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

An amazing test prep program. Gave me the skills, knowledge, and confidence I needed to pass. And was pretty enjoyable learning as well. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

TDC was a lifesaver. I passed the exam on my first try, after being out of graduate school for a few years! I am an anxious test taker, and also don't retain information well from reading from a textbook. The interactive nature of this program really helped me absorb the information, and the "test taking tips" made this program worth it all by themselves! The 48 hour pep talk and test taking strategies were so valuable to keeping myself confident in my ability. This program is comprehensive, without being overwhelming, and not only did I pass my exam, I am now much more knowledgeable in the field of social work! HIGHLY recommend!

I highly recommend utilizing TDC for the LCSW exam. I felt ready and prepared! Thank you so much for this excellent program. All the tips and guidance were super helpful! (And yes, you can take cough drops in on a tissue) Don’t forget them! You got this future LCSW! You are in good hands with Amanda!

SUPER HELPFUL! I had a hard time creating a study schedule and guide for myself when studying for the exam in the past. TDC gives you everything you need and a schedule that makes studying easy and efficient. I also appreciated that TDC reviewed what the purpose of the exam is and how to think of the questions, this really helped me. Overall 10/10!

The system is great for someone who works and maintains a tight schedule! It covers everything you need and breaks specific topic areas down in a way that you are able to refresh in those areas...rather it be figuring out what a question is asking to theories, ethics or DSM!! Also the fact that it includes audio and visual tools for learning!! I could go on and on but if you know your way of learning, this system is modifiable to meet your needs!!! I really wish I had known about this program when studying for the LMSW exam...!!!

I can't begin to Thank You enough for having this program. I felt the Mock Exams, the full and 85-question tests, were SO SPOT ON & taught the material in a way that I understood. I truly learned and grew through completing this program. I listened to the Ethics Recording the morning of my test, and that was tremendously helpful in going into the exam with the COE fresh on my mind. I learned through every aspect of the TDC program, and I am a better social worker, now, that I have completed the program. Worth the money spent.

The TDC created a study guide that allowed me to cover and process the material. I was originally overwhelmed by the exam, especially the DSM but TDC was able to help me process differences between diagnosis. TDC showed me how to work through challenging questions and gave me confidence. I could not of asked for a better guide. Thank You!

TDC is great. With their excellent study materials and lectures, I have been able to successfully pass my CA Law and Ethics exam, ASWB Master's level exam, and ASWB Clinical exam, all on the first attempt. Thank you guys so much!

I received my LSW in 2016, and figured I would gain my LCSW 2 years later after earning my clinical, supervision hours, etc. Shortly after finishing my hours, I took the exam and failed by 2 points. I became extremely discouraged, and let life pass by before rescheduling. Since getting my LSW, I have had 3 jobs, got engaged, bought a house, adopted a dog, navigated life through a pandemic, got married during a pandemic, and realized that it was finally time to face this test. TDC came recommended by so many people on Facebook. Initially I was hesitant to pay so much money, but boy was it worth it! I went from failing by 2 points the first time around, to passing by 12 points the second time around. I would definitely recommend TDC in a heart beat!

I passed my LCSW Clinical Exam on first try scoring 120/150 with the help of TDC and an ASWB mock exam to better apply TDC materials and tie the relevance gap with the actual exam difficulty. The two went hand in hand, and TDC materials matched similar difficulty/testing style of the actual exam. TDC audio lectures tied in well with reading materials, and mock practice exams were good opportunities to apply program teachings. I'd say TDC quizzes and mock tests do tend to be a bit easier than the actual board exam for the purpose of tying in the lecture materials with easy application for understanding, but they are not too easy to the point of being ineffective in preparing you for the exam. I enjoyed TDC's very practical and humanistic approach to not only prepare you for the objective knowledge, but give you very personal tips/structures that you can absorb easily without feeling overwhelmed with information/anxiety. I also used TDC for my LCSW Law & Ethics Exam, which I also passed on the first try. Well done, and highly recommend.

Follow their system; it works

TDC has an excellent program and the key is to follow their recommendation. Having the study calendar was so helpful and I was able to stay organized and on track. The fact that they are with you until you pass is a huge plus too. Make an investment in yourself and your future. Completely worth it.

As someone who got their MSW almost 15 years ago, I was very nervous about studying for this exam. After looking into other options, I am SO happy that I decided to go with TDC. I ordered a popular study book that just had 100s of pages of straight information, without going over the best way to look at and answer the questions. The questions on my exam were very similar to the TDC study questions, some even almost word for word. I went through the program twice over 8 weeks, and was definitely not the perfect studying student (I don't blame myself with 2 young kids, a very full-time job, and additional contract work to get my clinical hours!), but I was still able to pass with no problem (my version of the test needed 102 to pass and I got 128 correct).

The tips for this study system truly work! I wasn't able to eat my snack (despite calling ahead and them saying I would be able to), so the juice break was clutch to give me a mental boost towards the end! Thank you TDC for helping me pass this test on my first try - I am SO relieved, and other than passing, it was a great review of clinical material!

This program is amazing! Not only did it help me prepare for the exam, but it made me a a better social worker! I was so scared about this exam as I am historically a poor test taker, but TDC breaks it down and helps teach you how to think about / read each question. I cannot recommend it enough!

I passed on the first try! TDC 's mock exams were similar to what was on the test. I felt prepared and confident to take the test by my test date. Am recommending TDC to everyone that needs quality test prep for the LCSW exam!

This program really helped me prepare for the test! I wish I had done it before I took the test the first time because I definitely would have been more prepared. I am more of an auditory, hands-on learner so this program was really great for me because of the lectures, worksheets and quizzes. I HIGHLY recommend this program for anyone who is gearing up to take this test!!!! It is well worth the investment to go into the testing room feeling confident and ready!!!

At first I felt like the materials did not adequately prepare me for the mock tests, but then I realized the tests were another important part of the studying. The questions that I wasn't prepared for, helped me to learn how to answer questions on the real test that I didn't initially know. Understanding the material was important, but it was also necessary to get comfortable with the type of the questions they asked. The entire program helped to prepare me and I'm grateful for TDC!

So thankful for the TDC LCSW test prep. I passed on the first try after completing the program!! I was so nervous and I felt confident enough to enter and pass the exam! Would recommend this to anyone! I don’t recommend the study books because they don’t help with the test strategy where this program was super helpful!!

TDC is excellent! I really appreciated the detailed explanations by the coaches! I highly recommended it! Johanna, LCWS!

TDC really set me up for success in passing the exam on my first try. As a new mother to twins, it was extraordinarily helpful to have audio lessons to listen to when my hands weren't free. I not only passed the test but feel better prepared and more in sync with my social work values and principals for having taken this course. Thank you!