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 failed this exam 3 times and on the 4th I passed. I stuck with TDC this time around and did not study any other programs. I did not use acronyms. I completely relied on my own skills and what you all taught me! Thank you so much!

Thank you for all your help!

I was extremely anxious to test for the Clinical exam as I had not taken an ASWB exam before. I struggled with procrastination and motivation while trying to use another program that was much denser in the material. Once I switched to TDC I was able to focus on the material in shorter lectures with more comprehensive contentl. I feel that without TDC I would not have been able to focus and master and retain the content quickly.
Thank you, TDC!

TDC was recommended to me by a friend and fellow social worker since I'm working full-time and needed a structure to follow to accommodate my study-style. I studied with TDC study system for about two weeks and passed my clinical exam on the first try. For my exam I needed 102 correct answers and I answered 117 correctly!

TDC makes studying fun and easy. The audio recordings are such a life saver as you can listen to them at home, in your car, or through headphones while you exercise. I would highly recommend TDC!

The TDC LCSW program is an incredible resource, not only for the exam but also for the daily issues I encounter at work. I appreciated the coaches' timely and in-depth responses to my email questions. Their input really helped shape my thinking and overall perspective. I felt confident in taking the exam because of what I learned through TDC. I passed on my first attempt, and I'm very grateful for TDC's role in my success.

Excellent product and would definitely recommend!

TDC was the only study material I used and I passed the first time with no problem. I would definitely recommend using the program to study for the clinical exam.

Dear Therapist Development Center,

Thank you so very much for this EXCELLENT Therapist Development Center (TDC) study program. I had taken the exam two other times using other study programs, but none of those programs helped prepare me for the ASWB exam, in fact, they failed. As a result, I began to search for other study systems, and in my search TDC was recommended to me.

Unlike any other study system I had previously used, TDC is a well thought out, practical, research-based, and thoughtfully designed study system. I followed TDC program steps and strategies, which I believe helped me pass my ASWB exam this time. I will highly recommend this program to others who are preparing for their ASWB exam, and thank you so very much for helping me PASS!

With Much Gratitude,
JoAnna Smith

I passed the LICSW exam on my first try. If it wasn’t for the help and support of TDC, I’m not sure if I would be as confident prior to sitting for the exam. Thanks so much for offering this course!

This course not only helped me pass the test with flying colors but it is also going to make me a better social worker! I made a binder of my notes and all the quick studies it helped me understand each topic and went so much more in depth than grad school every therapist should take this course!

I went through the TDC material (lectures, quizzes, practice exams) twice before taking my final two mock exams and passed my LCSW exam yesterday! I scored 78/74 on the two final mocks. I have quite terrible test anxiety so I was pretty nervous in the days leading up to the test and on the day of the test however I was impressed at how prepared I felt during my exam. I 100% recommend TDC to anyone who is wondering whether it is worth it. I honestly don’t think I would’ve passed this exam yesterday without TDC. PS - I made myself take a 5 minute break after question 85 after Amanda recommended it and it made SUCH a difference in my mental endurance to finish the exam. So thankful for this program!!

This program helps you learn rather than memorize. Additionally it presents you with material absolutely given in exam which allowed me to attack the exam rather than be scared. I finished the exam with over an 1.5hrs remaining with time management being my primary concern going in.

Thank you, for helping my reach my goal of becoming a LCSW!!!!

I can’t say enough about TDC. I had purchased the program, in the past, and had not invested the time like I did this time around. I truly followed the coach’s advice on how to look for answer rationales. I am beyond ecstatic that I passed and followed all recommendations which resulted in success. Thank you so so much. I am one happy social worker.

As many have previously shared, TDC is worth every penny. I just passed my exam on Tuesday but have already recommended TDC to numerous colleagues as they are preparing for their ASWB Clinical Exam. TDC and Heidi were exceptional and provided skills and reminders on how to think of the exam as "real life". The practice quizzes, exams, quick studies and the recording were easy to navigate and follow along. I truly appreciated the last pep talk--I had a positive mind and remembered, "I can do this, I got this". I listened to it two days before the exam and right before going into the actual exam. Thank you TDC, so happy that I can continue growing and moving forward as a LCSW!

I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who is concerned with taking their LCSW exam. I am a mom of two toddlers (1 and 2years old) which made me quite nervous on how I would balance studying and preparing for the exam. I do have a wonderful support system who helped but this course showed me how to prioritize what and when to study in addition to still living my life! The materials made me feel very well prepared! Thank you TDC for preparing me to Pass!!

Loved your program and learned a lot , I feel I am close, just need help on breaking down those 1st/ next , best , most questions.

TDC helped to rewire my thought processes to strategically use POE, a muscle that I hadn't exercised since taking the GRE (several) years prior. TDC study materials provided enough overlap to implant and solidify vital information that formed logical sequencing for problem-solving. I also realized that I was struggling with screen time burnout from Zoom meetings and telehealth sessions, so the audio and printed materials helped me continue to study with flexibility. The quizzes and mock exams prepared me for the test format, especially marking questions for review. Overall, TDC helped to increase my confidence so that I could get out of my own way and pass my exam on the first try!

This was an excellent and well structured program! I passed on my first shot and felt extremely prepared.