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

I loved this course! I passed my 1st time!!!!!!

I used TDC for the Law and Ethics and Clinical exam, and passed on the first try for both exams. I found that the study programs over prepared me which is such a good feeling. The combination of audios and visuals was very helpful for my style of learning and retaining information.

I am a mom with a toddler and am also working in the field. This program was great because I was able to structure my study sessions and felt confident, without cramming or feeling like I was apart from my family. I was confident heading into the exam and well prepared with TDC. I highly recommend it and will be to my friends/colleagues. I passed on the first try well above what was needed to pass :)

I failed my test by four points before using TDC. I felt defeated by the first, next, most, should questions in the exam. After some research, I decided to try TDC. Your program really helped me how to reason better! The 50 topics summarized the necessary information. The DSM, Macro section and Ethics are also very helpful. I went through the program twice, studied the rationale for every question, and felt more confident than the 1st time. The final pep talk also helped me prepare for the test day. Today I passed my LCSW exam. Thank you very much for helping me during this journey. I highly recommend it.

Everything about your approach is fantastic. It is thorough, supportive and interactive. The availability of a personal coach to work with proved invaluable. I'm so glad I don't have to take this test again. I would be happy to talk with anyone who is not sure about availing themselves to your program. it works!
Rick Rogich

I enjoyed my experience using TDC. It was helpful to know how to think on the examination rather than how to simply memorize facts. The program has helped me improve upon my clinical skills, which has been an added bonus. Thank you!

There are various programs out there that try to help you learn, but were inferior. I used TDC and the techniques they taught me were superb for keeping a clinical mind active throughout the exam. I tried to take another mock exam through a different company for practice, when I was going through the answer key, I noticed a lot of rationales were incorrect. I immediately through the booklet out and kept my sole study focus with TDC.

Today was THE day! After 31/2 years of studying and testing 5x, I finally slayed the BEAST!! passed my Clinical social work exam!
I am an LCSW!
I’m in shock and completely emotionally and physically exhausted. I can say that the difference between this time and the other 4 times, is that I changed EVERYTHING. I started sharing my struggle and accepting support. I made the decision to spend the money for TDC instead of isolating and thinking I could “do this by myself”. TDC for me, was a perfect learning tool as I now know that I am an auditory learner. The TDC helped me to structure and plan my studying as well as break down questions and answer to the test, NOT what I would do! I had to put my direct clinical work experience aside and learn to isolate what the stem of the questions were asking. Additionally I jumped in many Agents of Change You Tube podcasts. Vey easy to listen to! My support system carried me through the emotional journey. I refused to indulge in negative thinking and literally forced only positive affirmations into my thoughts. I visualized Passing and prayed ALOT. my go to: “Remove my Fear and fill me with Faith!” I will say, taking a break in the middle and drinking juice/eating a banana was KEY. I gave myself a huge pep talk in the bathroom stall and refocused my efforts to finish the test strong! I want to thank all of you here who I cried with(privately) and cheered with. My husband and kids allowed me to be scared and carried me when I couldn’t carry myself. I made a decision to take the course out of state in a different environment than the last 4 times. LET GO, LET GOD and Press On! This test is hard. Keep the faith, perseverance and willingness to change up your plan, will pay off! My path is clear, the sunlight is bright and the opportunity to service others is exponential!!!

I got 132 when you only need 102. Felt really proud of myself for that.

I took the exam for the second time on March 17 and passed. I missed the exam by a couple points a year ago. I genuinely felt supported by The Therapist Development Center. I began studying again about 8 weeks ago and the passing score for the exam was 103. I scored a 117! Thank you for helping me grow in my confidence as a therapist!!!

I honestly was a little skeptical before purchasing this study program, as I wasn’t sure how much help this would actually be and did not want it to be a waste of money. The TDC study material was so organized and so helpful, I cannot recommend this program enough. I have told all of my fellow LCSW interns to purchase it before taking the exam and have also told my non social work friends about it. This program made me feel prepared and truly believe that it helped me pass the LCSW exam the first time. Thank you for putting this program together!

I loved the structure, quick and easy to follow study guides, quizzes, and audios!

I want to thank TDC, Amanda, Heidi, and their entire staff for this program that they have created for people to achieve their dreams of becoming LCSWs. I would not have passed without the help of TDC's thoroughness, organization, materials, and their endless ability to answer my questions and clarify anything I needed and I asked A LOT of questions. As a mom to a young toddler, currently pregnant, and still living in the pandemic, the LCSW exam felt daunting, overwhelming and almost impossible to pass. With the LCSW Study program, the TDC broke down the sections, gave helpful times, a suggested time table to use (which I loosely followed), and had the audio lectures available that I listened through the whole thing at least twice. While the exam itself was still a challenge for me, and there were questions that I was not familiar with, Amanda prepared me with that during the study program and really instilled the confidence that I needed to go in and tackle it. I am so incredibly proud of myself for passing this on the first try and add the letters LCSW to my name. I would highly recommend this to anyone as it is worth every penny and your work and effort that you put into it will pay off!

TDC gave me the confidence to PASS this exam the first time! I felt so prepared and able to focus during the exam because I followed their tried and true method that led to my success, I would recommend it this program to any social workers ready to sit for the LCSW clinical exam!

I was very concerned about passing the exam, so I made the investment in myself to purchase the program and never looked back. There are formats for all of the learning styles - pick one or use all. It works.
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I felt that the study material was perfect for the test. It took sometime getting acclimated to the study material and setting a study schedule. Due to COVID and limited testing dates, I was able to extend my time with the program. I went through the program four times since I was unable to find a testing date. I saved the final mock exams until I was able to get a test date. I felt prepared for the test after going through twice. The mock tests were reflective of the actual exam. Overall, this program prepared me for the test.

Its finally my turn. I have to give much praise to Therapist Development Center for boosting my confidence. After failing the LCSW exam with other prep material I decided to give TDC a try. It was the best decision. TDC gets to the point in regards to reviewing information for the test. Most importantly knowing how to answer the question and eliminate wrong answers. I was so confident to take the test and passed with 119 only needing 103. I would highly recommend completing this program. Thanks to contributing to this life changing moment. I am forever grateful.

This program has helped me pass the LMSW and the LCSW. I also used the ASWB 170 question practice exam that you have to purchase. The coaches are supportive and the program is thorough. I can't say enough about it, thank you!

I passed on the first try and I am so grateful to TDC. Just commit to the process! Thank you TDC

The combination of audio recordings, written quizzes, study guides, practice tests, and coaching support was the best. Being able to communicate with a coach - especially in the days before the exam when I was extra nervous- was invaluable! Thank you.