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 very overwhelmed with all the material for the exam, including with my exam prep book, and life. TDC really helped me to stay organized and confident about my ability to pass the exam.

The questions on your mock exams were excellent. In some ways your test was a bit harder, more clinical and prepared me even more than I needed, The majority of the actual test was application so your mock exams did an excellent of preparing for the types of questions. There were very few (less than 5) questions that tested something I had not heard of. The reason I passed the exam is because your prep was the best. I checked out a few other exam preps and none compare to this program. Thank you so much.

The exam prep covered all the important areas, including how to feel calm and confident during the test (yes, I spoke to Amanda during the test :-) ), marking challenging questions and moving on, and even the tip on eating a banana right before and bringing juice (I brought a "focus" vitamin water drink) for midway were a huge help. I ended up passing with an 87%.

I took the exam years ago without using any study system. Didn’t know how to study for exam. Didn’t pass. I waited to long to take exam again & loss hours. I had to get supervision again for many hours. My supervision was through the pandemic. I originally started with Gerry Grossman. I don’t like his style on program. I decided I would use Therapists... which I used to pass my Law & Ethics exam & passed. I love your syestem. It feels personal. It’s like you’re hear with me. I’m so grateful & I would only recommend your program. Thank you Amanda!

Just a thank you.

I've been a LSW since 06. I completed my clinical hours part time while working full time, in 2019. I was planning to take my exam in April 2020, right when everything shut down due to Covid19 restrictions.

My kids chipped in and bought me the Therapists Development Center prep course for Mother's Day. They knew how very important this was to me, as they had watched me struggle through school and work as a single mother most of their lives. I had one single attempt after an extension from the board post covid; June 30th to pass, and the 28th was the only date available to schedule in 3 surrounding states. I scheduled in March after the extension was received. Needless to say I was in a panicked state.

I started the TDC program on May 22nd, and passed my LSCW on my first attempt today!

Just wanted to say thank you for your amazing program. I found the curriculum to be all inclusive and supportive of exam content. It was easy to navigate, and retain/regain the material, after almost 15 years. The sections on DSM were fantastic and got me quickly up to speed on changes I have a limited working knowledge in, due to my hospice experience, as well as every day in program development. (I am accustomed to just looking it up.)

I am grateful for you and the content, as well as for my coach Heidi, who was responsive and resourceful.

So thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for assisting in attaining my clinical license, almost 15 years after receiving my Master's! My family and I are thrilled that this part of our journey has ended and our new story can begin.

With a grateful heart,
Donna from NJ (an original Brooklyn girl)

I have used TDC before and I love their program. The topics are broken down into manageable parts. I am an auditory learner so I love that the lectures are recorded. TDC's questions were consistently more complex which made the ones on the exam easier to parse through. I was prepared and I did pass on the first attempt. My only critique was that the version of the clinical exam that I took did not focus nearly as much on the Top 50 topics, DSM, or clinical scenarios. I found that there was a lot more macro based questions, like a question on leadership styles. Overall, I think this is a great program.

It was the organization for me. Sometimes big goals like this can be hard to break down into digestible, foundational, learning blocks that you can build on with a sense direction. Where I lacked confidence, this study prep helped me gain insight. I walked into the test with such a good understanding of it, questions that I needed to take slower versus ones that I knew right away. I could recognize what type of question it was, which allowed me to understand what type of answer was needed. After each practice exam, the ones I got wrong - I knew why it was wrong, but I also knew why I answered the way I did, which allowed me to exercise that new insight in real time during the actual test. The investment is in you with this study prep. I'd do it again (but I don't have to)!!!

After 6 years I finally decided to get serious about studying and purchased TDC! I’m happy to say that I was able to pass the exam on my first attempt! I feel that TDC truly prepared me for how to answer the questions on the test!

Thank you, TDC! I had so much anxiety about this exam literally putting it off for 3 years. The structure, the quizzes, mock exams, and pep talk helped ease my anxiety and get me through. The approach of thinking “what would Amanda do” as well as listing answers in order was my focus and I believe really helped me when thinking through the stem. The day of my exam the anxiety was still there and I did have thoughts running through my mind that I was going to fail but I again remembered that pep talk and quickly was back in the game. I highly recommend this program and I am so grateful I followed through!!

The TDC is a great program to really get Social Workers to think critically about difficult situations and scenerios, expand on thier skills and become more confident when taking the LCSW exam.

TDC helped me pass on my first attempt! I needed 103 correct and passed with 117. TDC makes the test feel less overwhelming and helps you organize your studying. The structure and information that TDC offered alleviated so much of my anxiety. I am grateful for this program!

I PASSED! Thank you TDC for your study program. I am a school social worker so I knew testing for my Clinical Social Work license was going to be a challenge. I appreciate how you map our your program and make it manageable to have a life and study. I bought your program because you were with us until we passed. The first attempt I failed by 5 points and I was devastated. After a couple months, I was ready to being reapplying and studying again. Appreciate being able to email coaches and get feedback. The two final mock exams and top 50 topics were key for me. I knew the material, but I had to learn how to apply it to possibly scenarios and all the FIRST and NEXT questions on the exam. The mock exams and top 50 topics helped me go into my test and feel so confident. THANK YOU for this program and being with us until we pass!

I used TDC to study for my LCSW Exam. It was a lot of material, especially since I was working full-time while studying. I do believe it helped my when I took the test, it helped build my confidence for sure.

I could not have done it with without the TDC! TDC’s material kept me organized and on task, no guessing. The combination of audio, handouts and quizzes helped me to better learn and retain the information due to the multiple ways it was presented. Thank you!

Great program to further aid in knowledge and comprehension.

I passed using this system after having took the exam once. This was the secret to me passing the exam by 10 points. It works, follow the plan!!

I had missed passing my first exam by 4 points the first time. I had been scheduled to take the exam again last March but it was cancelled due to covid. I had my exam again today and passed with 6 points over this time. I really credit this program for helping me to pass.

I was recommended this program after failing the clinical exam the first time. It is totally worth the money! I love structure and the way everything was organized and broken down so I wouldn't be overwhelmed was extremely helpful. Also the strategy for answering the different types of questions were very helpful.

I passed my LCSW exam today! 5/5 Recommend TDC! I love the simplicity of the program and that the program really narrows what info/topics are of upmost priority to study. This really helped me with not feeling so overwhelmed by verbiage/topics/terms. I appreciate the organization of TDC, made studying manageable and less daunting. Grateful for this program, I felt well prepared:)

Passed on the first try! Thanks TDC!