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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Average: 5 (601 votes)

Course Reviews

Such an amazing program and very much worth the money. I felt prepared and ready on the day of the exam and am so thankful for this program!

This course was far superior than other study materials I've had. The benefit was the rational and updates on COVID material information. When I actually followed the program it became a learning experience rather than memorizing info just to past. Once again, THANK YOU!!

I first took the exam without studying and did not pass. I then began this course and my confidence was boosted along with my understanding. It was worth the time and money!

This program is amazing! I passed the exam on my first attempt thanks to TDC. The questions on the legit exam are so similar to the questions on TDC's mock exams. Thank you TDC!

Therapy Development Center is amazing! I passed right after I took this course.

The program is great, as long as the social worker follows the program I believe they will pass!!!! I followed the program completely and used all the resources offered and I passed the first time I tested! Thank you, TDC for everything. I could not have passed without you.

I'm so glad my colleague recommended you guys. She shared with me she passed on the first try using your study material. So I gave it a try and am so glad I guys are pricey but worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY.

I highly recommend this program. The audio plus the downloads really allow all types of learners to assimilate the information. I appreciated being able to listen to the audio multiple times if I chose, and really liked the explanations. I took the test previously, without studying, and not surprisingly did not pass. I felt confident this time around that I would pass after taking and scoring well on the practice/mock exams. Today, I took the exam and passed! Thank you TDC for your excellent course.

I have been in the field for a long time and felt comfortable with the majority of the topics. However, I am well aware that I am not a good test taker which is why I decided to commit to this course. I am ecstatic to say that this course offered amazing test taking tips and prepared me so well. I studied for about 3 weeks (maybe 1-2 hours every other day or so) and the results were what I was hoping - I PASSED!!

Thank you for helping me successfully pass! I plan to purchase the LCSW course next. :)

Taking tests has always been a struggle for me! The TDC program gave me the confidence to understand “ A test does not define me”. I wrote it at the top of my scratch paper and during my exam continued to remind myself (which continued the positive focus during the exam). Knowing TDC, was with me until I passed, I had to trust the process. Dedicating two hours a night to myself to study was doable. Not cramming for an exam (like I normally do) felt healthy. I felt TDC, taught the material, continued to ensure you knew and understood the material, asked the material in different ways to “trick you” (in a healthy way) so when the real exam came you felt confident in your answer choice. I fully know TDC is why I passed this test, the all around edits to my past testing style helped me to succeed with my Law and Ethics Exam.

I would highly recommend this program to anyone that needs to study for their ethics exam. The practice tests and the verbal audio rationale, really help you synthesize the information! I will definitely use this platform to study for my LCSW!!

With the availability of the rationales and recordings, you can study basically almost anywhere. Drill the information in your head like 5-10 times and you should be good to go on test day!

This program was amazing and a major support. I had to make modifications to the training study plan, but I felt ready for the exam with all of the materials developed. The design of this program allowed me the flexibility to study, work, and live my life without being overly stressed about the test. I passed on my first try and as a mother with four young children I can say with all of my heart...Thank you! <3

The program was great at making the material clear and supporting the development of study skills. I feel like all my concerns were addressed before I even got to worry about them. I will recommend this to friends and will probably utilize TDC when it comes time to study for the licensure exam.

TDC is worth every penny of the cost!

I passed! Yay!! Thank you, TDC.

Worth the investment, study materials kept me on track & motivated for preparing for my exam. The timed practice/mock exams instilled confidence for day of exam. The audios and written materials were extremely helpful in promoting improved understanding of what was being asked and focused on whether in the exam or real life. Thank you!

Passed the LCSW Law and Ethics Exam on the first try- with almost 40 minutes to spare. I highly recommend TDC's study program and have been recommending it to everyone I know who needs to take any CA exams. The mix of lectures, quizzes, mock exams, and written materials is wonderful for all types of learners. I will definitely be purchasing again when it comes to take my licensing exam. Personally, I went through the program twice over about 2.5 months. I re-listened to lectures on my commute the week before taking my exam. If you follow the program, I don't know how you won't pass (and this is coming from someone with test anxiety).

I failed this exam TWICE before a friend of mine introduced me to the Therapist Development Center. I bought two different study books and guides and failed miserably. I was skeptical with the TDC because I didn't think I could afford the price. However, I had three more friends share with me the program was the real deal. After listening to the first audio, it was like a light bulb clicked and I started to understand. The day I took my exam, I felt confident at the beginning, but after being uncertain about 2 questions, I started to feel that insecurity kick in. Then, the words of the Final Pep Talk from TDC popped in my head "lean in to the test". So, I did. And reminded myself these were just words. I passed my exam that day! I cried. My success and confidence came from TDC. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I recommend everyone take this program. DO NOT waste your time buying a study guide book. TDC breaks EVERYTHING down in a beautiful way.