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 passed on the first try. The actual exam was more difficult than I expected and more difficult than the practice tests, but the practice test questions were very similar to the actual test questions which helped my comfort and confidence levels during the test.

Due to covid I did not have a lot of time to prepare for the exam but I still felt very confident going into the exam because of this program. The program covers everything you need to know in a very easy to follow manner. I highly recommend this study program!!

I passed the clinical social work exam! After working the TCD program, I was well prepared for the clinical social work exam and confident in my approach to the exam questions. Amanda's advice to imagine the client is relating the problem to me at that moment, was beneficial in sorting through the responses. When I submitted questions about ethics, Heidi responded to all my questions in detail. Let this professional team help you pass the exam. This program is well worth the investment.

After 2 previous failed attempts, I finally passed. This is all thanks to The Therapist Development Center. I was able to get answers to questions quick and in very time efficient manner. The program focused on keys area that would be tested on with a big emphasis on the NASW code of ethics which is key to passing these test. The Audio recording felt like you were in a real room -they were not an automated voice. I actually learned through this program that I am an auditory learning. The program was designed so you can follow a study plan that didn’t require studying for hours non stop which is what I find previously. The program also gave so many opportunities for practice. These practice questions are SO similar to the actual test. The previous programs I used were not at all like this program. I wouldn’t recommend using any other study program. I highly recommend TDC to anyone preparing for the clinical social work exam. I would not have passed with out them. THANK YOU!!

I PASSED! Third times the charm! After having missed my first two exam attempts by 1 point, I was devastated. TDC was remarkable in teaching me the knowledge and reasoning skills to learn how to take the test, which is key. I utilized the coaches for any content area or question I needed more information on and they were always helpful and quick to respond. TDC was exactly the program I needed to rebuild my confidence! I would HIGHLY recommend TDC to any and all social workers studying for their exams!!

I was able to review the material twice before taking the exam. I recommend following the suggestions provided (taking mock exams same time as actual test). Also, I felt like most of the questions were familiar from similar questions presented in TDC's practice exams. There was only 1 or 2 curveball type questions.

I passed on my first time .This was an amazingly comprehensive program and the audio rationales really helped to understand how to attack the test questions and become competent in critical thinking skills.
Thank you so much!

TDC helped me pass my ASWB Clinical Exam on the first attempt. Not only did they help prepare me for the material I would be tested on, but they helped prepare me on how to study most effectively throughout this process and think through questions while testing. The coaches also provided timely support when I felt confused and made every effort to ensure that I felt prepared prior to my exam date. Whenever I noticed myself starting to feel anxious while taking the exam on my testing date, I would recall the helpful tips that TDC taught me to help alleviate that anxiety and empower me to feel confident to tackle the test. TDC helped me pass both the Law and Ethics Exam and ASWB Clinical Exam on my first attempt. I can't recommend them enough!

TDC was extremely helpful with allowing me to feel confident in the material for the exam. I loved how they broke everything down and gave multiple practice quizs/exams to help test my knowledge. I took my LCSW three times and happened to pass on the third try. TDC was a great support in studying for the exam and help build my confidence each time on what I needed to improve on. I would definitely recommend TDC for anyone that is struggling with being confident in taking the LCSW exam in the future.

The information is organized well for someone who is easily distracted while studying. I was able to use the breathing techniques and others that allowed me to take deep breaths to complete my exam.

I am VERY grateful I found this program. I completed the program three times through just to calm the nerves. I PASSED and I am SO THRILLED. Thank you for creating this program to help social workers out!

I went through TDC materials twice. I think the different modalities used helped me to retain the information. The quizzes and tests really prepared me for the actual exam questions. They were mostly next, first, and best as stated over and over in TDC lectures. I did supplement studying with other test question materials to gain practice and confidence.

When I first started this course, I took the first 50 questions test and got a pretty bad failing grade. I reached out to TDC and half-jokingly asked if this course could still benefit me or if I was completely unteachable. And they said to just stick with it, so I did. Took the whole course once, then went over and listened to the audio lectures a couple more times for a month and a half. And I passed with a 109 on the 103 test. Some things to keep in mind for the test: wear form fitting clothing (I wore a turtleneck with cuffed sleeves like a dummy and the staff at the test center were a little annoyed because they had to search through every cuff and fold of my shirt) and also, remember that when you're taking the test you'll probably feel like you're failing the whole time (lots of people who've passed have felt the same), but take a deep breath, take some breaks and keep on moving. I literally was rehearsing what I was going to tell my boss when I was finishing the survey at the end. But hey, I did it and so can all of you!

TDC is a great program, I highly recommend to everyone. I loved the breakdown of the materials. I felt prepared prior to taking the exam but during the exam I actually felt over prepared! I learned so many other things that are useful in everyday practice. I definitely would not have passed my first attempt without it.

I highly recommend TDC. I had taken the LCSW exam previously using other study material and did not feel the previous materials prepared me for the type of exam I was taking nor for the material. I used TDC solely and felt confident going into my exam. I learned how to answer reasoning based questions without becoming stressed and overwhelmed and passed my test after completing the program!

I graduated with my MSW in 1998. I practiced for 3 years and was working toward my Certification when I had my first child. I took time off and moved states before receiving my Certification. When I was ready to return to social work practice 10 years later all the rules had changed and I now had to be licensed. I worked other jobs but I missed social work. I was able to obtain my limited license and have spent the last 4 years putting off the exam out of fear. I discovered TDC and it made a huge difference. I love how it organized and focused my studies. I went through the content twice as is recommended and felt ready to test. I loved the pep talk portion just before testing! I passed the exam with flying colors on the first try. I need 103 correct answers and I answered 134 correctly! I was hesitant to invest the money in the program but it was definitely worth it!

I can't recommend TDC enough!! I passed my exam on the first try this morning after about 2 months of study time, following their guidance on timing of study sessions and topic focuses. As a person with some anxiety just in general, having the support of TDC to guide my study process was very helpful and gave me peace of mind that I was covering all the material and not missing topics. SO WORTH IT!!!

Very thorough and well-organized exam prep! The 2nd mock exam was very much appreciated. I felt calm and confident the day of the exam thanks to the TDC and Amanda! If you are having doubts about this program, DON'T! It was one of the best decisions I have made.

I passed my LCSW exam today on the first! I completed the TDC program twice over the course of 2 months, and went into the exam feeling fully prepared and confident. I "brought Amanda in with me", and used the tips and skills I learned when I was feeling a bit stuck (which wasn't often), and took a break and had a snack as recommended halfway through. I needed a score of 103 and got 119 correct. Thank you so much TDC, I will definitely be highly recommending this program!! :)

The therapist development center helped me pass the test with flying colors!!!