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 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 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 (available here) 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 Law and Ethics exam prep study plan
  • 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 memorize
  • 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 & 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 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 (55 votes)

Course Reviews

I juat passed the Law and Ethics exam on my first try thanks to TDC!
The practice exams are perfect preperation for the real thing. I graduated in May with my MSW and started a new career in August leaving me with only enough time and mental energy to use TDC to study on the weekends. I studied for a little over 2 1/2 months receiving 71-94% on the mock exams. It felt like TDCs exams were pretty close to the real thing and I learned and grew so much from each test.
I will definitely be purchasing this program when it's time to study for licensure.

I felt well prepared on exam day. I will definitely be using TDC when I start preparing for my LCSW exam.

Thank you so much!

I took this year after graduation from my MSW program and seriously needed review. Everything that I needed to know was covered. The lectures were interesting and super helpful, the study materials were concise and the practice exams proved to be a great simulation that helped me troubleshoot my weak spots and helped me have a better understanding of what the actual exam would be looking for.

This was a great study course!!! it guided me and didn't make me feel alone in this process. The steps were very simple to follow and it completed the job! :)

This was a great training experience and I feel I truly LEARNED!

In the beginning prior to applying for the Law & Ethics Exam with TDC, I hesitated because I didn't want to pay the expense for the program. I researched other programs and the others just didn't appear to be user friendly. I listened to other people's testimonials of their success with TDC. I finally gave in and paid the cost for the program. At first, I lacked confidence that I could really pass the exam. Then, I heard Amanda speak. Her voice captured my attention, redirected my focus and that changed everything. Amanda's presentation and voice was projected in such a way that it allowed me to easily focus, reflect on the material and hear her voice in my head. Amanda adequately prepared me for the Law & Ethics Exam. She did a great job in preparing me for the exam. I'm so glad I didn't let the cost of the program to deter me. I passed the Law & Ethics Exam the first time. Now I'm a registered ACSW with BBS. Yaaay! I plan to utilize TDC when I practice for the LCSW Licensing Exam. Serenity

I just want to share my experience today. I went into the exam with anxiety and stress. I failed the last two final exams of the program and was feeling as if I was lacking information. When I arrived at the exam Center and began the exam, I felt a calm come over me. I was impressed. The study material from the Therapist Development Center prepared me well. I look at the questions on the exam and gained asense of confidence. It was everything that I had studied. I even had time remaining to go back and recheck my work. I realized I did not have to make any corrections because I was very satisfied with my answers and ...Yes, I passed!
This was the greatest feeling ever!
Thank you so much for your Quality Program. I will be ordering the LCSW practice material from your Center and I am very confident that I will I'll do well the first time. I'm recommending your program to everyone who's looking for a Quality Program and Successful results.
Thank you again.,

The material covered in this program was 100% helpful. I especially appreciated the self- encouragement that Amanda provides for the big day!

Thank you TDC for helping me prepare for this test. I felt confident and very happy the day of the test and passed!

The best part of the program for me was being able to listen to explanations for questions and answers. That was very helpful in getting used to question format, as well as gaining a greater understanding concerning why certain answers were the correct choice.

I shared this program with a friend and she bought it, and took the test before me, and passed. :)

I hate tests. I've never taken the SATs or the GRE so I was very nervous about the Law and Ethics exam but this course broke everything down into manageable bits. I was so relieved to pass my first time. It was worth every penny.

I am SO thankful for this study course! I had heard that the Law and Ethics Exam was one of the toughest out there, so I was going into this with some fear and trepidation. After following all of the tips, listening to all of the audio tracks, taking the mock tests and listening to the rationales, I went into the exam MUCH more prepared than had I simply tried studying on my own. I learned SO much! Would highly recommend it to any of my colleagues striving for licensure!

I am a terrible test takers. TDC was absolutely the best way for me the study. TDC help me to look at the logic of each question, and to be confident in taking my EXAM!!!!

I am so indescribably grateful for this program! Thank you SO MUCH for the very comprehensive information, guidance, tips, practice exams, and preparation. I just took the exam this morning, and I was so nervous but I am so elated that I passed on my very first try... I'm currently 9 months pregnant and I've been exhausted but this prep course made everything so much easier to understand and instilled much more confidence in me! I'm so grateful! Unfortunately, I didn't have as much time to study while working full-time throughout my pregnancy. I studied this program for almost a week, and I am so thankful. My clinical supervisor recommended Amanda Rowan, and WOW am I so thankful she did!! I will undoubtedly be turning to the TDC for prep and support when it comes to the LCSW exam in the upcoming future! Thank you so much! :)

I am so pleased with the Therapist Development Center’s guidance and study materials throughout this course. Not only did it help me with passing the LCSW Law and Ethics exam (on my first try!), but the learning experience has also enhanced my knowledge. I strongly recommend this program because the break down/steps of the program is well organized and very helpful. I plan to study with TDC again in the future!

The study materials is excellent for the law and ethics. Highly recommended.

Comprehensive program that helped me pass the exam on my first attempt!

I passed!!!! I still can’t believe it, no wait, yes I can! This program is amazing! The study materials are so helpful and the mock exams are the best I’ve taken! Going into the test, I felt confident and well prepared. I was actually EXCITED to take the exam. That has never happened before! Thank you Amanda and the TDC family! I’m coming back soon to get the course for my LCSW exam. See you soon!

I was looking ahead at my calendar to find a weekend I could devote to an in-person training and was having a hard time - my work involves lots of weekend client time. The Therapist Development Center was perfect for me in giving me a self-paced chance to study (and pass!). I worried about my ability to adhere to a self-study program but the Getting Organized first audio gently guided me in and equipped me with a study plan to which I adhered.

Never fear, the Therapist Development Center is here! There is a lot of anxiety around testing and when you are up to the wire on renewal like I was it's a make or break thing to pass the test. The materials provided by the program are easy to use, mobile friendly, quite comprehensive and when you finally do take the test you will be surprised to see how similar the test is to what you have been preparing for. Above all else this course has absolutely made me a better clinician and I am much more comfortable approaching difficult ethical and legal dillemas now armed with proper knowledge.

I CAN’T BELIEVE I PASSED!! The final practice exams were much harder than the actual exam I took. I felt super discouraged going into the test, but after listening to the pep talk, I went in feeling confident and I PASSED!

Once again, I was well prepared by TDC. This time it was for the CA L&E Exam. It's all reasoning. Passed on the first attempt. Amanda's audios really helps with breaking down the scenarios, identifying the stem, "what would you do first", and reading each word in the questions. Thanks again!!! You guys are truly the best!!

I absolutely loved this program. I had previously used Jerry Grossman, and did not have luck passing. I love how you give examples and ways to remember information. It made studying a breeze!

The program prepared me well for the actual exam. The wording of the questions were very similar and the content was very similar. I found myself getting frustrated with the test exams (simply because there were so many practice exams!) but that's actually what helped me. Practice, practice, practice, and application of the material through therapist development center was excellent. Only downside was there was no transcripts for the audio although I understand the reasoning behind only having audio. I personally like to read along while listening to audio but that's a personal preference. Overall, highly recommend!

I don't find right words to express my gratitude and admiration to the program. I am deeply, deeply thankful with TDC. Still I can;t believe I passed. I am so so elated and thankful.

Thanks Therapist Development Center for helping pass the first LCSW test. The material really prepared me to pass within the first try.

I thought Therapist Development Center prepared me extremely well for the CA Law and Ethics. The "Top 30 Topics" section covered everything that was on the exam. I listened to that section and took notes (made myself some note cards) and I remembered those cards during the exam. I felt prepared going into the exam (of course, a bit nervous) but remembered what I learned during the month prior to the test. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend TDC to anyone. The questions were structured incredibly similarly to the final mock exams - it was perfect. Thank you and a great program!

I initially had planned to take my test on a Friday in July and due to my anxiety and failed previous attempts, I decided to extend it one more week. I ended up not extending my test one more week and passed! The other 2 attempts I took in taking the exam I used another program. A friend of mine suggested this program and I am so happy I went for it. I am a mother of two small children and I struggled to make the time to study for this exam. However, I dedicated any free time to eating and breathing Law and ethics, from listening to Amanda in the car, or waiting to pick up my kids or taking a walk. I also took advantage of retaking the quizzes as much as possible and reviewing every test as well. I think her way of incorporating the questions to real life scenarios really helped me reason each question in my head. I believe that not only does the test material work, it also helps you believe in yourself and what you can do! Thank you TDC

FANTASTIC study program that will help understand and learn all the Laws and Ethics for the exam. It's at your own pace and easy to follow along. I could not recommend this program more, I will definitely be using it for my clinical exam next!

I have never been a good test taker, not knowing where to begin when studying such broad concepts. This program made so much sense and prepared me to know exactly the topics that I needed to understand and be comfortable with. I went into the test feeling prepared and confident.

As a Latina immigrant that I speak English as a second language, just graduated last year from UCB, it is crucial to have the best training possible to understand the complexity of this society, and of course, the legal and ethical standards by which I have to perform my work, so I'm so please and relaxed that I can count on your training to obtain my LCSW in a couple of years. So see you next time.

The tools provided will completely prepare anyone, providing one follows the steps! And you will hear Amanda's voice with each stem! lol

As an individual whom English is the second language, this program is very user friendly. The playback availability to listen to the answer rationales and topics made it easy to review different subject matters at my own pace. Consequently, this made comprehension of theory and knowledge easier leading to the evolution to build confidence to pass the test. Further, the layout of the website is simple, user friendly and the study materials are inviting, specific, concise, and focused on the subject matter.

As the worlds worst test taker (truly) I'm hesitant about all prep programs. But I passed! AND the test actually felt easy in comparison to the finals few tests on TDC. Great prep, rationale, learning how to take the test/and what they are looking for is key. TDC is really the way to go!

Thank you TDC and Coach Robin for helping me past LCSW Law & Ethics test. I finally passed after the 3rd attempt and it feels so great. This program if followed correctly will guarantee a pass. I will definitely use TDC to Study for the Clinical ASWB test and I recommend to all my friends and colleagues as well.

I AM A BELIEVER! Therapist Development Center was a life saver for this independent and busy girl. I had taken the test once before, using a different study program and I did not pass. I following Amanda’s recommendations and utilizing all of the program mock tests were very helpful to prepare me for the LCLE. I was extremely nervous on test day, but listening to the Final Review and Pep talk normalized my thoughts and feelings the day of. I personally found extra comfort in listening to the Top 30 Topics a second time leading up to the examination; there were so many little things I did not pick up on before, Ahha moment. I used up the entirety of my test time and though there was a point where I had less time then questions to answer I PASSED!

I found this program very helpful as the practice exams helped with my time management and answering the questions within the time frame. Also, the audio component, my preferred way to study, gave me the flexibility to study while walking, cleaning or just relaxing. I was very prepared the day of the test.

I took the exam twice before using other study guides that provided very general, inapplicable/dry understandings, with NO critical applications for clinical practice, and how this would be utilized in the exam. I found the actual test questions were easier than TDC's practice tests- after diving into Amanda's rationales, the answer was often right in front of me. I knew I passed even before getting the print out.

The study material was amazing. The outline for the work provides enough time to be prepared and confident to take the test. I passed the first time, and felt comfortable taking the test.

Great program and made the studying process manageable!

Never studied for this exam went in last year and missed it by two according to my results and percentages. Thought i'd better study this time around and found you through other LCSW I work with. Thank you! You really were with me the whole time. Looking forward to the clinical program shorty. I believe I have my hours to move forward, and I'm excited.

I am glad that I chose the Therapist Development Center to prepare for the Law and Ethics course. Not only did I feel well prepared and confident for my exam, more importantly, I felt that I learned and had a better understanding of the laws and ethics surrounding being a social worker. I feel that this study prep has made me become a better social worker and be able to move forward in a more professional matter with my clients and the organization I work for. I will definitely be using TDC for my clinical exam and will be recommending it to all of my social work friends.

I have used this program for two exams already, and I passed them all the first time!

I enjoyed this program. I heard this program was the best and I can say I am a firm believer. The program was so helpful that I felt the test was easier than the program. lol The pep talk at the end of the program was very helpful, it helped to ground me and actually feel ready for the test. Also, the practice exams are true to the actual test.

I was so nervous when thinking of taking this exam. A colleague recommended this study material and it helped so much! I really heard Amanda during the test! :) She breaks it down so nicely and applies it to real situations. Such a great program!

I took my Exam this morning and I passed! The TDC not only provided great study material but it also helped with my professional development as a clinician. Thank you!

Thank you TDC for helping this anxiety ridden, ADHD, new to the world of therapy girl successfully pass my Law and Ethics exam on the first try. I knew that my learning disability was going to present some challenges and was encouraged by the structure of this program. The read it, do it, talk about it method really helped me. Thank you for guiding me through this process.

I hate taking tests and have always been bad at it. Studying was something I feared and loathed. It's crazy to say, but I actually enjoyed the studying process through TDC. I loved that I could listen to the material (I'm a relational learner) and the practice quiz's helped me prepare for the real exam. I also loved being able to ask a coach when I had questions, because the responses were always thoughtful, encouraging, and timely. Thanks you guys!

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