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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I was so nervous to commit to taking the exam. Initially, I told myself that I wasn’t ready so I kept delaying taking the exam. Once I finally committed to signing up for the exam, I listened to the audios to and from work and reviewing the quick studies any moment I had. I believe with the help of TDC, I felt well prepared when I finally took the exam. Thank you for the help along this journey.

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I am a social worker who has been in the field for 2 years after receiving my MSW. I had procrastinated signing up for the clinical exam until it was the last thing standing between me and my LCSW. I was worried I had been out of school for too long and that I wasn't up to speed with terminology, theory, DSM, ethics, everything! TDC helped me not only feel better prepared, but far more organized in my approach when it came to studying, preparing, and thinking about the exam. I also really appreciated the different test taking strategies, as well as the variety of materials offered. Because of this, I was confident when I walked in to take the exam, and for that, I am so thankful for TDC!

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I have been in the field for over 20 years. I started preparing to take it two years ago and quit! The resources I was using were overwhelming and immense. When I knew I had to take it, I found this program. As soon as I bought it, I felt better. The very first lecture left me feeling grounded and organized. I felt calm about this exam for the first time. In four days my practice tests jumped by 25 points. I studied for two and a half months and with each passing quiz/test I grew more confident. I listened to the final pep talk hours before the exam where my stress level was quite high! It literally brought me to tears. Several times throughout I heard "lean in" and I listened to "the a-ha moment rule". Hearing parts of the tips/lectures in my head was extremely helpful. I went to the exam confident and prepared. During my break, I regrouped and went back and all the marked questions seemed more clear. That moment of hitting submit and seeing congratulations was amazing. I know for sure that without this program I would still be spinning trying to prepare. The test center asked which program I used since they said a lot of people feel defeated after failing this test. They took down the information. I cannot say enough! Thank you, thank you. The Facebook group was also so helpful and supportive.

TDC prepared in a way far different than other programs/ material that I previously used to study. The test is tricky as I failed it numerous times previously. In my opinion, the best way to prepare is to understand the question and what the test is trying to ask you because it is far different than in actual practice. Understanding how to answer first/next and best/most questions was a challenge for me but TDC actually helped me to finally understand it and pass successfully! Yes understanding the material is important, but understanding how to take the test and answer reasoning based questions is so much more important!

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I am so happy that I decided to go with the Therapist Development Center to help prepare me for the social work licensing exam. The study guides, quizzes, tests and materials provided completely prepared me for the exam and I passed the first time. The tips provided on simply knowing how to think through each question logically and comprehensively ("If you were to do all of them, put them in order...") helped tremendously throughout the exam. I kept hearing Amanda's voice in my head talking me through the questions. I do not think that studying on my own through books would have been nearly enough, or made me confident enough when I took this exam. Thank you very much for all that you do and for the wonderful program!

I utilized the Therapist Development Center for both exams and I am now officially an LCSW. Their study material is very structured and user friendly. Their audio lectures were the perfect study tool for my long commute. TDC is definitely the way to go if you want to pass your exams the first time. Thanks TDC!!!

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