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 (511 votes)

Course Reviews

This course was worth every penny.

I passed using this course without no previous studying. I felt very prepared in my actual exam. I'd recommend this course.

I am very grateful for the TDC program, as it helped me pass the Law and Ethics exam on my first attempt! Before signing up for the program I was extremely anxious and overwhelmed as to how I would begin studying. TDC alleviated my worries as the program was organized in such a way that it all made sense! Thank you TDC for developing quick tip study guides, practice tests, and quizzes that allowed me to be prepared and confident when it was time for the real thing! I will definitely be purchasing the TDC program to help me pass my LCSW license exam . This was a great investment towards my career : )

This program truly helps with learning and deciphering the material with law and ethics. The Top 30 audio was KEY to handling all of the information, and I appreciated having to do a practice exam beforehand to truly identify what you know and don't know yet. I also really liked the ability to formulate a schedule/plan based on the course modules and your own flexibility regarding time management with studying. Despite having low mock scores: 64-73% on the final practice exams, I was able to pass on the first try with TDC! Don't feel discouraged if that occurs, you can and will pass! I truly feel more informed and empowered to be a clinician after learning the information in this course. Highly Recommend. I know for certain I will be using TDC again for my clinical exam! :)

I bought two programs and did not pass the first time with the other program and then followed the TDC and followed the 3-5 week program and passed. I had recommended it to everyone at my job and they kept on telling me they had passed Law & Ethics after 3 weeks but I needed about 3-4 and listen to audio on my way to work and going back home which helps a lot. In my opinion, the rationale review questions and mock exams I, II, & III were helpful.

This program really helped me passed the exam. Definitely will recommended for those who are considering on buying. IT WORKS! Literally the exam was similar to the program, and I was able to have confidence in my answers. I don’t think I would have been able to pass without this program. I definitely will be back for LCSW Clinical Exam. This program not only supports you in learning the questions, but changes your mindset, motivates you, and supports you throughout the whole journey. Thank you for all of your support through this.

I decided to try this program because I had 6 weeks and needed to pass the first time (already renewed my ACSW once and can only renew moving forward with a passing score). I had so much test anxiety because I did not have 90 days to wait for a retest. This is not a scam it is a system that truly truly works. The questions on the exam were similar to the scenarios presented in the study material. I felt so calm while taking the exam because I knew I would pass based on the questions provided. If you want to pass, spend the money, utilize the study tools, it is the reason I passed on the first try. I will be back for my LCSW exam. I cannot thank you enough!

This course helped me to understand all the laws better. I was very nervous because English is my second language and because I have anxiety. I had to believe that I was going to pass the test even if I did not believe it.

This was amazingly helpful! Would definitely not have passed without TDC. Maria Denardo was my coach and even though she only needed to respond every 2 business days, she went above and beyond, especially during the 3 days leading up to my exam, and answered all of my questions so clearly. I study better last-minute and got TDC about 9 days before my exam (plus I attempted to study months in advance from the 2021 Ben Caldwell study guide but it didn't go into enough detail and only had one practice exam) so TDC saved me in a bind! Would definitely recommend getting it months in advance to avoid stress, though.

The study guides were so useful. I loved that I had mock tests so that I’m able to track my progress. I loved how thorough the facilitator was with the rationals. I loved the worksheet for the Legal and Ethical values. TDC definitely prepared me well, I’m so grateful and this program was worth every dime. I promise you!

I want to thank your program so much for all of the materials and information! It covered a lot of important topics for the exam and was able to refer back to the knowledge I learned in this program when I did the actual exam. Now I'm one step closer to licensure and appreciate your program's support in helping me with this step in my licensure journey!

TDC made the journey an easy breezy one!

The program has a simple structure to follow! The structure or steps were not stressful to navigate through and I passed in one shot, which was my goal! Thanks

I highly recommend the program. I am SO grateful for all the work put into this incredible study prep course. Very Worth it and then some...

I feel super blessed. I went in with a clear mind before testing, which is pretty hard when you are recovering from being sick and are not at your best quality. However, I did all the recommendations that I could, including self-care. I studied and reviewed. I listened to the pep talk right before I went to sleep. I never got to the third practice test or the final test. However, the next morning, I got up at 5am and reviewed any materials I thought were questionable in my mind. I thought about what I needed to take in the room in my head to the test. Afterwards, I walked my dog and myself to clear my head. Then I did something I love to do, which was cutting my teacup yorkie's hair. Afterwards, I recalled from the pep talk, that I needed to at least eat and drink something. I grabbed a half of a banana, took a calm pill, and drank hot peppermint tea. I did a hydrotherapy shower, singing and praising God loudly. Then I gathered myself and leaned into the test. I brought only my Id and keys to not get distracted. During the test, I brought TDC into my mind, I wrote legal/ ethical, and scope of practice on the provided paper because I am visual. I made sure to read to the period. And occasionally, I read out loud, so I would not trip over the words. I only change 3 questions. I was excited when the Proctor handed my results and said I passed. I was in shock. During the test, I was just making sure to understand the concepts. Passing the Law and Ethics test releases so much stress. I can now focus on my supervision hours and prepare later for the LCSW. I will definitely buy the study guide from TDC!!!

This study program really helped! It resembled a lot of what the actual exam looked like. Although it is important to understand the material, the way the questions are structured can be tricky and cause you to over-think it, or overlook important information. TDC really addresses this in the practice exams and the rationales, so I went into the exam knowing what to look for in each of the questions.

Initially, I felt the auditory portion of the review was difficult because I am a visual learner. However, after speaking with friends who recommended the TDC program I reviewed the outlines and focused on the practice exams. On my initial practice exam, I got a 68%, then 69%, 85%, 69%, and on the final Mock exam II a 73! BUT I passed the Law and Ethics exam and all I could hear was the trainer guiding me to select the answer that is best for the client while also considering the law and NASW ethical values. I would re-purchase and recommend it to colleagues. The Law and Ethics exam was almost the same as the TDC practice exams. This was helpful because of test anxiety and physical setting. I was used to the time crunch and the difficulty of the questions.

TDC really prepared me for the LCSW Law and Ethics Exam. It took away a lot of my nerves and has made me a more adequate professional as I learned so much while studying.

I am glad I found TDC and immediately enrolled after scheduling the exam a month out. I followed the study schedule and found the pace to be very easily integrated into a real life busy schedule. Overall, the practice exams where probably the most helpful because when I finally sat to actually take the REAL exam, I wasn't nervous and it really normalized the actual testing process.

Passed on my first attempt! The material prepares you, and listening and reviewing the rationales for the questions on the mock exams were invaluable.