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

Amazing. I seriously felt more prepared than any other study guide. I loved the different types of materials provided to learn and engage the material. I recommend it to every friend who also is applying for their licensure.

I did not pass the first time using a different study program. This program helped me feel prepared and equipped to pass the test the second time.

First of all I just really want to thank you for your program!!!!! You and your team are such a gift!!! The test was anxiety provoking to be very honest but one thing I held on to “bring me into the room, and attack the exam” I am feeling incredibly thankful and humbled I did not think this was possible as I am the mother of 2 small children under age 5, and still navigating COVID pandemic life I couldn’t have seen this possible with your help !!

Am thankful to God first. I also want to thank Amanda and her team for creating this program. It’s an awesome program. Most of the questions on the exam seem very similar of like same like the 2 final mocks . Great excellent program . Amanda was great. I ate heavy breakfast and lots of fruits before entering the exam room. Amanda thank you

I passed the ASWB exam on the 1st try and I owe it all to TDC. The study system was perfect for me because I could study at my own pace. I found the quick studies and quizzes most helpful in helping me to retain the information. Thank you for developing this system for those that need a structured self paced study system to help tackle the exam. I'm so glad I made the investment!!!


Five Stars -thank you!

TDC took the overwhelming amount of information that needed to be studied for the ASWB clinical exam and put it in easy, manageable chunks of information that made the study process NOT overwhelming! I studied for a few months, got a couple of extensions and passed on my first attempt. Thank you so much!

I had significant doubts about passing since I have a young baby at home and work full time. Always being exhausted and never having enough hours in the day I turned to this program for guidance. Being able to listen to the lectures helped me catalog the information in my mind. I’ve already recommended it to several friends. Thank you for being a part of my journey!

Program was very thorough and I felt confident taking the test!

I really love this study program! I wish I invested more time in in it! I know I will pass the 2nd time for sure.

Wonderful experience with the TDC study system. The study guide I initially started with was 3 volumes of very dry and dense material that was difficult to get through. I switched to the TDC program early on because it had multiple avenues of absorbing the material (ie: audio lectures, readings, quizzes, etc). My experience was much better and I retained much more info after that. After passing the LCSW exam on my first try, I realize now that the other study guide included a LOT of unnecessary information. The TDC system in contrast is very clear and concise. It teaches you how to take the exam, the rationale behind getting to the right answers, and covers the material most likely to appear on the exam. For those like myself with a day job, we don't have time to memorize the entire DSM, and the TDC system helps to focus your studying to the key components needed be successful. I will definitely be recommending it to my colleagues.

I answered 113 correct and needed to answer 103 to pass :) Thank you for your assistance; I have been telling all of my co-workers who ask for tips that I would not have passed without your program. Thanks again.

I really enjoyed being able to slow down or speed up the audio lectures because I could review while I was driving home from work or take notes as needed. The practice exam help me feel accustomed to managing my emotions of self-doubt when I didn't feel sure I answered correctly; I was able to keep moving forward and just make the best decision possible. Additionally, I took the last full mock exam with a N95 mask to be ready for the real test where I had to wear the mask for 4 hours!

I want to thank you for your flexibility in accommodating my repeated rescheduling due to health concerns. Interestingly, very little of what I studied was on the exam—personality and mood disorders, medication, child development, defense mechanisms—etc. The vast majority of my questions were first, best, and most. When I became seriously stumped, I would hear Amanda’s voice reading the stem and options. That was very helpful! I listened to all of the lectures multiple, multiple times.

My Journey started about 18 months ago, I first sat for the exam at the peak of Covid shutdowns, my environmental stress was at a high as most others in the world. I did minimal studying and felt confident from the experience I had obtained over the past two years working at an adult mental health clinic. I failed my first attempt, I knew I wasn’t prepared but determined I knew I needed to study and study in a way that I learned best, that’s when I found TDC. TDC offer a guide to follow along with audio to listen to along the way in studying as they arose. I really felt that I knew Amanda and Heidi personally. I utilized the email coaching to communicate my struggles throughout the whole process. Heidi was very prompt and supportive every step of the way. I took may exam in Aug 2020. The day before I had woken up with vertigo symptoms, I was scared and overwhelmed, my body was screaming crisis mode. I still was not going to reschedule I was determined that I was ready. I failed by 1 point. I was devastated. I reviewed reflected at what went wrong. I knew one thing is that I was struggling to self-regulate throughout the exam, my anxiety was through the roof. I went to my medical doctor and over the course of the next few months I tried a few different anxiety medications. I attempted the exam again (3rd) and failed. I knew something was off. I went back to my medical doctor and requested to have a psychological assessment completed. I later found that I had been struggling with ADHD. I and like a lot of females internalize symptoms and it is not as apparent and can often be misdiagnosed with anxiety. I found treatment that has been so life changing for me. I never realized how much I was really struggling. I set another exam date, first thing I did was reach out to the TDC coaches and they quickly responded with support and recommendations to my personal requests. I passed the exam and I have never felt more confident in myself. I hope that everyone who is reading will never give up even when they feel that so many doors have already been closed. Thank you to TDC team and especially to Heidi. I will always be appreciative of what this program.

TDC is the best program out there! I initially purchased another well-known study program as recommended by a supervisor. It was an overwhelming amount of information and did not cover HOW to answer the test questions the way TDC did. I am so very glad I decided to purchase the TDC program afterward. It covered everything I needed to know in such a concise manner. The study program and schedule was broken down in a way that made studying manageable and realistic. In actually taking the exam, TDC prepared me better than I could have ever imagined. I am very grateful for this program and will recommend it to all my colleagues and any other social workers in the future! Thank you TDC!!

As an older person 58 y/o, who has test anxiety in the past, this prep program built my confidence to the highest level. I was fully prepared, calm, and focused throughout the exam and I truly believe it was due to this awesome program. I used it for the LMSW and the LCSW. I highly recommend this prep course for those who have struggled passing exams on the first try.

100% recommend using TDC study materials for your ASWB Clincal Exam preparation. I completed the course, did the work and passed my exam with flying colors. I felt prepared. Thank you for all your study materials, quizzes, lectures and pep talk - your system helped me overcome my anxiety and pass this exam. So happy and would recommend this study system to anyone who is working on licensure.

I don’t think I will ever pass the test made by a white man that has never practiced social work one day in his life.

I really liked that there were so many practice tests and quizzes. I also appreciated I could extend the course as there were a lot of unexpected personal barriers and I did not test when I initially thought I was going to.