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 took the LCSW exam last year when I was pregnant with my son. I was just using a few things people had given me and I failed miserably. Fast forward one year later I’m pregnant again and my husband encouraged me to find an actual study system and I found TDC via google. After reading all of the testimonies I decided to give it a chance. TDC showed me what was important in the question stem and how to actually answer the questions. I’m very happy I chose TDC.

This program was very effective in preparing for the test. I passed on the first try . This program helped me figure out how to think to the test since it is a reasoning test . The test was challenging and I know I wouldn’t have passed the first time without preparing using the study materials and hearing the advice that the instructors gave.

I am so thankful for TDC. This program truly helped me learn more about social work practice and pass the LCSW Clinical Exam.

I really liked this program. I had a concentration in policy and research in my masters program and so I was very nervous about the exam, but I feel TDC did a great job reviewing all the basics and refreshing my memory from human behavior and theory courses. Mostly I found the practice tests to be helpful. My real exam score was within 1% of the score I got on both of my full practice exams and so I think they do a good job of making the practice tests comprable to the real thing. Thanks for everything!

TDC taught me how how to think about the questions and what they are actually asking. I also appreciated that I didn't have to learn every single thing about each diagnosis, therapy, and concept. Instead they did an excellent job of teaching you what you need to know to differentiate between all of these and pick the correct answer. I passed with an 80% on my first attempt!

One and done, BAM!
I really liked this curriculum, it is structured and laid out in an understandable and absorbable way with valuable advice given as to what types and quantities of questions to expect on the test. It really helped to know how to allocate study time. The statement that 80-85% of the test is reasoning questions is completely accurate. That let me know that I better listen well to the lectures regarding how to read the questions by analyzing the stems so that you know what is being asked, and the advice given that your answer should reflect how you would truly respond if the client was in your office in front of you. I loved all the quizzes, and practice tests (half and full mocks), and the reasonings provided for why the correct answer was the correct answer. I believe I passed the test because of TDC! Thanks TDC folks!!!

I am eternally grateful for TDC! There is no denying that the amount of material and studying needed for this test was certainly intensive, but it is provided to you in such a way that it is not overwhelming and makes you feel confident in the material, but more importantly as a clinician. Yes, there were moments of panic in the middle of the test, but TDC prepares you for that to. I would 100% recommend this program to others and again Thank You!

So grateful for this program! I’m so happy I found TDC, which helped me pass my LCSW exam. Thank you for providing an awesome program for study and learning!

Thank you so much this program was what was needed I attempted twice before but was confused on how to study and how deep to go into certain concepts. This broke everything down and really explained everything I need to study and how to approach the test. I feel as I studied like I was a better Social Worker at Work as well as confident during the test. I embraced the uncertainty and it worked!!!

In the future, when I pass the exam

The study material was very helpful and I'm glad I was able to email coaches for clarification on topics I did not understand. I really liked the lectures and wish there had been lectures to cover the rationals of the half mocks and full mocks in addition to the written rationals already in existence.

Overall, TDC was great. I used TDC exclusively for both my Law & Ethics and Clinical exam. Thanks TDC!

I really enjoyed studying with TDC! The materials/topics covered were pretty much spot on with what's on the exam. I felt adequately prepared and the mock exams were extremely helpful in terms of identifying what areas I need to focus more on. I started using Apgar's study book but immediately felt overwhelmed with amount of content I needed to read/study. TDC had just enough study materials that didn't seem too overwhelming. I particularly enjoyed listening to the audios and listened to them multiple times on my commute to work. The quick studies were great for on the go and I always carried them around just in case I got an extra 10-15 minutes to study during the day or in between clients. The final pep talk was also helpful and put my mind at ease with some anxiety I was experiencing. I recommend completing the program at least twice and take advantage of the coaches that are available for any questions/clarifications. The ASWB practice exam is very helpful too. I was a little burned out after taking three 4 hour long practice exams (different days of course) but kept in mind that it was only to help prepare me for the actual exam. Also, please remember your self-care throughout this studying journey. Take some time to relax a bit in between study sessions, during days off, as well as the day before your exam. Good luck to all of you and remember, you got this!! :)

I PASSED!!!! That felt amazing to walk in and out with complete confidence. I was feeling unsure and not confident due to the unknowns. However, through the audios and rationalizations provided I could hear myself talking through the process. With that came, the confidence. I had the knowledge however, why did I know that answer was unclear to me at times. After studying with this program I understood why I did. I would review the questions I answered incorrect as well as the ones I got correct to develop a deeper understanding. I highly encourage same practice. Yes, it took more time but was worth it. In addition, the suggestion of drinking of apple juice really was solidified as I practiced. There was a difference in my answers being correct after a break with some juice. I discovered this through the mocks. Highly recommend, DRINK THE JUICE!

Also, one of the key aspects that was significant was anytime I had a question I could email. The response was always very quick which allowed me to move forward and gather more clarity. When studying solo with a book I didn't have that kind of support. This program gave me confidence. Actually it helped me find my confidence within the unknown areas. I went in with full confidence and did not experience the levels of anxiety as I usually do. It felt amazing to move along the exam without worry. I took four breaks and had 15 minutes remaining. I am thankful for this program and recommend anyone to invest. The peace that resided in me as I arrived on exam day was priceless.

I am so very thankful for the TDC Prep Program. They delivered on their promises of teaching me the clinical reasoning skills that not only supported me in successfully passing the exam, but most importantly preparing me to be a competent clinician. I found the organization of the material to be effective and achievable in the allotted time frame. The Top 50 Topics coupled with the valuable test taking strategies undoubtedly prepared me for the exam. I didn't realize how prepared I was until I was actually taking the exam!! I relied more on knowing the "why" of the rationales. Trust the process!!
Thank you TDC!!

Can’t even believe it! I passed yesterday morning, first attempt! I say this without a doubt, I know I would not have passed without TDC! The program is so structured and organized and focuses on key points so you are not overwhelmed. Prior to this program, I did not know where to begin and I felt hopeless about the exam. Take no more time researching programs/tutors - this is ALL you need. Invest in your future and trust the process. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me. Thank you so so much TDC!

This program completely prepared me for the exam! It is easy to be very overwhelmed and intimated by the LMSW exam, but by breaking down each and every question throughout the exam as taught through TDC I was able to pass this exam! I couldn't have done it without TDC and am so thankful! My score was a 118 and I needed a 102 to pass. So thankful all of my hard work paid off! Not sure what to do with all of my free time now :)

TDC's study material helped me to feel confident with absorbing the material, taking the mock exams and passing the ASWB/LCSW exam today. Thank You!!

So happy to have used this program. I will be recommending it to others. I was so nervous going into the exam that the structure behind how to study and how the exam would be presented was very helpful!

I am so elated to have passed my exam yesterday!!! I wouldn't even know where to start studying for this exam if it weren't for this study guide. I followed the program precisely as it was recommended. I listened to the audio lectures over and over again. On the day of the exam, I went for a hike and listened to the last lecture by Amanda. It motivated me and made me feel confident to tackle the exam. I can't thank Heidi enough for returning my emails so promptly and always answering the questions I had even though sometimes repetitive :) Thank you Amanda and TDC for this awesome program, I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for your program.

TDC along with help from Heidi more than prepared me for the ASWB clinical test. I was confident during the test and really felt that the TDC mock exams were harder. Lots and lots of FIRST/NEXT questions and all the studying from TDC made them a breeze.