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

TDC gave me the confidence and reasoning skills to take the exam. Amanda's pep talk really helped to calm my nerves before and during the test. I definitely went in with the mentally of attacking the test, and the "aha" moment also helped when I was indecisive on the exam. Thank you TDC for helping me achieve a milestone in my life!

I took the exam this morning and passed, with 50 minutes to spare. I'm not a fast reader, and comprehension is not my strong suit. I usually have to read things a few times to really understand. I really appreciated TDC's techniques used to pass the test. It played the foundation of reducing my anxiety from the get-go. TDC has a solution focused approach and a roadmap to achieve a passing score. I loved the audio companion to the printouts. That was very helpful for the way I learn. I also liked taking the tests over and over again. Practicing and reinforcing the strategies made me focus on wha was important during the test. I felt less test anxiety because I kept in mind that I was the therapist, looked for the stem in the question, and took note of what they were really asking. I used coaching twice from this program and you were quick to get back to me and set me on the right course. I also took note of the self care tips at the end of the TDC program. Last thing was that I reviewed the entire blog to learn more information and practice the questions. TDC was a very positive experience that I wanted to log in regularly. I'm so relieved not to take this test again:)

Very well put together study program, effective and efficient. Realistic study goals broken down into manageable chunks. Encouraging and helpful info regarding how to study and how to mentally prepare for the test.

Great study guide. Easy to follow and helped me feel prepared. Past the test on my first time.

TDC really helped me feel organized and gave me the structure I needed to study for the exam. I can't imagine going into the exam without using TDC. The program definitely gave me the skills to dissect questions and the knowledge to answer them correctly. I feel like a stronger clinician after finishing TDC!

I'm thankful for this program! I was really prepared and confident going into this exam. Thank you so much!

After struggling along with a different study system, a friend at work told me about TDC for the CA Law & Ethics test prep. I used the program and passed on my first attempt. I really enjoyed the format and felt I was well prepared for that exam, so of course when it came time to study for the LCSW clinical exam I knew exactly where to go. I didn't bother with any other study system this time around, just jumped straight into TDC's clinical exam prep. Happy to report that I felt well prepared and confident walking into the exam and I passed on my first attempt! Thank you TDC for the awesome program. I cannot recommend it enough.

If you’re not sure about about whether this program is worth it or effective, know that it is probably some of the best prep you can get for the ASWB clinical exam. Their questions are similar to the exam- and breaks down exactly what you’ll need to know to be confident on exam day. The access to coaches by email is a game changer. They are incredibly responsive , and beyond that, they are incredibly thoughtful in their responses. I highly recommend TDC ! I passed today- thank you, TDC TEAM!

I passed on my first attempt using the TDC course. The course is completely organized for you so there is no guessing on what you should be studying which really helps manage anxiety as you navigate the process. Looking back I think I would have been much more nervous taking the exam if I had not followed TDC step by step.

I’m so grateful for TDC!!! Through the pandemic they extended my services until I could get my test scheduled and thanks to them I passed on my FIRST try!!!

With a family crisis and covid, I wasn't sure I would be able to pass. TDC really helped and I just finished taking the exam. I'm soooo happy I passed. This has been a dream for me for many years as I finished my MSW in 1998. I was a medical social worker for many years, but always wanted to get licensed. I finally did! On my first try! Thanks!!
PS the last 48 hour pep-talk was a game changer for me on the marked questions part.

Thank you!

All of the study material was super useful. I listened to the top 50 lectures the day before exam. Mock exams were great for assessing what topics I needed to study more (reasonings also helped in this area). Passed exam on the first try! 10/10 would recommend.

I took the exam in Fall 2020 and sadly failed by 4 questions. I finally was able to take the test again in April 2021 and passed by 3! This is a tough exam due the amount of scenarios that can be deemed subjective in nature and although the content is only a small part of the exam it is a vast amount of material. This course definitely helped me feel confident and pass. The scores I was getting on the practice exams aligned with how I did on the exam.

I scored 30 points above passing on my first time taking the LCSW exam with the help of Therapist Development Center. The structured study format made it easy to find time to study while working a full-time job. The mock exams were very representative of the types of questions I got on the real exam and after reading all the rationales on the TDC mock exams, I felt very confident come test day. I would recommend TDC to anyone studying for their LCSW exam.

I came to TDC after completing another LCSW prep course that had been recommended to me by several individuals; I was sure it was the answer for me and unfortunately it was not. I took my exam for the first time back in November and failed by 6 points; I was completely devastated. I reached out to the person that taught the course and was offered very generic follow-up recommendations. I had heard about TDC several times before but was only 4 weeks out from my next test day and was leary to begin a completely new program that close. I had prayed and prayed that God would guide my study efforts and He did just that; He led me to a fellow MSW classmate and friend who ultimately led me to TDC and assured me that I had adequate time to complete the program and that I would NOT be disappointed. She was absolutely correct! I completed the program in its entirety in just 3.5 weeks; I essentially lived and breathed TDC for those 3.5 weeks! BUT, it all paid off! I took the exam on April 1, 2021 and PASSED! I needed 102 correct to pass and got 120 correct! I blew my first test out of the water and walked out with my head held high, with tears of joy rolling down my cheeks! If you are at all contemplating this program, STOP thinking about it and just buy it! I promise you it is worth it and it WILL help you be successful! The program is so thorough and covers anything and everything that could be on the exam. I also greatly appreciated the feedback from Heidi and her quick, personalized responses to me, even on the weekends!
Thank you TDC for creating such a wonderful program and helping so many of us tackle the beast that is the LCSW exam! I am forever grateful that God led me to all of you!

TDC was instrumental in helping grasp the rationales for the clinical exam. I pass both the law and ethics exam and the clinical LCSW exam through preparation with TDC. I pass my clinical exam for the LCSW the first time. I liked how TDC covered main topics in preparation of the LSCW clinical exam. I completed all quizzes and all Mock tests before I took my LCSW Clinical Exam. I felt TDC gave me the confidence to approach the exam. I really loved the Final Pep Talk, I listened to it the day of my exam for both exams (L&E) and the clinical and hearing the advice prepared me for both days. Because of TDC, I was successful in passing both exams. Listening to the Final Pep talk the day of my LCSW clinical exam, I found myself crying listening to it. I had faith and confidence I was going to make it through the experience of the exam. What an experience! Thank you THERAPIST DEVELOPMENT CENTER!!!!

I am super thankful to TDC for this program and for what you do for Veterans! I am never confident in my own abilities but I took the practice test and did well so I decided to go ahead and take my test. I had already changed my date twice due to not feeling ready- I wasn't putting time into studying like I should have. First time taking the exam and in less than 2 hours! Passed by 7 points but a pass is a pass!

I have been studying for a few months. I felt confident and prepared for my exam. Thank you Therapist development center, I passed my clinical examination on my first attempt.

First time passing my exam. These materials were fantastic! The lectures helped me learn the material in an easy way that fit in my busy life with two little kids!