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 passed first time! TDC was such a great refresher given I took my LMSW 15 years ago right after Grad School. I learned a few things as well! The training structure and handouts and most especially the audio was so very helpful and right on target. It was well worth the money and I would recommend it to anyone especially those of us with so much time in between licensing. Thank you TDC for helping me pass this the first time!!!

Great program!! Helped me go into my exam with trust in all that I had studied! Thank you TDC :)

I took the exam actually three times and wanted to give up. I purchased other study materials, and failed the exam. I purchased an in-person weekend course in Atlanta, then failed the exam. I committed to FaceBook study groups and was given tons of materials from colleagues, and still did not pass the exam. But when I purchased TDC after a recommendation from another colleague, it changed my life. From the moment Amanda and Bethany began to speak, I felt this would be different. I realized quickly so many ways I'd gone wrong in the past. I studied for eight weeks and followed everything Amanda and Bethany told me to do. I PASSED! Thank you for making the course so easy to follow and for all of your guidance and support. I literally felt like you two were there with me while I was testing. I completely recommend TDC 100% !!
Leslie Duncan, LCSW

My life is hectic like everybody else. I struggle to balance work and home and studying. I have test anxiety and it was taking over. Once I reviewed this program a few times, things clicked and it made it much easier to retain subject matter. The mocks were a great help as they mimic the exam that I took and I was able to handle next/most/best questions a little better with Heidi's voice in my head!! I did not use any tutorials on you tube as they were confusing to me. In addition, I ordered the NASW-PA Social work Licensure Prep Manual for LSW and LCSW. I reviewed it briefly 2x and failed miserably in the mock exam in the back of the book the night before my exam. I decided to put it away and the next morning I reviewed the mocks that I took through TDC. I went into the exam feeling confident and had time to review all answers 2x before submitting my results. Thank you to TDC for giving me this opportunity to pass my exam on the first try!!

I would recommend TDC to anyone. After failing the exam back in November, I felt defeated. This time around, I felt much more prepared and confident going into the test. I feel that the program did a great job summarizing the topics presented on the exam and also gave me good strategies on how to answer questions.

TDC is an amazing comprehensive program. I am super happy for have purchased it. I passed at the first time I took the exam. When I compare what I knew about social work, therapy, interventions and everything else for the profession, I feel so much more prepared as a professional. TDC team is awesome. Heidi answered all my questions extensively and quick. My suggestion is that you follow every step of the program, listen to what Amanda and Bethany say and repeat the steps. TDC helped me to accomplish my goal of becoming a LCSW and made me a much better therapist. I love you guys. Thanks Amanda, Heidi and the entire TDC team.

I was close to not passing (I got 107 correct out of 170...and almost didn't get to all of the questions in the allotted time), but I actually DID pass! Thanks for all of your guidance. Standardized testing has always been hard for me (extra hard sitting in one place for 4 hours - I wish they would allot break times). The entire situation brings up lots of anxiety for me, but your practice exams were exactly like the actual exam, and the audio files really gave lots of strategic guidance and comfort. Merci beaucoup!

I tried one other study program and it was not for me. Several colleagues were raving about TDC so I decided to try it. I immediately could tell the difference and realized that listening to the lectures and reading the quick studies really helped solidify the key concepts. The ethics lecture was also really helpful and having the final pep talk was ESSENTIAL. You all broke it down perfectly and I could hear Amanda saying something like pay attention to the stem, what is it asking for? Address what the client is saying and pretend you they are sitting across from you. Would you say this or that first? When you get to a first or next question break it down into logical steps. THANK YOU passed on my first attempt with 1 hour and 20 minutes left and scored an 85%!!! I highly recommend TDC!!!

I would like to thank TDC for its pre-licensing programs. I used TDC to prepare for my CA Law and Ethics and LCSW exams. I passed both exams on my first attempts. I credit the vast majority (meaning 95%) of my success to TDC's educational format and lectures. Thank you so much TDC staff for helping me attain these milestones that are and will be integral to my professional growth and longevity.

I felt very confident during the exam. TDC adequately covered the material that was in the exam. There were a few terms in the exam and some specific interventions that I had never heard of, but for the most part all topics were covered in TDC. Thank you so much!

I took my LCSW today and passed on my first attempt. I definitely “took” Amanda with me to the exam and there were a few times I thought. “What would Amanda do/say?” I followed the advice from the pep talk and ate a good breakfast an hour before the exam. I was not able to access my locker so I unfortunately was not able to eat anything during my break but I did find that taking a break in general was very beneficial as it allowed me to refocus. I would highly recommend this program, stop wasting your time on programs that don’t work! I also reached out to a coach and got a response from Heidi in less than 24 hours. She gave me pointers and advice that I was able to follow during the mock exams and the actual exam. I won’t lie, this exam was HARD but thanks to TDC I felt prepared.

The program really helped me to improve my score

I have told several people and will continue to recommend TDC to anyone trying to pass their clinical exam. The way this program is designed, helped ease so much of my anxiety and I went into the exam feeling so confident in my knowledge. The amount of practice exams is what really made the difference for me. So grateful for this program- I passed on my first try!

I am so thankful for the TDC program. It has truly helped me stay on track during a major transitional period! The program is time oriented and flexible, so it really helped when things were hectic. The audio recordings, quick studies, quizes and mock exams were very helpful. Thank you for helping me pass on my first try!

Thank you TDC for helping me to pass the LCSW on my first attempt. I used other resources to study but I really attribute TDC to passing. I appreciate the audio lectures, quizzes, mock exams and quick studies and feel that the program really narrows down what is important to know for the exam and provides a comprehensive overview.

Wow. When I chose to start studying all I could think about was the overwhelming amount of content I needed to consume to pass this test. I feel like this program helped me chew and digest the information smoothly.
I appreciate the pep talks and reminders at the beginning and at the end of the course. I listened to all of it.
And, to be totally honest, I got some really bad news about my health 2 weeks before the exam (that’s after 3 months of studying; I went through the course 2 times) and I still took the exam. I just felt incredibly ready for the exam and I knew that I could take it and pass.
Thank you so much. I have plenty of MSW interns that will need your program when they are ready to test.
I am eternally grateful for your help.

Before learning about TDC, I used another well known program to study for the law and ethics portion of the lcsw exam. It was so monotone! I somehow managed to pass that exam anyhow. But I was nervous about even attempting to study for the lcsw clinical exam since I graduated 9.5 years ago and never did therapy! I’m a children’s social worker so all of the material felt overwhelming at first! I felt like without TDC I would have felt much more overwhelmed and less focused on what was really important! TDC helped me to review all the topics I needed to study and focus on only on certain sections at a time. As we know, breaking goals into smaller tasks helps reduce anxiety. I found myself listening to the audios again and again! It was so easy to drive and listen that it didn’t even feel like studying! And the community support and tips for studying in Facebook really helped too! Thank you TDC! I feel very fortunate to have found out about this program before failing while using another program!

Your program prepared me well for the exam. The practice tests were very helpful and were very indicative of the type of questions on the actual test. Thank you very much for a great program!!

AMAZING course! I failed my first LCSW exam after using a cheaper program. The price is worth it! I've already recommended this program to a few friends who are going to start studying for their exam.

I was very satisfied with the TDC program and felt that it was very comprehensive. It does a great job at preparing you for reasoning based questions and breaks down the material very well. The Top 50 topics lecture I found especially helpful as it helps you with a lot of the First/Next questions you will get on the exam. The audio lectures are very helpful as you can listen to them while driving. My goal was to pass the exam on the first try and I was able to do that and I believe using TDC was huge factor in that.