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

I put off doing this study system because I thought it was too much money. I took the exam for the first time after using this study system and passed with flying colors! It was worth every penny and more.
It really prepared me for taking the test and not just knowing the content. What I mean is, it taught me test taking skills specific to the LCSW exam.
I wish I would have done this sooner!! Don't wait, just go for it! You're worth it!

I'm nearly 61yrs old and probably the oldest person to ever sit for this exam, for their career, this late in life. LOL However, I passed! I was very concerned about studying, recall and retention of what I learned, however, I passed! I'm not sure why getting started in a career so late in life happened, but it did and I want to make the best of of it for as long as I can. This course helped me study the right information, not just to regurgitate information just for the exam, but to learn it well. I loved learning the information again and tying it all together, succinctly. The reasons for the answers, and examples were all very helpful. Basically, I'm trying to encourage anyone of ANY age, if you put the time in and study with this program you can pass! It takes works, but it's so worth it to see PASSED show up on that exam screen. If this old lady can do it, YOU can too. Thank you TDC! BTW, did I mentioned I PASSED!?! :)

The course is an excellent study tool. The combination of written and audio material was just what I needed to prepare for the exam.

This was my 4th time taking the test. I tried other test prep courses face to face, with manuals and DVDS and they did not work. I have been out of school for 13 years; I don't know how to study and I am not a test taker so the TDC made it super easy to follow the studying guide and gave me step by step help on what to study each day. I would listen to the audio recordings while driving and every chance I got. It was a game changer. Thank you!

I am so happy to say that I passed my LCSW test on the first try. I had started working on this process back in 2002, and due to a busy life, it got put to the side. I finished my supervision hours in 2020, and purchased TDC to help prepare me for the test. It was SO helpful - I loved the breakdown into parts, I loved that it gave the amount of time spent for each section, and it was so comprehensive. I know I would not have been able to study in such a successful way on my own without TDC. All of the components were so helpful. I recommend it to anyone getting ready to take the LCSW test. I did not use any other study materials, but I did take the ASWB practice test a week before taking the LCSW test. The topic quizzes and mock tests for TDC were so helpful. Thank you so much!

This is a good program if you stick with it and review, review, review.

This prep course was super helpful. All the different components of this program were helpful, especially the recordings. I went though everything in this course 3 times and passed my test on my first try! Also the practice exams were SUPER helpful. I took 3 practice exams (including the ASWB practice exam) and each time my score went up. I felt confident going into my exam. Thank you for your helping to make a super stressful exam less stressful :-)

I really loved the TDC Program! It helped me to breakdown the questions, to better understand them, it was tailored to my learning style(s) & it helped me to not overthink, which I struggle with at times. Trust TDC & trust the process!

This program is absolutely amazing. Not only did I pass my LCSW on my first try, but I learned an incredible amount about the social work field and what makes us unique when it comes to social justice, advocacy and self-determination. I would recommend this program to any social worker taking a licensing exam! Worth it in more ways than ever expected!

This program is fantastic and was my second time taking it and I passed both exams on the first try!

I’m thrilled that I just passed the test! I give a lot of credit to Therapist Development Center for my success. I did exactly what they suggested and it totally worked. Thank you TDC! What a big relief to have passed on the try try.

Today I passed the LCSW test for the state of Texas on my first attempt. I cannot explain my gratitude for the TDC program and the prep material. I felt down today and felt totally comfortable in the setting, with the questions and with my timing. The practice exams were key to passing. The content was accurate and relevant to the actual test. I would recommend this program to anyone I know.

I used TDC on my second test and passed. I only used it and did not use any other materials and it worked. I highly recommend it

I passed!! I knew that I was prepared, but there’s always part of you that has some skepticism. I did my best to stay focused, feel comfortable with some uncertainty, and remain positive overall. I am so grateful that I got this program, otherwise I think I would’ve felt lost on what to study and how to prepare. Thank you TDC!

Thank you so much!!!! I have taken this exam multiple times and I was getting the same result. For the life of me I could not figure out what I was doing wrong. I knew I needed to do something different, I just didn't know what. I would not have passed without this program. The structure and the lectures were most helpful. It provided we with a deeper understanding of how to think about the questions, that was the something different I needed!!!!!


This prep course was just what I needed to gain the confidence to take the LCSW exam. I am 17 years out from getting my MSW. I've worked primarily in the hospital setting until FINALLY completing my supervision hours and getting to a point to testing. I am a terrible test taker and totally didn't know how I would get through it. The prep material was so thorough and spot on. I couldn't have asked for anything more. And, yes Amanda, I did "bring you into the exam with me". You were talking me through each question and that was what made me successful. Thank you, thank you, thank you! This prep is AMAZING!

TDC was just what i needed to tackle the LCSW

I was extremely nervous about taking the exam after failing it once before. I saw on a Social Work Facebook group that people recommended this program so I thought I'd give it a try. THIS IS THE BEST PREP. The material seemed more relevant and on point than other material out there. It took a lot for me to purchase the program because of the price, but now I would recommend this program to everyone!!!

Thanks to Therapist Development Center for the helping me adequately prepare for and conquer the clinical social work exam! I was originally approved to take this exam in 2003 but because of a number of circumstances I didn't take it until now. TDC helped me figure out how to correctly take the exam-you DO NOT need to relearn everything. They give you a full proof way to prepare. I would listen to the audio portions on my morning walks, review them on paper with notes, regularly take and review the quizzes and then took the half and full mock exams. By the time I took the exam, I was mentally prepared for the sustained effort it would take to pass the exam. And Amanda, when I got stuck I asked myself what Amanda say? I really appreciate having this program and know that it was absolutely related to my passing!

The study material on TDC will leave you well prepared for the exam. I passed on my first try.