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 felt terrified, but prepared going in to take the LCSW exam. I used other sources to a small degree, but primarily counted on the therapist development network to help me study. I was well prepared and I did well on the exam. Thank you!

Taking the test second time I was nervous but it felt really important to know that TDC coaches were with me till the end, and didn't give up on me.

I cried tears of Joy because I didnt think I was going to pass after taking the test 4 times and running out of time the last time I took it trying to use acronyms. I was skeptical about using this program because I had spent so much money on other materials I believe this program built on the knowledge that I had received from other programs. I'm glad I did use this program. Feeling greatful and blessed.

The portion of this program that was most beneficial for me were the practice exams. A different program that I used previous had limited questions and not set up like the actual LCSW exam.

Female, Army Active Duty Veteran

The ASWB Clinical study system was the best thing I could have bought to prep for my exam! I passed on my first attempt, and while I was nervous going into it, I truly felt prepared. I tried using another test prep book before I found TDC and as soon as I purchased TDC I never went back to that book. The structure of TDC was helpful to keep me on track to finish all of the material before the exam date. I really enjoyed the audio component and listened to all of them multiple times. I printed a few copies of the worksheets so I could fill them out while listening to the audio and again as a quiz for myself. The most helpful aspect was how they review breaking down the questions. Memorizing all of the information needed for the exam is unrealistic, so knowing the tips to break down the question and come to an answer even if you don't have experience in that particular type of social work was key. I had very few recall questions on my exam, and every time I saw FIRST, NEXT, or BEST on my exam, I could confidently eliminate a few choices and identify the correct answer from there. TDC was worth every penny, if you are on the fence about this program just do it. You will not regret it!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I followed the study program, which was outlined and planned for me. Easy to follow along. I found the audio lectures, quizzes. practice test, and mock exams to be perfect combinations to fully understand and prepare for the exam. Coaches available and responded sooner than expected. I passed my exam on first try and I couldn't be more proud of myself. You still have to put in the work of studying and following the program--.

I have nothing but great things to say about TDC. This program really prepares you to break down each question. It is very important that you follow the whole program from start to finish, complete all of the quizzes and mock exams.

I have now used TDC for both my Masters and Clinical Exams with success! Working through ALL of the material at a steady and uninterrupted pace over a 2 month study plan really set me up for successful results in both encounters. The instructors provide sound guidance on how to truly reason and work through the process of the many "first", "best" and "next" questions the exam will ask of you. Will certainly continue to recommend the course work to colleagues and employees.

Thanks TDC and happy studying all!

I'm floating on clouds right now! I passed on my first attempt. I am so grateful for this program! Some may think its expensive but I call it an investment. It is structured and provides many different ways of teaching you the material from lectures to quick studies to short quizzes around specific areas to mock exams of different lengths and more. Not only does it assist you with learning the social work material but it provides tid bits for preparing/taking the exam. For example, taking the break at 85 questions and drinking my OJ DEFINITELY made a difference. There is no other program that I know of that is going to get you ready like this one. Thank you TDC!!!

I got my MSW in 1997 so say my text anxiety was high is an understatement! I had no idea where to start. The structure of the program was exactly what I needed. I gave myself enough time to complete the course twice. As an audio learner it was invaluable to me to have the lectures. I listened to them driving to/from work, while I was cleaning the house, and when I went out on walks in my neighborhood. I definitely "heard" Amanda's encouraging voice in my head during the test. Thanks TDC.

TDC will set you up for success!!!!

Words cannot express how thankful I am to God and the Therapist Development Center. I FINALLY PASSED my LCSW exam!!! I literally cried at the testing site. I have taken this exam numerous times and have used many testing aids. However, I must admit the Therapist Development Center program was absolutely the best of them all! I would highly recommend this program. I want to give a special THANK YOU to my coach Heidi. She provided me with so much encouragement and helpful hints which assisted me in finally acing the exam. Thank you again Heidi and God bless!!!

I’m so grateful for Therapist Development Center's ASWB study program, as it helped me to pass the exam on the first try! Without the strategies I learned in the TDC program, I do not believe I would have passed. I also feel like I’m an even better Social Worker from this complete review. I have a feeling of accomplishment, and confidence in areas I was unfamiliar with (other fields of Social Work). Thanks, TDC!

I recommend this program through and through. It helped prepare me to read the questions correctly and know what the test is asking me! I felt so confident through out taking the test!

I appreciated how TDC pairs down what to focus on. I had been using a previous study system that offered a lot of information and while it was helpful it was too much information to work with. The fact that you can create a schedule with TDC is extremely helpful for the anxious text taker. It helped the study process feel manageable. I highly recommend this program!

TDC worked for me. I don’t think I would have passes without TDC. Compared to my LSW where I struggled and had no idea of TDC, I can totally attest to TDC playing a significant role in my success. Thank you all so much!!

The course helped prepare me with not just information on content but how to think, study, and physically prepare for test day. The lectures helped me study from anywhere. Having a study plan saved so much time.

I really loved how study sessions were easily broken down into manageable sections. Every topic, lecture, and quiz helped me pass! I would recommend this to anyone gearing up to take the clinical exam,

I initially tried to study on my own going through the DSM and making flashcards. I found myself overwhelmed and was hesitant to purchase TDC because I’m a visual learner. But I finally decided to about a week into studying hoping it would give me more structure. It absolutely did! Even though I’m a visual learner it really helped listening to the lectures on my way to work. I also, as suggested, printed out the quick studies and complete them myself. As advised, I went through the program twice and then continue to study concepts I needed to grasp. I took both short mock tests and both full mock tests, and scored 75% on all of them. By following every recommendation made by TDC, it really made all the difference for me. The day of my exam I listened to the final peptalk on my way to the site. I went in with the mindset to attack the exam, as Amanda suggested. I wrote down on my whiteboard, among other things, “tolerate uncertainty”, and when I would get stuck or was not sure how I was doing I would look down at that those 2 words, take a deep breath, and continue. I finished in two hours and 45 minutes and after initially freezing at the sight of the word PASS on the screen, I put my head down on the desk and let out a quiet cry. Your program made all the difference and I thank you so so much!!

I love the structure that TDC's study program offered. So much better than just reading a book which is how I've heard some other companies do. It was so satisfying to be able to check off each step as I completed it. I also had two sessions with Heidi, a TDC coach and that was so helpful. She was easily available by email and gave me lots of additional tips and was very supportive. Overall I am so glad that I used TDC and will be recommending this program to everyone who is planning on taking the exam. I was able to pass on my first try and I'm just so happy and relieved. Thanks TDC!