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 was pretty fearful about taking the LCSW test after watching a couple of social work friends/colleagues, whom I respect, fail the test the first time. My tests on the second Mock was a great predictor of my actual score on the test. I also reached out to one of the mentors (Heidi), the weekend prior to my test and her encouraging email inspired me and gave good advice. Stick with it, having a system keeps us on track to focus on the key areas so that we can pass. Good luck and thank you Amanda and Heidi!

HOLY CANNOLI!!! I am sooo excited. I just passed the ASWB clinical exam test this AM. I had to get 103 questions correct to pass and I answered 128 correctly (85%)!! TDC absolutely prepared me to pass the exam with confidence, tools, and an action plan. I leaned into the exam, attacked it, and got my highest score yet :) Passing this exam has been a goal of mine since I started my social work education back in 2007.
Thank you soo much for helping me achieve this milestone!!!!

This program worked for me! I graduated in May 2021 and immediately began prepping for the clinical exam. I set the exam date out 90 days to allow myself the time to run through the TDC program 2x. The weekend prior to the exam I took the official ASWB clinical mock exam as well. I am soooooo grateful for the TDC course which prepared me to pass my Master's Clinical exam on the first try!

The best part of the guide was understanding the reasoning behind the answers.

I went into my test feeling very prepared. I was able to reason through each question as is instructed in the study materials, and I passed by 22 points.

I loved using the Therapist Development Center. I used it to prepare for the Law and Ethics and clinical exam.

I am vey glad that I made the investment to purchase the study material. I do not think I would have passed the test on the first try without it. The materials helped me know what to study and how to think about the test. It was a very thorough learning program. I am truly grateful for TDC.

TDC is superb.
Superior to their competitors.
The program is affordable.
Amanda, Heidi and Bethany are exceptional coaches.
The study materials are clear, concise
Coaches provide a thorough review of exam topics.
I really appreciated the audio recordings, the Quick Study worksheets and the “Let’s Talk Ethics” audio segment.
Listening to “Let’s Talk Ethics” gave me new passion and motivation for the work.
TDC is the BEST training program for your exam.

Hello everyone, I passed! I took the test for the second time and I was referred by my coworkers to use. Im so glad that I did. I loved how the program is easy to follow and I get access to a coach. That was huge for me, being able to ask questions or get feedback. If anyone is struggling with studying or passing the exam they need to get TDC!

This program was perfect in helping me to know exactly what I needed to study!

This program was extremely effective in preparing me for what to study and for how to decipher the right answers to the LCSW exam questions. I highly recommend it to anyone taking the LCSW exam.

Getting my LCSW has been a goal since choosing this career, but I was dreading the test and was scared about where to even start studying. When a friend recommended TDC to me, I was relieved, and then I was even MORE relieved when I started the program and saw how comprehensive it is. I studied over the course of 10 weeks to spread the program out, and I was very confident going into the exam. The mock exams and audios were key in this process, as well as having the TDC team available for questions via email. I passed and felt more excited than anything going into this exam because I knew this program prepared me so well! Thank you so much to the TDC team!!

The TDC definitely helped to give me a starting point on how to begin studying for this exam. I was so overwhelmed and decided that the TDC would be an investment for my future, and I was correct. I passed my exam on the first attempt!

My journey to passing was not an easy one. On the second try I introduced Phil in the Gaps into my studying which was a terrible idea. Talk about turning me around. I feel like I was just too anxious on the first test and didn’t adequately study HOW to take the test. This time I was prepared for reasoning, ruling out and all my recall. I spent the day before this successful test going over all the lectures again so it was really fresh in my mind. I improved my score by 13 points. Thanks for sticking with me!

I passed on the first try with an 82%! Thanks TDC!

I am not a strong test taker by nature, so I was very nervous for this test. I am completely blown away with how prepared I felt sitting down for the test and answering those first few questions. I couldn't believe that I knew the answers immediately. Needless to say I passed with 15 points over what was needed. My supervisor told me that I scored higher than any other student she has supervised in the last few years. She is now going to recommend TDC to all of her supervisees. Thank you for taking the time to create this study prep. I firmly believe I only passed on the first attempt because of this course. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

As a side note, I found it very helpful to take a break at the 85 questions mark, and again at the 170 mark before circling back to my marked questions. The cough drop halfway through was the perfect sugar rush I needed to get my brain fired up again. Thank you for making these suggestions.

Great program. Highly recommended to pass the exam!

I passed my exam today! Lcsw-c in the state of Maryland. The key to this exam is learning how to answer the questions!! TDC covers all the knowledge …

I have been having the LCSW study material for 2 yrs and 5 months due to my baby being born early. I was planning on taking the exam when I was pregnant, but of course God had other plans.. The audio content was amazing. It work with my everyday life. I just continue to listen to the audio review the quick studies and continued to take the quizzes until I mastered it. The rationales were amazing when you do the exams that the website provides. If you focus on what Amanda and Beth suggest and you give all you got with this material provided, you will pass this test!! I am so grateful to God that I was able to pass on the 1st try. I am so elated. P.S. make sure you answer alot of questions a couple a week before the test and understand the rationale. First understand content, then focus on how to take the test.

What I particularly found helpful in this course, was the focus on developing a study strategy and focus on the reasoning questions (e.g. how to tackle the "first", "next", "best" types of questions. This was an area I was particularly weak in and continued to miss on other practice tests. What also differentiated this course from other study materials was the focus on the DSM - particularly the "DSM: What's the Difference" series. I felt VERY well versed in DSM after going through that. I truly believe this course is likely what gave me the edge to pass this exam on my first try. I had a lot of anxiety prior to this - and had put off taking this exam for a very long time because of that. This course helped me to overcome that and push forward and get this finally done.