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

I am so excited and beyond relieved! I used TDC to study for my law and ethics exam a few years ago and I was very happy with the program that I decided to use it for my clinical exam. I thought the audio lectures were the most helpful to me and writing notes as I listened to the lectures. I really love how TDC is very structured and you can go at your own pace. Thank you TDC!

Thank you Amanda and TDC Team! Your program set me up for great success of passing! With gratitude, Erica

This program suited my learning style and I appreciated that I didn't have to worry about extensions and length of time during COVID delays. I amplified the experience with other reading materials and attended a few live study groups but TDC was my mainstay and best source of information to deeply prepare. I had immense anxiety but also confidence that I was as prepared as I could be. I passed with 86.66% (130 correct!) so I am very happy with the outcome. The program has great materials, is varied and thorough - appreciated the preparation and exam strategies too, I learned a lot, passed first time.

As a veteran who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan who is trying to make a second career I was so happy to hear of a program that supports veterans. This program was the only one that was highly recommended by fellow Social Workers that have passed and was free for Veterans. Way to support us. I really appreciate it. I have failed three times because I couldn't understand how to answer the First/Next questions and Best/Most questions. When I finally passed it was because of this course. It gave really great mock exams that were really great at getting me in the mindset of how to think when taking the exam. I am very thankful and proud of this company. Thank you so much for helping me pass this exam!!!

TDC was very instrumental in my passing the exam. I tried other programs and didn't get the same confidence as with TDC. This was the perfect program for the way in which I learn. I would recommend this program to anyone that is struggling with the preparation process. Thanks TDC you made a difference in my life.

TDC helped to think like the test! It helped me to understand what the board is looking to assess for.

I passed the LCSW exam!! I purchased the TDC exam prep program at the recommendation of several co-workers who studied TDC and passed the LCSW exam the first time. This was after I purchased and studied another program and did not pass the exam the first time. The other program focused more on recall rather than using analytical thinking and preparing for clinical practice. I followed the TDC program listening to the audios, studying handouts, taking all of the mock exams, and studying the SW Code of Ethics. I listened to the audios driving to and from work, on walks, and at home. It was helpful listening to the audios several times to reinforce the materials. All of the program focuses on the essentials. Amanda's voice was calming and yet motivational. The morning of the test I followed my usual routine and ate a good breakfast. I listened to Amanda' pep talk. I took the exam mid morning and followed her advice of eating a piece of fruit before the exam. We are not allowed to eat a snack once the exam begins. So, I also ate a granola bar. I paced my way through the exam and as she advised did not get hung up on questions. The strategies learned helped me focus during the exam and how to analyze questions. And, the program strengthened my clinical skills which can be applied in practice. Thank you for this wonderful program!!

I was extremely anxious about whether I would pass the LCSW Clinical Exam or not, due to talk about how many do not pass and the test being mostly application. I began to study and all I had was a downloaded version of the book prep, from the jump I knew I was not going to get what I needed from using that. I remembered my supervisor mentioning TDC and I went to look at reviews of the program in my facebook group. I began studying with TDC mid June and finished the first time late July. I stopped for 3 to 4 weeks, due to an increase in my workload. I started back the beginning of September and took my test on the 23rd, passing the first time! I was even more comfortable than I expected taking the test and felt very prepared. This study course allowed me to pay attention all the way through, while studying and taking my exam. I'm so grateful I went this route! Thanks TDC!!!!

Deciding to use TDC was a great decision for me! I passed my exam on the first try and felt very prepared and confident going into the exam. I am usually a self motivated and organized person but with so much material to study for my exam, I was feeling overwhelmed and wanted extra support. TDC provided a great layout of all the material that will be covered on the exam, along with a timeline that I used to set my own pace to study the material.

The information in quick studies/ listen & learn/ etc. was extremely helpful to know and good for building confidence in knowledge but there were not a lot of test questions related to the material. (Maybe 10 total questions regarding treatment/ development theories, medications, diagnoses, etc.) The practice tests were very helpful and having more of those could be helpful.

I can not thank this study system enough for helping me pass my LMSW exam. After failing my test on the first attempt TDC stayed with me until I passed and provided me with the confidence to keep at it!!

Thank so much for staying with me until I passed. Special thanks to Heidi Tobe and the personal coaching session that taught me how to read and look for what they are asking in the question stems.

Third time is the charm. Today I passed my LCSW after 2 previous attempts. The first time around I used a different study program and wasn’t even close to passing. Last time I used the therapist Development Center study material and didn’t pass by 4 points. This time around I completed all the material every lecture every mock test and reviewed my notes and took all of the advice of how to think for the test. I also reached out to a coach for some last minute tips for studying and received a quick and through response and was successful today in passing the exam. Thank you for this great program it fit my study needs and helped me pass this exam.

I passed !!! I'm very happy I used TDC I felt it helped me focus and the online lectures were a big help.

I love TDC! I felt so confident going into the test. I studied for 6 weeks. As I progressed through the program and took the mocks I saw my scores steadily improve. Not only were my scores going up I was getting through the mocks a lot faster. Taking the test during a pandemic while wearing a mask was a little tough. I used the strategies taught to immediately eliminate incorrect answers. It was really helpful to focus on what the question was asking to help with my thought process. There were a few questions that on first glance I had no idea what the answer would be and I panicked a little. Using the strategies and what I learned helped me to eliminate 3 of 4 answers, several times. I found myself flying through the test and finished in an hour and a half. I thought for sure I made mistakes and began reviewing my answers. After about 20 questions I was filling pretty confident and just hit the submit button. A huge wave of relief took over when I saw the "Congratulations, you passed" message. It was the culmination of a long journey. Thanks TDC for helping me cross the finishline

TDC was awesome in providing me with information and structure which allowed me to pass my exam. The mock exams were a true indication of my readiness for the clinical exam. Thank you TDC!!!!

I used TDC for my masters level exam (LCSW) in 2017 and for my clinical exam (LICSW) in 2020. I passed both exams on my first attempt!! I honestly found the study program harder than the exam itself, which gave me confidence during the actual exam! There is no way I would have been able to cover this material on my own. I have ADHD and a ton of testing anxiety. I also had a learning disorder growing up. I am not a great test taker. With this in mind, I appreciate the diversity teaching styles in this program. It is clear Amanda knows how to teach! I am an auditory learner and the lectures really helped me understand the material. I feel well rounded from this program. I really appreciated the final lecture as well. I am so proud of my myself to have passed! Despite having to reschedule my exam because of COVID-19, having to schedule it 6 months later and wear a mask, AND be 15 weeks and 5 days pregnant!! Thank for so much!! I have recommended this program to interns and will do so again in the future!

As I prepared to retake the exam, I would often think about my testimonial.....I'd like to say that TDC is an EXCELLENT program and to be honest, I didn't fully utilize the program during my first exam attempt...But let me tell you this, those mock exams are the TRUTH!!!! They truly prepare to sit for the 4hr exam. Truth be told, TDC is so comprehensive that it made the exam questions seem simple... During the 4hrs I kept reminding myself "First Questions, put answers in order"....I'd recommend this program to anyone preparing for the ASWB Clinical Exam.

I passed the exam on the first try with TDC! Im so excited.

I was so terrified I keep postponing taking the test for an entire year after I was eligible to take it. Finally I did take it, and was such a relief to be familiar with the language of the test from using these study material. Thank you, TDC, for extending my time with the materials until I felt confident to take the test.