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 am so grateful for this program! It had been a while since I was in school, and I felt overwhelmed about studying for the LCSW exam. I was not sure where to begin, but TDC really helped me follow an organized plan and helped me to understand what the exam would be looking for in answering the questions as well as helped refresh my memory on all the other information. They also answered all of my questions. I emailed a coach and received a quick reply with great clarification for my questions. Thank you so much!!!

Excellent exam prep! The step by step process was very helpful. I found the combination of audio and visual material helped me learn and meant that I could access it when on the go! I also found the exam taking strategies very helpful!Thank you

I loved this program! I failed the LCSW test the first time by one point and I felt defeated. It took me 10 years to get the nerve to retake the test because I was scared and intimidated. I studied for 3 months using TDC. I killed the test the second time! I needed a 102 to pass and I got a 131! Thanks TDC!!!!

This course was such an efficient, targeted, and focused way to study for the LICSW exam. I couldn't imagine passing without it, but did my first time. I also enjoyed how much I learned along the way that wasn't covered in graduate school that I will use doing clinical Social Work. One thing I don't understand is how I got 138 on the First Full Mock, 122 on the 2nd Full Mock, and 113 on the actual exam. (Although I think I got the harder of ASWB's two exams: the one where 60% is required to pass as opposed to 70%). I did reach out to a coach once while preparing and got excellent written advice about how to analyze my thinking and process on the Mock questions that I got wrong. This was extremely helpful. I highly recommend this course to anyone who will be taking the LICSW exam.

You guys saved my absolute ass. Thank you and god bless.

I felt very well prepared for the LCSW exam using Therapist Development Center's prep! I was worried since I had some personal issues come up inhibiting my ability to study as much as I would have wanted to but the course helped me study and focus on what I needed. The course is a great mix of audio guidance and reading material, highly recommend!

I am incredibly grateful for this program. I attempted the exam in March after only using the ASWB study book and failed. My heart was shattered, but knew this was not a reflection of my skillset as in the real world we have resources and collaborate! A friend then shared about TDC and passed on her first try! I completed the full study program through TDC and passed my exam yesterday! I am sharing this program with every social worker I know who is pursuing their LCSW! THANK YOU!!!

Thank you Amanda for making this experience enjoyable,

I became eligible to sit for the exam approximately one month ago. I purchased this study system and studied with it exclusively for about 3 weeks. I passed on my first attempt. I needed 102 to pass and I scored 133. I would say I was able to get through all the material and lectures with time to really go over the Quick Studies. I feel like the quick studies and mock test were really helpful. An unexpected help was the final pep talk where the instructor mentioned you won't always feel like you are passing but it is very important to keep going and stay positive. The test is a bit of a marathon but all in all I feel like the study system helped understand how to take the test and to build stamina. Its difficult to teach reasoning but I believe this system really hit the mark.

“TDC helped me prepare for the exam. I’m grateful for the many tools and study guides that they offered!”

This program was amazing! I took a week before my test off from work and used this program to study. The program gave me what I needed to be able to orientate to the test and what was required of me during the test. Does this program include everything that was on the test, no. Does this program include enough to allow you to navigate the test successfully, absolutely. Using this program, intentionally, for one week before my test, I passed with 123/150 correct. It is my understanding, that is a passing score in any jurisdiction.

When I first started the program I was so sad because I failed my exam by 1 point in January 2021. A friend who passed her exam told me about TDC so I decided to try it out. This was the best decision I made. I felt so prepared as I went through the steps in the program and the final pep talk really got me pumped for the big day. I passed today !!!!!! Thank you TDC!

Everything that could go wrong did but TDC stayed the same and I was able to pass

Thank you. This was extremely helpful. I pass on my first try. And thank you for giving me an extension to review when I requested it.

I got 94% on my clinical exam and I know that would not have been possible if I had not done TDC’s program. It was the main resource I used to study and I found the practice questions and exams were very close to the real deal. Most of all, feeling prepared helped me to relax when taking the actual exam, which is priceless!

TDC is FABULOUS. It is a very comprehensive program. If you do what it tells you do to do, you will go into your test feeling confident. I went through the program twice and by the time I took the mock exams provided by TDC, I felt well prepared and confident that I was going to pass. When I took the actual exam, Amanda's words came to mind when she said that it might feel like we are not doing as well if we get some wrong but to keep going and don't let that get to you. When I came across a question that I did not know the answer, I used the test taking strategies from the course and then remembered Amanda's words. The Blog is awesome in breaking things down into smaller chunks when feeling overwhelmed. I love this Program. Thank you TDC and thanks for offering this free to Veterans.

I would recommend TDC to anyone asking for advice on taking the clinical exam. I passed on my first go with a decent margin. I had been studying for month before finding TDC and realized I had been studying wrong the entire time! This program is absolutely the reason why I passed of the first go. If you are questioning whether or not it is worth the price, it absolutely is!! I have never been good at testing (or confident) and I walked in more confident then ever that I was prepared!

I am grateful to the former co-worker that recommended this program. Thankfully I was able to pass my test the second time. I believe that the Therapist Development Center provides the information that you need to pass the test without it being overwhelming. I would definitely recommend this program it is definitely worth it.

I failed my first time taking the LCSW. I was disappointed and felt a sense of impending failure, as most may. I took a break from studying and asked people about programs. I kept hearing about TDC. I was hesitant only on the amount, but I took the leap and purchased the program. It transformed my thinking to be able to pass. This is the program you need to tackle a test like this.

I put off my LCSW exam for several years due to test anxiety. When I finally started preparing for the exam, I was completely overwhelmed by all of the study material out there. A lot of programs contradicted each other and taught acronyms that were more confusing than helpful. TDC was a complete game changer! The program is very structured and easy to navigate. They don’t use acronyms but instead teach you how to break down the questions and use your reasoning which immediately eased my anxiety. There are so many ways to learn and apply your learning through TDC. I listened to the lectures while I cooked and cleaned which made it easy to incorporate studying into my daily schedule. The practice exams provided great preparation for the real thing. Whenever I needed additional explanations, I just sent a message to a coach and received a reply very quickly (thank you Heidi)! Amanda taught me to approach difficult questions with an “I can figure it out” mentality which made a huge difference on test day. I passed my LCSW exam on the first try with a score of 90% thanks to TDC!