on the ASWB Exam and how to take a closer evaluation of our Social Work Code of Ethics...I loved the plan to manage the time to study at my own pace. The first month I really followed the outline to the tee, and the second month I focused on the additional mock exams, quick studies, and quizzes. Thanks for all the test taking tips, especially bringing food and taking a brake half way through the test! For those of you considering this program, YOU GOT THIS!

When I took my LSW a few years ago, my pass/fail/score popped up on the computer screen immediately after I finished the exam, however this time when I took the LCSW, the score didn't pop up on the screen and I panicked because I thought I didn't submit it correctly and the exam was lost! But what actually happened is they changed it and I had to get up and collect my belongings and check out at the front desk and then they printed the unofficial score report for me. Different testing centers may do this procedure differently. All I know is I almost gave myself a heart attack when the score didn't pop up! Overall I think the exam prepared me VERY well. There were some questions that I knew SO quickly because of this prep course, so thank you! I got 129 questions correct!

I'm relieved to have finally passed. I feel studying with TDC assisted in preparing to pass the exam.

The Therapist Development Center program helped prepare my mindset for the LCSW exam in so many ways. The focus on the top fifty topics, detailed information to consider for the First, Next considerations, the quizzes, and practice exams. The audios were helpful as I was able to listen to them during my work day as I drove to home visits. I have already been recommending the course to coworkers and friends. Thank you Therapist Development Center!

Great course! Really helped.

I am so happy I passed on the first try and TDC is definitely a huge part of the reason why. I already have and will continue to recommend this program to others in my field.

Overall I whole-heartedly recommend this study system. I passed my first try with a large buffer, which felt amazing! Within a few study sessions, I watched my mindset shift from one of dread to one of excitement and anticipation of passing. The question box was easy to use and I received a helpful response very quickly! Here are a few things to note that I feel would’ve been helpful prior to starting the study program: -There was no “run down” about the test, ie: length, questions, format, a reminder that 20 of the questions aren’t scored. The info was relatively easy to find from ASWB, but it would’ve been helpful to have that info laid out for me. -The audio lectures are amazing! That’s where I did most of my learning. That said, in many of the lectures, they advise to have the material in front of you. I find it hard to see the convenience of an audio lecture if I also have to be sitting down with something in front of me. The way I worked it was over the weekend I’d do the quiz or review the hard material, and then over the week I’d listen to the lecture in car. I found that this was fine for me, however I think it’s worth noting that they recommend you have the hard material in front of you. -The program assessments are all formatted differently. Some are multiple choice tests, and others are print outs with true/false questions, fill in the blanks, etc. I felt like this was cumbersome and would’ve preferred it all to be in the same format which the test will ultimately be in, bonus points for if the software would match closer to the actual test. -The lion’s share of the content (both audio and hard) was spot on and super helpful, however I have a few criticisms. There are a few typos in the hard material which should be addressed. There’s also quite a few instances where person first language wasn’t used which I think is important to address since, after all, this is a social work exam! There’s also times in the audio lectures where Amanda states, “this won’t be tested but I think it’s interesting to share.” I’d prefer to breeze over items that aren’t relevant; we’re taking in so much information that editing out unnecessary stuff would be helpful. Amanda also refers to “other study programs” a number of times. I listened to each lecture 3 times, and at first found the comments easy to ignore, but after hearing each one 3 times I felt like it was irrelevant to comment on what other study programs do or don’t do; we’re here listening to you! That means we chose this program and are committed to it- there’s no help in hearing about other companies. -The format of the lectures are online vs. through a podcast or similar service. That means you lose your place every time you pause and have to go back to it. I found that a little annoying- for the price I think a better platform for listening would be helpful. Ultimately, this program was incredibly helpful and I credit it for how well I did on the exam. I had 12 weeks to study and I would say I was fully prepared by 10 weeks to sit for the exam. Also, one last thing that made sense for me was buying the ASWB practice exam. I felt like this was the best place to spend my energy because the software mimicked the actual exam, and the questions were actual previous text questions. I actually didn’t take either full mock provided by TDC and just did the one ASWB practice test. If I could make another recommendation it would be for them to lower the price of the program and guide people to take that practice test. It made the most sense to me and worked!

Study material was spaced out and organized in a way that made it digestible and easy to navigate.

Thank you so much TDC for your support! Studied for 2 and a half months using only TDC material and I passed! The Mock Exams were so helpful. Thank you so much!

I whole heartedly recommend TDC for your exam prep. I have tried many Clinical exam prep programs and TDC is by far was the most helpful study guide I used. The many exams available to take helped me with my time. I absolutely recommend TDC

Amazing course! prepared me well especially helping me to critically think through each scenarios. I especially love the study guides and I found reviewing them again and again in between mock tests really helped me to raise my score each time.

I successfully passed the ASWB clinical exam on my first attempt and completely contribute much of my passing score to the Therapist Development Center program! As someone who has been out of graduate school for over a decade and primarily in social service focused leadership roles, I was very concerned with my ability to absorb the material. However, I was diligent with my study program and, despite having some level of testing anxiety, felt that I was prepared to sit for the exam. One step closer to my next professional endeavors! Thank you, TDC!

If anything, this course help me build my confidence to take the test. I was very well prepared. Thank you for all you do.

Thank you for your support and the great content you provide. Thus was my 3rd attempt and my first time using Therapist Development Center. I felt confident and knowledgeable about writing this exam.

The test is a lot easier than the TDC mock exams. I did not think I was ready and kept rescheduling the test date. I would say stick to the program, they give you all the information you need and I even recognized some of the same kind of questions on the test. 

This system is unmatched with respect to teaching you how to think about the test and how to answer the questions correctly. Thank you all so much for developing such a great study tool.

I honestly cannot believe that I passed on my first attempt. There is no way I would’ve passed without TDC. I found the scenarios and study material aligned well with the actual test. Stay well out there!!!

Overall, really enjoyed this program and it made studying much easier for me. It helped me to stay organized and gave me a better idea of what information I needed to dedicate more time to. This program definitely helped me to pass the exam my first time taking it.

Thank you so much for preparing me for this exam. Halfway through I realized I was going to pass. I was well prepared!!

I had not taken the exam before and didn't feel completely prepared by college. So many of the questions on the exam provide one word indicators for the answer they are looking for, and I feel this course helped to identify those words. It also helped overall with digesting concepts, ordering operations, and clear explanations for unclear questions.