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

This was an excellent program! Well developed. My advice is to do the full program as advertised by TDC instead of picking and choosing what to do. They have all this information here for a reason, and following it helped me out a lot.

TDC is an awesome e prep course! Coaches are readily available and everything is self explanatory. I would add 2 more mock exams to keep testing and get used to testing. Reading so much gets tired some a bit, however, it helped a great deal!!

I passed my exam on the first try! The course is very well organized and basically holds your hand to help you pass. It is worth investing in! Thank you, TDC!

TDC, I can't thank you enough for making me a more competent and confident Social Worker!!! Today I passed my exam with EASE. I trusted the TDC process and followed it EXACTLY as it was recommended (yes, fitness and juice too!). I got comfortable with uncertainty and didn't change any questions. On my final mock exams I had an 84% and and 85% today I passed the actual exam with an 80%! TDC is reliability at its finest! I am grateful for the pass but even more grateful for the invaluable lessons I learned through this program!

Thank you TDC for the study materials you have provided. I definitely recommend to emphasize the first/next, best/most questions strategy in the study materials. So thankful for the support, positive vibes, encouragement from my family, friends, and coworkers.

The program helped me SO much! Thank you for the dedication and time you put into developing this program. I felt confident for the test and in my role as a social worker (:

The program is AMAZING! Without it, I wouldn't have the same confidence and knowledge on how to take this test.

I am forever grateful to TDC for equipping me with the necessary knownledge to finally pass this test.

Thanks to TDC, I passed my LCSW exam on the very first attempt. TDC was my only study tool and I was amazed at how prepared I was for the exam. From listening to the lectures to taking the Mock exams, TDC prepared me to take the test with confidence. I felt smarter than the test. I have recommended TDC to my colleagues who are preparing to take their exams. Thanks so much TDC!

I was rather worried I would not pass given that I know so many others who have not. I only studied for about 5 weeks and passed with 124 questions, with a 103 needed. I loved everything about this program and would recommend it to anyone studying for the LCSW exam. It is worth every penny. They focus a good deal on reasoning and judgment based questions which most certainly contributed to my success. I really do not think I would have passed without the emphasis on that. I also love that you can speed up or slow down the audio recordings as well.

The therapist development center was excellent in helping me prepare for the ASWB/LCSW exam. This is by far the most difficult exam I have ever taken. I was out of grad school for over a year and knew I needed help preparing for the exam, as I really did not want to have to take the exam more than once. The rationales, the logic to use, and the practice exams gave me a lot of confidence going into the exam. I finished the exam in 3 hours and felt confident with most of my answer choices. You are only required to answer 103 correctly, and I answered 123 questions correctly. I cannot say enough good things about this exam prep and have been encouraging my colleagues to use it, too. I would highly recommend the therapist development center to anyone who wants to take this exam and pass with confidence!

Pending expiration of my application due to putting test off for almost 2 years, I successfully passed my examination on my first try! Thank you TDC.

I have huge test anxiety, especially after not passing the LCSW in 2019.. a fellow LCSW told me about TDC and it was the best investment!! The preparation and the topics, ESPECIALLY ETHICS, were on point!!! I learned a lot about myself and learned to love this profession all over again with TDC! HEIDI IS AMAZING! I scheduled a tutoring session with her 2 days before and it was the best investment again.... thank you for this program!!! Michelle Hajduk, LCSW

I passed on the first attempt. The LMSW took me three attempts. TDC made it possible. I got the "AHA moment" I am super excited...I passed I PASSED!!!

This was the third time I attempted the test. Obviously the last two times I was not successful. The test was 90% reasoning and prior to this course I was unaware of what they were assessing in each question stem. This course was the reason I passed. Cannot thank you enough as my families financial future was riding on passing this test. Many thanks for sure!!

This program gave me everything I needed to pass my clinical exam the first time! The lectures, the quick studies, and (especially) the mock exams— they all were extremely helpful. I went into the program with a new level of confidence. I appreciate this program SO much and I've already recommended it to so many of my colleagues. THANK YOU TDC!

I believe that TDC adequately prepares you for the exam. I am living proof, I passed the exam the first time.

The TDC study material for the LCSW was easy to follow and helped me feel well prepared for the exam. I followed the course for the most part exactly as recommended. As a working mom I needed structure. I created my own study schedule based on the one they provide. It helped me stay focused and on track. I reviewed the study material 3xs (as recommended). I know! 3xs sound like a lot! But believe me its worth it! However, I focused mainly on areas needing improvement the 2nd and 3rd time around which I was able to identify with the help of the quizzes. One important tip I learned is I avoided merging myself in other study materials to avoid confusing myself. I did use other practice exams, but as far as learning, I only used the TDC. In the past, I would have been up late at night studying until the night before the exam, however I followed all the recommendations up until the day of the exam. I took the exam on 9/9, right after labor day weekend. I spent time with my family, relaxed, just listened to the 48 hour pep talk, reviewed the medication. The day of the exam, I fueled up, took a break during the exam, reviewed and finished about one hour to spare. At times I had my doubts about passing on the first try, but I did it! This is well worth the investment!

This program truly sustained me throughout the preparation and examination process. In particular, during the examination, I utilized the sound advice of Amanda to bring her voice into the questions. That made a huge difference. Several times during the exam I felt panicked and uncertain of my ability to continue on. I leaned into Amanda's voice (in my head) that calmed me each time. I was able to complete and pass the exam. I am extremely grateful and prepared to begin my career as a LCSW

I am so grateful for this program. It really helped prepare me to PASS the LCSW exam. I had taken a 2 day refresher course back in February and I was not as prepared as I thought. I initially took the exam in May and I was completely discouraged. I felt so confused going through the questions and stuck. Shortly after, I decided to get back to studying to regain my confidence and decided to purchase TDC’s program. One thing I liked the most is how this program gave me the structure I needed. In comparison to the other program—there was no real structure and the amount of information was overload and made it completely overwhelming. TDC’s program includes audio sessions, quizzes, quick study guides and mock exams. The audio sessions were great! I listened to them all in about a week and took my own notes as I went along. I was able to go back and listen to them again...on the go, at the pool, after work...I also liked that there was a button to speed up the audio sessions, so when I went back to listen to them again it went a little quicker. I PASSED the exam August 2020. I have recommended this program to my friends and colleagues. Thank you TDC!