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

The TDC was well worth it and I was so prepared for the LCSW exam. The study prep format really does work. The mock exams were a game changer! I had to fail those a couple times and reviewed the rational behind the questions which I believe is why I passed my exam. Thank you sooo much TDC!!!

I started using this 6 months before I took my exam… I defiantly benefited from the parts that covered how to think about the exam… I also got some answers for some clinical diagnosis questions that my supervisors have not been able to help me with! Very please, and I will recommend this for others in the future.

I am writing this so late because I left all of my energy in the exam room…. Wish I was kidding.

Initially I had tried reading the ASWB book to prepare. However I knew that I needed structure and direction. TDC provided just that! I found myself motivated after seeing the Timeline and modules, which was amazing in of itself. I found myself bringing the material into my everyday practice and it became my central though when working with clients. I was so nervous going in through the test! It required every relaxation exercise I had. I realized I would catch myself saying “what DO you know”. That helped eliminate most of the incorrect answers and help me identify the correct one. I highly recommend taking a break during mid exam. Even if it is two minutes! This program gave me much more than just a passing score. Thank you!

TDC structured my studying and narrowed down a very broad field of material. Studying became manageable and offered a timeline. The Quick Studies and audio sessions helped me to study on the go. The quizzes and mock exams provided feedback and accountability. I am very happy I passed on the first try! TDC even extended my access until my test date. Thank you!

Great course! Prepares you well for the exam!

I just want to say thank you. I could NOT have done it without this method. I’ve been an MSW since 1993. Heard horror stories about people repeating the test. This has provided me with options and security through my last 10 years of employment and into retirement. Thank you!

I finally passed the exam. I received a score of 109 questions correctly on the exam.

I found this study program to be exceptional. I have been working in early intervention sector for 4 years and felt very rusty with remainder of clinical work. This program gave me the confidence, knowledge and rationale necessary to pass the LCSW on first attempt! I even felt that had I had this program in graduate school, I would have had a better clinical understanding at that time as well. TDC somehow makes all the material easier to comprehend and RETAIN. I am happy to have passed my exam, but even more grateful to TDC for helping me feel more confident in my abilities as a clinician. Thank you!

Whenever people ask me what to use to study for the ASWB I say TDC all the way and now I'm proof! I needed a 102 to pass and I got a 115! I honestly did not do every single mock exam, quiz or quick study which shows how awesome this program is. I did however listen to the audios over and over again! I also took notes for the DSM differentials. The best part of this program is that it TEACHES you how to think clinical. If you give this program a good shot and maintain your composure during the exam you'll do great! I also followed the advice to continue my normal life. I ate healthy and worked out 4-5x weekly and I think that was another game changer. Thanks TDC!

I was amazed by how well-prepared I was! I was able to break down the questions, just as I did during practice, and it worked. I also did well with regard to content; the Top 50 Topics were on point!!

This was the only study system I used and after years of being out of school this system covered everything on the test and I felt mostly prepared despite my anxiety and test anxiety! Passed on the first try! Thank you!

When I started the journey toward licensure I was really intimidated by the idea of the exam. I’m not great at studying in general and didn’t know how to begin or organize myself. I loved TDC because it took the guess work out of that process and gave me an easy to follow guide and timeline. I am a visual and oral learner so the audio lectures and study guides were super helpful. Learning how to approach the test and break down the questions was really beneficial in my learning process. What really took me to the next level of readiness were the mock exams. When I took the actual exam, the questions looked familiar to me and I knew how to tackle them. I took all of your advice and techniques in with me to the exam, which really kept my test anxiety at bay. I feel TDC truly prepared me to go into the exam with confidence and pass it. Thank you!

I actively researched different study programs that would help me feel confident in passing the LCSW exam the first time. I came across TDC on my own and the way the program was structured really appealed to me - very comprehensive. The TDC program features audio lectures, quick summaries of key topics covered by the exam, knowledge quizzes to test individual skills, and plenty of mock exams to properly get individuals acclimated to reasoning their way through numerous questions. If I had any concerns about question rationales, I knew a TDC coach would be able to clarify why the answer was the definitive choice over the other options available. For those on the fence about TDC, "pull the trigger" and purchase this program. It has everything someone would need to know in order to pass the exam.

I loved TDC program. I learn by doing or hearing. I was able to listen to audios in the car on way to or from work, listened audio then listened to it again to fill out handouts, writing down putting in memory bank, and practice questions were helpful. Used other study guides in the past, they did not address my learning style. Thank you TDC!

Thank you so much TDC!
I used this program to pass my Lsw and now my LCSW! The program really prepared me and the coaches are super supportive (Heidi Tobe!!!)

I am a RCSW in FL so I took the clinical exam. I graduated in 2020 and I am glad I was referred to TDC. I was originally nervous after attempting to read the Apgar ASWB exam guide which I found it hard to commit to or retain the information. However, as generic as this may sound, the TDC program really works. It's more simplified and the rationales are superb. You just have to commit and do your part. Customer service is awesome and very accommodating. I can't express how grateful I am for this program and I highly recommend it.

Thank you TDC, I passed my exam on my FIRST try!! I am officially an LCSW thanks to you! Although the program was a bit intimidating at first, you delivered the information in such an organized way which successfully helped me remember it for exam day.

Simply that this is a phenomenal study program that made passing the exam stress free!

I love the audio recordings!!! I could listen anywhere I went!

TDC helped me to pass both my LMSW and now my LCSW! I think what they really did best was just to help me learn how to think about the test.