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

My score was 122 and I needed 103. Testing materials made me feel very, very well prepared. I felt confident, but also took the ASWB offered practice exam two days before my scheduled exam date for my final preparation. The previous week, I took the two full Mock Exams. I finished early with no stress. My testing center did not allow for a snack stating the ASWB requirements indicated only a beverage could be consumed during a break. (Take a smoothie!) The most helpful test taking strategies were to put the potential answers in order to help with the DO FIRST and the DO NEXT questions. I did in fact hear the trainers voices as I worked through different problems.

Thank you so much for all of your help and support.

I am very pleased with the guidance this course offered and the structure of the program fit my learning style. Prior to the course I not only felt underprepared but I did not know where to start with a study strategy. TDC's process allowed me to digest topics fully before moving on to the next round. I think TDC's program is both all encompassing and precise. I didn't study anything I didn't need to. I not only passed, I learned to have more confidence in my critical thinking skills. I consider it an excellent investment in my clinical growth. Thank you TDC!

TDC is such a great resource for studying for the LCSW Exam! I always have struggled with knowing what to study and this program was able to lay it all out for me and I could set my own pace. Life can get very busy in graduate school and the TDC made studying a breeze. I passed my exam on my first attempt and felt confident in knowing how to answer questions, even when I didn't know the answers initially.

The layout of the program was awesome. It was so helpful to have that structure. I also liked the audio recordings. I really did have that voice in my head while taking the exam and it helped me narrow down the answers and pick the best one. I found the actual exam to be very similar to the practice exams on TDC.

TDC does an amazing job giving you the right study material. I learn through practice testing. It was nice to be able to have so many practices quizzes and tests to get my brain ready for the exam.

A great study guide , PLEASE go through it twice as recommended!!

I passed with an 81% (passing was a 68% on this version) and would like to thank the developers of this program for creating a curriculum that possessed everything I needed, and nothing I didn't.

I would definitely recommend this course to anyone hoping to pass on the first try. Historically, I do not do well on standardized tests. I appreciated the quizzes and practice exams, as well as being able to extend my subscription, which I had to do several times, due to COVID. Like my colleagues who highly recommended this course to me, I felt really prepared for the kind of questions the LCSW exam asks: I felt like I had a solid knowledge base and a sound strategy with which to approach the exam. I felt really confident while taking the exam and I passed!

I passed my LCSW exam and felt well prepared. I found TDC to be the most useful tool and know I would not have passed without it.

I have horrible test anxiety and had taken the test two other times prior to starting the program. This material helped me learn how to take the test better, as well as become more confident in my ability to pass.

Thanks to TDC and other resources, I was able to pass my LCSW exam. The practice and Mock tests and the Ethics lecture were the most helpful in preparing me for the actual exam. Thank you Amanda!

Thank you so much for the clear and steady support with planning for studying, test taking, thinking carefully through questions and self-regulating! A very appropriately social-work-y study system and I loved it!

I think it was great! I passed on my first time taking the exam. I went through the course one full time. Then I went back and listened to some of the audio lessons again or a few times that I felt I needed to work on and used the the quiz yourself a few times too. I really liked the quick studies!

TDC gave me the confidence and reasoning skills to take the exam. Amanda's pep talk really helped to calm my nerves before and during the test. I definitely went in with the mentally of attacking the test, and the "aha" moment also helped when I was indecisive on the exam. Thank you TDC for helping me achieve a milestone in my life!

I took the exam this morning and passed, with 50 minutes to spare. I'm not a fast reader, and comprehension is not my strong suit. I usually have to read things a few times to really understand. I really appreciated TDC's techniques used to pass the test. It played the foundation of reducing my anxiety from the get-go. TDC has a solution focused approach and a roadmap to achieve a passing score. I loved the audio companion to the printouts. That was very helpful for the way I learn. I also liked taking the tests over and over again. Practicing and reinforcing the strategies made me focus on wha was important during the test. I felt less test anxiety because I kept in mind that I was the therapist, looked for the stem in the question, and took note of what they were really asking. I used coaching twice from this program and you were quick to get back to me and set me on the right course. I also took note of the self care tips at the end of the TDC program. Last thing was that I reviewed the entire blog to learn more information and practice the questions. TDC was a very positive experience that I wanted to log in regularly. I'm so relieved not to take this test again:)

Very well put together study program, effective and efficient. Realistic study goals broken down into manageable chunks. Encouraging and helpful info regarding how to study and how to mentally prepare for the test.

Great study guide. Easy to follow and helped me feel prepared. Past the test on my first time.

TDC really helped me feel organized and gave me the structure I needed to study for the exam. I can't imagine going into the exam without using TDC. The program definitely gave me the skills to dissect questions and the knowledge to answer them correctly. I feel like a stronger clinician after finishing TDC!

I'm thankful for this program! I was really prepared and confident going into this exam. Thank you so much!