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

Thank you TDC! You certainly guided me through!

I took the exam the first time utilizing other resources and study resources, and just barely missed passing the exam the first time. After not passing the first time, I asked others who had taken the exam what did they do differently when studying for their exam for their second time as well. They all stated they utilized the TDC. I utilizing the TDC I was able to utilize different my different senses and it forced me to focus on the material being presented versus other programs. I was able to take time to be present with the presenters, and successfully process the information being given. I would highly highly recommend this program to anyone who needs help in studying for the LCSW clinical exam

I previously took the exam with recommended items from the state licensing site. These materials provided no direction, nor did they prepare me for making appropriate, ethical decisions on a long term scale. I purchased this program and passed right after completing the program. I can not express how much this program is worth the money and time. Lastly the individuals coaching us are so supportive and knowledgeable, you never feel like your not getting the best guidance out there.

The course helped me stay organized and focused. I was confident that I was learning and studying the necessary material. The actual test felt a little bit harder than the practice tests, but my passing score on the exam was comparative to the scores I was getting on the practice tests. The most helpful advice was to expect uncertainty in many of the answers and to just trust myself. After all the test is to evaluate my skills.

It is a great study guide. I used it for the California Law and Ethics and my Master's Level Exam, and passed! Recently, I used it for my California LCSW Exam, and I passed on the first try! Thank you TDC!

I passed today on my first try. I usually don’t test well but thanks to TDC, I was adequately prepared to attack the exam.

This program allows to review clinical information and fact based SW material without having to dig out old books, or buying heavy content to study. The program has a great mix of content and testing prep. I really liked the first "organize" topic to help set the stage, and the last prep audio. I really needed to hear, "tolerate uncertainty". I am very grateful for the course and the coaches. Thank you!

I passed my LCSW exam today with flying colors! It was the first time I took the exam and TDC is the only study system I used. I only studied for 5 days starting on a Monday and took the exam on Friday. I should say, my only focus on those days was studying! TDC was well organized and easy to follow. I printed out all of the quick study guides and took notes through the lectures. I think the number one thing that helped me during the test was remembering "how to" answer the reasoning questions, the second thing that this program helped me with, was to slow down and really break down the question stem, figure out what it was asking, and the logic behind the answers.Thank you TDC for providing me with a program that left me feeling competent and strong during the test!

This program really helped me "think" for the exam. My clinical exam had very few direct recall questions, and I was able to apply TDC and Amanda's way of thinking on a majority of the questions. I highly recommend this program to anyone who is overwhelmed as to where to begin to study. Very straight forward and helpful exam prep!

SO grateful for this resource! Extremely thorough. Praise all things high for Amanda's guided expertise.

I walked into the testing center ready to do work and passed. I scored 123 out of 103 necessary to pass. My anxiety was in check and the Mock exams/rationales fully prepared me to be successful.
I highly recommend spending the money and doing it right the first time. Amazing program!

At the time of my exam, I had been out of graduate school for 11 year. I have only been practicing social work for the last 2 years, and had no idea what or how to study untill someone recommend TDC. I researched the program as well as other similar test prep companies. I ended up purching TDC and passed my first time. I truely believe I could not have passed with out the program.

I am so grateful for this program. I will tell everyone who plans to sit for the exam, that I was not prepared until I studied from this program. I took the test once before and failed-i only studied from a book. But Therapist Development taught me so much AND prepared me for my next journey. Again, I’m grateful. I will be a spokesperson any day!!!!!

Thank you TDC for a streamlined and yet comprehensive study system. I passed the first try! Aside from the study materials, I was very grateful for the “Narrative Therapy” blog posted in your website. It helped me reframed my view and my rewrite my story of how I have always viewed my exam-taking experience. It works!

So I took the exam today for the 2nd time and passed! Needed a 102 to pass and scored 108. The first time I took the exam I missed passing by one point which was extremely disappointing, in which I only used the Dawn Apgar Clinical Exam Guide which I feel did not cover most the material/questions on the exam.

Luckily I came across TDC when looking at other study options online and would not have passed without it. Someone else in the program posted that they printed off all their quizzes and handouts, etc. which is what I did and found helpful because I liked having the material handy when I was on the go. Because of TDC there were some questions on the exam in which I knew the answer before even reviewing my options. The only thing that worried me was how there were a lot of Macro questions on the test (I'd say around 5?) which is why I'm glad TDC added the macro lecture and handout.

My main advice would be to take a few days off prior to the exam so you can review the material at your own pace and focus on the areas that you're worried about. I did this myself this past week and it really helped. Good luck to everyone taking the exam in the future and thanks a lot to TDC!

I really liked the structure of the program. It helped me stay organized and focused. The best part was the talk that you listen to 48 hours before the exam. The phrase that emphasized “ do not be scared of the test but instead approach it as if you are attacking it.” This was very impactful and it really helped me believe that I was prepared and I had the ability to conquer anything on the exam.

After trying on my own with a different study program i stumbled upon TDC. At first, I was skeptical, then i read the testimonials and was convinced. I used TDC to study and then took the exam again for the second time and failed it by one question. I was devastated. Then i emailed the amazing staff at TDC and Lindsay was able to reset my study program right away. All along, i was in contact with coach Heidi who answered all of my questions. I followed the steps and i took the LCSW again today and I passed.
Thank you TDC, I don't think i would be prepared for the exam if i had used another program
P.S. this time around, i made sure to exercise, I had a good breakfast and lunch, lots of sweet fruits and yes i did take a break at question 85 and ate a plum and some juice, I didn't have an apple. It worked
Thank you

I passed on my first attempt!! Before signing up for TDC, I couldn't seem to motivate myself to commit to studying and I was setting unrealistic study goals. TDC is manageable and helpful in focusing my efforts on what was most important. In the end, I actually felt over-prepared when I was taking the exam and a lot of the recall topics I studied didn't come up at all, but I'm still glad that I was prepared. Most of the questions on the test were reasoning/scenarios for me and I'm glad that TDC encourages us to THINK things through for ourselves as if the client was actually in front of us. Many other programs and people have tried to teach tricks and gimmicks for answering questions you're unsure of, but TDC seems to really want to help turn out qualified clinicians who know how to reason their way through situations rather than taking guesses based on arbitrary rules. So, thank you TDC for motivating me, encouraging me, and focusing my efforts on the things that mattered.

I bought TDC in Spring 2018 with the intension of slowly studying to be ready when I finished my hours. Well, life happened. From being in a major car accident with subsequent bed rest and PT, to getting pregnant and experiencing nausea/exhaustion/pregnancy brain, it’s safe to say I took the test MONTHS after I originally hoped to. The whole way through, TDC was understanding and supportive, giving me extensions while encouraging me to keep going.

Additionally, I really do believe in the recommendation to do the program twice. Once I finished the program the first time, going through it again really instilled confidence that I knew what I was doing, or reminded me of those little nuances that are glances over the first time around. I scored pretty well (in my opinion) on most of the Mock Tests (passing or just passing), but when I disagreed or really didn’t understand the rationales given for the questions I got right, I reached out to TDC and they processed with me until I got it.

Unfortunately, this test is not just about testing your clinical skills, but testing how well you can take and rationalize through a grueling exam. TDC definitely prepared me for that. If I can pass at 8 months pregnant, anyone can :)

I work full time, I am a member of Board of Directors and a mother and the thought of studying after being out of school for over three years was intimidating. This course helped to organize and motivate myself and also give me the confidence to go into the test feeling prepared. I felt like Amanda was with me while I sat for the exam.