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 used another study system previous to pass and ended up missing it by TDC. I refocused and invested in TDC for this attempt and the mock exam truely prepared me to pass my clinical exam ! Thanks so much TDC

TDC prepared to me to work through the reasoning based questions. I did not use any acronyms nor felt any need to write anything down upon entering the actual exam because I felt well prepared. While some of the content was a little different than what was presented in TDC, I felt that the actual exam questions were easier than TDC's mock and practice tests. I definitely recommend TDC as a preparation program.

I passed the first time! The test was definitely hard but this course made me feel adequately prepared for the real thing. I would 100% recommend this program to a friend!

TDC was so helpful! The strategies were applicable on the exam and the course covered a wide variety of topics that helped me feel as prepared as I could.

TDC fully prepared me to take the exam. The education and confidence that the program provided was incomparable!

I passed my exam today!! I had taken it once before and I failed it by one point. I was devastated and had so much anxiety about taking it again. TDC was highly recommended in a study group on Facebook and it was exactly what I needed to succeed. The practice quizzes and tests were the most helpful, especially with the rationales for how you get to the right answer. I could hear the instructors' voices in my head while taking the exam and was able to do the process to get to the right answer. For the first attempt, I had mainly studied recall/ factual knowledge questions and the majority of the exam is reasoning questions. TDC offered lots of great tools and practice so that I felt confident answering those questions on my exam. Thank you sooo much for helping me be a better social worker!!

I PASSED the LCSW on my first attempt! I struggle with exams and was nervous that if I didn't utilize some time of study program I would fail. TDC material is easy to follow. Their approach,organization, quizzes, and tests are so helpful. The staff is quick to respond to emails. I was discouraged after I took the first 1/2 mock exam. I reached out to TDC and was provided with suggestions moving forward (thanks again Heidi Tobe) and the advice was just what I needed to hear. This TDC is well worth the money. Thanks again TDC!

I used this program and passed the exam on the first attempt. The lectures were informative and very to the point. What I found to be most helpful were the practice exams. I felt like these exams very accurately reflected the content on the actual exam. I would highly recommend this program.

TDC was extremely helpful in helping me study for my LCSW exam. The women who ran the lectures were very engaging and extremely helpful in utilizing stories and examples to help me learn the concepts and especially differential diagnosing. Using TDC also helped me grow my confidence as I kept studying, to the point where on exam day I felt very minimal test anxiety and just a lot of excitement. Thank you TDC for all that you do to help social workers prep for their LCSW exams!

I just wanted to say that the course material, quizzes, mock exams, study guides and audio present of the material in a variety of ways and was extremely useful when dealing with complicated vignettes during the exam. I didn’t get a perfect score! But I did get about an 88% on the exam which was well within the passing range. This was my second attempt. After my first attempt I was not quite sure what I had done wrong and how to answer the questions properly and knew that I needed more help. Thank you

I passed with flying colors on the first try after just 1.5 weeks of studying!!!! I only needed 103 points to pass, and I got 125!!! The most helpful aspects of this program were the lectures on the Code of Ethics and safety. I'm going to estimate that more than 1/2 the questions on the exam were based in some way on the Code of Ethics, and 1/4 were based on safety. The remaining 1/4 of the exam was a mix of SW role-specific questions (i.e., protocol in a hospital social work setting for DV) and diagnostic questions (DO know the criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder and the corresponding interventions, DBT and setting clear boundaries).

This study system really really works. I passed the ASWB clinical exam the first time and only used the TDC for study materials. It is a lot of work but you will get everything you need to pass the test. I highly recommend the TDC.

I failed the exam the first time after using a different program to study for the exam. It left me ill prepared and I got destroyed when taking the exam the first time. So when I decided to study up again for the second time, I gave this course a go. It was a night and day difference between this program and other programs out there. Instead of memorizing stupid acronyms that didn't work or trying to memorize all possible study material, this course was able to get me to change the way that I could work through the questions. After completing this course, I took the exam again and I crushed it! This course is definitely worth the time and money.

Thank you for the preparation. The lectures, quizzes and study sheets were a great help since I haven't taken an exam in over 10 years! Thanks again for helping me to prepare and pass the exam!

TDC has been so helpful! I have only had to take the test once, and that was a blessing. So grateful for this program, and worth every penny! Thankful as well for the extra mock exam.

TDC was the best program hands down that I have ever use! The first time I took the LCSW exam I was not prepared. I used study guides that promised I would pass and I did not. I was so disappointed and afraid to try again. I also used those other study guides because I did not want to spend a large amount of money on study tools but I learned that TDC was an investment into my future and if I really wanted to pass and be successful the next time I took the exam; I had to have THAT program. It did not matter the cost. I do not regret it one bit! The program stands by its word that you will pass if you put in the work and I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you so much

Thanks so much TDC. I took my exam and passed today on the first attempt. I needed a 102 to pass and got 117. This study system is the real deal guys! Amanda and the TDC team are amazing. The course outline is easy to follow from the quizzes to the audio which is super helpful. I want to give a huge shout out to Heidi one of the coaches (yes you get coaches included to answer your questions). I emailed a question and I was so expecting a blanket answer. a real coach Heidi broke my question down into steps and I kept reviewing what she said and it helped sooooo much on the first/next questions. Last piece of advice... A social worker is preparing to take the LCSW exam. What should the social worker do first?
A. Purchase TDC
That's the first thing you should do if you want to pass. Good luck everyone and thanks for an amazing, well thought out program.

Great course! Enjoyed the multiple practice test that breaks down he answers.

I am 22 years out of grad school. I took 10 years off from SW, had 3 kids and went back to the field a few years ago. I was so far from my education when I started studying. In my pretest I scored a 48%. What I liked about this program was the mix of audio, quizzes and then tests. Little by little, I retained more and more information . When I hit what felt like plateau, I reached out to the coaches and was redirected to an early lecture about test strategy. I believe that lecture is what brought me over from close to passing to definitely passing. Most of my exam questions were "what should the SW do first." This took a while for me to grasp. 20 questions into the exam and I was confident I was going to pass because I felt well prepared. I can't say enough about this program. Having my LCSW will be a career changer for me. I am sooo happy! My employer even reimbursed me for this program. I just can't say enough about my experience. This program is worth the money. Before I close, I wanted to say I especially liked that the program was going to be available to me until I passed. I subscribed to this program way before I was ready to start studying. At the time I had all intentions to start studying but life happened. No problem, I asked for an extension a couple of times and it was granted. There were no worries. Josephine

To the amazing Therapist Development center staff (especially Heidi) : I just came from my LCSW ( ASWB) exam and passed !! I really appreciate all your help and support in this journey . I found Mock exams and quick Studies to be very helpful as they mimic the questions on the real exam. Heidi, my coach, was very supportive in responding to my "many questions" clearly and in a timely manner for which I am forever grateful.