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

Although I received my supervision right after obtaining my LMSW over 25 years ago - life circumstances had forced me to put off the LCSW - but it has always been my long term goal to become an LCSW. Given that I had not taken any type of test in over 25 years - I was very anxious about the entire process. I signed up back in Dec to test on 2/5. I did some light studying in Dec– but had always planned on “diving in” in Jan. Well, I got a lingering “flu-like” virus in Jan (1st 3 weeks) and almost postponed the test - but am so glad I didn't. I’m married, have 2 teenage daughters, run my own company, had a national speaking engagement in Jan and a trip to NY pre-planned for Jan. Signed up with TDC on 1/11 and made a firm goal in my head that I would commit to study and follow their system. The beauty of the TDC system is you fit studying into your life – with pre-planning (and commitment to execute) – you can really fit it around existing commitments. For example – I planned out exactly what audio I would listen to on my flights to NY, down time at the airport and this type of thing. The “chunking” of study topics makes it so “do-able”! Also, Amanda makes it almost enjoyable to study - I felt like not only was I studying - but I was becoming a better social worker for my training company as well! The TDC advice from start to finish of the entire process was "spot-on". I truly took Amanda/Heidi and TDC into the test with me - they helped me stay calm (when questions were difficult), keep my focus, not panic and to remember that I had it within me to do this. I truly attacked this test thanks to TDC. My lifelong dream of becoming an LCSW has come true. Thank you so much to TDC - I highly, highly recommend their system!

I have been putting off studying for my LCSW for several years as I didn't know where to start with studying. An acquaintance told me about TDC and highly recommended it to use to help me with breaking down the steps to successfully pass my exam. I paid for the program several months ago, but as a result of work and job changes I just couldn’t seem to be able to make studying a priority. Finally January 22, 1019, I registered for my test, which was this morning, 2/13/19. Over the past few weeks I followed the program to a “T”, listened to the audio recordings a few times, and focused on the quizes. I felt confident going into the exam and am so relieved it it over. Follow the program, you too can pass! Good Luck!

I started off studying with another program and realized it was very disorganized and overwhelming with information. I was more stressed trying to navigate through the website then studying for the exam. Once I heard about this program I checked it out and it was exactly what I was looking for. Although I lost money to the other program it was worth using this program. I was confident and well prepared to pass my exam! Thank you so much for taking your time to create a well organized and stress free program!

TDC is awesome! I passed my clinical exam on the first attempt without any issues! I found out I was pregnant right after purchasing the program, and they were very generous in working with me to extend my service since I was unable to study as anticipated due to morning sickness. I felt very prepared after taking the two full mock exams and I felt they were definitely an excellent representation of the actual exam. Thank you TDC!

This course changed my way of thinking about the test questions. It's so important to really look at each question. Thinking about what I would actually do as a therapist FIRST made a huge impact. There were also several subjects that I am far from an expert in so those sections really helped. There are a few areas where I have never practiced so I appreciate the expertise of the coaches. The mock exams were fantastic. Thank you!

Without this program, I know I would not have been able to adequately prepare for the exam. I am so relieved to have passed and so appreciative for this resource.

I highly recommend TDC for their critical thinking approach to the exam. The coaches were unbelievably speedy in their responses, that helped clarify rationales, and how to break down certain topics. The extension was fantastic, because life's schedule does not alway coordinate with the reality of exam taking. I didn't schedule the exam right away, and found out, too late, that my next opportunity to take the exam was 3 months down the road. I had already completed the program, but needed the extension so I go refresh and review before the test. Thank you for creating such a great study system!

As I mentioned the instruction program was extremely helpful the study guides, practice test and audio prepared me for a good review of what I needed to pass. I would highly recommend this to anyone preparing for the aswb test. Thank you so much for the work putting this program together.

I passed! I felt so confident going in to the exam thanks to this program. Something I found really useful that did not hit me until I was listening to the final prep was that when you are given a question with the words "What would you do first/next?" to realize that all the answers may be right and you need to put them in order. I'd heard it said to put them in order throughout the study material but did not connect it with those words for some reason. Many times I would choose an answer in a practice exam or quiz that seemed really good only to get it wrong because I was going too quickly and not thinking through that there may be something I need to do before that really good answer. I heard Amanda's voice in my head as well which meant, for me, that I really had retained a lot of the material. I did have to use quizlet to help me memorize those research terms a little better because I was struggling with them, but I don't remember a single research question. I really got a lot out of the ethics portion of the materials and did see several ethics questions on the exam that I felt strong in answering. However, I feel more confident in understanding ethical issues in social work in general and I appreciate that even more. I am grateful to have found this program and will recommend it to anyone I know who is going to be taking the exam. Thank you so much!

I was confident going into the test and felt prepared to tackle all the questions.

Passed on my first attempt! Shoutout TDC for the support!

TDC helped me so much! I really enjoyed the audio as well as the practice test. The rationale helped me greatly. Thanks again TDC best money I’ve spent on study materials!

I love the Therapist Development Center-- it helped me pass both the Law and Ethics and the Clinical exam, and I don't think I could have done it without this study system. Not only is the information excellent and a perfect preparation for the actual exams, but I felt like I was actually exercising my clinician brain and strengthening my actual professional knowledge, and enhancing my confidence every step of the way in my ability to pass. Thi program helped me reach a very long held goal, and I am very grateful!

This program came highly recommended by several colleagues, and I'm so grateful I purchased it. Thanks to TDC I passed the exam on my first attempt and with a score well over the required score. I really enjoyed the audios and learned a lot from the practice exams. I will definitely recommend this program to colleagues preparing for the exam.

I am extremely appreciative to TDC for helping me to pass the LCSW exam. TDC not just only provided the study materials and exam preps, but the audio lectures and guidance were very valuable and helpful. It also provided great tips and encouragement to pass the exam. I would recommend TDC to anyone who is seriously planning to take the LCSW exam. I thank and appreciate TDC for providing free study materials and exam preps to me and other veterans.
Sumbo C.

THANK YOU!!~!I am still in shock! I literally thought it was hopeless to pass this test. I had studied everything I felt I possibly could, come to find out I was just studying it all wrong. My anxiety is severe and I grew up where test taking was difficult for me. The material from TDC was organized and helped my brain practice how to logically think about. I was non longer confused about what the answer could POSSIBLY be. The study center helped me learn what I needed to know and not feel so overwhelmed with deciphering what information I needed to know for the exam. TDC gave me exactly what i needed. No I didn't pass with 100% and that was partly what made my anxiety raise. TDC exam gave me confidence and an understanding that it was okay to get questions wrong. I just needed to make sure I could answer what the question was asking for. TDC helped me examine the questions to pass the test!

I believe I would not have passed without this program. It helped me organize my materials along with my thoughts. It helped me prioritize topics on which I need more work. Thank you so much for creating this program!

I would like to thanks TDC for equipping me with the essential skills/tools I needed to pass my exam. I needed to pass this exam in order to keep my job and thanks to TDC I was able to beat my job’s deadline.

I passed on the first try. TDC was such a big help with preparing for and passing the exam. Being a veteran, I really appreciate TDC's support. It really means a lot. Thank you!! Along with staying committed and true to the TDC method, success was also due to going to the exam dressed in layers; wearing computer glasses (you are staring at a computer for 4 hours straight), ate healthy prior, drank a lot of water in days prior, taking some healthy vitamins and supplements in the couple weeks prior, getting the rest I needed in days prior, and doing a lot of positive self-talk and encouragement. I started preparing about 3 months prior (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's and a whole bunch of other celebrations were in there). Throughout the exam on the note paper they provided, I would occasionally write positive uplifting phrases to myself, which I noticed helped. More than any of the above and what contributed the most to my success was prayer. Without a doubt. Prayer and responding to the inspirations and inclinations to prayer was the biggest help. Specifically, praying to Joseph of Cupertino, patron of test taking was key! .

Great supportive coaches and excellent program. I particularly enjoyed the audios as I listened to them the most. I would suggest more audios even to replace the quick studies. I learned alot listening to the audios over and over.