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 used this course for about one month prior to taking my LCSW exam. With other books and study courses, I felt paralyzed by not knowing how to get through the materials in an organized, efficient manner and still cover everything. TDC was perfectly organized in manageable steps. They combed through the massive amounts of material and focused on the most relevant for the test. This system gave me the confidence to go in and pass the exam knowing I was ready. Also, the "ask a coach" feature was great when I had questions about the Mock exam rationales. I highly recommend this program.

I already took the exam once and was frustrated and not knowing where to start. TDC gave me a great foundation and I was excited in the exam to get to a mood disorder or personality disorder question cause I was so prepared compared to before and definitely got them right. I appreciate the time TDC took to create each lecture and model. I wish I could save the program to refer back to during my career.

The TDC structure worked for me. I also liked the support of the group on Facebook. Having multiple ways of testing really helped- because learning the question types are key.

Thank you to the TDC team for this wonderful program! I don’t think I would have passed the exam (on my first attempt!) without this study system. TDC really broke down the thought process that is so crucial to passing this exam. All of the materials were wonderful. I would recommend this system to any colleague! Thank you to Heidi for the incredibly fast email responses (even on weekends!) and support!

Thank you, TDC, for helping me pass my LCSW exam today! I wouldn’t have done it without this program and Heidi. Heidi’s quick response to my questions were clear and easy to understand. I recommend this program to anyone seeking social work licensure. I know the program may be a bit pricey, but it’s totally worth it! Working through this program has helped me become a much stronger and competent social worker. Thank you!!

I felt prepared when I took the exam. The final pep talk was very helpful. Feels great to have it done.

TDC made me confident to take the exam. It made me feel like I could pass just by simple testing strategies. I don’t do well with acronyms and it shows ways to figure out questions. It also make the questions realistic and I was able to use some of the strategies to just feel like someone was asking me the question and I needed to answer. The two mock exams were exactly what I needed and I loved the Top 50 topics and the rational and break out. Also, the DSM what’s the difference was probably the most useful because it allowed me really learn those disorders and know the difference without feeling like I crammed. I didn’t have to cram for this exam. And TDC let me move at my own speed

Today, I passed the LCSW Exam in California thanks to TDC, on my first try! The program is all inclusive and they truly mean it when they say "with you until you pass". I highly recommend TDC for the comprehensive material, the coaches and that amazing Facebook group ♡

The TDC course was amazing! I do not believe I would have passed my clinical exam on the first try without the program. They were very responsive to questions and gave wonderful rationales that added in my learning process. Thank you again!

TDC is a lifesaver!!! I used TDC for Law and Ethics and The Clinical and passed both on the first try.
The material definitely taught me how to think through questions!

Awesome course!!! I did much better than I thought I was going to do. Thanks for the support!

9/15/18, I FINALLY PASSED the clinical exam!! I took it back in December and failed using another study program. Took it again in March using TDC and failed, but only by 2 points! I was sad and very hurt, but Heidi was an amazing coach! She was with me until I passed! I can’t recommend this program enough!

I have never come across a study program so thorough as I went through licensing for both my MSW and now my LCSW. The exam is difficult, but the program does focus on both content as well as how to reason through the questions, which is a very important skill to pass the test. God knows this was a long and difficult journey, I am so glad he blessed me with passing the and led me to TDC.

I believe that TDC prepared me for the LCSW. It is an awesome program that is easy to use and it assist all learning types( visual, audio). I listened to the lectures over and over in my car while I was driving as well as took the practice quizzes over and over. I heard Amanda in my head while I was taking the test and they offer good tips. It is well worth the money. I used them for my LMSW exam and I had the same results. Thank you again for such an amazing program. I'm super excited to say that I am officially an Licensed Clinical Therapist!! You guys rock!!!!!!!!!!

I passed my LICSW exam and am so ecstatic! I don't think I could have done it without TDC!! Thank you so much for supporting me through this entire journey. During the process I enjoyed studying and looked forward to the next lecture. I have learned so much and I went into the test prepared and confident! Thank you TDC!!!

This was the third time I sat for my exam. It was nerve wracking but I followed the program and suggestions exactly how Amanda and Heidi suggested. I thank the TDC family for the knowledge, the techniques and the support you guys provide from the Facebook support to the coach support and the materials and audio.

TDC is truly amazing!

I found this program sooooo helpful in preparing for the clinical exam! Listening to the lectures, reviewing notes, and the full mock exams were the most impactful in my learning. Although the written explanations were helpful with the mock exams, I think I wish they were auditory lectures. The piece of advice that resonated most with me in the final lecture were tolerating uncertainty, reading the test questions word-for-word and attacking the test.

I really like to material provided along with the calendar. I especially appreciated having an LCSW available for consultation as well as getting the responses very fast. Thank you very much again, you guys are wesome!!!

Passed on the first try! It was hard but I felt so prepared because of this program. At first, the thought of studying for this test was overwhelming. I appreciated the way the study schedule was laid out. I felt like I could do it and that I had a supportive team behind me! Thank you so much!