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 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
  • 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 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 (215 votes)

Course Reviews

The TDC course is a wise investment. The Law and Ethics material can seem straight forward when you study the different content sections outright but, when you take the practice tests over and over the general constructs being tested and deeper strategies you need to use become more and more clear w/ each test.
I don't think I could have passed the test on the first try w/o a course like this. There are times when we as professionals would do multiple things in response to ethical/legal issues as they come up- the course teaches you how to prioritize and sift through the options to land on the best answer that addresses the stem of the question. For me, a specifically helpful aspect of this prep was in those instances when it feels like law and ethics conflict on some level-the course trains you to work with that type of thing and still find your way to what they are testing specifically, regardless. The added option of asking a coach for clarification as needed w/ various issues was also greatly appreciated.
I am licensed in another state and have practiced trauma-focused psychotherapy for years. I relocated to CA. in Feb. Passing this exam is what stood between me and getting back to work-- a humbling and maddening experience all at once. Even w/ a lot of experience I felt very intimidated by this requirement.
I sat in my car and cried after passing I was so relieved!
So, in summary, I highly recommend the TDC course for the CA Law and Ethics exam. Sincere gratitude to Amanda, Robin and all the others involved in developing and facilitating such a helpful program.
Theresa Matocha LICSW (VT) LCSW (pending :) CA)

Excellent program.

Unfortunately with COVID-19 my plans were interrupted regarding giving myself two shots at the test when the testing centers closed down. I stopped midway through the program because I didn't want to lengthen my study time. Thankfully, the materials were able to be picked back up appropriately and I felt super confident going into my first attempt at the test. Even with the added pressure, TDC helped me pass my Law & Ethics the first time. Thanks!

Right on the dot with all the practice questions and exams! Great program! :)

During the entire test I was hearing your voice! I can honestly say I am glad I invested in the program!

I loved this program! The combination of audio lectures, multiple practice exams, and availability of printable outlines made my study experience well rounded and allowed me to utilize different styles of learning. The rationales are thorough and really helped me to not only learn new concepts, but also to truly understand the material. I passed on my first attempt! I was nervous and during my exam I felt unsure at times, but I followed the tips and advice provided by the program, and I think it really made a difference. I also really appreciated the coach service, I got a quick response time and a detailed response. Thank you TDC!

This program goes above and beyond to prepare you for the exam! I went into the exam feeling confident and left the exam, passing and feeling like it was a breeze after how the program prepares you to succeed.

I can't say enough about how helpful this program is. I absolutely loved the audio rationales, which were so helpful for me. I took the scored mocks and printed them and listened to the rationales and took notes next to each question I got wrong and went over the questions and choices a few times. It definitely helped me understand the rationalization and apply it to the actual exam questions.

Just Trust the process of the courses.

I used TDC to pass the ASWB LCSW exam in 2017 (after previously failing it years before and completely shutting down from test anxiety and not wanting to take it again). I knew immediately when I found out I had to take the CA Law & Ethics Exam that I needed to use TDC to prepare. And YES, I was right! Thank you!

I found this program extremely helpful in preparing me for the Law and Ethics exam, and I would recommend to anyone looking to prep for the test. I learn best by listening and taking practice exams, so the option to do both, re-take exams, and listen to the rationale was enormously helpful. I passed the exam today after using this program to study over 3 weeks and am so glad I went with this program. See you in a year for my clinical exam!

I was very doubtful when purchasing TDC. I failed previously before and I was very down on myself and didn’t think I can retain any more information. There are many ups and downs while using this and it was all worth it. Coming out of the exam and finding out that I passed I knew I couldn’t have done it without TDC.

The program really helps with the format of the exam. The material will definitely bring up your clinical confidence. Happy I took this course.

Excellent prep. I passed the L and E exam on the first try. Final pep talk especially helpful. I went through the course twice because of COVID-19 delays in testing. Take all the quizzes. Review mistakes, that helped a lot.

I am so appreciative of TDC. They were with me until I passed. Thank you so much. I recommend TDC 100%

Thank you TDC for the exceptional study guides and resources. The quizzes where very helpful and the quiz reviews, which explained the rationale for each answers, where especially helpful.

THANK YOU! Fantastic practice questions that are very similar to the actual exam. I passed because your program taught me how to break down the questions properly and compare the stem to the answers. I passed the test the first time because of your program. THANK YOU!

The program is super helpful. I used TDC to take my ASWB Clinical Exam for my initial licensing in New Mexico and then again to take the CA LCSW Law & Ethics Exam in order to be licensed in California. I passed each exam on the first try! While I'm not an auditory learner (books on tape are not my thing), I did appreciate the detailed analysis of each question's possible answers and how to eliminate choices that may in fact be correct but are not the most correct answer and why. I also appreciated all the quizzes and testing. Mock tests really help familiarize yourself with being in the mindset of testing so come test day while you're still nervous, you're prepared. You've done this several times, know the flow, have planned breaks, etc. Thanks, TDC!

I had a lot of anxiety about having to take this exam during such a stressful time. My energy and mood felt low when I thought about having to prepare. TDC helped me gain focus and confidence to take and pass the Law and Ethics exam! I am really appreciative of the support the program gave me.

After having to re-schedule the Law and Ethics exam twice due to the pandemic, I finally had the date set to take the exam. I studied first with the AATBS program but I did not feel well prepared for the exam. My co-workers recommended me to get the TDC program, I did and I do not regret it! I felt confident that I was well prepared to pass the exam and I did PASS!
I would highly recommend this program to everyone who intends to take their license exams.