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 for the first time in 2011 and gave up. I tried again twice over the years and on one attempt missed by one point. Even though I purchased the program in 2011, I did not follow the instructions. Thankfully, I was allowed an extension and this time I followed Amanda’s guidelines exactly. I was confident and well-prepared this time and PASSED by 11 points! Thank you for never giving up on me!

TDC was God sent. Thank you so much!

TDC lived up to its hype! I felt extremely prepared going into the test and passed with flying colors! I’d recommend this program to anyone prepping for the LCSW exam! Thank you!

Great way to study. Kept me on track and focused plus reminding me to take care of myself. Heidi was great and I really appreciated having her availability!

Your program is awesome. I appreciate your staff taking the time to share their feedback/tips with me, even on weekends and afterhours!!! The mock exams really prepared me for the pace and length of the exam. I felt oriented to the exam format before I ever took it, based on your mock exams experience.
I passed the LCSW, on the first attempt! Whew. Thank you so very much for all of your excellent help!! You rock!

I passed this exam because of this course. It was important to me to pass on the first time so that I could move towards my career goals on a specific timeline and I was able to pass on the first try. My scores improved throughout the course and I felt confident walking in on test day since I had already sat for four mock exams. This helped because I was so nervous on test day (this was unexpected) and it allowed me to tolerate uncertainty and trust what I had learned. I also appreciate the approach of this course which is understanding what this test is actually assessing rather than trying to "trick" or manipulate it. I actually learned things that I am putting to practice in my current position as a therapist.

This program was exactly what I needed to pass the LCSW examination. I failed the first time using a study guide I purchased on Amazon. This program removes all of the unnecessary information and focuses on exactly what you need to know to pass the examination. I spent less time studying this time around and retained more information than the last time I studied and failed! The amount of useful information and knowledge I have gained as a result of going through this program has made me a more competent social worker and my patients are benefitting. This program goes beyond teaching recall. This program teaches critical thinking and reasoning skills which are ESSENTIAL for passing the LCSW examination. The examination is 80% reasoning skills. The cost of the program scared me at first, but as I worked through the program, I quickly realized that I would be able to pass the examination because of the teaching methodology. I also joined the closed FB group where I gathered so much valuable information and tips from fellow social workers. I have recommended this program to co-workers and will continue to recommend it. Good Luck everyone!!!!!

The study program for the LCSW exam was everything I was looking for and more. I had taken the test previously and failed it by 3 points. I had a hard time narrowing down what to study. TDC does a fantastic job of giving an outline of how to study and helps break down the topics so they are more manageable. The quizzes and mock exams were so helpful and relieved test anxiety. I feel this program not only helped me study, but it also strengthened my clinical skills. I went in to the test feeling confident and remembered the advice on how to answer the questions. I passed and surprised myself at how many questions I answered right! I will definitely recommend TDC to anyone preparing for the clinical exam!

Amanda thank you for creating this amazing program simple and to the point. I was encouraged by the many other people that had posted testimonials on the website. I came into the program feeling very confident that this will get me through the exam. I loved the audios which were my favorite of the study material in the program. I listened to the audio’s multiple times I stopped counting. This was on my drives from work every weekday I had something to keep me company in traffic. I love that the practice practice practice tests were available to take multiple times I think this is a plus.
Heidi thank you for being so encouraging and patient with me through my Challenging times. Thank you for the educational material and recommendations you made throughout my study and preparation. God bless you Amanda and Heidi and the rest of the TDC team not forgetting the tech people Behind the scenes.

I would never have known where to start if it weren't for TDC. I felt confident going into my exam and feel like a more competent social worker. Thank You!

While I have always been a strong test taker, it is hard to not be intimidated by this exam. With people whispering in your ear, "you know 75% of people fail on the first try," and "I'm on my 3rd (4th,5th) try," it is hard not to let that get to you. When I first started studying, I ordered a 2019 book and SLAM, it hit my table and my spirit like a brick. I remember by the end of my first day using it, I had filled out a pack of note cards and felt ten times more anxious than when I first sat down to study.

Then, several of my co-workers told me about the Therapist Developmental Center. They did not say things like, "I'ts good," or "it was helpful." In fact they said, "this program changed the way I study and look at this test," and "I passed on the first try using JUST this program." They were so pumped up about the TDC that I could not help but try it out. YES, it costs money, but my co-workers passed on the FIRST TRY. In the long hall, how much money are you actually saving by not having to take it over and over again? So, I bought it, put my ear phones in and started.

From the first module I started feeling my stress ease away. I know that sounds corny, but for someone who takes tests as serious as I do, I have never felt that feeling before. The study materials are thorough but also given in a way that is understandable. Amanda walks you through step by step every question, every rationale, every technique in such a rational way that, after a while, all of the material seemed easy. So easy, in fact, that by the third month I was concerned that there was no way I knew everything I needed to know. But I did. I took Amanda into the test with me, like she suggested and, right before I went in, I asked for both my Higher Power and, of course, Amanda, to be by my side.

In the four hour time allowed, I finished in TWO hours and with an 80% passing score. Now I am so close to full licensure I can taste it and I, truly, have TDC to thank for it. You have helped more people reach their dreams than you can ever imagine and I will forever be grateful for this program.

I went through the whole study guide then took the test and failed by one point. I think I was going through questions too quick without taking time to think through. Then went through study guide again and purchased asw practice test which helped as an addition to prepare the second time around and passed. This guide really did help prepare me to think a certain way for the test and I would highly recommend.

TDC really helped me with my exam. I felt the study materials and lectures were very informative. The more I studied the more I understood. The pep talk at the end was key too. I marked my questions and only changed them if I had the “a-ha” moment. I pictured Heidi in the room guiding me through. I was confident and well prepared. I passed with 121 and only needed 103.

The questions were very similar to how they are written on the practice and real exam. The questions also had a lot of the same focus in understanding and applying ethical knowledge to your practice.

I can’t believe I passed my ASWB exam! TDC helped me to be adequately prepared. The program also gave me great tips and coping skills for my test anxiety! Thank you so much for helping me achieve a huge career goal! I will defiantly recommend this program to anyone needing to pass their Law and Ethics and ASWB exam.

This course was so helpful! It really walked me through the entire studying process and made me feel confident about taking the test. The last "pep talk" really calmed me down while I was taking the exam which was helpful because I would become nervous after particular questions. I felt totally prepared and was incredibly relieved to pass after my first attempt.

I passed my clinical exam today!!!! TDC was spot on with the reasoning based questions and I was well prepared to tackle them on the exam. Some of the test questions were very close to the questions on the mock exams. I followed the program exactly right down to drinking juice and eating a banana right before I went into the testing center and took a break at question 85 to regroup. I'll be recommending TDC to everyone preparing to take the clinical exam. THANK YOU TDC!

TDC did an excellent job preparing me for the LCSW exam. The audio recordings, mock exams, quick studies and the pep talk helped set me up for success. I would recommend this program to anyone!

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

I would ABSOLUTELY recommend the TDC course to anyone preparing to take the LCSW exam. It was worth every penny. It prepared me for the types of scenario questions found on the LCSW exam. The TDC course was so helpful in showing me how to break down the questions and to prioritize the steps in the helping process to choose the best answer (or at least narrow down my choices). Many other prep courses/books do not even address this (how to break down the questions). I am SO happy that I used TDC to prepare for my exam. I passed on my first attempt in taking the test.