LCSW Exam Prep: ASWB Clinical Level Exam
Price: $295.00

National LCSW Exam Study Program

Our 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 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 feel that TDC was excellent at preparing me to pass the CA-LCSW exam the first time. I followed their study plan & completed the program twice in order to be successful. I am beyond grateful for such the thorough test prep course they have. Thank you all at TDC!!

I have been in the social work field for 12 years with forward progression for most of my career. 5 years ago I decided to take my LCSW exam (studied LMSW prep books) and was shocked when I did not pass (by 3 questions). For the next 3 attempts I progressed from buying study guides that had exam samples (failed by 7 questions), Computer program to practice taking exams (failed by 5 questions), one day workshop (failed by 4 questions). I had honestly given up on ever passing. It was my former Interns and supervisees that encouraged me, and pushed me to try again. I had very little hope but sine the first day that I came across the Therapist Development Center, I felt it could be possible. I work full time, have a home and 3 children so my study time was limited. Yet each lecture, study guide, subject test, build my confidence. I started to feel confident that I could pass this time. I felt that you were talking directly to me, that you believed in me, that this exam was possible. Having the study guides helped me feel ready without overwhelming me. The slow increments to build stamina worked and I was able to stay present the entire 170 questions. I cried when the "Congratulations" and "Pass" popped up on the screen. I cannot Thank you enough!! You made this possible for me.

TDC's program and materials provided were excellent. The study program worked very well for my learning style. I felt supported, confidant and very prepared for the exam. This program over prepares you so that you are confidant and will PASS the first time.

Great study guide, very informational, great for on the go, touched every topic on the exam. Quizzes and mock exam helped prepare for type of questions on exam and prepared for the sitting! *breaking during the halfway mark and cough drop tip very helpful as your mind can easily wander. Overall a great program! I’m already highly recommending to every social worker i come in contact with as if I’m on TDCs payroll ! Very satisfied customer !

As you mentioned so early in the program, Amanda, this study program and the test itself is about our competence and knowledge we bring to the field. I truly enjoyed the content of your course and will say emphatically that it has helped me be a better social worker, increased my confidence and made me mush more curious about our ethics and how the COE guides our practice, very helpful to lean into the strategies and rationals as the test questions were more difficult than I anticipated. Well done, TDC!

This program sets you up for success. When I walked in to take my exam I felt confident and ready to tackle every question that came my way. If I didn’t know the question I would utilize the strategies taught by TDC. I also paid for two individual tutoring sessions with Heidi and those helped me tremendously. I can not thank this program enough for all of their help and guidance!

I passed the ASWB Clinical Exam on my first attempt today. I felt confident going into the exam as a result of utilizing the study guides, quizzes, top 50 topics, audio lectures and all the other resources which prepared me for the exam. I would highly recommend TDC to anyone preparing for the clinical exam who wants to pass their first time.

Your program really helped to give me the thought process and confidence I needed to pass the test. Thank you so much!

I passed on my first attempt using TDC!! TDC is all you need! Originally, I signed up with a separate company for an in-person review. All they gave me was a large book and barely scratched the surface and said good luck. I was so anxious and overwhelmed about that book that I put off opening it. That’s when I found TDC. TDC breaks down everything into sections so you don’t feel overwhelmed, and does not overkill you with information like other programs do. Their practice questions were spot on to the exam and their test taking strategies work! I needed 103 questions correct to pass and got 119! Thank you so SO much to Amanda and Bethany for this amazing course! I could hear them in my head as I was taking the exams down knew I was going to pass when I hit the halfway mark. I could not recommend this program enough and will be recommending it to every Supervisee I meet. Thank you again TDC!!

This study guide was exactly what I needed to prepare for this exam. The format and guidance fit with all of my learning needs. I felt comfortable and prepared for every topic. I would definitely recommend to others.

I just passed my LCSW exam and I am elated! After 3 years of working outside of the social work profession, I finally decided to buckle down and take my exam. I was having a lot of trouble setting a study schedule for myself and getting back into the "study routine." I am so glad I found TDC to help me with this process. Making a schedule so that was feasible to follow and still have a life made it much more manageable and less anxiety provoking. The recordings are so clear and the print outs, quizzes, and mock exams were beyond helpful in preparing for the exam. Thank you so much for everything!

I used another study system the first time I attempted the exam and I failed it by 4 questions. I think that was in part to using an Acronym to take the exam. I came home in May defeated and doubtful about my capacity to pass the exam. That same day I decided to try the therapist development center to prepare. It was a game changer. As someone who had not taken a test in more than 6 years I had a lot of anxiety about it. During this program the Therapist Development Center is with you every step of the way. After I completed Tests or I would email very specific questions about things I did not understand. They always emailed back promptly with super helpful and easy to understand responses. I passed this time by 22 questions and believe the Therapist Development Center made all the difference. I wholeheartedly am recommending it to other friends who are currently waiting to sit for the exam. Thank you!!!!- Mason Dimick

Thank you TDC for your program. I loved your program and all components (audio, quizzes, handouts, rationales, prep tests, and availability to reach out to TDC when unsure of material. I used the program the first time to prepare for Law and Ethics exam and passed the first time. I then bought the program for my Clinical exam. I didn't pass the exam the first time by 2pts and felt it had nothing to do with the program and more to do with my own anxiety. As I contacted TDC they were available to help me with questions and reset the program. There was also so much support in the blog and also felt they really cared of the clients and offered additional ways to take of self. During my exam I reminded myself of all the powerful words Amanda said during the final Pep Talk which were "Attack the test, go in confident." I took all her advice/recommendations to heart and followed all 10 steps she described. I definitely are thankful and recommend this course to other professionals. Thank you to Amanda and her team for all you do.

I want to the TDC for all your help with accomplishing my goal of passing my ASWB test. I was very nervous about passing this test because I haven't study since college, but I felt confident going into the test. I don't know if I would have passed without the program. Thank you again and I highly recommend the program to anybody else needing to pass their exam!

I am so happy that I heard about TDC. I had som much anxiety the first 2 times I took the exam and really didn't feel comfortable taking the exam. I studies lots of material and went to 2 prep courses, however, I still didn't feel prepared. TDC game me the confidence I needed to slow down and listen to the question and analyze what the question was asking. I felt like the lecturers were right there in the test session with me. There were a few questions that I could say I was able to immediately answer and eliminate the other choices because of the words First or Next. I felt like in studying with the Therapist Development Center I was in an ongoing course that taught me how to take the test and process the test. Thank you Amanda and the team at the Therapist Developments Center for all of your help and support.

The study material was so accessible and digestible. The only difficulty I had in the testing process was how long it took the BBS to review and approve my application to test. The therapist development center was so flexible in extending my access to the testing material and I found that when I had finally been approved to test all I needed was a quick review of the study material. Even though I had begun studying 5 months prior I had retained nearly all of the material. This exam has a reputation for being difficult and tricky but TDC made it feel easy!

Thank you! I passed my test on the first try. I felt so confident going into the test. You provide all kinds of study materials for different types of learning and that’s so important. I recommend your material to everyone. You make sure everyone understands the material and how to take the exam. So happy to have joined the LCSW club!

I failed by 5 points on the first try. I took a 2 month mental break and studied harder than before after the break. I graduate with my MSW 10 years ago and still PASSED! TDC is so supportive and they really are with you until you PASS! Thank you TDC! Because of this awesome program, I am now an LCSW!

I am absolutely grateful for the Therapist Development Center course. It helped me tremendously in preparing for the Clinical Social Work exam as I had graduated several years ago. I had practiced Macro level social work since graduating and knew I would need extra help in preparing for the clinical exam. It was much more difficult than both the Advanced Generalist and the Masters exams. I’m so glad I listened to my gut and purchased this course. I highly recommend you. Thanks again!

I chose to use TDC for my LCSW exam prep based on my experience using TDC for the Law and Ethics exam. Both tests I felt confident walking into the exam and both times I passed. I following all the recommended test strategies and problem solving skills. I was able to use this program while working full time and being a mom of two young kids. I broke the study program down into smaller chunks so I could study in the evening after my kids were asleep. A few weeks before the exam I started joining facebook groups that recommended using multiple study programs, this made me anxious so I removed myself from those groups and stuck with TDC only. I'm so grateful that I passed and can bow move forward in my career!