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

Therapist Development Center prepares you by compiling a wealth of information into an organized, easy accessible study system. It allows you to focus and apply your knowledge through different learning styles. I utlized this program for both my LMSW and LCSW licensure exams and passed first try on each without using any other study system or practice tests. I felt confident throughout my exam and would highly recommend this program! They stay with you from start to finish and beyond! Thank you TDC!

I previously used TDC to take (and pass) the CA Law & Ethics exam, so there was no question that I would use TDC when I began studying for the Clinical exam. I decided to follow the program on the recommended 5 week timeline, and I really liked the structure of the audios followed by quizzes and practice exams. By the time I took the final full mock exams, I scored 88% and 85% and felt well prepared to sit for the actual exam. I reviewed the Quick Study Guides on the morning of the exam so that I would have the knowledge fresh in my mind, but the most important thing I reviewed were Amanda's study tips - to reason through the questions by eliminating obvious "no's," put things in logical order, work through challenging questions by using clues in the stem and knowledge of other topics, and pretend that I was in the room with the client in the scenario. I worked through the exam quickly and reviewed my marked questions, only changing answers if I had an "aha" moment on Amanda's recommendation. My testing center did not allow me to leave any snacks or juice on top of my locker, but I was allowed to bring in two unwrapped cough drops and that helped with making me feel rejuvenated. I finished in about 2 1/2 hours and was compelled to review the whole exam, but I decided to trust my first answers and just submit! My exam required 103 correct answers to pass and I answered 126 correctly. Thanks to TDC I felt prepared and confident walking into the exam, and am so proud to be an LCSW now!

I used several study resources, however TDC was my primary resource. I completed the course, redid practice exams, reviewed rationals, and listened to all of the audio recordings several times. I gained a lot of information from the course which I was able to apply during my test day. I leaned in like Amanda said and kept a positive mindset throughout the test, although I thought I wasn't doing well at times. This exam is not a memorization test by any means. You have to grasp the concepts and understand how you can/ will apply them in various situations. This exam was challenging, however you can do it! TDC is a great program and I know that it was influential toward my success. Thank you so much!!

I had previously taken the test using other study materials and failed the test by 2-4 points. After using the TDC study materials I passed the LCSW test on my 5th try. I scored a 109 and only needed 99 points to pass. This course has helped me to be successful and I am happy to be done with the testing process.

Thank you,
Janna Broxson, MSW

I have bad test anxiety and was terrified of tihs exam. I heard so many horror stories of people not passing and taking it multiple times. I'm currently in school for my Ph.D. in Social Work and there is no way I could go to school, work, be a mom and study for this exam. I knew I had to take and pass the exam during my summer break. TDC thoroughly prepared me, even those times during the exam I questioned how well I was doing I remember Amanda, Bethany and Heidi in my head as well as everything I learned from the program. I 'm so very excited and happy to say that I PASSED the test on my first time!!!!! Thank you so very much TDC. I would recommend this program to anyone!

Through studying the course material, I not only preparing for the ASWB exam, but I was able to strengthen my knowledge and skills that were applicable to my day to day duties as a social worker.

Though I've always been a good test taker and don't suffer from test anxiety, the idea of studying for the LCSW exam at 55 years old (just got my degree 2 years ago and have my BS is Forestry; long story) was overwhelming. I'd look at the list of KSA's and think "how on earth can I study all of those enough to remember them on exam day." On the Facebook page, LMSW/ LCSW Exam Study Group, quite a few people highly recommended TDC, and checking out the website convinced me that their teaching methods would be perfect for my old brain. The combination of audio, written information, lots of quizzes/tests was perfect and I always got prompt responses to my questions. The coaches also provide a lot of spot on tips to increase confidence and reduce worry.

Thank you so much for your study guide. I am so grateful for your help.

I knew that I studied like a mad dog this time., It was an intense 4 to 5 days that I spent in the library going over materials and Amanda's lectures in all topics which I've successfully transcribed long hard, I really put in hard effort. I also had support from my supervisor from my work who was willing to provide support to me even when I was on vacation study for this difficult exam. Responses from the clinicians in TDC has been really quick and on point with all the questions I had in regard to questions of the tests I've taken

I'm an excellent test-taker but the clinical exam still presented me with a mountain of anxiety. TDC broke everything down and the program is structured so that if you follow it, you WILL PASS!

My job depended on passing the LCSW exam the first time. The reason I picked TDC was due to the owner having a degree in the neuroscience of learning. It goes against my personality to select one model to totally depend upon, but the program made sense, so I decided to throw my trust in this program solely. I followed the program to the tee and tried to trust the process. The coaching staff is excellent, and the closed study group was awesome. I did the hard work and will take credit for that, but I do not believe I would have passed the first time without TDC. I would recommend this program of study to any of my colleagues or friends or strangers. It was well worth the investment of money! I passed!!!! Thank you, Amanda, and a special thanks to Heidi who is an excellent coach!

I failed the California L&E exam twice before passing....using a different prep course. A co-worker of mine used TDC and passed both the L&E and ASWB on her first try. So I decided to use TDC and so happy I did. It's a simply yet comprehensive system. Thank you TDC for helping me pass the ASWB Clinical exam on my first try!

TDC help me to improve my score from the first attempt by approximately 15% and enabled me to pass.
The study content was effective as was practicing test taking itself, including the use of the marking feature in the actual exam which allows you to go back and reassess questions. My only recommendation would be to make earlier use of test-taking practice including and emphasizing how to use the marking feature... it makes a world of difference psychologically. Getting stuck and feeling stuck is a death blow no matter how much you have prepared. The test was difficult. In my version of the test I required 99 questions answered correctly and I answered 106. But hey, I passed!

I studied for 6 weeks. I followed the LCSW Exam Study Plan (5-Week Plan). I took the 50 Topic Pre-Test and only had a score of 50%. After following all the TDC Strategies (including audio, reading, written quizzes, online tests) I still felt nervous about the exam because I am not a very good test taker. I reviewed all of the strategies over and over again but inside I worried that I would fail. I appreciated the voice of "Amanda" and I thought about "what would Amanda say." I barely passed my test today and I give the credit to the TDC and my faith in God. I would say to give yourself plenty of time to study. If I had to do my study plan over, I would consider a 10-Week Study Plan using TDC Strategies. I feel like I was prepared to pass this test and without the TDC Study Plan I would have no chance to pass such a difficult exam. Thank you TDC.

This study system is superior to books I bought. They really show you how to approach the reasoning questions which is the majority of the exam. Thank you very much!

I am very grateful for you all. I was nervous going into the test as I was only getting in the 71-74% for the final mocks. I really focused on staying positive, having Amanda in my head, and the client in my office. Thank you!!

This study system enhanced my critical thinking skills and really gave me a mindset for how to conquer the test. I took the whole 4 hours minus 10 minutes to complete the exam. I didn't have a problem with that because I truly reasoned my way through the entire exam and TDC greatly assisted in that process!!!

Over the past two years I've used TDC. Through the grace of God and studying I passed my exam on the second attempt. Thanks TDC!

TDC was incredible at organizing the material into bite size pieces. I felt as prepared as I was ever going to be after fully completing the course and taking the exam. Can't thank you guys enough!

I would highly recommend TDC to others! I felt the program was comprehensive, easy to follow, and helped ease my anxiety. I went into the test feeling confident.