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

This program helped me to "turn off" my everyday social work brain that I use in practice and help me to think like the test. I had failed it once before and was reluctant to want to try again. The study materials provided in this program were user-friendly. I found that the tests especially helped to narrow down the topics and focus on the areas I still needed to study. GREAT PROGRAM!! And I passed the second time after using this :)

I took the test and passed on the first attempt with an 84% thanks to the Therapist Development program. I felt very prepared for test with this program. I also bought Dawn Apgar's books and felt very overwhelmed with the material. NONE of those details that Apgar covered were on the test. This program was far superior as it focused on the thinking behind the questions and how to answer them versus trying to just memorize a huge pile of information. I was very surprised to find that 95% of the test was application not memorization. The course is all you need to pass. thank you so much

Thank you TDC. Overall this system is excellent and I think that it is awesome that you stick with people until they pass including the no cost extensions. I also appreciated the prompt responses to questions and the personal attention that was immensely helpful in talking with people to help overcome barriers. I think that this time really listening to the final pep talk and going in and attacking the test aggressively was a big part of passing.

I am so grateful for the TDC Program. It is truly incredible and designed for anyone who takes it seriously and wants to pass their required exams. I know for a fact that I would not have passed mt Clinical exam without TDC. It's not just the materials and facts, but it's also the "how to" pieces. The break down between First/Next vs. Most/Better; making sure our brains recognize when recall is needed versus reasoning. It's truly an AWESOME program and I would recommend this to anyone and already have! Thank you TDC for all your help and coaching.

I’m confident TDC made the difference. I had been studying with different materials, but when I started TDC everything clicked and my confidence soared. The mock exams really helped. I PASSED!!!

I took the LCSW oral exam for the second time June 6, 1987. I did not pass. I have worked as a Social Worker for 36 years. I had given up hope of ever passing this exam. However, about 6 years ago a co-worker encouraged me to attempt again. I was not at all confident that I would be able to achieve this goal. However, with the support of my family, my work family and TDC, I am now a LCSW!! I still can't believe this happened!!

Your program was so well organized, clearly presented, well managed and comfortable. The small steps were easy to manage (mind you, not simple, but easy to study) and worked to build my confidence. The constant reminders re: "how to think" were so helpful. The study guides, tests, and answer explanations were excellent. It was as though you took years of study and put it into a few hours. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to the success of other Social Workers. Thank you for helping me achieve a life long goal. Thank you.

I am over the moon to have passed my LCSW exam first time, and i don't think I could have done it without TDC. Having an outline of how to study, understanding what the test was testing, having materials in different formats and the excellent support of TDC coach Heidi definitely got me through. Although there were a lot of questions on the test I was unsure about, the course helped me to rely on strategies and have confidence in my judgement. In the past i have struggled with test anxiety, but after completing the course twice, i felt ready and prepared. Thank you TDC :-)

I found the TDC prep course outstanding in particular with getting you in the appropriate mental space for the test along with stages of thinking to help retain information. I was able to get accommodations since the first time I didn't pass the exam so the extra time is ultimately what I needed personally to pass. However, the snacks and utilization of breaks was huge. Thank you!!!

I am so grateful to The Therapist Development Center and you two ladies on the audio training. After attempting to pass 2 other times, this was the best experienced I had studying to pass the LCSW exam. I actually went into the course with such confidence of knowing the material and my practice. The course contributed to my success in passing.

Forever grateful to you all, GOD bless you abundantly for having the heart to help others pass the exam!

Glenett Hannah, LCSW

I have used TDC for both my law and ethics exam and for the clinical exam. Passed the first time for both exams. EXCELLENT materials! The best is learning how to reason out the questions. Thank you TDC!!

I used TDC for both my Law and Ethics and Clinical exam! Their approach to thinking through and problem-solving the exam questions definitely helped me orient my thinking and give me confidence when taking my exam! I always recommend them to my friends and colleagues who need a study program.

When I decided the take the ASWB Clinical exam, I had no idea where to begin studying until I found the Therapist Development Center. This program was extremely well thought out, organized, and comprehensive. The study schedule helped keep me on track without becoming overwhelmed. The lectures were thorough without being burdensome. I'm thankful that the material was presented in many different ways (lectures, handouts, quizzes, mock exams). All of the practices questions and rationales were what set this program apart and what helped me be successful. Being able to talk to a coach was also extremely helpful, and Heidi's responses were always prompt and detailed. TDC is the reason I was able to pass this exam on my first attempt, and I am incredibly thankful for this amazing study system!

I had heard about TDC and how great it is. I purchased it a couple of months ago to study. It is beyond expectation and I can say it is all that you need to be prepared for this exam. I did not follow the schedule it suggested, but I followed their step by step guideline. You don't need any other materials. Thank you TDC Staff.

What I enjoyed the most about TDC is that the program helped me get a head-start on studying because the studying schedule was already set up for me. I also learned how to study for the exam and how to think about the questions. The strategies offered helped me feel very confident on the day of the exam and I passed!

Excellent program that teaches us how to understand the social work codes of ethics, and use it as a tool to problem solve exam questions and real life issues that social workers may face on and off the field. The program teaches us how to be efficient during the exam. The program is also easy to use and follow if English is your second language; my first language is Portuguese. I highly recommend this program.

Thank you TDC! I really did imagine Amanda's and Heidi's voices in my head as I reasoned out questions. Strategies to improve practice test scores really paid off on the exam.

Using the TDC helped me to build my confidence and competence as a test-taker and as a social worker in general. Because I used it as "prescribed," I passed the exam without much heartache. I wouldn't encourage anyone to study for the exam using anything but the TDC.

Being someone who has so much anxiety around taking tests this system was AMAZING!!!! I felt so prepared and supported. My scores were consistent from the MOCK exams and the actual exam that I took.

TDC was amazing! I passed after my first try, I was doing another prep course and switched to TDC because I felt that it was geared specifically towards preparing you for taking this exam as opposed to bombarding you with information. I could hear Amanda voice throughout the test when trying to choose the correct answer! Thank you so much for breaking this test down and making passing a reachable goal!

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