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

THANK YOU TDC!!! I passed the clinical exam on Friday, and am so proud to be able to call myself an LCSW. This was the only study material that I used, in addition to an ASWB practice exam that I purchased. Not gonna lie- I thought that I was gonna have a panic attack at the beginning of the exam just because the first few questions were out of left field, but I heard your voice Amanda and quickly got control of myself! I will tell anyone to use your program!! Thank you so much Amanda and Heidi!

I had a hard time retaining information and studied for weeks. I found the program to be extremely beneficial.

I have PASSED!!!! I have previously taken the exam 2 other times and would fail by 2-3 questions. It was heartbreaking. I never could figure out what exactly I needed to study or how to organize my study material; it felt like everyone was telling me something different. With TDC, they helped me greatly with overcoming my anxiety and had already organized/focused the material. They provided both written and auditory material and rationalizations as well as several much needed practice quizzes and mock exams. I feel lucky that I was able to find such a great program! I really enjoyed the layout and understanding of this program and I am feeling sad that I have to give it up. Thank you TDC!

Therapist development center really made me feel like I had a plan, and could structure my study. I passed on the first try, and felt totally prepared. Thank you TDC!

Passed my LCSW exam first try!!! TDC is heavensent! Thank you Amanda and all of the other TDC angels. Couldn’t have done it without you! I went it knowing that I was going to passed. There is no other program that can better prepare you. Thank you a MILLION times!!!


I am so grateful to TDC for creating such an excellent program that truly covers everything that is on the LCSW exam. I love the Facebook community too! What an amazing group of people that connect on a common goal in passing their exams and truly encouraging one another! I am so happy that I trusted the process and put in the work. I passed the CA LCSW on my first try! Thank you!

This study program was an amazing tool that helped me strategize and focus. Lesson learned, you MUST go through the entire program. This second time of round, I did just that and I confidently took the test, well prepared and passed!

I am thankful for these materials. It gave me direction, planning, content and encouragement along the way. I found using all components of the curriculum to be useful. Yesterday, 10/31/18 as I entered the testing room, I envisioned Amanda sitting there waiting for me. I talked through the questions and focused on, FIRST, BEST, SHOULD, NEXT. This was particularly helpful. I read the questions "out loud" and tried to be present in that specific question environment. I also called ASWB today to lobby for them changing the rules regarding eating a snack! For our test, it is forbidden, and if you choose to get a drink of water or use the restroom, the clock continues to tick. So I chose not to take a break and utilized the entire 4 hours to do my very best. I can't wait to write LCSW after my name. I mailed by license request to the Board of Behavioral Science "priority mail" today! MUCH APPRECIATION!!! 5 STARS for sure!

I decided to use TDC to prepare for my test after hearing good things about it from many different friends and colleagues. TDC did a great job in preparing me to take the test without overwhelming me with too much information. They broke down the study material into manageable sections and helped me to think critically instead of just memorizing material. I fully recommend TDC to anyone looking to prepare for their exam.

The course materials designed by Therapist Development Center is extensive and intense, simultaneously. It prepares you very well for all that probably could be there. I would highly recommend it to all aspirants for LCSW
Swati Bajpai

TDC definitely played a huge role in my ability to pass the LCSW exam on the first try. The audio lectures and Quick Studies were exactly what I needed. I went thru the program three times and picked up new information each time. I often played the lectures on my computer at work while doing paperwork and it was very helpful! Thank you so much for such a wonderful program! I will definitely recommend to my friends who are just beginning to study.

I love your TDC LCSW program. I have been out of Social
Work school for 15 years and before completing your program I didn’t know where to start and how to organize my studying. TDC definitely helped me prepare and pass the test. I would highly recommend this program.

Thank you so much TDC for being so supportive and breaking things down in simpler terms. I appreciate all the assistance I received and the determination that you guys had as well to help me pass. Thank you!

I have test anxiety. I walked into this test confident. This study guide built up my stamina for 4 hour test. I liked how the study guide started with 50 questions, built up to 80, then 170. I loved the audio rationales. The information is direct, gives great guidelines to follow and easy to absorb. This guide is well organized and comprehensive. I felt the guide was a little more rigorous with complex questions, which made me feel well prepared. I was recommended this guide by two colleagues (LCSW and MFT) who shared they passed the first time. Today I first try! I was given 2 extentions when I had to postpone my test date. My questions were replied to quickly. I will definitely recommend to colleagues. Thank you Amanda, Bethany, Heidi and the Therapist Development Team!

The therapist development center study is an excellent program. I do not think I would have passed the exam without this program. It gave me the mindset on how to answer the questions. The mock exams in this program was similar to the real exam. Thanks again for providing me with a program that works!!!

TDC was the perfect study program for me. The mix of audio lectures, study material and practice tests worked great. They understand the way to approach the test by figuring out how to answer the "what would you do first or next" questions.

TDC is a great program that gave me a schedule which provided less anxiety about developing a routine to study. It well equipped me to answer the FIRST, BEST, and NEXT questions. The rationales helped me change my mind state to figure out why I got my answers wrong. The biggest help was the audio. Thanks you are the best. I'm officially an LCSW.

Just want to say thank you for creating a program that targets key points and topics without overwhelming the reader.The lectures were my favorites!

This study system is all you need! I strongly considered buying the ASWB practice test but didn't even need it. It focuses on everything you need and nothing you don't. Don't waste time trying to hodge podge a study plan using multiple systems. I was able to adapt their study plan to my busy schedule and passed on my first attempt. TCD is fast, efficient and has proven results!