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

This TDC course was great . It helped me feel prepared and confident during the test . I was able to pass on my first try and only did the whole program once .

Thank you!!

TDC is an amazing program and easy to understand. The Rationales really allowed me to learn how to answer the questions and why that answer was the best choice. I definitely felt more than prepared for the real exam. This exam really does make you question yourself, but don't let that stop you. You CAN and WILL Pass.


Great study material & the questions on the mock exam very similar to the exam.

Multiple colleagues recommended TDC, and I am glad I listened to them. I followed the course outline and applied the test-taking tips during the actual test. Passed on the first try. You can do it!

I followed instructions on how to study exactly to the T and I passed on my first try!! Thank you so much for making this course prep for the test!

I always come back to TDC for test prep!! I've used TDC to prepare for three different exams (LMSW, LCSW, and the CA LCSW Law and Ethics) and have felt very well prepared for each one. I've never used any other study material and have passed each exam on my first attempt. TDC enhances my knowledge and makes me feel confident. I love the program and would recommend it to everyone.

TDC's practice tests simulate the real tests better than competitors. Their method of teaching helps you really know how to approach reasoning questions. They offer more for auditory learners as well as being able to practice on tests, which made it very helpful. I would choose their material before any of the competitors.

Thank you TDC for providing me with outstanding educational materials in a variety of ways to help me pass the Law & Ethics exam! Throughout my time studying the materials (1 month) I truly felt as if my comprehension of the topics grew as did my confidence. I would 100% recommend TDC!

AMAZING study program. Passed the exam on my first try. I was a bit skeptical at first, but the mock exams are very similar to the actual exam. Mock exams prepare you for various scenarios and how to approach them. This program gives you step-by-step instructions. If you follow instructions, you will also pass first try.

This program was such a great support as I prepared myself for the Law and Ethics exam. It helped me gained a greater understand on the purpose of the material and how it applies, which gave it more meaning. It also helped me with my exam anxiety with the different quizzes and practice/ mock test.

Well, laid-out study program.

I loved this study program! It is well worth the investment. I loved the fact how the study guide was developed in a way on how I wanted to study. The practice exams and audio recordings were also very helpful and put the law and ethic concepts to practice!

TDC allowed me to pass the LCSW L&E exam first try! I am not the best test taker, but the tools and mock exams set me up for success. Thank you for creating such a great program!

I am glad I decided to purchase this course. I would listen to the audio on my way home from work and during my free time. I liked how you could only take the practice exams twice because it allowed me to make sure I was prepared before completing the practice exams. Overall, the way the course is set up, allows you to study in an effective way and gives you motivation to believe in yourself! :)

Do yourself a favor and purchase the program. Definitely worth it.

I passed on the first try! This was a helpful study program.

This course was incredibly helpful to prep for the exam! I took a total of 6 weeks to do the course and I passed on the first attempt! The practice tests and mock exams really helped me to understand what would be looked for on the exam and to understand the rational for questions asked. I'd recommend that everyone do this course if they can! Thank you, Therapist Development Center!

TDC has become my go-to! I used the TDC course for my initial LCSW licensure exam in Florida and passed it on the first try. When I relocated to California, I had to take the California Law & Ethics exam in order to gain licensure. I took the L&E the first time without TDC and failed the exam. I then enrolled in TDC's CA L&E study course and passed the exam. TDC is an invaluable resource for clinicians. They are able to take seemingly murky and complicated information and turn it into easily understood and logical information. Excellent course and materials. TDC will now always be my first stop.