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

National LCSW Exam Study Program

Our 2020 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 2020 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 with 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. 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 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.


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Course Reviews

I really appreciated that this course focused on how to think for the exam since a majority of the questions were reasoning based. I utilized the critical thinking strategies while taking the exam and overall felt less overwhelmed because of them. Through taking the course I found the lectures to be the most helpful.

I passed!!! I had a lot of doubts about taking this exam and passing. I always get anxious about tests and having it timed did not help. TDC helped me to be prepared for my exam and really built up my confidence. By the end of the study program, I felt confident about taking and passing the exam. Thank you so much TDC!

I came across TDC in search for a better study program than the previous one I had purchased. I felt that TDC broke studying down in a way that was manageable and realistic. My previous study program gave me a ton of material with no real guide on how to study and I felt overwhelmed. TDC didn't just give me studying material, it explained how to take the exam and what to expect. I went into my exam feeling prepared and equipped to tackle it head on! TDC made it easy to access their the curriculum no matter where I was or what I was doing. I managed to prepare for this exam during Covid, working a full time job, while pregnant and caring for a 3 year old. I kicked that exams butt while 7 months pregnant and I couldn't have done it without TDC! THANK YOU.

OMG I passed, thank you so much TDC!!! I was so nervous going into the test. I get terrible test anxiety this program really helped me to feel comfortable and more secure with my answers. I initially applied to take the text back in Feb and subscribed to TDC soon thereafter. I wasn't approved until March, my plan was to take the test in April then COVID hit. I had finished the program all but the half mock and the full mock, but listened to the plan and waited to take the mock until right before my test date. I began to get discouraged when I wasn't able to get a date and my subscription was running out. I reached out and got an extension you all were great! Finally local test sites began to open, although I wasn't able to get a date right away I was able to secure today Oct. 5. I had one week to study. Thankfully I had continued to listen to your lectures and study guides daily on my drive to and from work. I dove into TDC, I studied every second I could after work and this past weekend. I woke up this morning and took TDC with me to my appointment. I could hear your voice Amanda, I used what I learned FISRT, BEST, what would TDC choose...etc. it helped! I finished the test in three hours, I cried when the word PASS showed up on my screen. Thank you so much for being that extra support that I needed. This has been a hard year for everyone but I am thankful today I was able to add a bit of joy and happiness to my life!!!!! I highly recommend TDC, you all ROCK!

This program works. You do not need anything else! The practice exams are so much harder than the real exam, and the program teaches you the critical thinking tools needed to pass the exam.

I am extremely pleased with this prep course. I really like that they touch on different learning styles, audio, reading, mock quizzes, fill in the blanks... There were so many different ways to learn the information and the important aspects are repeated enough that it helped me retain it. The main topics were definitely covered and there were very few things on the actual exam that I felt were not touched on in this prep course. It was definitely money well spent for me.

Program was great. Heidi was also really helpful. Highly recommended!!! Passed first try!!!

This program is the most realistic and practical to helping you pass the exam. As someone who took the exam twice and failed before using TDC I had perspective going into this study program and can attest to how relevant this study program is to the actual exam. They provide accurate practice questions and mock exams which other programs did not. This program also provided you with concise topics that are helpful and covered in the exam as opposed to other programs that bombard you with unnecessary information(although helpful knowledge to have in the field), but not relevant to what will help you pass the exam. TDC truly trains your mind to know how to think and answers the questions on the exam. Trust this program and process! If you are like me and failed this exam more than once, TDC is for you because it gave me the confidence and ego boost that I needed going into the exam. Thank you TDC!!!

I passed the ASWB clinical exam the first time taking it utilizing TDCs program primarily to study. I found that the lectures and mock exams to be quite inclusive however what I have found the most helpful was the ethics discussion and how to incorporate NASWs ethics and values when answering reasoning based and application questions which increased my confidence in taking the test and overall knowledge base in the field itself. Thank you TDC for helping me achieve the next step in my social work career.

Having graduated over a decade ago, I was nervous about beginning my test preparation. I am thankful that a co-worker recommended the course because it provided me with the focus I needed to confidently sit for the exam. After taking the two full length exams, I felt fully ready to sit for the exam. And, on test day, I performed far better than my practice test exam scores. I truly credit this course for passing on the first time! Thank you!

I just want to take a minute to thank the TDC team for making an outstanding study program. I passed the LCSW with flying colors on 9/30/2020 and I am so proud of myself! Amanda Rowen, you are amazing. The material you cover is so relatable to the questions and I cannot say enough about your prep lectures and your 48 hours prior to taking the test lecture. I went into the test thinking "I'm going to figure each question out." I repeated this mantra to myself and also used the technique of "taking Amanda into the test" with me which helped a ton on the difficult to figure out ones. Also, the way you break down the questions is wonderful. Other programs use acronyms and THAT DOES NOT WORK! You have to think critically and put them in order as to what you would CLINICALLY do first! TDC, you are amazing! I have recommended you to two of my colleagues already and I cannot thank you enough for organizing and making this program available!! I PASSED!!!
Samantha Walls, LCSW :)

I've taken LCSW test what feels like a million times. I was determined to take test until I passed. A friend recommended this study guide. I loved the audio. The top 50 study guide was a life saver. Thanks so much.

After not being in school in more than 20 plus years I had to relearn everything that I knew and learn all the new treatments and medications. This course was very thorough and I think the audio was the best part. I started just listening in my car on the way to work or when I was doing chores in my house. The more I listened the the better I understood the material. I am grateful I did this course.

Thank you so much for the confidence and skills to pass my test on the first try! :)

To be honest I procrastinated and crammed all the info in this into a 2 and a half week study plan and it was still phenomenal and is 100% the reason I passed the exam on the first try. Great mix of different learning styles and approaches

TDC was so helpful! I would highly recommend. It helped me most figure out how to answer the questions and use critical thinking skills to pick the best answer among many good answers. The practice tests were very similar to the real thing.


I can't believe I pass today the LCSW exam! TDC were amazing with providing me exactly what I needed for the test. The most important thing more then memorizing the material was the rights thoughts process I needed to pass! Thank you TDC I will definitely recommend my friends to use your program!

TDC was the most important aspect of my LCSW exam process! I had previously attempted other resources but felt completely overwhelmed and lost as there was no cohesive plan/process. TDC provides the necessary information and the essential skills and strategies needed to feel confident on the exam! I took their advice (taking a break at the 85 question mark/bringing a snack) and that TRULY helped me as I noticed I was starting to tire at that point! I've officially passed on my very first try and can't be more grateful for TDC! I recommend to anyone!

Dear team,
I did pass and would like to extend my deep appreciation for your support. As a Practitioner that speaks English as a second language, I felt that your program helped me in ways far beyond a “study program”. Your approach helped me to understand the purpose, the “Why” and “How”, to pay attention to the proper details. Thank you, it means a lot to me that social workers are professionals that really care, you‘ve proved that in presenting such an excellent platform. Thank you!

TDC is the way to go! I studied for 3 months, took my time, and followed ALL the advice. I passed my 1st time. :) I cannot thank TDC enough because they relieved a lot of my stress and I did not have to study again. You cannot go wrong with TDC.