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

This study system prepared me incredibly well for the exam. I knew how to answer questions I was unsure of and I had all the information needed for the recall based questions. So pleased!

TDC is a great study tool if you are someone who does well with the following learning styles: Verbal and Auditory. Although I am more of a visual learner, I was still was able to study well with the auditory style as most lectures I was able to visualize the content being discussed. The rationales provided were extremely helpful as I was able to understand how my thought pattern lead to the wrong answer. I retained more when I answered wrong. Thank you TDC!

I passed my Clinical exam on my first attempt. I’m 59 years old and graduated with my MSW in 2003. I had to relearn so much material. TDC was the perfect program for me. I listened to the lectures several times. I did not take the ASWB practice exam and I was afraid I would regret it. I didn’t because the two full mock exams TDC offered really prepared me for the real exam. The questions were very similar. I highly recommend this program.

I passed on my first attempt after studying nearly every day for two months.  The way the course and material are layed out is wonderful, it helps you to be able to build on the information to know how to answer the reasoning questions, and you have the knowledge base for the recall and application questions.  I am so glad I used this program to help me pass my LCSW clinical exam. 

I purchased TDC after several friends recommended it to me. I had take the exam once and didn’t pass; short of 8 questions. TDC was SO helpful, in depth, precise, and overall the best investment I did for myself. I passed with a huge improvement in my score from the first time. So so so thankful for the creation of this program!

With the help of TDC, I was able to pass the ASWB clinical exam by a considerable margin on my first attempt. I received my MSW in 2013 and did not go directly into social work practice due to unforeseen circumstances. I returned to the social work profession in late 2019 and began getting the necessary supervision hours for licensure. I took my exam in March 2021. I went through the TDC program twice and followed the sample study plan. The biggest benefit of TDC for me was having a detailed and structured plan. I enjoyed having a mix of audio lectures, quizzes, written quick studies, and mock exams. I also ended up taking the official ASWB clinical practice exam which was very close to the real exam. The TDC quizzes/exams weren't as reflective of the real test but it helped me to develop the reasoning skills that were needed to pass the exam. I can say beyond a reasonable doubt that I would not have passed without TDC and the structure/reasoning skills it provided me. The exam coaches were also very helpful and prompt in their responses. The biggest drawback of the program for me was the price. It was more expensive than registering for the exam itself. I agonized for weeks about if I should buy the program or not. Having now passed the exam, I can say it was worth it. The TDC team was very quick and responsive to any of my concerns but I stopped reporting issues because they were minor and did not detract from the program as a whole and it's purpose of helping me pass the exam. Overall, I would recommend the program to anyone studying for the ASWB clinical exam. TDC was great for me especially because of the structured study plan which helped curb my tendency to procrastinate. I had no idea where to start to study and TDC gave me the guidance I needed.

This program was extremely helpful! Today was my first time at taking the LCSW exam and I passed on the first try! I purchased it a month before my exam today! I would totally recommend this program to anyone! Thank you!!

After trying several other study programs and failing twice before, I finally decided to give TDC a chance. I appreciated how everything was broken down into sessions, quizzes and the quick studies. I went into my third attempt and felt more confident in the material and my approach to breaking down the questions. I would definitely recommend anyone studying for their LCSW to utilize this system!

I had a good experience with TDC. It was easy to use, useful making worksheets download accessible, encouraging and straight to the point.

I was skeptical about taking a $300 course for review. However, I found the Top 50 topics list very helpful in organizing which topics to study and focus on. I passed the LCSW exam on my first try. They also have some videos on Youtube that I found delved even more on some topics. I found that most of the questions on the actual exam were covered by TDC's content. 

I just passed my LCSW exam because of TDC. I followed all instructions and suggestions and it worked!
Thank you sooo much! Will recommend your program to everyone who is approaching LCSW.

Past my LCSW clinical exam on my first attempt. I followed the 5 week schedule and repeated once. I went in feeling secure and confident. I needed 103 to pass and scored a 131. TDC is amazing, it was the only study tool I used. Worth every penny! Thank you!

Past my LCSW clinical exam on my first attempt. I followed the 5 week schedule and repeated once. I went in feeling secure and confident. I needed 103 to pass and scored a 131. TDC is amazing, it was the only study tool I used. Worth every penny! Thank you!

Thank you for the extensions and the email support. It was grueling and hard going, and for a while I thought i was going to fail. Then I became quietly confident and on the day of the test felt ready.

I am feeling so good about passing! It was a long road to this day. I rescheduled the exam due to covid and then the testing center rescheduled it due to covid. But in the end I felt prepared and confident. I went through the course twice and used the quick studies whenever I was waiting in the car for my kids! I actually learned a lot and found the information valuable to my practice. I am so grateful.

I found TDC to be the perfect combination of learning styles to make a great study guide. I am someone who struggles with test anxiety so I went through the program twice and took every mock and practice test the max allowed. I found that they really prepared me for test taking and gave me an idea of where my strengths and weaknesses were. Overall I would highly recommend TDC and feel it is all that’s needed to pass the LCSW exam.

I used the Therapist Development Center to help prepare for both the CA Law and Ethics Exam and ASWB Clinical Exam. I appreciate that TDC uses a variety of approaches to learning the material, including audio lectures, quick study guides, and practice exams. Amanda and Heidi did a wonderful job of preparing me for how to think about the exam and approach questions. They also thoroughly explained the rationales for the practice exam questions, including not only why an answer was correct but also why other options were not the best answers. I highly recommend the TDC program.

Therapist development Center provided a comprehensive analysis of the LCSW exam It provided enough information to pass, and was very straight-forward. Everything was easy to understand, and the practice tests were comparable to the actual test.

After a very long journey, I took the LCSW exam today and passed with flying colors! I had initially bought other study materials and became so overwhelmed with where to start and exactly what to cover. I learned about TDC and knew immediately this was the program for me. I needed to hear the lectures, take notes like I was back in school, have someone teach me how to take the test, and provide study materials as well. I listened to the lectures twice and when I got stuck or felt like I needed further explanation, Heidi was right there for me! She answered all my questions and my one hour session with her was extremely helpful. She lessened my anxiety. If you follow their suggestions and plan, you too can pass! Amanda was in my head as was Heidi during different points and times today. When it came time to hit that submit button I held my breathe and sat for a second to make sure I was reading the word Pass correctly! I can't thank them enough and highly recommend this program to anyone! Trust the process and you too will be able to say you passed!