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

Great program!! Passed on first attempt. I would highly recommend to anyone planning to take the clinical social work exam.

Awesome program! I wish I had known about the TDC study program when I started studying. I was trying to use another study system that was an overload of information in one format. I found I was struggling with retention and after becoming frustrated about a month out from I found TDC and decided to try it based on testimonials. The variety of materials presented in a variety of ways had me feeling more confident within a couple of days. I really appreciate the teaching of true critical thinking skills geared towards the test and avoiding the acronyms and other "tricks" that didn't really seem to help. I was able to pass comfortably on the first attempt and am certain I would have struggled without this study system. THANK YOU!!!

I really appreciate the study system for how well it prepares you in reasoning through the questions while also covering all of the exam areas. The access to multiple mock exams and practice questions was incredibly helpful and gave me the confidence needed to go into the exam feeling adequately prepared. I cannot recommend it enough!

TDC allowed me to not have the test take over my life! I was able to pace myself with studying, which help me to feel fully prepared the day of the test!

In 2007 I took the LCSW exam and missed it by 3 points without studying. I was so disappointed and angry that I told myself that I wouldn't need it. After being passed over for a promotion, because I wasn't licensed, I used another program and passed the PA LSW exam. I was petrified to take the clinical exam because their were so many medication questions and I the program I used for my LSW wasn't organized and just had too much information to cover. I was very hesitant to financially invest in TDC but I'm glad I did. I didn't feel like I was studying and I noticed that I was recalling information I learned on the program without much effort. TDC was realistic and heightened my clinical skills in conjunction with job experience and clinical supervision. I was utilizing information from the lectures and I believe this program was a great review for the years I spent obtaining my Master's degree. I passed my LCSW exam today! The questions were still tough but TDC gave me the techniques to figure out the answer for the BEST, MOST, FIRST, NEXT, and should questions.

I had multiple attempts at the test with no success. I enrolled into the TDC program in early 2021, however did not utilize the program at its full extent. So, I did not past the first attempt after incorporating the TDC program into my study routine. The counselors were excellent in giving support, and encouragement. The next time I wen t through each module step by step and studied exactly as directed, and did exactly what was directed during the test. Low and behold, I PASSED! If you fallow this program as directed, you will be successful. Thank you ladies!!!

I earned my MSW in 1997. I'm 61 years old and I am finally soon to be an LCSW. It is an amazing feeling after all these years. Thank you TDC!! I couldn't have done it without you.

I'm glad to have passed for my own growth. You presented materials needed to refresh and expand my knowledge leading into a more clinical role. Now on to my LICSW as I have 30 hours left before eligible. Thank you very much!!!

TDC was amazing. I truly do not think I would have passed without them! The way that Amanda explains how to think about the questions was the biggest help for me. TDC taught me how to answer questions, what the test was looking for, and easy ways to eliminate multiple choice answers when I didn't even fully know the answer to the question. Go with TDC if you want to pass! It is worth it!

I feel this program was easy to follow and helped me so much with preparing for the exam.

The best part of this program was that I did not feel alone. The audio portions were great, they helped me with the Reasoning issues that I was struggling with. Overall this was the best program I had used.

TDC not only is a program that works, but their customer service is superb. I confess I had good intentions when I first purchased the system for taking the ASWB exam but was unable to study and use it. I hesitated to request an extension but did and was met with a warm and encouraging message from the TDC staff. I will not admit to the number of requests I made for extensions due to my own issues compounded by the pandemic resulting in me not studying. But every time TDC was behind me, I felt supported. When I finally made my first attempt at the exam I passed!!! TDC has compiled a concise system that targets not all topics that will be covered (which would be too daunting) but what most likely will be covered. The system also incorporated research on test taking itself and incorporates wonderful tips on how to prepare yourself practically, physically, and emotionally for the exam. If you master their topics, use their tips for preparing and test taking, you are sure to pass. Thank you TDC, Amanda, and staff.

I purchased TDC when I first began studying for my LCSW exam. The first time I took the test I failed by 3 points. I then used other programs the 2nd and 3rd attempt and failed by 5&8 points, so I realized hey tdc must can work because I came within 3 points of passing. I hadn’t really thought about it but it clicked one day that I may have failed the first time because I didn’t complete the program in its entirety as recommended. So I did that while preparing for my 4th attempt and BOOM! I passed! I kept hearing the women rationalize with me during the test. Very grateful and money well spent!

This material helped me prepare SO much. I generally have really bad test anxiety, but this material made me feel so prepared. I felt so much more comfortable and confident going into this exam compared to the previous exams I’ve taken.

I am so glad I used this program and I contribute passing on my first try completely to TDC! I loved there were a mix of audio, short readings, hand written quizzes and electronic quizzes. The handwritten quizzes really helped me to see what topics I needed to spend additional time on which the electronic quizzes wouldn't have identified as clearly. I think it's great they only allow the full mock exams to be taken once. I did the 5 week study program and it was totally worth it. I should also note that my family had come down with a stomach bug the week of the exam AND I was 37 weeks pregnant so my brain was slightly foggy but the TDC helped me to get through the test with success!

This was an amazing study prep course, and honestly, it provided more than just study help it shaped the way that I think of Social Work moving forward. I plan to revisit the material a a means to stay up to date moving forward. Thank you so much for ensuring that I passed the exam.

I passed on first attempt with TDC, but really feel that I would've failed on my own. Knowing myself, I would've over-prepared the recall content and neglected the focus on rationale. This was incredibly helpful!

Thank you to the team at TDC for preparing me for one of the most important tests of my life! When I started prepping for my LCSW exam, I knew I would get the skills and know-how that I needed since I had used TDC to study/pass my master's level exam. Of course, TDC did not fail to deliver! I went into my test with confidence, remembering everything that I learned and attacking the test. It was my first attempt at the clinical exam and I passed on the first try. Thanks again to this team and the opportunity they gave me to be successful at an important milestone in my social work careers.

I would highly recommend this program. I took the exam once before and failed by one question…. One. I used this program and felt really prepared this time around. I literally took the exam like I had the coaches in my head as I read the questions. This time I need 102 and ended up passing with 112!!! That was the most helpful part to me. This program is really worth it. I don't think I would have been as prepared without it. Thanks to All of you!!

needed a 102 and got 126! thank you for the help