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

National LCSW Exam Study Program

Our 2020 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 2020 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 with 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. 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 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.


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Course Reviews

I am so thankful for TDC. I was lost and all over the place trying to study for the LCSW exam. TDC provided the structure I needed, the visuals, the audios, the quick studies, the quizzes, and the mock exams that I found extremely helpful. I had a ton of questions for the TDC coaches throughout the time I was studying and the explanations I got back in every email were SUPER helpful. I felt like I had a personal coach with me through this journey. I’m so happy I heard about TDC! I don’t know if I would have passed my first try if I didn’t have this program.

The exam covers so much material that without TDC I wouldn't have even known where to begin. Information broken down into manageable sections paired with printable handouts and a recommended timeline for the course really helped me stay focused throughout my studying. I passed my LCSW exam on the first try and I am THANKFUL!

You're program really was amazing and fully prepared me! It was still VERY hard and stressful right to the last question, but I did pass :) I appreciate how especially the mock exams prepared me for the 'real deal', as well as giving my brain stamina and momentum, which I initially did not have. Thank you and keep supporting very capable and competent Social Workers who need help in passing this exam!

BTW, I ended up getting an earlier test date and no longer need the extension that you gave me. Thank You!

I felt so supported by the Therapist Development Center Team. I felt super prepared for my test and was excited to take it and get it behind me. Then the morning of my exam, I showed up and the testing center had been closed that morning due to Covid-19. I was devastated. The TDC team was very responsive and supportive. They reset my practice exams so I would be able to practice again closer to my new test date. When I went to take the exam three months later, I was surprised by how much information I had retained, I had not been studying during those months. With just a brief review I was again confident in my ability to pass the exam!

The course emphasizes thinking rather than memorization and prepares students very well for the types of questions they'll encounter on the exam. I passed with over 90%, so thanks!

I passed the LCSW on the first try! It was very helpful in preparing me for the LCSW. I got a 60% on my pretest. I got a 79% and a 75% on my final mock exam. I did average on my final exam. The exam looks different from the prep course, but Amanda teaches you how to think for it. I recommend this course because it helps me think not only for the LCSW but also for real life practice as a social worker. There were valuable information I learned that are useful for my career such as creating a safety plan with DV case and how to work with patients with DV case.

TDC is the most comprehensive program that prepares you to pass the first time. The program prepares you to trust your knowledge rather than acronyms.

So worth every penny! I loved the program, the way is it structure really helped me focus and stay on track.

Using TDC study material I was throughly prepared for the ASWB Clinical Level Exam!

I am so happy I took this course, I do not think I would have been prepared for the way the exam asked questions or some of the topic areas if not for TDC. Thank you.

I felt like TDC well prepared me for the test. Questions were similar in the way they were presented on the test. I knew what to expect going into the test. I enjoyed the audio lectures,especially the pep talk on the final one. Even my son reminded me to have sugar during the test, as he overheard me listening to the lecture. Funnily enough I was not allowed to eat food during the test but I had randomly put a juice box in my purse from my hotel grab and go breakfast knowing I might need it for the test and it got me through the last two hours. Thank you.

I suffer from test-taking anxiety. I had to take my shoes and socks off during the examination; went outside and walked on the grass for a couple of minutes to ground myself during the test. I knew the clock was ticking but I had to do it.
The test seemed easy because the questions were short; one to two sentences at times but they packed so much. I got hung up-i think, on putting things in order (FIRST & NEXT) even when the question wasn't asking to do so. I had to remind myself of the prompts; re-read the question, the abundance of information it provided and specially the last part of the question where at times, would not need to take into account all the information provided in the stem. That was the hard part. Reading the questions, word by word as suggested was extremely helpful. Because of my anxiety, I had to do that a couple of times.
It's all done now. I DID IT!!!!!!
thank you!!!!!

Thank you for a wonderful course. I studied half-full days for three weeks. Practiced many times the tests and read again and again the logic explanation and listen to the lectures. The test was very hard and I did not pass with high score but whatever score I got was thank to this program that made me think differently on the way I answer the questions. First time I studied with different method, I failed but now thanks to this program I got today my LCSW.

I purchased the TDC course to prep for the LCSW exam wayyyyy back in January 2019. I was approved to take the exam in June 2019 and shortly thereafter, learned that I was pregnant. I set a goal to take the exam prior to the birth of my son, but quickly realized that working full time while growing a human being was exhausting. Needless to say, I didn’t take the exam. The clock was ticking and I knew I needed to take the exam before my application expired, so once my son started sleeping for more than 30 minutes stretches, I finally logged back into TDC where they graciously granted me (many) extensions so that I could continue to access the course. So if you were considering procrastinating sitting for your LCSW exam that you had an entire calendar year to take it but still scheduled it the day before your application expired, while mothering a teething infant during the stress of a worldwide pandemic, I am here to tell you that it’s a terrible idea. Thankfully, I PASSED! The TDC program was 100% worth the investment.

TDC was extremely helpful. I felt prepared to take my exam. Thanks TDC!!!!

TDC made me feel as confident as possible going into the exam. The mock exams were extremely helpful and allowed me to understand both the format of the test in general and the types of questions that were going to be asked. I was initially hesitant about the fact that this program doesn't use acronyms like many other programs do, but when I was taking the actual test, I completely understood why acronyms wouldn't have been helpful. I definitely heard Amanda's voice in my head walking me through the questions, and it was also very helpful to picture the client in the room with me. Overall, I don't think I would have passed or been nearly as prepared without TDC. Thank you all so much!

TDC helped me maintain the perfect study schedule in order to learn the necessary information I needed to pass. With COVID going on and testing date availability up in the air I only had less than 36 hours from the time I was able to sign up for a testing date and actually take the test. Luckily I had been consistent in sticking to the study schedule for months in anticipation of something like that happening. All that was left were the final mocks and I took the two full mock exams within those 36 hours and they gave me the final boost of confidence I needed to know I was absolutely ready to test.

I am super happy and grateful I PASSED my test, and with the help of this program. I began studying with another program, which provided lots of books and no guidance. I was so confused. A friend recommended TDC and it was the best program EVER! I love it because is thorough and specific. It helped me create a study plan realistic to my working schedule. The study material and the explanations by Amanda and Bethany were extremely helpful. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I took my LCSW exam yesterday and passed on the first attempt!! I have been an anxious test-taker my entire life so despite extensive study with TDC materials, I was still very nervous when walking into the test. However, going through the TDC program definitely prepared me for the exam and allowed me to talk myself through many of the reasoning scenarios presented. My test was challenging but I felt confident when I pressed submit that I had gotten the score I needed to pass! So grateful for this program and highly reccomend!

YESSSS !! I PASS !! Let me start by thanking TDC for this amazing training guide . This was my 2nd st temptation taking the exam and I must say I did not take enough time to follow the training guide however I must say after I failed by a few points , I decided to go back to the drawing board. After developing a study schedule , I was more prepared and did well on the practice exams. I KNEW I WAS READY! TDC provided me the right mindset and techniques to answer the reasoning based questions. I did not get a lot of recall questions so without the techniques learned I would not have been able to answer those reasoning based questions properly.

I am officially a LCSW ! Thank you