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

This program is fantastic! The coaches were quick to respond to questions and thoroughly answer the inquiries.

This course was useful. However, there needs to be more material on reasoning questions, less on recall based information. My exam asked only one question on medication, zero on research, zero on defense mechanisms, zero on Piaget or Freud. Mainly, it was reasoning questions about school of social work, hospital social work, diversity social work, and social workers involving the older population. The "50 topics lecture" and all the mock exams were the most useful things in this course.

Thanks for this wonderful program. I'm so glad that I passed my LCSW exam on my first try!

I took my exam 13 years after finishing graduate schools. I delayed taking the test for various reasons but mostly because of test anxiety. I went through this program twice and passed my test! I was fully prepared and at one point during my exam, I was wondering if I was taking the correct test because it was more simplified that the mock exams I completed with this program. I cannot express my gratitude enough to this program. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

TDC was an excellent program. I usually don't write reviews but I had to praise this program. It was so well structured and the material did not feel overwhelming. I have test anxiety and I felt comfortable taking the exam. I took my break at my 85th question and drank some juice. I passed my exam and I am in disbelief..Thank you so much..

The pep talk really got me through. I felt an extreme amount of anxiety leading up to the test and even during the test. However, during the pep talk, Amanda said you can miss a lot and still pass. I kept thinking that during the test and when I finally clicked the ok button and saw that I passed, I was shocked. I have already recommended TDC to my co-workers. I liked that it was an audio component, I listened to it every morning and whenever I was driving and running errands. This system works.

TDC was a great program to study and prepare for the LCSW. 1000% recommend!

Amazing. Some of the questions were almost identical to the exam

Passed on my first attempt after studying with TDC for 2 months. I also purchased the ASWB official practice exam and took it a week prior to my exam and a week after I finished my TDC full mock exam. I would recommend TDC as a comprehensive study tool, I invested in it so I could build confidence and pass on my first attempt.

Applying to take my exam was a nightmare, so once I was finally approved, I wanted to take it as quickly as possible. Available test dates were either a week away or months - there was no in between. I took the chance and selected the date that was a week away and dove into TDC's material, which had been graciously extended when my application process took months longer than it should have. I passed the exam in an hour and ten minutes, had to answer 102 questions correctly and surpassed that with 102. Thank you!

wonderful experience

I finally passed after 3 previous attempts. I scored a 105 and needed a 102. I strongly believe that TDC material prepared me for the test by shaping my perspective differently through the structured program. Although I felt as if I had scored a lot higher I am just happy I had enough to pass this time and do not have to worry about it ever again!!! Thank you TDC

My first attempt at the test was in October 2020. I failed by 4 points I feel like I was prepared however I definitely did not pick a good time to take the test it was at 8am and the site was an hour away and I did not get enough sleep. I was extremely tired for the first half of the test. I was yawning and dozing off. I was really tired.
My second attempt was on June 28, 2021. I passed by 4 points. I only studied TDC material. When I took the sample test and saw information that wasn't familiar I researched it as well. This program 100% worked for me. I thank you all for this program I also thank you for resetting the final mock test to retake after I failed the first time, that was extremely helpful. This time around I scheduled the test for the afternoon and it was perfect. I was well rested and ready to go. I prayed and had faith that God would get me through spiritually, mentally and TDC got me through practically.

Thank you all :)

I felt very overwhelmed with all the material for the exam, including with my exam prep book, and life. TDC really helped me to stay organized and confident about my ability to pass the exam.

The questions on your mock exams were excellent. In some ways your test was a bit harder, more clinical and prepared me even more than I needed, The majority of the actual test was application so your mock exams did an excellent of preparing for the types of questions. There were very few (less than 5) questions that tested something I had not heard of. The reason I passed the exam is because your prep was the best. I checked out a few other exam preps and none compare to this program. Thank you so much.

The exam prep covered all the important areas, including how to feel calm and confident during the test (yes, I spoke to Amanda during the test :-) ), marking challenging questions and moving on, and even the tip on eating a banana right before and bringing juice (I brought a "focus" vitamin water drink) for midway were a huge help. I ended up passing with an 87%.

I took the exam years ago without using any study system. Didn’t know how to study for exam. Didn’t pass. I waited to long to take exam again & loss hours. I had to get supervision again for many hours. My supervision was through the pandemic. I originally started with Gerry Grossman. I don’t like his style on program. I decided I would use Therapists... which I used to pass my Law & Ethics exam & passed. I love your syestem. It feels personal. It’s like you’re hear with me. I’m so grateful & I would only recommend your program. Thank you Amanda!

Just a thank you.

I've been a LSW since 06. I completed my clinical hours part time while working full time, in 2019. I was planning to take my exam in April 2020, right when everything shut down due to Covid19 restrictions.

My kids chipped in and bought me the Therapists Development Center prep course for Mother's Day. They knew how very important this was to me, as they had watched me struggle through school and work as a single mother most of their lives. I had one single attempt after an extension from the board post covid; June 30th to pass, and the 28th was the only date available to schedule in 3 surrounding states. I scheduled in March after the extension was received. Needless to say I was in a panicked state.

I started the TDC program on May 22nd, and passed my LSCW on my first attempt today!

Just wanted to say thank you for your amazing program. I found the curriculum to be all inclusive and supportive of exam content. It was easy to navigate, and retain/regain the material, after almost 15 years. The sections on DSM were fantastic and got me quickly up to speed on changes I have a limited working knowledge in, due to my hospice experience, as well as every day in program development. (I am accustomed to just looking it up.)

I am grateful for you and the content, as well as for my coach Heidi, who was responsive and resourceful.

So thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for assisting in attaining my clinical license, almost 15 years after receiving my Master's! My family and I are thrilled that this part of our journey has ended and our new story can begin.

With a grateful heart,
Donna from NJ (an original Brooklyn girl)

I have used TDC before and I love their program. The topics are broken down into manageable parts. I am an auditory learner so I love that the lectures are recorded. TDC's questions were consistently more complex which made the ones on the exam easier to parse through. I was prepared and I did pass on the first attempt. My only critique was that the version of the clinical exam that I took did not focus nearly as much on the Top 50 topics, DSM, or clinical scenarios. I found that there was a lot more macro based questions, like a question on leadership styles. Overall, I think this is a great program.

It was the organization for me. Sometimes big goals like this can be hard to break down into digestible, foundational, learning blocks that you can build on with a sense direction. Where I lacked confidence, this study prep helped me gain insight. I walked into the test with such a good understanding of it, questions that I needed to take slower versus ones that I knew right away. I could recognize what type of question it was, which allowed me to understand what type of answer was needed. After each practice exam, the ones I got wrong - I knew why it was wrong, but I also knew why I answered the way I did, which allowed me to exercise that new insight in real time during the actual test. The investment is in you with this study prep. I'd do it again (but I don't have to)!!!