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 recommend this program 100%, not only prepares you well, helps with clinical skills, and it feels like the creator, Amanda, really is passionate about SW and the Social Work values. I loved the genuine interest in contributing to guide and support the values of the profession.

The Therapist Development Center is an outstanding comprehensive study solution for students and professionals who are preparing for the ASWB Clinical exam. They provided a thorough, consolidated review of topics associated with the four content areas of the exam. The mini-quizzes, two-half and two-full mock tests provided invaluable opportunity to practice and learn both rationales and critical thinking. They offered high standard methods of teaching in a supportive environment with stand-by coaches and peer support. I would recommend this program to anyone, new graduates as well as seasoned professionals who are now pursuing licensure. The program builds confidence as you master the material one step at a time.

I believe the TDC course is great! I love how you all spoke to us in teaching I found that most helpful. I would have liked a video of how to break down the test in regards to the FIRST, BEST, NEXT questions. Overall, I am glad i purchased this program!

I attempted the LCSW twice in 2013 and failed both times! Not only did I fail, but I lost all my hours as well as my credentials.

6yrs later, I decided to go for it again and I purchased this system after researching it online! It was the only thing I used to study and I passed on this 3rd time! TDC does exactly what it promises as long as you commit to following the program as they suggest! I assure you, it’s the only study system you need!


Very well organized and step wise strength building test taking skills

I was working 5 days a week, commuting 2 hours a day, preparing for upcoming surgery and a job change; I had limited time to study. I started listening to the lectures during my commute, on weekends while doing errands, and when I'd wake up at 2am. I read the quick studies and did the mock exams, but basically just kept listening to the lectures until everything sunk in. A few days before my exam I had a question, and even on the weekend, Heidi replied within an hour or so. I passed on my first try with 127 (needed 103). Thank you TDC!

I passed the clinical exam this morning on my first try. This program prepared me well. I listened to the final pep talk right before entering the testing center and applied all of Amanda's recommendations/techniques. It is impossible to take any food/cough drops into the testing center without proper accommodation. I did take a break at question 85 to use the bathroom and drink a small cup of water provided by the testing center. Thank you Amanda and TDC staff. I am now a LCSW!!

I became an LCSW today on the first attempt and am happy to say I felt well prepared. This study program made me go in with confidence and with a strong understanding of the material needed to pass. I highly recommend TDC!

I love the structure of the program! It allowed for me to stay focus on the most common topics! Having access to Heidi/coaches is an amazing tool to have! She was so responsive to my questions and provided clarification within a day or so! I must admit I did not have a Facebook before starting my studying (for the third time), I did create a Facebook just for the support group. Although I did not post much or ask much, it did help me reading and validating that others were feeling the same way I was! also did enjoy that Heidi responded to questions and provided clarifications on the FB group. My favorite part of the program is that "They are with you until you pass", I couldn't imagine paying the program fee every time I test PLUS studying material every time (way to much $$$$$). I once requested an extension with another program and they denied the extension. Best of Luck everyone preparing for the test! Trust the process.

Thank you so much for the support and help. I passed my Clinical exam the first time I took it. I wouldn't have been able to do pass it on the first time without the help of TDC.
I highly recommend this program to everyone!

I PASSED all thanks to this program!! I had taken the exam a few times and would be within one, two, or three points from passing. After hearing about this program from a coworker I gave it shot. The program is laid out in steps and provides you step by step modules to study which I found super benefical. Previously I used exam study books and would be overwhelmed with what to study. This program gives you the exact information you need to pass the exam. Also the audio lectures are super helpful. This program also increased my confidence and I felt fully prepared when going into the exam. I ended up passing the exam with 112 questions and only needed 103 to pass. THANK YOU TDC!!

I felt the exam was really hard, there is no way I could have done it without TDC. 

Before my toddler, I was really good at compiling, parsing and studying for tests (I passed my LMSW on the first try with no program!). However, after being in the field for several years and now with a busy family life to boot, I knew I needed A LOT of support and a reliable source to prepare for the clinical exam - mostly because the exam relies so heavily on reasoning and HOW to take the test rather than recall. This was an incredible study system in every way: professional, friendly and incredibly helpful coaches; thorough and well organized material and easy to use wether doing it all online or printing out the material and carrying it around! Above all - they really understand how the test wants you to think: the practice questions/exams are a very accurate representation of what I encountered on the clinical exam. Thank you TDC!

This program truly helped with strategies! I felt that quite a bit of content on the exam was not part of the study material, but having TDC strategies helped me tremendously to pass! I needed 102 correct questions and I got 121 correct. Thank you TDC!!!

The TDC program really helped to get me organized and feel confident going into the exam. There were far more reasoning questions for the LCSW than the LMSW I took 2 years ago, and the mock exam accurately helped me to prepare for that. This is the second time I've used the program. First for my LMSW in which I passed the first time with a score of 127 out of 96 needed. This time for my LCSW I passed the first time with 129 out of 102 needed. I would definitely recommend this program to others!

I failed the ASWB clinical exam twice before purchasing the TDC program. I’ve now recommended this program to anyone who will listen to me! My score for my third was above and beyond what I needed to pass and they helped give me strategies to tackle this test that I didn’t find anywhere else. I’m very grateful I took the time and spent the money. The program can be used one consuming, but it is well worth it.

Thank you TDC for an amazing program. As a full time employee, mommy and wife your program structure worked perfectly for me. I felt prepared and confident going into the exam. Best of all, I conquer the ASWB exam.

I passed! This was my 2nd time taking the LCSW exam. The first time I used TDC and missed it by 5 points. I retook the TDC program but focused a little more on slowing down reading the questions carefully and considering the steps I would take if I were doing whatever session the scenario described and it worked. Don’t get discouraged. I went a year before I retook the exam and seeing that pass was so emotional for me. I definitely would not have been able to pass without the TDC program and listening to those audios while in traffic.

I was previously licensed in another state and was grandfathered in for the LISW license and did not need to take the exam. I was only required to do the supervised hours. I chose to be a stay at home mom for a few years and placed my license on inactive status. After moving to another state I attempted to reactivate and reciprocate my license to learn that I would need to take the exam. I successfully put off taking the exam for 15 years due to testing anxiety and being able to find employment without my license. TDC gave me the confidence to take the exam and I passed on my first try! On my test day I told myself to attack the test and followed the break and snack suggestion at the 85 question mark. I felt really confident going into the exam and reminded myself to "attack the test". I also employed the circle of confidence strategy that I learned through my hypnosis training/certification. This technique helped when my nerves kicked in during the test and I started second guessing my answers. I also used the "aha" tip and actually after checking a few marked questions chose to trust my gut and didn't look at any other marked questions and submitted my answers. I would highly recommend this program!! Thanks so much!

TDC fully prepared me to pass this exam! Thank you for this wonderful resource!