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 purchased TDC when I first began studying for my LCSW exam. The first time I took the test I failed by 3 points. I then used other programs the 2nd and 3rd attempt and failed by 5&8 points, so I realized hey tdc must can work because I came within 3 points of passing. I hadn’t really thought about it but it clicked one day that I may have failed the first time because I didn’t complete the program in its entirety as recommended. So I did that while preparing for my 4th attempt and BOOM! I passed! I kept hearing the women rationalize with me during the test. Very grateful and money well spent!

This material helped me prepare SO much. I generally have really bad test anxiety, but this material made me feel so prepared. I felt so much more comfortable and confident going into this exam compared to the previous exams I’ve taken.

I am so glad I used this program and I contribute passing on my first try completely to TDC! I loved there were a mix of audio, short readings, hand written quizzes and electronic quizzes. The handwritten quizzes really helped me to see what topics I needed to spend additional time on which the electronic quizzes wouldn't have identified as clearly. I think it's great they only allow the full mock exams to be taken once. I did the 5 week study program and it was totally worth it. I should also note that my family had come down with a stomach bug the week of the exam AND I was 37 weeks pregnant so my brain was slightly foggy but the TDC helped me to get through the test with success!

This was an amazing study prep course, and honestly, it provided more than just study help it shaped the way that I think of Social Work moving forward. I plan to revisit the material a a means to stay up to date moving forward. Thank you so much for ensuring that I passed the exam.

I passed on first attempt with TDC, but really feel that I would've failed on my own. Knowing myself, I would've over-prepared the recall content and neglected the focus on rationale. This was incredibly helpful!

Thank you to the team at TDC for preparing me for one of the most important tests of my life! When I started prepping for my LCSW exam, I knew I would get the skills and know-how that I needed since I had used TDC to study/pass my master's level exam. Of course, TDC did not fail to deliver! I went into my test with confidence, remembering everything that I learned and attacking the test. It was my first attempt at the clinical exam and I passed on the first try. Thanks again to this team and the opportunity they gave me to be successful at an important milestone in my social work careers.

I would highly recommend this program. I took the exam once before and failed by one question…. One. I used this program and felt really prepared this time around. I literally took the exam like I had the coaches in my head as I read the questions. This time I need 102 and ended up passing with 112!!! That was the most helpful part to me. This program is really worth it. I don't think I would have been as prepared without it. Thanks to All of you!!

needed a 102 and got 126! thank you for the help

I was impressed when my actual score was only two away from my first full mock exam score.

I loved TDC! I needed a score of a 102 and got a score of 130. There is no way I would have passed without TDC. TDC provides rationales on how to answer questions and I found that the most helpful. Most of the things I was tested on was covered by TDC. I couldn't recommend this program enough!

Thank you Therapist Development Center!! I passed on my first try and I am so happy and grateful! I listened to all of the audio recordings several times which really helped me. I re-reviewed the Quick Studies the week of the exam and went over all of my practice exams focusing on the questions that I missed. My LCSW Supervisor recommended your course and I'm so glad I listened and enrolled. I originally was supposed to take the exam in July '21 but I had to re-schedule it to September '21 since I knew this would give me more time to study. I'm glad I trusted my instincts and pushed the exam out. I really appreciate this course, Amanda and all of the people there at the Therapist Development Center!! Thank you!!

Thanks so much TDC, I found the quick study sheets and the mock exams the most helpful in preparing for the clinical exam!

TDC provided great study materials that were very helpful. I particularly liked the preparation strategies, as I wasn't aware of some of therm. They worked too! I felt calm and well-prepared going into the exam. The passing score on the version of the exam I took was 102. I passed with a 119! Thanks so much!

I’ve been putting off this exam for years due to anxiety with testing. I tried other materials a couple of years ago and then gave up, then was forced by my terms of employment to take the exam. My coworkers used this program and passed so I decided to give it a try and I was both more confident and impressed with the regimen. And here we are, TODAY I PASSED!!!! Thank you for your thorough presentation of the materials and confidence boosting lectures, the real social workers in you come out in the program. I thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

TDC was extremely helpful in preparing me for my clinical exam. TDC helped me to think each question through so I felt prepared with answering questions. I did not try to memorize information but instead concentrated on the stratagies taught in answering questions. Thank you Amanda and the TDC family- I am so grateful for your support.

This was my second time taking the exam. The first time I took it, I really did not have a strategy and I tried to gather studying materials from all kinds of sources. This course broke down the material. The combination of the lectures, studying guides and quizzes helped me be able to retain the information. I could not have passed this exam without your program. I received my masters degree in 2009 so it had been a long time since I had focused on most of this material. Thank you!

I took the exam in March 2021 and failed by 4 points. I was 7 months pregnant and devastated. The study materials I had used did not prepare me on how to break down the questions - which were mostly scenarios. I didn’t know how to study or where to start. I had my beautiful baby girl in June, and ran across TDC online. I read some inspiring and encouraging testimonials and signed up for the program. I began studying TDC in August and took my exam today and passed by 4 points! I cried when I saw my results. I was soooo happy and relieved that all my hard work finally paid off and I know I wouldn’t have been able to do it without TDC. I needed structure and TDC had exactly what I needed. All the 50 topics were on the exam, therefore, I felt confident. Of course you will run into a handful of questions that throw you for a loop, but just choose your best answer, mark it, and keep moving, like Amanda says. You don’t need to score 100%. Another thing that helped out tremendously was the snack break that Amanda encourages you to do. I can go on and on… take this course, you will not regret it, trust me! I already referred this program to several coworkers. Thank you TDC!

YES!!! You guys were so helpful when ASWB changed the requirements for LSW/LCSW exam. I had to have it switched to the other material, which was accommodated quickly. Then I was able to take the LCSW exam after all, but that material was still available to me, which was awesome!! I studied the 50 topics, went on vacation and spent a few hours reviewing. I returned to spend 2 weeks studying hard, completing the quizzes and exams, but was getting 69-73% on these. I know I should have studied longer and went through the program twice, but took the test anyway. I scored a 103/170 and was so thankful I passed!! You guys were most helpful, I have been telling everyone about it so they will be more prepared!! Thank you!

Almost every licensed social worker I know recommended this program so I felt confident with my choice. Now that I've taken my exam, I'd say that this is really the only study assistance I needed. I purchased a few practice exams from another site, which were ok, but unnecessary now that I have a frame of reference. Thank you for your help through this!

I am very pleased with this study course. I have a lot of test anxiety, and like many social workers out there, it can be difficult to know where to start because our profession is so broad. TDC organizes everything for you, which really helped ease some of my anxiety. When I took the exam, I could here Amanda in my head as I figured out the answers. The exam strategies and tips really helped and I passed on my first attempt!