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.

Do you still have questions? Connect with a Coach
Average: 5 (3518 votes)

Course Reviews

I do not consider myself a good test taker and have spent most of my life avoiding standardized tests. The TDC program provides a clear and achievable path forward to passing the LCSW examination. I did the program as prescribed and passed on my first attempt. I highly recommend following the instructions and trusting the program.

This is a WONDERFUL PROGRAM! I studied off and on for 4 months. I am so grateful for this program!! All that I could think of was Amanda's advice. I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating this study material, it was TERRIFIC!! I passed the test today:D

TDC was a great way to help me feel prepared for the LCSW exam. The lectures were easy to follow and provided real-life scenarios to help reinforce the learning process. The variety of testing materials (audio lectures, written exams, computer exams) is beneficial for people who have several learning styles.

I will continue to highly recommend this program for future test takers. I purchased other materials, but now looking back at it, I would have been fine with just this program. Thank you for all of the support and quick responses to my questions submitted!

This program was so helpful, kept me on track with what i needed to study and helped me feel confident in my abilities. While taking the exam i could hear the lecturers giving tips and stating their reasoning for answers. Highly recommend!

Since using TDC program and comparing it to other study programs, TDC in my opinion is TOP OF THE LINE, PHENOMENAL. My confidence going in the second time to sit for the exam had me feeling that I would be successful. My anxiety left as soon as I answered the first 20 questions. Thank you TDC for providing graduate students with the best and most focused content to pass the exam while also reinforcing actual Social Work practice.

I have a 4 year old, a husband who is also a social worker, and a full tim job as a clinical Manager for an integrated behavioral health agency. I am also 8 months pregnant. Stress all sorts of ways plus test anxiety. Tdc allowed me to squeeze in and make the most of my study time. I began studying in mid December and took my test on 2/26. I needed 103 to pass and I got 122. I was shocked, my goal was just to get enough points to pass. I ended up learning things I can apply to my practice beyond the exam. I only took 2 days off of work the day before and the day of. Now I can go back to being a mom with my lcsw. Thank you!!!!!

I felt all the practice tests helped to get better understanding how to dissect the question. The strategy of visualizing a client coming to you for the problem absolutely helped. Then when it was confusing I used Amanda’s strategies. Yeah you could do that. But what’s the best one or first one for what they are asking. Thanks so much for your plan and tools. Loved it. Made me reflect on social work values .

Thank you TDC for helping me pass the LCSW exam on my first try! I felt this program was extremely helpful, organized, clear and concise. I also really appreciated the prompt responses from Heidi whenever I had a question.

I failed my clinical ASWB test (LICSW) by 8 points in November. I ordered the TDC program and re-tested on Februaury 21st, which I passed (needed 102, I got 106). I have a lot of test anxiety, and have struggled to manage my stress and anxiety around this exam. TDC was helpful for me, and increased my confidence. I am able to take in and retain more information in the audio form........and the practice tests and quizzes really helped me to recall what I needed to know. I liked the tips, quick study sheets, and the streamline of relevant information rather than an overabundance of information that would overwhelm me. I was disappointed that as a veteran, I was not aware in advance that the program was free for veterans and therefore paid the fee and was not able to get a full refund.

I went into the exam feeling confident and sure of myself... not a feeling I have ever experienced before when taking an exam. Thank you!

I used TDC for my Law and Ethics Exam and for the LCSW Clinical Exam. I passed each exam on the first try. This was remarkable because I prepared myself for the possibility of having to take the exams again if I did not pass. However, I kept telling myself and telling others that I planned on passing. That was another thing, I did not keep my exam date a secret. I told everyone the dates I would be taking the exam. This helped me deal with anxiety over and over and slowly the pain in my stomach reduced. TDC prepared me in ALL areas. My highest recommendation is to work on test anxiety and anxiety in general when preparing for this exam. The practice exams helped me to always work on my thoughts and my ability to remain present even when things felt extremely difficult. I also highly recommend a study partner because accountability with another person working toward the same goal is key. My study partner lived in the same state but too far away to meet in person and we meet weekly on the phone for 8 weeks. Thank you TDC. This was exactly the study material I needed. I did view briefly another study program and it was overwhelming. The only other material I used was occasionally google to understand a concept further and I took the ASWB practice exam. Thank you again. I highly recommend your program.

Thank you TDC, I passed the LCSW exam today! I couldn’t have done this without your test materials, mock exams and on-line support. I have been out of school for over 11 years and was so intimidated by this process. I kept finding excuses for not taking the exam, there was always family and work commitments that would get in my way. A family friend recommended TDC about a year ago and I purchased the program which helped me get organized and focus on the goal of taking the exam once and for all. I really got serious after the holidays and spent the last couple months following the program. I went through everything twice which I found incredibly helpful. The mock exams helped get in the test taking mind set and I appreciated the rationale following each exam. I highly recommended this program. Thank you!

Thank you Amanda and TDC staff for helping me pass my exam and feel very supported while studying. I felt prepared and confident while taking the exam, and I passed on my first attempt.

I used other study material for my prior test and did not pass. There was just too much information. With Therapist Developmental Center I found it to make a huge difference in my learning. The biggest asset was learning about test strategy and how to understand the question stems in order to understand the right answer. The program was very easy to use and it was structured in a way that helped me maintain focus and know what I needed to do. The audio lectures were awesome detailing not only study content but test strategy. The quizzes, Top 50 Topics, and study guides were immensely helpful. The mock exams solidified understanding what the test is about and how to tackle it. I went through the program about three times before I tested, I made flashcards out of the quizzes and study guides, and I made posters to really help me understand the material. This program really focused my studies and I passed after using TDC. Only supplement I really used was the ASWB practice exam. I also feel that I have increased my clinical understanding significantly after completing the program. Thank you so much TDC! So grateful to have completed this final step in my licensing journey!

The BEST program with ongoing support!!!!!

A detailed and well-paced program that gave me the confidence to sit the exam. All the materials were useful in the exam and the two 4-hour mock exams got me primed for the actual day.

Many thanks!

I PASSED! The TDC was very helpful! I studied as recommended and went through the materials twice.

I could not have passed without this program. It a very difficult test to prepare for but I felt TDC helped me prepare as much as I could. I passed on my first attempt. Thank you so much for all the help.

I passed today with 80% correct. I followed the study plan twice and asked questions via email along the way. I would like to especially thank Heidi for answering my questions in a timely manner. The actual questions are very similar to TDC’s material, and my only suggestion to future task takers is that adopting Amanda’s way of thinking and reasoning from the audio as much as you can. Then you are good to go!