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 was my second attempt. First time I took the test I study on my own. Using this program made my study process very easy. The concepts and materials were easy to understand. I really helped me understand how to answer the questions on the test.

TDC was seriously a life saver! I felt prepared because the materials were very comprehensive. I also like that there were multiple facets to studying, like audio, reading, taking quizzes, true or false, everything! For the most part I could tell how well I was doing for the mock exams, and my scores reflected that (I got a 82% and then 72%). However, I felt like I had no idea how I was doing on the actual ASWB clinical exam. The questions were very similar, but the answer options were far different. I often found myself stuck between two answers and had to choose the less "bad" one. I rarely felt completely confident in selecting my answer. But I still passed! I got 118 and needed 103 to pass. TDC is great because it teaches you how to think when you take the test without necessarily knowing all the answers. I felt like all the material is very applicable to the field. Thank you TDC!

The program was very well put together and easy to follow. I felt prepared the day of the test.

Thank you. As an ADHDer working in community mental health, your program taught me far more than the material covered on the exam. It provided me with the structure I needed to prevent burnout.

I would like to personally thank Amanda for her awesome coaching - I took Amanda into the exam with me and heard her helping me work through the problems. This was money well spent! Thank you so much!

I used TDC for both my LMSW and LCSW exams and passed on the first attempt with plenty to spare! I’m a fully licensed therapist! Such a relief!

Being 17 years post-graduate I had little confidence I would pass an exam without a study course. Now with 2 jobs and 2 kids, I knew I needed structure and accountability to focus my mind, learn a lot of these subjects that I was never exposed to in my career, and also how to take a test. I passed with confidence thanks to this course. The audio was essential for me and was extremely helpful.

Excellent program - passed on the first try on April 9, 2022.

I spent almost a year putting off the clinical exam after graduating with my MSW, but finally couldn't avoid it anymore after being offered a job that was contingent on obtaining my license. I ordered the Apgar prep materials online and wanted to throw up when I opened the book. It was so much information and I had no idea where to begin. This course was everything I needed; it gave me a schedule, it broke down everything I needed to learn into manageable chunks, and most importantly gave me the confidence I needed to move forward. I am so grateful that I passed!!!

I was so nervous about taking the LCSW however felt confident after dedicating time to the content provided by TDC. Achieving my LCSW has now opened new doors for me and built my confidence within a field I love. Thank you

Ok so here I go...THIS PROGRAM IS EVERYTHING! I studied for 4 weeks on and off before I took my exam. The program is organized, structured and relevant. I felt fully prepared, and I thank this program for it. Not only do they go over LCSW material but they give you strategies on how to effectively think during your exam, which helped a ton!! THANK YOU AMANDA!!
Navie Bhullar, LCSW!


On 4/28/2022 I passed my Clinical exam on the first go. I heard about TDC from a coworker who used it for her LMFT exam and decided to give it a go. The study system is set up in a way to give you adequate time and material to study while still allowing you to enjoy your life. I had issues with my paperwork being approved and had to ask for an extension of the course, and it was easy to do. I appreciate TDC for helping me feel prepared for test day. I scored 20 points above the required amount needed to pass and halfway through the exam I knew I'd pass. Thank you to the TDC team!

I studied for 2 weeks and 3 days and passed on the first attempt!!!! Thank you TDC!!!! You are the best!!!!

1st of all thanks to TDC and especially Amanda and Bethany, very grateful for your skills, knowledge, guidance and positive support. TDC was best $300 I spent in long time!. I scored 75 percent and passed on 1st attempt. Without the TDC program wouldn't have passed. What a relief and thanks for giving me my a fun summer without having to stress over taking Exam again, and strengthening my SW and clinical skills!! Priceless as Master Card commercial goes! The lectures, programs, and motivational talks were integral to me passing. I give credit especially to 2 Mock tests, really helped me become exam ready, battle tested and helped me internalize skills and attack the test like Amanda suggests. The test taking strategies were vital, went in with a lot confidence, took break at 85 question point, took my break and recharged brain with snack, grinded it out and kicked butt. As final test prep motto goes "Now GO PASS the TEST!". I did and thank you all at TDC!! What a relief and so very grateful so very thankful for TDC and program. Will suggest TDC program to anyone, well worth the time and money! Keep up the great work! I work in a hospital as a ER Mental health clinician doing BH consults and OP Substance Abuse therapist and when getting ready to take LCSW exam asked my co workers their experience with exam? 1 shared he studied on his own, missed by 2 pts not passing, had to take it again 3 mths latter and pay another $300, stress out and barely passed on his own on 2nd attempt, by pure luck or a fluke passed! TDC saved me all that!!. Thanks again TDC for helping get my LCSW and passing that tough exam, so very grateful. Likes others testimonials reported I knew mid way thru test I was going to pass due TDC's help, thanks again!! Wonderful job TDC!! Special applause and kudos to Amanda and Bethany, thanks a bunch!!

TDC made studying easy for me, especially as a working mom of a toddler. TDC allows you to go at your own pace. The lectures were to the point and the countless of practice exams/quizzes made such a difference. I am so glad to have passed on my first try! I needed 102 to pass and I scored 118! Thank you TDC!

I have nothing but AMAZING things to say about the TDC program and feel so blessed to have found it. This was my second time taking the LCSW exam and whoever is reading this and may be in the same situation, DON'T LOSE HOPE! This program will have you passing your next try. If you failed it, you are not alone. I felt so devastated seeing 'fail' next to my name and missing it by 4 points. Crushed me. I studied for weeks with a different program that was good, (I used Dr. Sophia Dziegielewski's program) but it didn't prepare me how to answer the questions the way TDC prepares you. Bc that is what the clinical exam is all about, how to answer the questions from a clinical perspective, and a lot of the questions are total trickery with the way the exam presents them bc there could be multiple right answers. I am not a good standardized test-taker bc I tend to overthink everything and second-guess myself to the max, and then end up changing my answers at the end, which is a bad idea bc I probably changed a lot of right answers -and every point on this exam matters. So my advice is to trust yourself, trust your ability and prepare, prepare, prepare. Take all the mock exams from TDC and follow their study outline from start to finish. Print out all of their handouts and listen to the audios at least twice - esp the Let's Talk Ethics, (I learned so much from this one I didn't learn in Grad school) DSM, & Top 50 topics. If you listen to these, follow the study outline, and take all the mock exams, you will PASS. Also, with the mock exams, it's important to go over the rationales of the ones you miss. This is very helpful to gain insight as a practitioner. Whoever is reading this that has failed before, remember: Some of the most successful people in the world had to fail multiple times to get it right, and the most important thing they had was not talent, it was bc they didn't give up. Our profession makes it known we have a passion and a heart for helping others, and this is so special. Our hurting world needs you and you deserve to pass. Wishing you all the blessings, courage, and success. We're in this together. <3 Lauren J., LCSW

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I conquered my anxiety the help of TDC and was able to pass the exam!! Forever grateful for the extensions even though I had not taken the exam. My anxiety was making me procrastinate and postpone the exam date but TDC granted me the extension. My thing that helped me the most where the tips Amanda provided (eg., taking breaks, reading out loud, imagine they are in your office). The pretest and mock exams were extremely useful. Overall I am so happy! Thank you!!

I have horrible test anxiety, and it got worse two days leading up to my exam. With two nights of inadequate sleep, thus feeling lightheaded and sleep-deprived going into the exam, I still passed! Over the the course of 6 weeks, outside of my fulltime job and college class, I studied through TDC. There are some things from the TDC curriculum that confused me, but it more so benefited me in successfully preparing for the LCSW exam. I did not use any study material outside of TDC. Thank you, Heidi, for being there whenever I had questions! Yes, I would recommend TDC to a friend.

TDC helped me gain my confidence back. I knew I could pass. I was so close before and failed by 3-4 points. I reached out to TDC and they extended my access without question. I felt like they believed in me so I had to move forward and try again. I took my test yesterday 4/26/22 and PASSED! Tears of joy. My advice is to make sure that you mind is free and clear of stress so you're able to fully commit to studying. Thanks TDC :)

This system is amazing, and it's like a simulation of the real deal. Thank you!