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

The strategies of how to read the questions were extremely helpful. Such as FIRST/NEXT MOST.

I took the test for the first time in October 2022 and failed. I really took the exam for granted because I passed the practice test with ASWB and studied some text books from graduate school. I read that ASWB was not associated with any prep course programs, so I thought, why waste my money. Well, I have to say, the TDC course increased my score by 30 points. It was the best investment I could have made! Every topic and strategy was on point with the exam. In fact, I almost ran out of time during the first exam, and this time, I had an hour to review flagged answers thanks to Heidi's recommendations. Thank you so much TDC!

I am very thankful for this program. I was overwhelmed where to start with studying and this program helped me stay organized. The mix of quizzes, quick studies, audio lectures, and practice exams helped me really understand and retain the information. Most importantly this program helped me learn how to think about the exam to understand what the questions were actually asking. Thank you TDC!

So grateful for TDC! I was super nervous about taking the clinical exam, and as a result, I procrastinated. TDC was very organized and I appreciate the rapid responses when I had a question.

I used the complete TDC Program before taking my first exam! It felt as if I studied all that I could. Although I had major test anxiety, I felt confident in my abilities to attempt my first exam! I listened to Amanda’s final talk during my ride to the exam center and it provided much needed comfort! Thank you, TDC!!!

The study material is very helpful and gives different scenarios to help understand the material better.

I loved this program's approach to preparing me for my exam. It felt like I had a personal coach throughout the whole process! The material focused the most important things to know and taught me how to think through questions. And, I can't say enough about how much I appreciate the agency's flexibility when life threw me several interruptions along my journey toward testing. I can wholeheartedly recommend this study program without reservation!

I was so nervous going into this process of becoming licensed and lost countless nights of sleep over it. Within the first couple hours of starting the TDC course, my anxiety lifted, I started to absorb the process and thinking patterns used to pass the exam. I am so incredibly grateful for this amazing program.

Prior to taking this course I failed my exam twice. My confidence and motivation were at an ultimate low. A LCSW friend who had a similar test taking experience advised me to take this course. From day one, this course provided me with practical testing taking skills, to organize my self and content of the exam. I most appreciate the variety of tools it provided me that support my learning such as lectures, quizzes and practice exams at my own pace. The content on the practice exams an quizzes mirrors content on the actual exam. Even the suggestions on how to focus, keep your head in the game, breaks, foods to eat and taking care of of your mind and body were useful. I went into the exam today more confident and prepared than before. because I what I learned in this course down to the final. lecture . Today I passed my LCSW. exam. Thank-you.

I think TDC is the best approach for studying for the LSW and LCSW exams. I loved the audio lectures, because I really could hear the lecturer in my head during the exam when I was rationalizing my choices. I think the handouts were great to help with memorization. I loved that I did not have to lug around big heavy books and/or read a whole book. The multiple quizzes and extra mock test saved me money; I didn't feel I needed to by the NASW full mock, because I felt prepared. I am in my 60's and graduated a long time ago. I have been doing emergency room therapy for the majority of my career and had just started working as a licensed therapist in our out patient behavioral health clinic. TDC prepared me for my second future as a licensed clinical social worker. I highly recommend!!

You guys provided great content and study material.

I really struggled taking my Master's level exam and getting sucked into too many studying programs and various tools. I spent so much money on books and things with no structure and overwhelmed myself. I still passed that exam, but studying for the LCSW was so much more pleasant due to the TDC layout. I am so grateful I passed on my first try!

Thank you for the organized study materials! Very Helpful!

THANK YOU!! I felt so defeated in trying to prepare for the LCSW exam before I started using TDC. Being able to review the material in multiple ways and multiple times really worked for me. Knowing that the program would be here for me until I passed also was reassuring. I can't be more grateful for this program!! I can't believe that I'm a LCSW now.

First attempt and I passed! I scored an 88% which I am totally stoked on! I felt ready and prepared and knew how to think about the questions and answers strategically. I think the coaching around "how to think" and the final review/48 hour pep talk were profoundly helpful in teaching me how to read question stems effectively and the rationales showed me what the board was testing.

TDC is extremely thoughtful and strategic about how to prepare test takers for the LCSW exam. Its focus on differentials—not just for the DSM but in general explaining why some answers might look right but are not, and why—helped me more than various training sources I tried. I was actually able to study for only 2 weeks and pass, but I would recommend at least 3-4 weeks!

I had an absolutely wonderful time using TDC. After I failed the first time TDC was there for me and reset my program free of charge. The coaches walked me through everything and were so supportive and helpful. I'm a busy working professional and didn't have time in my schedule for something other than this easy to follow study system. Thank you so much for helping me achieve my dream of passing this exam!! <3

English being my second language was very challenging for me. I used TDC, had weekly sessions with tutor, watched YouTube videos and I studied using TDC material. I thank TDC for their support since the beginning of this journey!!

I was really nervous about taking the exam and was talking to a co-worker that had just passed using your program. She talked about the pass rate of the Therapist Development Center and I thought if it worked it would be worth the money invested. Well, today I took the exam, and when I say I was so ready, confident, and prepared for this exam. I felt like I was taking one of the mock exams in TDC. I did everything it advised including eating in the morning and taking a snack. The Pearson testing center allowed food to be eaten during a break that was kept in the locker. I was so nervous about hitting the final button, I covered my eyes and was afraid to look but there was no reason for the fear, I PASSED! Thank you, TDC! I really appreciate the detail that you put into this program. It fantastic!

By far the most comprehensive study program for the exam. I am so grateful that I chose this program after my first exam. I felt over prepared and confident. The instruction, instructors and support was phenomenal and I credit the strategies that I developed to not only passing the exam but, becoming a better clinician overall.