California LCSW Law & Ethics Exam
Price: $295.00

The Therapist Development Center is proud to report that 95% of our customers pass the LCSW Law and Ethics Exam using our LCSW exam prep study system. The LCSW Law and Ethics Exam was created to ensure that unlicensed social workers understand the California laws and social work ethics that govern clinical practice. Passing the LCSW Law and Ethics Exam is required in order to obtain your license as a clinical social worker in the state of California. The California LCSW Law and Ethics Exam must be taken annually until you pass in order to maintain your status as an Associate Social Worker, which is necessary to accrue your clinical hours.  If you fail this exam, the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) will require you to wait 90-days, pay a $100 re-examination fee, and complete an additional 12-hour Law & Ethics CE course to be eligible to retake the Law & Ethics Exam. Our LCSW Law and Ethics Exam Study System includes INSTANT online access to:

  • An organized, step-by-step LCSW exam prep study plan for the LCSW Law and Ethics exam
  • 15 online AUDIO workshops with downloadable handouts
  • A complete review of essential content areas in law and ethics
  • Effective study tools for the California Law and Ethics exam
  • Clinical examples from social work professionals to help you learn instead of memorizing
  • Clear test-taking strategies to help you stay organized and focused on exam day
  • 5 Law and Ethics Practice Exams with audio rationales created by experienced exam prep coaches
  • Tools to manage test anxiety
  • Coaches who are available for ongoing questions and support

The California LCSW Law and Ethics exam is weighed 40% Law and 60% Ethics. Within the Law portion, there are three (3) subtopics: Confidentiality, Privilege, and Consent (14%), Limits to Confidentiality / Mandated Reporting (16%), and Legal Standards for Professional Practice (10%). Within Ethics the three (3) subtopics are Professional Competence and Preventing Harm (18%), Therapeutic Relationship (27%), and Business Practices and Policies (15%).

Our exam study system will address each and every one of these topics in an organized and weighted fashion to give you exactly what you need to pass. This online study program is designed to maximize learning and minimize stress. The California LCSW Law and Ethics exam program takes approximately 35 hours to complete once and can be repeated as needed as many times as you want! Access is set for 4 months, but extensions are FREE. We are with you until you pass the LCSW Law and Ethics Exam!

And don’t just take our word for it. Read some of the testimonials below from those who have used TDC to pass their California Law & Ethics Exam and are now one step closer to becoming a California LCSW. Our program will give you the knowledge, skill set, and confidence you need to ace this exam!

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Course Reviews

Without this program, I would not have filled prepared enough to pass this exam. The pep talk at the end really helped me to swim during the exam and not give up. The instructor's advice about owning your uncertainty about questions during the exam helped me to keep swimming. Even though the exam questions were much easier than the practice exam questions the uncertainty about answers remained the same. Thank you so much for setting me up for success in taking this exam.

I am so glad I used this study guide! It prepared me for what to expect from the exam and increased my knowledge about law and ethics. The information was beneficial for passing the exam as well as for my daily clinical practice.

This was an outstanding, comprehensive and easy to understand program. I would highly recommend this program to all those that want to really understand Social Work law and ethics and how the BBS is approaching this exam.

I had tried another study program and didn't feel ready to take the test. I purchased your program 24 hours before I had to take the test and crammed! I got through MOST but not all of the material (I didn't have time to take all the practice tests). I truly believe that if I had not purchased your program at the last minute I would not have passed the exam today. So, I proved that even PART of your program was powerful enough to help me pass! THANK YOU!

This was a great tool for studying! It is an overwhelming amount of material, but the way the program is organized makes it accessible- I also appreciated how the material was provided in different formats- true false, audio, written, multiple choice, etc. I also appreciated the flexibility with extending the expiration date- with the unpredictability of scheduling the exam, moving states, life, pregnancy, etc- it was a relief to not have to worry too much about the expiration of this study program! Thank you so much- I passed on my first try!

I can honestly say that TDC played a significant role in my passing the CA law and ethics test on the first attempt. The program will give you a familiar feeling of “ I’ve done this before” when taking the actual test. The coaching options , free and paid both were very helpful to answer and questions you have on particular topics. I highly recommend the program.

I highly recommend this recommend this program to anyone who desires to improve, and strengthen their knowledge about social work. Excellent program and staff support.

I'm so glad I purchased the TDC program to help me study for my LCSW L&E exam. I passed the exam my first try!

This program alleviated so much anxiety for me in preparation for the LCSW Law and Ethics exam. The program was incredibly organized and do-able. I really appreciated having so many mock exams, and then being able to hear all of the rationales to each answer afterwards. I also loved Amanda's pep talk and advice going into the exam. I highly recommend this program!

I would say that TDC like the say has a well put together program for Law & Ethics. I was encourage anyone to follow the recommendations and cover all the material. I especially enjoyed the audio tools. In spite my low practice test exams, and anxiety I passed the exam!!!!!!!!!

The first time I took the test, I used some other program, I can't remember which one, and really did not study. I took the test and missed passing by one point. I was really upset and said a lot of mean things about myself to myself. I reached out to my old supervisor and she said, did you do TDC and I said no because it was too expensive. She said it's the best and you should try it. So I started studying, I took a practice test and I got a nonpassing score. I was so discouraged that I stopped studying altogether for several months. By the time I logged back in, my course expired, BUT I reached out and my course was extended. I went through all the test study materials and prepared to take the exam. I started to get really nervous during the exam and it felt like I wasn't going to pass. Each question felt like there was always two possible answers. I used all of my time and I heard Robin's voice in my mind with all the tips she gave. I used all of my time, reviewed my flagged questions (it felt like it was all of them!), and I passed the exam. I was so excited! It felt great after not passing the first time. The Top 30 topics was the most helpful portion because I could remember all of the information easily after doing such an in depth review. I will definitely use this program from my LCSW exam coming up at the end of the year. THANK YOU!

I passed. TDC quizzes and practice exams prepared me for my exam. The questions mimicked the CA LCSW Law and Ethics exams. If you continue to read the material printouts, recite the materials in your conscious memory, read the practice exams rationales, and then you will pass. I emailed the coach who was assigned to me every time I had a question pertaining to supervision, consultation, informed consent, and referrals. Everytime I listened to the recordings, I would take handwritten notes. I read the NASW Code of Ethics twice. I will recommend this program to my colleagues. I will definitely purchase the CA LCSW Exam in the future.

Thank you so much to the Therapist Development Center. I passed my Law and Ethics exam on the first try! The study plan is easy and realistic to follow (especially as a new mother, with a one year old). It encouraged my learning and growth as an ACSW. I can reflect on my increased knowledge from when I started the study plan to when I was taking the actual test. Both, knowledge of Law and Ethics, as well as test strategies. I am so happy and would recommend the investment in this program to anyone.

The audio really helped a lot! I would definitely use this program for my LCSW exam.

I heard from other colleagues about TDC and really appreciate all their mock exams. In addition, their True and False quiz on ethics and their worksheet on whether or not to report was unbelievably helpful! They do a great job on making you think how the BBS thinks in regard to the exam; such as: putting responses in orders and really helping you recognize the BEST answer as there are many questions with solid answers, but choosing the BEST answer is what I think helped me pass the exam!

I also utilized their option to e-mail them questions. I got quick and thoughtful responses back.

Superb! I felt like I was taken by the hand from beginning to end.

I was definitely prepared. The practice exams might have been even harder than the true test, but more importantly, it helped me learn how to think about the questions and the process to select the correct answer on the true test.

The course the CA Law & Ethics exam was thorough! I would not have been able to pass without it.

TDC is amazing in every way. I have terrible test taking anxiety and bringing Amanda into the test made all the difference. Would recommended to anyone and everyone!

This is a great program! I got the 50% off courses for my CA L&E exam for being a Veteran and I appreciate that.

I could not find another program with this much in depth information. I am grateful for TDC for making this course available and helping me understand CA law and SW ethics better. The practice tests, audio rationales for the practice questions and the quick study guides were a big reason I was able to succeed.

The course is a bit pricey, however, passing the test the first try saved me time and money than if I had failed and had to apply to take it again. See you TDC for my LCSW clinical exam!