California LCSW Law & Ethics Exam

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 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 (available here) 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
  • 4 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 & 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 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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Average: 5 (119 votes)

Course Reviews

Definitely glad I used this program to study for the Law and Ethics exam! Well thought out and helped to keep me organized because of the structure of the setup. Robin, who was the person to respond to my questions was very, very helpful and knowledgeable. She responded to questions in a timely manner and never made me feel bad for any of the questions I had. She was very encouraging. The test day tips were very helpful! I kept them in mind on test day, and they provided an anchor as I was very nervous throughout the process, and even when the proctor was printing out the results. Remembering testing techniques, not getting stuck on any of the questions because of time, marking questions you're not sure of, feeling like you're not going to pass, and changing answers only when an "aha" moment occurred were helpful! Definitely plan to use this program when it's time for the clinical exam!

I felt I didn't study as long as the required schedule, but I began really studying every day for 2 weeks before the exam. Before then, I briefly looked over the topics and listened to the podcast. I am surprised I passed, to be honest! But...... I AM SO HAPPY & GLAD I DID! Thanks for teaching me how to think, what to look for, and how to rationale during the exam! :)

I highly recommend this program. I feel that all the other programs that I paid for were a waste of money, time, and resources. I actually learned how to study by reasoning and the process of elimination. Each concept learned enabled me to respond to questions on the exam appropriately. I had four minutes left, but I did not use them because I entered the exam with confidence and when I completed the exam I was confident that I had passed, prior to obtaining my results. When the proctor gave me my paper that said congratulations you passed. I could only be grateful for every penny and the time I spent on this program it was the best investment in terms of study materials I have ever purchased. Once again thanks!!
JB, California Bay Area

Best investment - Passed on my first attempt! Thank you for such great support and guidance.

Excellent program. The mock exams and practice tests are essential to passing the actual exam. I really am glad that I invested in such a structured program. I used all the test taking strategies taught within the course as well as the old “trust your gut feelings”. I passed on the first try and even finished 20 minutes early. Thanks TDC!

TDC helped me pass the Law and Ethics exam on my first attempt!

Thank you so much for your help!!

I procrastinated on taking the Law & Ethnic Exam because I was really nervous and scared to fail it. I am so happy I signed up for Therapist Development Center to help me prepare because it helped decrease my anxiety of taking the exam. The most helpful part was to hear the rational that is provided since this course is online based.

I will use this system when I am preparing for my licensing exam, as well. I loved this study system and learned everything that I did not learn in graduate school. I recommend this program to anyone who wants certainty to pass these exams.

As a working Mom it is difficult to find the time to study, however with this program it was easy to stay focused and stay on track. The audio is adaptable to any lifestyle and was motivating for me. I also appreciated the schedule suggested. It was overall a great course that I highly recommend.

Passed on first try ! Great program !

TDC is on point! I'm so grateful I decided to use this program verses saving money elsewhere and potentially not having the same peace of mind and confidence that I would pass. Thanks for the support and great study system! I will be back again when I am ready to study for the ASWB exam.


I was so nervous the day of my exam but thanks to TDC, I passed my LCSW law and ethics exam on the first attempt. You have know idea how thankful I am to have been able to utilize this program. If you are contemplating purchasing this system, do it now!

TDC preparation course for LCSW California Law and Ethics Exam was very useful to get ready and to pass that exam. I recommend this course to anybody who is about to take this exam.

TDC was the perfect study tool! I absolutely loved the structure and how Amanda has made a program that works for all kinds of learning styles. I have pretty severe test anxiety, but I walked into the exam prepared and less stressed (definitely heard Amanda's voice during some of the questions) and had no issues. I almost felt overprepared which completely calmed my anxiety.

I felt completely prepared using TDC!

I passed on the first try, and I attribute my success to this program!

I was nervous going into the exam (the day of), but as soon as I started the exam I was able to recall the study material and relate the questions to something I saw or learned during the study program. I thought I was going to have to book mark several questions and go back to review them in order to answer them as best as possible, but I actually did not book mark any questions and felt relatively comfortable with the answers I provided and after completing the test I thought I was well prepared with taking the exam from the material I studied through this program. I am a believer in this study program and will absolutely use it for my clinical exam. Thank you for your support through this process.

I studied for the California Law and Ethics exam on my own and failed 3x's but, it wasn't until I purchased TDC, I PASSED.....

I will admit, I was very nervous to take the exam. I am historically a poor test taker, no matter how much I prepare for. When I used this program, although I did not score high on the practice exams, the way the program was set up was better for me to comprehend and understand the structure. So when I took the exam, I was able to pass, and it almost felt like it was easy, because these practice exams were difficult, but helped me to really frame my thinking for the exam! Thank you for having an amazing program, and I plan to use it for my LCSW exam and recommend it to others!