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

The Therapist Development Center's program is top notch! The program really prepared me to take and pass the LCSW exam. It broke the study material down into sections that made sense. It was a lot of information, but I did not feel overwhelmed in what I needed to study and what material was not necessary to study for the exam. I would recommend this program to anyone and everyone who is taking the clinical exam!

The TDC study materials were invaluable to me. I wasn't sure how to begin studying for the LICSW, and the framework provided by TDC was the perfect guide. The audio lectures combined with study material helped immensely in my preparation. The opportunity to take mock exams was so important in my success in passing the exam, as was the rationales provided for the correct answers. I highly recommend this program to anyone preparing to take the LICSW !

TDC was an excellcent study tool for the LCSW exam! The way they discuss how to think and process was extremely helpful in feeling prepared to take the exam. The study schedule they have created allows you to stay on track while you study. The study material is high quality content, and it definitely helped me refresh my memory and knowledge. I would recommend using TDC to study for your exam.

I'm thankful for the TDC program. I feel like the mock exams, quizzes, and quick study sections really helped prepare me for the exam.

I had taken the test twice before and previously failed by 1 point. I decided I wasn’t going to put myself through the stress of studying again until I found the Therapist Development Center. Their study system really helped me learn how to study for the exam and think logically through the questions. I really benefited from the audio lectures because I could listen to them multiple times. The quick studies were also helpful with short term memory things that may come up on the test. I highly recommend TDC for studying!

The Therapist Development Center helped me pass my exam on my first attempt! I felt very confident going in and heard Amanda’s reasoning in my mind throughout the exam!

If you're contemplating getting this program to help you study for your exam, I would highly recommend it! Even if only to help you organize HOW to study. Prior to the program I was extremely overwhelmed knowing all the topics and material I needed to review. This program seriously BREAKS IT DOWN and it's so helpful to help you feel comfortable and confident in your ability to reason and understand exactly what it is you need to know. Thank you TDC, you helped me pass on my first try!!

In comparison to APGAR, TDC was more organized, informative, and enhance my thought process not just for the test, but for my competence moving forward.

I definitely credit passing to TDC! The practice exams were similar to the actual exam and the entire study program well equips you with the content you actually need to know. I'm so glad I was recommended this program and I'm relieved to have gotten the exam over with on the first try!

I used TDC for both my LMSW and LCSW and passed by good margins on both. This study system is worth its weight in gold, because you are prepared to think, not just memorize rote facts. The content is engaging and not only prepares you for the test, but helps you refine skills as a social worker in practice.

Passed on my first attempt! Fantastic program! It really covers the bases and provides a wonderful structure to follow when preparing! Thanks again!

Highly recommend this course for LCSW exam, I would not have passed this if it weren't for this study guide. There is a lot of information to cover and this course gave me the perfect guidance!

Thank you for everything!!!! I scored a 111 and needed a 103 to pass, this study guide made me confident!!!

I first used TDC for my law and ethics exam and passed it no issue, so I knew that for the clinical exam, I would use TDC again. And I made the right choice. I went and took the exam on 6/2/21 and passed it no issues, and am now a Licensed Clinica Social Worker! I 100% recommend this program to those that are wanting to take both their law and ethics exam and clinical exam.

I took the LCSW exam in February 2021 after studying since December 2020 for it. My methods of studying during this time included making about 500 notecards of definitions, theories, diagnoses, medications, etc., using another company's content review to read through, collecting old colleagues study materials and wasting many hours "studying" even though I can tell you many times I was not actually doing that. Towards the end of my studying, I studied with a co-worker taking the exam, we would review questions and I would always get them wrong. I had what I called "fake confidence" because I didn't actually think my time studying made me prepared but I went in with a brave face because negativity never helps. I failed my LCSW exam by 1 point and I was devastated, unsure of going through this entire process again. My supervisor recommended this program and I said "why not, it is different than what I did before..." But I what I did not know that working this program would actually make me understand the test in a different way than I did previously. I reviewed necessary content but did not overstress small details, I learned how to read questions and understand what was being asked. Most importantly, I felt actually ready to go after completing this program and when I took the exam I knew I was answering questions correctly. I took my second LCSW exam, I needed 102 to pass and I got 113 correctly. Thank you TDC for what you do, your program exceeded my expectations, I would not spend a dime on any other program, this is all you need.

TDC was the only prep course I used to prepare for my clinical exam. Topics covered were definitely on the test. I just kept telling myself “What would Amanda do?” “What if this client was sitting in my office right now?” The mock exams definitely helped me pace myself and mentally prepare for the big day. Thanks TDC, I passed on my first try!

I just have to say that TDC prepared better than any other study system I have previously utilized.
The Audios, Quick Study Guides, and Key Strategies on test day were very helpful.
I am glad I took TDC course for LCSW exam and definitely would recommend to anyone taking LCSW exam for the first time or second time!
Cristina M.

A a former Marine, I respond well to structure and purpose. This program was complete in that regard. I passed the first time and felt at ease and comfort when entering the test because of TDC. Thank you.

Thanks to TDC, I passed on my first attempt.

Thanks to TDC I passed the LCSW exam on my first try! The study materials were well laid out, easy to follow, and helped me to really think like I would need to to pass the exam. I felt confident through the test and when I wasn’t sure of an answer, I’d think of what Amanda would say. I highly recommend this program!