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 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, 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 Clincal 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.


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Course Reviews

This was my second attempt at the ASWB Clinical exam. First attempt was Sept 2020, which I failed by 3 points. I took some time off from studying and decided to purchase the TDC program in Dec. 2020 for my exam scheduled for the 29th of Dec. I believe the program really helped me focus and plan my approach, to tackling the exam. Not only did I pass the exam, I scored well over the required number needed. I would highly recommend this program!

I cannot recommend this program enough--I was a bit hesitant to purchase it at first because of the price tag, but I can truly say that it was worth every penny. TDC provided me with excellent test taking tips, helped me focus and structure my studying, and provided me with such helpful lectures. It focused on the most important topics and helped learn how to do reasoning based questions. Upon entering my exam, I felt extremely well prepared! I looked at a few other study materials throughout my time, and I can honestly say they were not necessary. My success is truly related to TDC!

I'm a well-experienced SW but needed something to make me understand the exam. TDC was the answer. I crammed for 2 weeks. I didn't take any the mock or full practice exams. I repeated the DSM recordings and a few other recordings multiple times until I understood the information inside and out. I finished with a lot of time to spare. The test was brutal. I finished and only reviewed to ensure all questions were answered. I know if I go back and change answers is a NO NO. I passed with getting 120 out of 103 needed. What TDC made me realized the MOST is...there are multiple correct answers to almost every question but analyze the question and rank your answers.

I took my LCSW on 21st December and I passed. I believe that what made a difference was listening to the audio recordings as they are very specific and thorough. Thank you TDC :)

After taking the LCSW several times and failing it each time, I was becoming anxious, depressed and super nervous to take it again. Each time I took the exam, the process and test itself seemed to be harder and more stressful. Once I committed to the Therapist Development Center study plan, I started seeing studying for the test as a "learning opportunity" and that really changed my outlook. With the study plan and Amy Cuddy's "power pose" practice, I went into this test on the 28th with a different energy. I needed 103 to pass and I got 111! Not the best grade I have ever gotten but I WAS SO HAPPY TO PASS! Thank you TDC and Heidi especially who was able to do a one on one session with me a couple of weeks ago. I am so grateful that your program exists!

I truly appreciate TDC I graduated with my MSW in 2004 and struggled with test taking since elementary school. What helped me was the materials and how it was broken down I also appreciated the pep talk as well. I would recommend this program to others. Thank you!!!!!

This course was soo helpful! Amanda really helped me to think through the reasoning behind each answer and to strategize. I am grateful that I took this prep class! YAY!

Just want to say TDC is great! I passed first time taking my LCSW exam with this program. Amanda and Heidi are great!

I have been waiting to write this! I successfully passed my LCSW exam today after two prior attempts where I missed only by a few points. I can say with confidence that TDC provided an organized studying system as well as timely feedback to any questions I had throughout my studying. TDC also provided support, helpful resources and encouragement when I felt completely defeated and doubted myself. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, resources, and experience to help others succeed with this daunting exam. I will forever be grateful and praise TDC!

TDC adequately prepared me for the LCSW clinical examination! I was very confused when I started studying as I was not sure of where to start or what to focus on. With the help of TDC I was able to focus my studying on necessary content and most importantly, learn HOW TO THINK when taking the test!

Excellent material very helpful . I think in general this program was helpful in learning and gaining more knowledge about social work . i would recommend to anyone totally worth it !!!

I was in search of a One AND Done support for my LCSW exam. I wanted practical information that would help me pass the exam on the first attempt and that is what I found in the Therapist Development Center. I passed on the first attempt and was so excited that I cried!

TDC was amazing!!! I failed my clinical licensing exam (LCSW exam) the first time around, having used other study materials and another prep course. I lead a busy life with two jobs and found the TDC format to be great since it really helps with both creating a study plan and staying organized on top of helping you learn the materials. Amanda, who runs the program, has a strong understanding of different learning styles and it really shows in the program. I loved that the study materials included options for listening to audio, reading quick studies, and forms to fill in (i.e. for notes and quizzes) which I think accommodates all kinds of learners. I also found it really helpful to listen to the audio on the Code of Ethics since knowing the COE is a key part of passing the exam and this audio helped to highlight key aspects of the COE in a digestible way so that you don't just have to read through it yourself. Pick a study buddy to get the program too and you can work through it together! My friend and I both used TDC and passed within the exam within a couple weeks of each other :)

I graduated in 1995 ....could have been grandfathered for my clinical license in 2004 but with 3 small children, maternity leaves and someone telling me to forget it, I quit on me. After a long painful 4 year divorce, I headed back, did my necessary 3 year clinical supervision and didn’t look back on my past. I was overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of facing this exam. I am a very structured and disciplined person. This program structured EXACTLY what I needed to study. Recall I knew like the back of my hand before studying, but putting things in order and slowing down and reading the whole question was what I needed to learn. I have always worked in a crisis environment, so this course taught me clearly what to do. I am a single mom who couldn’t afford this, but it was worth ever dime. Thank you! FINALLY!! I will hear your voice for many years to come.

Throughout the whole test I had Amanda Rowen as the voice reading the questions. The study system was EXCELLENT and the Mock Exams were sooooo similar to the actual test! I am beyond thankful that they reset my progress both times to give me the confidence I needed to pass!!! Thank you TDC!!!

This TDC prepped me beyond what I needed to pass the exam which allowed me to walk in confidently and pass the exam. I had all of the tips and tricks that I needed to feel prepared both before walking into the testing center and throughout the exam. I can't recommend this program enough.

First Glory to God. I studied my butt off. I walks 5 times a week and would listen to the audio during my walks. I have difficultly concentrating and this method helped me focus. I am a horrible test takers and second guess myself alot. I did everything the program recommended expect take a break ( I would not recommend this). I was so focused on the test I lost track of the time. This was by far the best program I have ever used!

TDC helped me through every step and assisted me with my test anxiety. I would highly recommend TDC to those who are in need of a structured system.

Amazing program. I felt over-prepared which decreased my anxiety during the test and I passed the first time.

TDC is a comprehensive program that fully prepared me to pass my exam on the first attempt. The topic 50 topics were a huge confidence booster. It's audio lectures. I took Amanda and Bethany everywhere lol Seriously, This program was a game-changer, and would recommend it to anyone who is preparing to take the LMSW or LCSW exam.