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 felt extremely well prepared and confident throughout the exam and TDC helped get me there! I took to heart the problem solving strategies when it came to questions I was unsure about. Thank you Amanda and Bethany for all your help!

I kept putting it off due to anxieties and insecurities. I then forced myself to study and really focused on the rationales and the wording and I'm happy to say I passed on the first try.

TDC helped me pass my clinical exam on the first try! They really provide a great foundation of skills and help frame your mind to look at each part of the question to appropriately answer it. You have to trust the process because the exam is tricky, but I passed with flying colors pretending that the coaches’ voices were guiding me. Thank you TDC!!

TDC organized the study material in a way that made studying easy! It was so well structured and helped me understand not only the content but the way the questions were formulated. Every component of this study system was thoughtful and valuable. I have recommended this study system to all of my peers who are planning to take the exam!

I used TDC for both the Law & Ethics and the LCSW exam and I passed both on the 1st try! My advice would be to trust the process and to truly invest in studying it. 

I really don’t think I would have passed my first time if I had not used the program. Thank you!

This course REALLY helped me! I got 58% on the pretest 50, then 71% and 76% on the 2 half mock exams and 84% on both the full mock exams. Those 84% scores really boosted my confidence. I was terrified of this exam as my background is psychodynamic therapy with a psychology license from another country. I did an MSW in the usa and not a BSW, so was not trained to "think like a social worker" as well as if I had completed a BSW. So this test really helped. I would highly recommend this system. I delayed this exam for 4 years after completing and the first time I paid for it, it lapsed and I did not take it. Anyway.....I passed with 77% yesterday, and I am thrilled. I used a few other systems along the way, and all helped me.

I cannot thank TDC enough. The program really works if you do it properly! I took the clinical test three years ago and failed by three questions but I didn't go through the program the way it is designed and laid out. This time I did and I passed with a 107 and needed 99!! I felt SO prepared and knew that if I didn't pass it wouldn't have been for lack of not knowing the information. I 100% feel like i wouldn't have passed without the guidance and support of TDC! Every question i ever had was answered immediately, they stuck with me through the years and attempts. I am so forever grateful and happy!!!

I passed the LCSW exam on my first try after studying with TDC for two months. I definitely listened when they said to take Amanda in with me to the test and pretended she was there to help me decipher the best answer. TDC was so easy to use and really helped me cover all the material. While my nerves for sure made me anxious while taking it, I passed with 123 and only need 103. Highly recommend this course!

TDC prepared me to take the exam. I followed the program as it was deigned over the course of 6 weeks. The actual test was very similar to the practice tests on TDC and the rationale for the correct answers on TDC's practice tests really helped me excel. I passed on the first try getting 118 right (and only 103 were needed to pass!). I used no other study materials. Thanks, TDC!!!

I took the LCSW exam earlier this year and missed by 8 questions. I tried this program and felt ready as I took my test again two days ago. I felt that this program really trained me to be in that testing room and answer those 170 questions within 4 hours. I think it was worth the investment. "Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up."

Thank you TDC staff for helping me learn how to think and conquer this exam! The lectures are the best and the handouts are incredibly helpful.

It's been a long and stressful 2 years, but i FINALLY passed my exam on my 4th try. TDC is LITERALLY with you till you pass. I got to talk to Bethany and she was amazing through the whole process. Thank you TDC for all your help and support!

I had several stressors going on the first time I took this test and was under prepared. I did not know what to expect and I did not pass. I knew I did not want that to happen again. I felt that this program helped me prepare in a more organized method. I was very nervous taking the test but I am so happy to have passed!
Thank you for all your tips and especially with helping with the reasoning questions which can be challenging.

Thank you very much Therapist Development Center!!!! I'm very grateful that I used your program to study and pass the LCSW exam. I found your program to be very effective and useful. Thanks to the coaches that helped me. I'm very happy to now be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker!!! Thank you!!

I'm happy that I decided to use this course over other choices. My questions on the test really focused on being able to think about the scenario presented and figure out what I should do - no first, best, etc. I could hear Amanda's voice saying to take each possible answer and rank/order them to find the best choice. Other study courses focus on rote memorization but this really teaches you how to think about the questions and answers. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone!

This program is a must, as a professional- to understand the concepts clearly, and as a test taker- to learn the testers thought process (almost bias) and answer accordingly. The part that was most helpful for the test was the mock exams and reviewing them together with the rationales.

I had terrible anxiety about this exam. It took me 6 years to muster the courage to schedule it. TDC was perfect and helped ease that anxiety. I passed :)

I passed on my first attempt! TDC helped me to feel prepared for the exam. Not only did they cover study material to know, but it also helped mentally prepare myself and have the mentality that I was prepared. Heidi was responsive when I emailed her questions and her responses really helped. Thank you TDC!!

I’m so grateful for for the Therapist Development Center study program. Between the Top 50 topics, discussions, quick study guides, quizzes and mock exams I had plenty to utilize to fully prepare for the LCSW exam. I completed the exam in just over 3 hours and I passed. I highly recommend this program. Sara, CA