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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So I started this process back in 2015 or so. Because of some things that happened at work that impacted my ability to earn hours, I stopped the process. But I never stopped wanting to walk in this work—what I believe is part of my life work. So, in late 2021, I began again. I’d never taken L&E—the requirement came about after I’d started previously—and because it had been so long I was very nervous about taking it. I bit the bullet and decided to invest in myself, though, and purchased this course. It was SO. HELPFUL. I learned a lot, and felt very prepared to sit for the exam. Passed first try! Will definitely be back when it’s time to study for Clinical, and will highly recommend.

I struggled more with confidentiality and accepting gifts topics. But I after listening to the tape over and over I could hear your voice while taking the test. The rest of the areas were easy for me. Thanks for being patient with me. I took forever to start studying even though I purchased the review a long time ago but unable to begin due to personal issues. Thanks for renewing my sign in to take the exam.

The TDC program was fantastic! The format of audio and quick study guides worked really well for me. I found the practice tests to be hard. Learning how to approach the questions by reviewing the practice tests was the most helpful. I passed the actual test on the first try and feel that I would not have without this prep. Many thanks to Robin for her quick and detailed replies to my questions. Her support went a long way toward reaching my goal. Highly recommend this program to anyone taking the LCLE.

TDC helped me enter my exam with confidence. The practice exams are so well done and true to the actual test which helped me remain calm and focused throughout it.

TDC helped me learn the knowledge and build the confidence to pass the LCSW Law and Ethics exam on the first time.

I started this course knowing absolutely nothing. I have only been a county social worker for a year and a half. Being able to read along with the oral lessons was really helpful. I struggle with studying with a textbook. I was part of a law and ethics study group and they used the textbooks but I felt this program's questions were right on point with the questions asked in the exam. Being able to take the practice exams twice were very helpful to confirm I understood the ones I got wrong, and having an explanation of the answers I got wrong in the final mock exams were very helpful as well. I had failed all of my mock exams, getting 67% or around there, but somehow I passed my final exam. I re-read all the downloadable lessons, at breakfast, prayed, and came out with a passing grade!

I could not have passed the Law & Ethics exam without TDC. It thoroughly prepared me by teaching me exactly what to expect on exam day. I'm glad I invested in this program and plan to us it for the clinical exam as well.

Loved it and so thorough - the practice exams really do mimic the real thing so it's an amazing resource I would recommend with flying colors!!!! :)

I found this approach to studying very helpful, modeling the values we hold as social workers and mental health providers. That is having life balance and living your life rather than studying every single minute. The positive approach was very helpful to my self esteem! I will definitely use this for my license exam!!

This program was awesome. had my exam today and passed on my first try!! I I really benefited from the audio courses, more so than i thought.It helped me really digest the material. I really did hear Amanda's voice in my head while taking the practice and mock exams, and finally on my REAL exam. I will definitely be using TDC in the future for my clinical exam. Thanks so much, TDC!!

Right up front, Tests increase my anxiety through the roof and I wait to the very last minute to study. Challenging part was setting a date making my calendar and holding myself accountable for those times to study and I believe that is what really helped. I exercised as Recomended and was consistent with eating my fruit before studying. I walked out of there a happy camper thank you for this!!!

I love this program so much. The information provided in TDC is so helpful. I felt so confident walking into the exam study center. I did exactly what TDC said to do. I followed all the suggestions and PASSED! I feel such a relief and feeling so proud of myself. Thank you TDC! We did it!

I appreciate the study calendar and how well it prepared me to adequately study for this exam!

This program helped me exponentially in preparing for my SW Law and Ethics examination. The day of the exam I felt ready and calm. It produced great results as I passed my exam on the first try! Super thankful for the TDC program.

It was so easy and challenged you more than the actual. I would recommend this program to my friends.

I failed the first time because I didn’t study. Used TDC this time and studied each question carefully. I made sure I understood the context of legal and ethical and paid close attention to the wording. The audio explanations helped a lot for me. I made sure I understood the reasoning behind each answer and I rested before the exam! Good luck to those who are up next! You got this!!

I recommend this program to anyone that is on the fence about buying it. This program helped prepare me to pass on the first try. I can't recommend this program enough in fact I'm talking to my friends at work about the TDC tomorrow.

TDC really does a great job at preparing you for the Law & Ethics exam. The breakdown of the study material, quizzes, mock exams, study guides, just everything about it was incredibly helpful.

This prep course is the truth!! I admit I was skeptical about investing in this program but I am so glad that I did. I feel the delivery method is what made the difference for me. The mix of audio and printed materials really caters to the learning style of many adult learners. I highly recommend this program to everyone. I passed this exam first time up and the lady at that site stated that she was shocked, because she has yet to have someone pass this exam on their first attempt during her time working there. TBH this course was harder than the actual exam!! I will definitely be investing in this program for my licensing exam.

This was the best decision. I took the test twice prior and felt waaayyyy more confident this time after completing the study program. I went into the test today confident I would pass this because I reviewed this program several times and had an understanding of how to apply the material. The top 30 audio and PDF section was the most helpful. Next to that I really benefited from the instructors explanation of ethics and review of the practice tests.

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