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 have taken my ASWB exam today and I PASSED! Thanks so much to the Therapist Development Center. I was wondering if I would ever be able to write my testimonial after all the disappointments. My suggestion is to TRUST the TDC. I went into the exam READY to ATTACK the exam. It is very important to stay focused in the presenting have a good breakfast. My exam started at 8am and I passed well above the minimum requirement. Once you use the strategies in the exam, you will begin to analyze and interpret the questions in a new and different manner. THANK YOU to the presenters of the workshop. Keep doing the amazing work with this program!

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I graduated with honors, am solid in my job as a conditional clinician, but I failed the ASWB exam the first time around. I could not believe it and I was incredibly discouraged. Part of purchasing the TDC study program was my coming to terms with adult ADHD and the challenges that brings for studying and test taking as well as general aging. I needed a program that would lay everything out for me and hold me accountable by helping me to focus on goals. TDC does that well by having sections to complete that you check off. I also very much appreciated the audio sections, because left to my own focusing, I do not do well if I have to read a stack of papers - having the information spoken was great for my memory and I believe I got to the point where I could hear that information in my head when I took the exam. I improved my exam score by 23 points using TDC and I am now an LCSW! If only there could be a similar program for the alcohol and drug licensure exam, because that is next on my list. Thank you, TDC - you are so worth the money!

I am a Peruvian single mother that immigrated to USA when I was 28 yo. English is really my second language. Academic success is a very important part of my life and passing this clinical test was very crucial for me and my professional goals!!
TDC taught me how do I think to think to pass this test. I can say for personal experience that other programs do not prepare you for that.
Therefore, I will definitively recommend to use this program if you want to be prepared to pass this test with confidence!!!
Thank you TDC team for your very appropriate amazing work !!!

TDC was great! There was not a topic on the exam that I feel TDC did not cover. I felt confident and ready going into the exam which helped ease my anxiety. I want to say thank you to the coaches who answered my endless questions. Your answers were always very helpful with quick response times. Thank you TDC! Now I am an LCSW!!!!!! Five stars

At first i was sceptical about this program since i was going to sit for my LICSW and yet most testimonials i saw were from people that had done the LCSW. I later learned that LCSW in California is the equivalent to LICSW here in Massachusetts. I found this program to be much more convenient, precise and suitable for my learning style. The audios were great and the quick studies and quizzes were right on point. I went into the exam feeling confident and well prepared, i passed on my first attempt. I am forever grateful to Jesus and to you TDC for your preparation. Susan Tibeijuka LICSW

Thanks so much. I felt like you were in the exam with me. It was very reassuring to say what would Amanda do when I got stuck. Many of the questions on the exam were similar to what I was being shown on the TDC website and it gave me a lot of confidence. Your final audio file was also very helpful. So very excited and looking forward to what I do next with my new license!

I absolutely loved the TDC study system! As a working mom of two young kids, one of my favorite things about this program is that I did not have to spend any time making a schedule. I was able to follow the plan as directed which helped to alleviate some of my anxiety right from the start! I am so grateful for the support I received through my coaches. As my test date came closer, my anxiety spiraled! TDC gave me the tools to help manage that anxiety and make it through the test on my first attempt! The practice tests were so helpful in getting my body and mind prepped to take the real exam. When I came across one of those random questions on the exam I was able to immediately utilize the tools that TDC had taught me: take a deep breath, immediately eliminate the answers that don't address the question in the stem, etc. Thank so much again and I will be telling everyone I know about TDC!

Thank you TDC for preparing me to take and pass my LCSW exam! I used the materials as directed for the most part. I had to wait a while to test as I had submitted my request to my state board right after the deadline for the next meeting and had to wait several months. During that time I listened to the lectures several times on my drives to work. As my test day got closer I went back over everything and took my final mock and passed with an 84. But started to get really nervous and felt I was getting test anxiety, which has never been an issue. I decided to do the 1 hour phone session with a coach. AND I AM SO GLAD I DID. Heidi went over several things from my tests w me and provided some great insight. She also just really encouraged me and helped me get my mind back in check! I am so glad I found TDC!

I’m an audio learner so I found the audios very helpful. Thank you TDC for your help is passing the LCSW exam!

It is such a joy to finally pass The LCSW. I have been a Medical Social Worker for 22 years. Failed the test 2 times in the early 2000's . Did not feel I needed license since I was a Medical Social Worker and had no plans to go into private practice. However, the practice of Medical Social Work has changed . I needed to change with it. I am not ready to retire.
In 2015 I made a commitment to become licensed. I reapplied for ACSW status. Passed the Law and Ethics after the second try in 2017. Went through 2 supervisor's to get a fit that worked for me. In 2017 purchased TDC LCSW test prep course. I have gone to bed listening to Amanda Rowen or Bethnay Vanderbelt most every night since 2017. I have carried a book bag full of study materials with me to Las Vegas, Beaumont Texas , 2 of my favorite San Francisco Public Libraries and Star Bucks on Divisadreo St for the past year and some months.
I went from November-January with no study . But by my birthday in January I was back on the grind. Study Study Study. I learned soooooo much. I wanted to pass so badly. I believed Amanda when she said lean in, take me with you and don't play around with a difficult questions . I picked one and I moved on.
I passed the LCSW 10/2/2018( one of my granddaughter's birthday) . I took the test at 8AM. I was finished at 10:40 AM. I was so shell shocked I sat in the lobby of the testing center for 45 minutes when it was over. Had to text and call people cause I couldn't drive right away. I am 64 and 3/4's years old. I am a Medical Social Worker in an Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. I have 4 grown children and 4 grand children and I DID IT-finally .
Amanda I miss your voice every night . I trust one day I'll meet you in person. In the mean time know TDC WORKS IF YOU WORK IT.
Thank you -Gloria Young -Thomas LCSW ( this in the first time I am adding LCSW behind my name)

I found the TDC program to be very comprehensive and thorough. I feel more competent overall in my profession as a social worker. I was confident going into the exam and felt prepared with all the information TDC offered. The mock exams were very similar to the exam and definitely helped me prepare for what to expect as well as strengthening my reasoning skills. I will definitely be recommending TDC to my colleagues!

I highly recommend the TDC program. The TDC program helps to break down the subjects to help you study, review, and test. I cannot study just by reading books or material and the TDC is designed for different learners by allowing you read, listen (take notes while listening), review materials, and many tests to help you understand how you will be tested with rationals on questions you get wrong. I am so glad I went with TDC for a study material and will be recommending to all my coworkers/peers that will be taking the LCSW test. THANK YOU!!!

At first I was hesitant but I stuck with it and was able to pass on the second round.

I found the study system invaluable. Not only are the materials comprehensive, but it really helps you organize your time well. Having the full mock exams really helps you understand the staying power you need on exam day. It's also a great review of everything I learned in social work school which informs and reinforces the work I do on a daily basis. Thank you!!

I would like to let you know that your mocks exams were better and harder than the practice board exam. To my surprise the clinical exam was much harder than their practice exam. That should be the other way around. I felt more prepared with your mocks than their practice exam.I used only TDC to prepare for this exam.

TDC came highly recommended by friends and colleagues who passed. I liked that they condensed the review to necessary pieces and coaches were available for follow up to answer questions. I looked at information from another review course that a colleague passed along as a supplement and it was too much to process; it would get into the weeds of the topics. I chose to stick with TDC because the test taking strategies are invaluable. I learned to understand this test and apply the knowledge strategically. The study plan was also helpful to keep some balance in my life while studying- I chose to review this course twice. I passed my LCSW exam the first time going in and I was also confident before going in that I was well prepared. Taking lots of quizzes and 2 full mocks helped me go in knowing I could push right through and even which score range to expect. Thank you to the TDC team for this helpful review and support.

I almost gave up on obtaining my LCSW. I was overwhelmed with who, what, when, where, how and didn't even know where to begin. A friend told me about this program and I figured what do I have to lose? I've already invested hundreds of dollars on worthless study material and 3 failed tests. This was by far the best and easiest study system. Listening to the material and utilizing all the practice tests prepared me and helped manage my anxiety. I was beyond prepared and passed my LCSW exam with ease. Thank you for creating this program, I couldnt have done it without your help. Grateful in Colorado.

This is an amazing system! I studied for 2 weeks and passed the LCSW on my First try! Thank you TDC