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 absolutely love this program and will refer it to anyone looking for a study system. I followed the program as recommended. I utilized YouTube for certain sections, but overall the program is what assisted me with passing.

After failing the exam for the second time, I decided to purchase TDC program. I already knew about the program from a friend who passed the exam on her first attempt. I scheduled my exam for August 25 and began studying in July. As I began to take the practice quizzes, my time was running short due to life. On August 4th I asked a coach if the mock exams were similar to the ASWB practice exam. I then decided to move the exam to Sept. 1 to give myself more time to study. I continued to study and reached out to a coach on August 28th to ask if I should push my exam further back because I only took one 75 question mock exam. Heidi responded and recommended I push the exam four weeks out so I could truly receive them benefits of the program. I was really torn about this recommendation. However it was the best recommendation. It gave me time to take all mock exams and review. I took my time to understand the questions and break them down. I took my exam October 6 and passed with 104. I needed 103 to pass. I am was so happy I wanted to scream. I am thankful for this program and those that have taken the time to provide this to others. Thank you Heidi and your team of coaches who have been given a gift to bless me and others on this journey.

The structure of the material allowed me to create a study schedule. Loved the audio tapes, and quizzes.

TDC has been a great help in my success in passing the LCSW exam. Being a military spouse we are constantly on the go as the years pass and we who are in this profession need something that is steady and something that is with us until we succeed in our mission. It didn’t matter that I was on the other side of the world, TDC has been there, those on the FB page has been there and definitely helped me through guidance and familiar people with familiar interests.

TDC was an excellent resource in preparing for the LCSW exam. I am thrilled to say I passed on my first attempt! With TDC I especially liked the DSM V lectures as well as the lecture on the Code of Ethics which were helpful for the exam but also helpful for practice in general. I listened to the lectures numerous times. If you are preparing for the exam and memorizing a ton of material you are wasting your time. The exam is predominantly critical thinking. The best thing about TDC is that it helps you think about questions and does not have you waste time on materials that are not tested. I started studying for this exam using another program and memorizing tons of information. It just isn't necessary and really not helpful. Glad I discovered TDC and took the plunge!

I had the pleasure of working with Heidi for private tutoring to support the study program. She was a gem -- warm, caring, highly informed, and a great educator. With her support, I was better able to manage my anxiety, and obtain a sufficient grasp of the material and test strategies to pass with a comfortable margin.

Amazing program! Thoughtfully organized, thorough (but ot overkill). Having the "ask a coach" feature, and the support that provided was extremely useful. The mock exams, rationales, audio, and quick studies all contributed to my success. The audios were extra helpful when in the car, or while doing housework.

To say I was nervous to retake the test after not passing it about 15 years would be an understatement. Like many others, taking tests are not my strength. I took one local prep course that included the Dawn Apgar book and accompanying app. Although these are great resources and provide the appropriate material, I left the class feeling, "what do I do now??" In the absence of any structure from the course, I went back into panic mode. My colleague had recommended TDC and suggested I do this instead. I could not have been happier with my decision. The content, audio, rationales for answers, actual test prep, and (MOST IMPORTANTLY) the structure to get to the test was well beyond my expectations. Although still nervous walking into the testing center, I had felt far more prepared and ready than ever. I needed 99 correct and answered 112 correctly. Thank you TDC for getting me here!

I passed the exam after completing this program. I am very grateful I came across your program!

TDC throughly prepared me to take my exam on the first try. Having a structured program with coaches who are there for you when you have questions really put my mind at ease. Heidi was there to answer my questions when I was struggling with a specific topic. I would highly recommend the program to anyone needing a program that will help you pass on the first try.

TDC was a godsend for me! I really struggled with setting up my own study plan using an exam prep book. The prep book had a lot of good information, but reading through a textbook was not a good option for me! TDC really gave me the structured study program I needed to be successful on this exam. I am a firm believer in finding what works for you and things not always being one size fits all. This program was definitely what worked for me! I still struggled with pretty intense anxiety leading up to the exam and on test day, but that's pretty common for me. Despite that, I was able to pass with flying colors! 136/150! My biggest struggle was the timing of the exam--I consistently struggled with my timing on every full length exam I took, both through TDC and elsewhere, and on the official exam. Finally accepting that timing was not going to be a strength for me really helped to alleviate some of the extra anxiety there. I finished the official exam with 27 seconds left to spare, and still managed to pass with a high score! I cannot thank TDC enough for helping me along my road to licensure!

I am so glad I finally used the TDC study program. After a few years of hesitating to sign up and take the LCSW exam, I passed on the first attempt last week!! I know I could not have done it without the help of your study system. I cannot thank you enough for helping me reach one of my personal and career goals!!!

I had been putting off my licensure exam for months because it felt so overwhelming without direction on what to study. Then a quick internet search introduced me to TDC and I could not be more thankful for their program. At first I was hesitant to invest in it, but now that I've gone through it and passed my exam on the first try, I'd do it again in a heartbeat! The structured study plan and different ways information is presented really helped me feel confident about what I had learned going into the test. I'm so appreciative of this program and would highly recommend it! Thanks TDC!

THANK YOU TDC!!! I passed the clinical exam on Friday, and am so proud to be able to call myself an LCSW. This was the only study material that I used, in addition to an ASWB practice exam that I purchased. Not gonna lie- I thought that I was gonna have a panic attack at the beginning of the exam just because the first few questions were out of left field, but I heard your voice Amanda and quickly got control of myself! I will tell anyone to use your program!! Thank you so much Amanda and Heidi!

I had a hard time retaining information and studied for weeks. I found the program to be extremely beneficial.

I have PASSED!!!! I have previously taken the exam 2 other times and would fail by 2-3 questions. It was heartbreaking. I never could figure out what exactly I needed to study or how to organize my study material; it felt like everyone was telling me something different. With TDC, they helped me greatly with overcoming my anxiety and had already organized/focused the material. They provided both written and auditory material and rationalizations as well as several much needed practice quizzes and mock exams. I feel lucky that I was able to find such a great program! I really enjoyed the layout and understanding of this program and I am feeling sad that I have to give it up. Thank you TDC!

Therapist development center really made me feel like I had a plan, and could structure my study. I passed on the first try, and felt totally prepared. Thank you TDC!

Passed my LCSW exam first try!!! TDC is heavensent! Thank you Amanda and all of the other TDC angels. Couldn’t have done it without you! I went it knowing that I was going to passed. There is no other program that can better prepare you. Thank you a MILLION times!!!


I am so grateful to TDC for creating such an excellent program that truly covers everything that is on the LCSW exam. I love the Facebook community too! What an amazing group of people that connect on a common goal in passing their exams and truly encouraging one another! I am so happy that I trusted the process and put in the work. I passed the CA LCSW on my first try! Thank you!