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.

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Course Reviews

I have always had test anxiety; I know the information but once it is time to sit for the test it seems to all disappear. I thought that I had prepared well the first time I sat for the exam and missed it by 4 questions. I am so thankful that I found TDC! It helped me to organize my studying and be more confident in my test taking skills. It was so nice being able to simulate the exam by actually doing it on the computer like the real test. All of the tips and information were helpful and I found myself remembering it and hearing Amanda's voice during the test. Everyone has been so helpful and genuinely seems to care how we do! Also the response time for me was always less than the 2 day requirement. While I was studying I noticed myself using the discussed/learned material in the field and I am so happy to say that 2 weeks after my exam I still remember it and find myself using it. THANK YOU TDC for helping me to become a better version of myself!

I used TDC to study and I passed my LMSW/ LCSW exam on the first take! I am thankful that you offer the program to veteran's free of charge and I owe my passing to the TDC program. Thanks again.

Thank you such for helping me prepare, organize the topics and give me a structured timeline! I passed on the 1st attempt with going through your materials 2x before testing. I needed 103 correct answers to pass and I was able to answer 116 correct. I am so happy and relieved right now...thank you again!!

I enrolled in TDC in preparation for my second LCSW exam. The first exam, I was confident in my knowledge but not confident regarding the actual exam. I failed it. At that point all confidence evaporated quickly! I wallowed. Top rated study materials I had began to just look like words on paper. I knew I had to do a paradigm shift regarding the exam but I did not know where or how. First, I had to realize that I really didn't know as much (about the profession) as I believed I did. But second, I needed to realize I knew a heck of a lot and it wouldn't take too long to be back on track. Lastly, the exam is a world of its own. TDC trusted I had the knowledge, so they prepared me for the exam- ie, types of questions, language format used, scenarios and more. For me, it all boiled down to the most right answer. TDC separated the topics and offered different ways to learn and test to the materials. The audio lessons were great too. Whenever I felt I missed a part in the lesson I would immediately rewind and re-listen. I had a 4 hour drive to the exam and the audio aspect was great for that. I will say I was skeptical when I first enrolled but I also felt I was at the end of the (professional) rope. I live in a small community and the only study partners I could find were people who had already passed the exam. So they would give me a few minutes of their attention but often they would get distracted, say things like "you can do it!", or just smile and wander off.. :). I feel confident in saying this course helped me a great deal. Best to all prospective LCSW exam takers!

I used the program and I felt like Amanda was right there with me in the test. Thanks so much.

I'm so happy. I passed my LCSW exam today. I don't think I could have done it without this program. Thank you so much for your help. It was worth every penny and more. :-)

Awesome program.

This program was tremendously helpful for me to pass my LCSW test the first time! The structure and materials made learning the information attainable and less intimidating. Amanda and Bethany’s expertise were extremely helpful for retaining and relating the material to my own clinical experience. Their guidance was empowering and assuring that I already knew the information which decreased my anxiety immensely. I also greatly appreciate their support for military members and veterans as I am an Air Force Veteran. It cannot recommend this program enough!! Thank you so much, TDC!

- Mao Beckett

I passed the LCSW Exam today! TDC is an absolutely amazing program, especially for kinesthetic learners, like myself. I went into the test feeling confident and well prepared. TDC is the only program I've used, as attempts to use others left me overwhelmed and confused. I was so equipped, that I completed the 4-hour exam in 2 hours and 56 mins! This was my 2nd attempt. The first attempt was unsuccessful due to debilitating anxiety. I took Amanda into the test with me and I'm so glad I did. Thanks TDC for developing an outstanding program and being true to your word of sticking with us until we pass and honoring veterans by making the program available at no cost. I highly recommend TDC!

I used Dawn Apgar and pocket prep first time and was shy by 4 points. Second time maybe I was a little overconfident and actually my score decreased 8 more points. On the third try, which I used TDC I increased my score by 20 points and passed the exam.

I thank God for me passing. TDC was instrumental at me realizing my goal. Thank you for such a comprehensive program

I used TDC for my CA Law & Ethics Exam and passed the first time. I knew I would come back to TDC for my LCSW Exam. This material is so intuitive and quite honestly empowering! The LCSW Exam can feel so intimidating, but after listening to all the lectures and words of encouragement from Amanda and her team I walked into the exam with my head held high. I could hear Amanda telling me "Attack the Exam." Thank you so much for developing this material, you have helped more social workers than you may know! - Kelly

I moved to CA from NYC in August 2019 to eventually assume responsibility for my grandmother's 25+ year Pasadena private psychotherapy practice. Unfortunately, she passed away unexpectedly on 12/1/19. I had already completed my supervision hours in NY, passed my CA Law & Ethics Exam and registered for my ACSW status. However, I was not prepared for the LCSW exam. I paid for another, very expensive, study program but it overwhelmed me. A new clinician at my private practice suggested the Therapist Development Center's program. I COULD NOT HAVE PASSED AT THIS POINT AND TIME WITHOUT YOU!!! The combination between audio, advice, text, quizzes, and full-length exams jump-started my studying and enabled me to focus and prepare. I studied for 2 weeks and passed! I graduated from school in 2011!! THANK YOU!

I PASSED. I truly don’t think I could have passed without this study system. This program really helps you prepare not only for the content but how to take the exam and look at the questions
Thank you TDC for helping me pass!

I am thankful that I had the opportunity to use this program to assist me in passing my Licensed Clinical Social Work exam. I enjoyed the different topics that was covered and the mock exams that helped to prepare me for the real exam. I believe if a person follows the curriculum he/she will also be successful in passing the exam.

Thank you TDC for this amazing study program. I have used other applications, taken in person classes, and have other study materials that I bought online but this program was the best one! Very structured and covers a lot of material. I was so nervous in taking the exam however, your study program help me pass. I will be recommending this study program to every social worker I know!

This is a important and rather expensive exam, and I felt it was important to go in with a one and done mentality. TDC helped me immensely. I felt the material covered was comprehensive and well balanced. I felt confident going into the test, and during the exam never felt like any one question was out of left field. I used the "Ask a Coach" tool several times, and always received quick and insightful responses. That was so incredibly helpful to me when I needed a little more explanation on something I was stuck on. I feel the program has made me a better Social Worker overall and I am so excited to add LICSW to my credentials!

"I would have never passed this test if it was not for the TDC program. I was dumbfounded to realize that despite having gone to one of the best social schools in the country, I was completely ill-prepared to take the ASWB LCSW exam. When I first looked at what was available, I appreciated how the program was divided in "segments/topics" which made it much easier to learn and digest. Being a kinesthetic learner, I appreciated being able to walk in nature and listen to the recorded lectures over and over again, which is truly the best way for me to learn. I also recorded myself the quick studies so I could listen to that as well. I deeply appreciated the quizzes, short and long mock exams, especially the long ones. I usually cannot sit for that amount of time and practicing these long exams gave me a point of reference when the real exam time came. A week prior to the exam, I got really scared that I was not going to pass the test and Heidi, as a great coach would do, stayed calm and told me what to do."
I can truly testify of the quality of this program for two reasons. I was the director of training and development for a corporation for six years and also had a business coaching. I know both worlds and I truly can say that this program teaches to the test. Taking the test was the most challenging thing I had to do and after finishing and reading the word "pass" I was in disbelief. I emailed Heidi to let her know that I had passed and she told me that she had been thinking about me all day and that truly touched my heart.
I don't know of anything else I could have done to pass this test and I am truly grateful to TDC for this program. I cannot recommend it enough if you want to pass the test."

TDC was amazing!!! I felt so confident going into the exam, the audio was SO helpful and the way the content was outlined was perfect for my style of learning

Thank you TDC for helping me pass the LCSW exam. The audios were beyond helpful in terms of me being able to listen to them in my car and while cooking dinner. I found the practice tests and quizzes very useful. By utilizing them to constantly practice, I was able to learn how the test wants you to think and answer the questions. This was my second attempt in taking this exam and with this program my score was raised by 15 points. Thank you TDC!