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 and always have been a procrastinator. I purchased this program 3 weeks before my test date and honestly, didn't start looking at the material until 1.5 weeks before my test date. I felt that everything that was gone over was very thorough and easy to understand. Since I have been working in the field for the past year, some of the information I knew but some was definitely needed for review, as I have been out of school for the past year as well. I highly recommend this program to anyone that needs a boost while studying!

This program helped me take an organized, effective approach to studying. With working two different jobs and raising a toddler during a pandemic, my time is limited, and I needed to make the absolute most of the study time I had available. I followed the recommended 5 week breakdown of the course, and I never felt like I was overwhelming myself. The pace was great, and I felt so confident going into the exam, that I didn't study for the two days prior. I just relaxed and trusted the process that I was prepared. This course really teaches you "how to think" for the exam with the reasoning-based questions. Thank you, TDC Team!

I want to thank TDC for getting me well prepared for the exam! All the content within your program was great & well broken down into different areas of study. I found the practice exams were fundamental in getting me to feel confident before taking the actual test. I definitely recommend your program to anyone who wants to prepare for their Social Work Boards. Thank you so much TDC! I'm so happy with this accomplishment! : )

I felt confident going into my exam that I would pass, and I did. I needed 102 to pass and scored a 114. Would highly recommend!

I did not pass my exam twice before this. THIRD TIMES A CHARM* I went through this program 3 times before my exam and felt confident and prepared as I sat for test. Amanda's voice and thinking about her being there with me REALLY helped a lot. I was able to think through the questions more thoroughly because I really relied on "Amanda's way of thinking." I am so grateful to have been told about this program. THAnk you thank you thank you!!!

I am so thankful I took my classmates' advice and used the TDC program! I passed on the first try! It really helped me be able to understand how to read and answer the questions. I have the worst text anxiety and this program eased the stress and allowed me to focus and do well.

I heard about TDC from a colleague and I thought I would give it a try since I had tried other programs and they did not work for me. Once I found the program I found out that Veterans can use it for FREE I was grateful. TDC is very helpful and easy to understand. Having coaches is a plus and they help you to understand what the Clinical exam is asking. I will be recommending this program to every one who needs to PASS!

I used TDC to prepare for the Clinical Social Work Exam and found it to be well organized and thorough. The quizzes and mock exams were very helpful to help me think about how to answer the questions. I especially liked the lectures and the rationales given. I completed the exam with plenty of time remaining, using only 2 1/2 hours and scored high enough to pass plus 28 points! I reviewed some of the material twice and paid special attention to areas I missed on the mock exams.

I wish, I knew about this program years ago!! This program is amazing, I'm still in disbelief that I passed my clinical ASWB exam!

I had a great experience with using TDC. The printouts, the audio and reviews were extremely helpful for me.

I would just like to say that the practice tests were very representative of the questions on the test. I scored 81%, 86%, 82%, and 81% on the two half tests and the two full tests, and I scored 82% on the actual test.

Great program, really felt like I was provided all the information I needed in different formats along the way. I appreciate the organization & diversity of information provided! I am very grateful for TDC

TDC was a wonderful program that gave me a strategy for studying that helped eliminate stress related to what to study and for how long. I felt confident going into the exam and well prepared.

I SWEAR by the TDC program! I can't tell you how many colleagues and fellow supervisees I have told about this program, especially for those who have not passed the exam on their first attempt. I used the TDC to pass my clinical exam in Colorado (and passed on my first attempt!) back in 2017 to obtain my LSW. When I moved to Missouri, and learned that my scores would not be accepted/I would have to take the exam again, I didn't hesitate to purchase the TDC program a second time. I just passed the Clinical on my first try (again) thanks to the TDC program. What is most helpful is that they teach you how to attack the test and reason through the different questions. I am so grateful this resource was available, and I believe it is worth every last dollar.

TDC was by far the best. First time I tested I had access to TDC but didn’t really follow through. This time I did. I loved it! The audio aspect was great. I was able to play it while in the kitchen, car etc.


I am so, so happy to have passed this exam on my first attempt!!! It was tough to pick a study program and I'm so glad I picked TDC - definitely worth the investment. This program broke everything down into manageable steps and really guided the study process. I used so many of the techniques during the actual test, especially with the first/next/best/most important questions (and there were a lot of them!). I also thought several times, 'What would Amanda do in this situation?' I did everything with the program in order and then over the last several weeks listened to all of the lectures again (sometimes multiple times). I spent a significant amount of time reviewing all of the mock exams and re-reviewing all of the quick study guides and quizzes. They were so helpful!!! I felt a real sense of confidence going into the test. Heidi was always quick, helpful, and thorough in her responses to my questions. I would recommend this program to anyone who is preparing for the exam!

This program was very helpful to me! I loved how organized the study material was. The audio lectures were amazing, because I was able to listen during my commute each day. I also found the practice and mock tests to be excellent preparers. The true exam questions were very similar to the practice tests, so I felt very prepared. Thank you for helping me to pass on my first attempt!!!

TDC is an amazing program! It not only teaches the fundamentals that one will need in order to pass the exam, but it also teaches one how to think critically about question types. I used a different method of studying for my LMSW exam and after completing the TDC program, I am so elated that I chose this route instead of the previous method. This is truly worth the investment and I recommend you look no further than this program!

I passed on the first try. I am glad TDC intergated SW program development within its study contents. It helped me so much.

I passed the LCSW exam today! Thank you to Heidi for the wonderful support with answering every detailed question I had during the last month. I had 1 month to study and this course helped me to understand how to look at the questions. The content areas were great and helped me focus. I'm so happy I chose this course and it was worth it!