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

Thank you for your support and guidance! I felt confidence going into the clinical exam. The practices tests were very helpful in getting me to apply critical thinking skills to the scenario questions and used to the structure of the exam. I scored 123.

I was extremely uncertain about how to prepare for the Clinical ASWB exam and had an extreme amount of anxiety about my capability to pass the first time. TDC put much needed order and structure to exam preparation. The last licensing exam I took was well over 20 years ago, so prior to having TDC materials I was at a monumental loss as to how to organize and what to specifically study for the exam. Completing the quizzes and mock exams were the most helpful in me feeling a sense of preparedness prior to exam day. Upon taking the exam, I felt a sense of familiarity and confidence when answering questions. Oddly enough, I felt the full mock exams with TDC were more difficult then the actual exam questions I was given on the real exam! TDC is an investment in time and money but well worth it, especially when you see "Congratulations! You have passed the Clinical ASWB Examination" go across your screen!

I couldn’t have passed without TDC.

I loved the Therapist Development Center! I felt like this study program helped manage anxiety that comes with taking the test and helped with developing a study plan. I definitely learned a lot! The material put things into perspective and I found the various formats used helpful. I would definitely recommend this to peers or anyone looking for a good study guide!

This course was excellent. I had been out of grad school for over 20 years and this really caught me up with the new information and solidified basic social work information that I should have been taught in my MSW studies but had not. I would highly recommend this course.

I’m still in shock and disbelief that I passed my ASWB exam last week. I used TDC for both my law and ethics exam and my ASWB exam and I could not be more thankful for the study material and test preparation. The half mocks and full mocks with rationales at the end were invaluable. Not only did the material help me pass my exam but it prepared me to think critically and clinically. The study techniques helped me not panic and think through the question stem. I have already recommended this program to friends and colleagues. Thank you TDC!

This program is is very informative and practical for real life situations.

I am officially an LCSW!!! I want to thank TDC for their program and for the multiple extensions they granted me ( no questions asked). I purchased the program close to 1 year ago ready to study and test. Life had other plans for me and after going multiple medical procedures and chronic illness, I finally scheduled to test in April 2020 (Began studying in January 2020). I was doing well with the material and was finding myself in a focused groove. As you all know, CA went into lockdown in March and my test was cancelled. I was crushed! I was able to reschedule for June but again, COVID and an unexpected move once again forced me to push back to July. Not going to lie, I was starting to feel a little hopeless. I resumed studying end of May 2020. I went through the entire program for a 3rd and 4th time while at home alone with a 3 y/o. I liked that the prep course had the audios because it made it easy for me to study while completing chores and while my son napped. I also snuck into the bathroom for 5-10 minutes once in a while and did lots of driving while listening to the audios :) I finally took the mocks 1 week before the exam. I took a 3 day break in between mocks and was surprised to score 80/76 on the full mocks. Yet I still felt anxious about being ready (thought maybe I got lucky) that is until I listened to the pep talk that Amanda includes in the course. After listening to her words, I finally felt assured that I was ready. On test day: I followed Amanda's recommendation and played my favorite songs on the way to the testing Center. I was lucky enough to schedule testing at a site 10 minutes away from home but I arrived 45 minute early to eat my banana and meditate. I did not study prior to going in (or the morning of) as it only heightened my anxiety and I felt it unnecessary. Despite wearing a mask for the duration of the exam, I felt calm and prepared. I started the exam and I immediately felt confident. The questions were very similar to those in the prep course. I did start to feel "panicked" mid-way through but I remembered what Amanda had said about my blood sugar crashing. I was able to bring in water with mixed in Crystal Light sweetener to mimic the taste of juice. I was able to access this drink (call ahead to see if your testing center allows this) during my break and it helped me tremendously. I went back in and took my last break once I had completed all the questions. At this point I still had about 1.5 hours. I came back in, reviewed only my marked questions and only changed 2-3 "Aha" questions. I took a big breath, completed the survey and pressed complete, closed my eyes and opened them to see a "Congratulations, you passed" notification. I honestly got teary eyed and held back from crying. I felt so relieved and overjoyed! I received my score and noted that I needed 102 to pass, I scored 120. I left and bought myself a fancy coffee and celebrated! I just want to thank TDC for sticking with me throughout this process. I know COVID has made this process a little more challenging but I want to assure you that I did not find the mask unbearable and I was able to get through it. Wishing all of you the best! Thanks again.

Thanks to all the amazing staff, I passed my exam on the first try! ! I found this course to be very helpful in helping me prepare to take my LMSW clinical exam! The rationales and lectures really helped me on the actual test!

The most helpful piece beyond the breadth, depth and accessibility of content, was the structure/study plan! It feels immense! So much to study. The plan makes it manageable. I had been out of school for more than 13 years. I studied macro /community-based SW. I was incredibly anxious about how much the content has changed since I earned my MSW. I know I would not have passed without this tool. My pretest score was 60%. I went through all content 2x. My post tests were in the 80%. Out of the 170 questions, I got 127 correct, and needed at minimum 103 to pass.

The explanations you provided for all the study material were really helpful and beneficial. I was able to understand things so much better and apply what I learned. The lectures were great and the order of information and practice tests building up to more exam questions and time was extremely helpful in getting ready for the actually exam. I enjoyed what I was learning while taking this course, it was very user friendly!
Thanks, Sara

The TDC helped me feel confident when preparing and talking the LCSW exam. I am a person with visual impairment and the audio lectures where very helpful and meant my learning needs and style. I would recommend this testing Prep to anyone. It help to go each review the each topic a few times. Thanks so much!

Due to being in quarantine I had a lot of time to study. I have been studying and using TDC since Late January of this year. I used no other program. I didn’t want to confuse myself so I stuck with TDC. I HIGHLY Recommend TDC, the auditory lectures really helped me retain all of the information. I didn’t feel overwhelmed by the amount physical content as well. I took the exam one time and passed it on the first try. Again, highly recommend TDC.

I passed, needing to get 103 questions correct and I got 110 questions correct. This study system was AMAZING and really thoroughly prepared my to take this test and pass on my first time taking it. Thank you!

Prepared extensively for test via system and then COVID happened which totally threw me off. My March test date was rescheduled for today. I had to restart the whole system. I passed by ONE point but I passed!! This is the most superior study course. It was not as easy with a mask on during the test but I tried to apply as many suggestions as I could. Considering all the straits of the situation I am so happy I passed and would recommend this to anyone for a study tool

This program is Gold!!!! My professor recommended that I invest in it. I was able to see my progress in reading the questions to fully understand the question the question that was being asked. This program truly prepared me to think like a social worker in different settings. I feel more confident in my broader competence of this profession as a whole as opposed to just my own area of expertise. The exam questions were on a similar level of difficulty as questions that are given in the programs Mock Exams. I felt confident in sifting out answer choices that were not relevant due to the programs way of training on how to identify the important components of the question. Sincere thank you to TDC. I am forever grateful. This truly enhance my test taking experience and will continue to reflect positively in my work throughout the profession. Thank you!

Loved the system. It was very easy to use and DIRECT.

I feel like TDC provided the resources and information needed for me to more than adequately prepare for the exam. The Top 50 Topics, the Quick Studies, and the recorded information all provided me with the knowledge needed to pass the exam...on my first try! I got 111 correct and I only needed 102 to pass. Thank you, TDC!

I feel TDC was a more structured learning tool and it helped me to organize my studying. The quizzes were also very helpful in memorizing material.

I highly recommend TDC. I used the materials to prepare for the ASWB exams, the LMSW in 2017 & the LCSW yesterday. I had to take each only once! So happy to see “PASS” after completing those 170 questions. Good luck to you!