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

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I initially purchased study material from another company and felt it had a very poor structure and poor organization of material.... so much so that after 4 weeks I purchased the TDC materials. It was like night and day. I had 5 weeks left to study for the exam and the structure, organization and clarity of the material presented made it possible. I passed on the 1st try.

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I utilized TDC to prep for my LCSW exam. I had a large gap between testing for my LMSW and LCSW (8 years) and was worried to get back into studying and testing again. I LOVED the TDC program. I felt overly prepared walking into take my exam. I finished the exam in just under two hours and felt confident in pressing complete. My exam required 103 correct answers to pass and I got 119 correct (hooray)! Thank you, TDC!

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I took the ASWB Clinical Exam today and passed with 109, and I needed 102 to pass. I was super anxious, up until I saw the first question. Then I said "This is exactly like the mock exams TDC provided." I absolutely appreciated taking a break at question 85, and it did me well. I am so happy to be done with this process of my licensure and I am grateful for TDC.

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TDC made all the difference in preparing me to pass my LCSW exam on the first try. I am so thankful that a friend told me about it. The whole program, especially the mock exams, truly do help prepare you for the questions you get on the real exam. On the way to the testing center this morning I was re-listening to the ethics lecture and sure enough I got a question on the exam that directly related to something I heard. This program is well worth the price. I submitted a few questions to the study coach and got a replies the same day or the next day. The program also helped me go into the test with more confidence than if I had been left to my own devices. I will forever recommend this program to everyone I come across who is trying to pass an ASWB exam!!

I feel so relieved and joyful to have passed my LCSW exam with the help of TDC!!! I have very high test-related anxiety and TDC helped me feel confident and well-prepared for this exam. The total number of questions I answered correctly on Mock Exam I/II was incredibly close to the number of exam questions I answered correctly to pass! I could not recommend this program enough!!

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I had purchased an exam book to help me study for the program a few months back. It came with online access to an app. that was just like the book with one quiz and one mock exam. However, a co-worker of mine told me about your program. Initially I was skeptical and thought it was a bit pricey. When she passed her test and explained more about how your program was laid out I decided to give it a try. I was really glad I did. You have such a clear and organized plan laid out for your customers. I found that completing the first step not only settled my nervous anxiety about starting to prepare for the exam, but it provided me with clarity. I choose to go through the program twice because that was what you all suggest and I really wanted to pass, as well as be as prepared as I could. I appreciated the feedback when completing "The Top 50" about not feeling bad about questions missed. It helped me to ease up and learn from my mistakes as I went through. It also helped me shift how I was reading questions and what to look for in answering them. On test day I did have you in my head as I was reading through. I was also so glad that my testing center allowed me to bring in some juice. I felt that brain fog you mentioned and stopped, took a break to drink some juice and start again. I did feel my brain click back on giving me what I needed to finish. Thanks so much for the program you created. I can't say I would have passed without it. :-)

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I first started studying for the ASWB exam in Summer 2020 and felt instantly overwhelmed by the conventional ways of studying (particularly trying to comb through a 200+ page book that was overloaded with details). My friend and colleague recommended the TDC program and shared how helpful the program was for not just preparing for the exam, but for her social work career. I enrolled in the program in February 2021 and passed my exam in May 2021 (by 27 points!). I truly don't have the words to express how grateful I am for this program. Although pricey (though very reasonable compared to many other study programs), the program helps you break down the study process in a way that feels realistic and attainable for you. There are so many practice questions and quizzes that help you assess your knowledge and prepare for the exam format. The most helpful aspect of the program, in my opinion, were the audio lectures. They make the material less daunting and applicable to social work practice. I have recommended this program to all of my colleagues who are also preparing for their exams.