LCSW Exam Prep: ASWB Clinical Level Exam
Price: $295.00

National LCSW Exam Study Program

Our 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 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.

Do you still have questions? Connect with a Coach
Average: 5 (3731 votes)

Course Reviews

First time I took the exam and used another study system I failed by 9 points. A close friend suggested TDC and I couldn’t be more grateful. The thing I loved most about TDC is how the material can be used for any and every type of learning style. Still can’t even explain how happy I was (and still am) to have seen that PASS on my screen!! I would highly recommend this program to anyone who is planning on taking the LCSW exam. It not only helped me lock in the content, but build my confidence along the way. Thank you again TDC, honestly couldn’t have done it without you!!!

My process of earning my LCSW has been challenging. After four years of advocating for clinical supervision at different employers. After 3200 hours in January 2019 and much frustration, I submitted my hours. The added frustration started a year ago when my wife and I made plans to move closer to her parents and buy a house in Oregon, so I started studying a year ago. back to January 2019, I bought the TDC program and started moving my studying into overdrive. It took 8-weeks to hear back from the board and then another 2 weeks for approval to test. I quickly scheduled my test with the was able to pass! This process created lots of anxiety, so I took TDC advise to drink a lot of water and exercising. On test day, I ate a big breakfast and listen to lots of audio lectures from TDC (especially the code of ethics) up until I went into the test. Once I started the test, I felt okay (probably because of the the mock test and Pocket prep test). Then pushed the button for my test results feeling super nervous and the results came back "Passed" I was so excited and happy. Thanks TDC.

The TDC study system was amazing. I felt prepared and the rationales were so helpful. The material did not overwhelm me, and I felt confident on the day of the test. If I did not know an answer I was able to rule out half the answers to a question which made it easy to choose between the two remaining answers.
I highly recommend the TDC study system. I never thought I would pass the LCSW on the first try!
I'm elated!
Thanks Amanda and the TDC Team!

I am over the top thrilled to announce that I PASSED the exam immediately after participating in the TDC program. I thoroughly enjoyed engaging in this study program-yes it was FUN!! I felt extremely confident and prepared!!! Did I mention I PASSED!!! Amanda and her partner were so organized and simplified the entire study process!!!!

Therapist Development Center gave me the tools I needed to pass my LCSW exam on the first try. The rationales behind the question answers were extremely helpful in teaching me to understand what answers the test is looking for. The course strips away your style of thinking and rebuilds it in a way that prepares you for the exam. I am so grateful for TDC and would recommend that anyone sitting for an exam utilize their services!

I just passed the ASWB exam today on the first try. I must say this program is well organized and allows for us to focus on what is needed to pass. It is helpful in learning to process questions! I would recommended. I also used it for my Law and Ethics exam 2 years ago.

I would like to thank TDC for all of your guidance with passing the LCSW preparation exam! I have taken the LCSW exam twice before with little success using other test preparation materials. This time around I LITERALLY used all of your suggestions - studying rationales, quick studies throughout exam preparation. The MOST helpful thing was using the LCSW prep coach Heidi via email with specific items I struggled with. I highly recommend this course to anyone preparing to take the LCSW exam!!!

I would first like to thank you for putting this program together and utilizing audio lectures to make the process of studying (for hours) bearable. I personally have a difficult time studying for hours but not with this program and the audio lectures. It brought back the memories of being in class lectures which I personally loved. Going over the exam questions and having an explanation provided for each answer was extremely helpful during the actual exam because I was able to think about each questions and ask myself, "How would they like me to answer this?" There was several times that I even asked myself, "How would Amanda answer this?" which reassured me that I can do this! And I did it! Practicing actual exam questions is crucial to passing this exam which is exactly what this program offered. In addition to having all of the study content organized, the practice exams and each explanation provided was very helpful. In addition to utilizing this program, I did purchase the ASWB practice exam 3 days before my actual exam, just to prepare myself using the actual modality used during the LCSW exam which was also helpful.
If it wasn't for this program there was no way I would have spend as many hours as I did studying.
I will continue to praise your program and again from the bottom of my heart, I thank all of the individuals who made this program possible and available to us. I was looking forward to writing this knowing that I would pass my exam. Thank you for the confidence that you instilled throughout the program which is also very important.
Thank you and with best regards,
Aleksandra Smrha, LCSW !

I felt like TDC prepared me well for the exam. I feel like it helped me build the confidence that I needed in order to pass. I studied for my LMSW on my own without a study program and didn't feel nearly as prepared as I felt with the LCSW after using TDC.

I felt so lost when I first started studying - I had no idea where to start and was overwhelmed. I heard some really good things about TDC so I decided to try it out. TDC broke everything down for me via amazing lectures, practice exams, study material and so so many helpful tips and tricks. I went into the test feeling well prepared and passed on the first try! I highly recommend this program for everyone, it is worth the money!

I've never been a strong test taker all throughout academia, and having this exam looming over my head after receiving my master's has been nothing short of an anxiety driven machine, building momentum in my head. This program undeniably helped in catering to my both my learning style and lifestyle; I am a commuter and spend a lot of time sitting in traffic, and I am an audio learner. The material, website, and staff are friendly and easy to use. Without a doubt, I would recommend this program to anyone pursing their license. I passed on my first attempt and am forever grateful to have stumbled upon this gem of a program.

It took me a long time to get around to studying for and taking my LCSW exam, related to various professional (not technically needed in my job as an Assertive Community Treatment Team Clinician) and personal issues (life, parenting). I had put off studying for it for years because I have been out of school for 25 years and the idea of doing seemed daunting given a full time, very demanding job in the field and life in general. My friend, who was in a similar situation, used TDC and passed the exam. She recommended the program to my husband, another friend and I. All three of us ended up using TDC, two of us have passed and one is just starting her studying process. The TDC system structured the information I needed to learn in a way that I could not have done as well on my own. The program was rigorous, challenging, comprehensive and more than adequately prepared me for a difficult exam. The LCSW exam did not seem intuitive at all to me. You really do have to learn how to answer the questions. Having a good understanding of the Knowledge Areas was helpful in picking correct answers or ruling out wrong answers on nearly all the questions. It also gives you a stronger sense of confidence going into the test than you would have had otherwise. Thank you TDC. SO glad that is over. Good luck everyone.

Using Therapist Development Center, I passed my ASWB Clinical exam on the first try. The structure made studying less overwhelming, and being able to listen to the audio lectures during my work commutes was my favorite part. My coach Heidi was incredibly responsive and enormously helpful. Thank you!!!!

Thank you TDC for having such a wonderful program. The lectures and 50 topics helped me feel prepared for the LCSW exam. I passed on the first try! I was initially anxious when I started the exam, but I anxiety was reduced as I answered questions. I highly recommend your program!!! The coaches are wonderful and will respond to questions promptly. I cannot thank you all enough.

The TDC was heaven sent for me! I encountered numerous horror stories about how difficult this exam was from colleagues. It had me nervous to take it, fearing that I too, would fail due to thinking that every answer choice was correct. I started using the ASWB study guide, and that was not helpful for me at all. The TDC provided more of an interactive training experience, which was very helpful for me. I advise anyone that is preparing for this exam to complete the entire TDC program and listen to the prep talk. Amanda was awesome, and I honestly heard her voice throughout the entire exam. Attacking the exam, and not allowing the exam to attack me was my motivation!

I utilized Therapist Development Center as suggested with the provided schedule over the course of around 8-9 weeks. I went through the program twice, and really feel that taking the time to start the entire program from scratch the second time helped engrave the information in my mind! I am so happy that I was able to pass the LCSW exam (NC) on my first attempt! Such a relief to have this done. I will recommend this program to my friends who are about to prepare to take the exam as well.

Excellent study program. I learned so much during my studying process. The way that it is organized helps you remember the information. My favorite part about this program is the fact that there is a coach available for you and their response time is super fast. They are patient with you and you can tell they really want to help you pass. I passed!!

Yes I like to say that I followed it to the "T". i realized how much I was misinformed before with a different program. I am just so thankful to Heidi for her coaching and continuous and prompt support. I strongly feel that this program is a SMART program, is easy, stress free and organized, well design to pass the ASWB exam.
Thank you so much!!! Mil Gracias !!

So grateful for this program. I felt supported by the LCSW coach and the many ways that the program reinforces the learning materiel. I highly recommend the TDC program!

TDC did such a great job of preparing me for the ASWB Clinical exam! I went into the exam so confident. It honestly was such a breeze only because of the amazing materials provided by TDC. I would 100% recommend using this course.