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 (562 votes)

Course Reviews

This program was such a great support as I prepared myself for the Law and Ethics exam. It helped me gained a greater understand on the purpose of the material and how it applies, which gave it more meaning. It also helped me with my exam anxiety with the different quizzes and practice/ mock test.

Well, laid-out study program.

I loved this study program! It is well worth the investment. I loved the fact how the study guide was developed in a way on how I wanted to study. The practice exams and audio recordings were also very helpful and put the law and ethic concepts to practice!

TDC allowed me to pass the LCSW L&E exam first try! I am not the best test taker, but the tools and mock exams set me up for success. Thank you for creating such a great program!

I am glad I decided to purchase this course. I would listen to the audio on my way home from work and during my free time. I liked how you could only take the practice exams twice because it allowed me to make sure I was prepared before completing the practice exams. Overall, the way the course is set up, allows you to study in an effective way and gives you motivation to believe in yourself! :)

Do yourself a favor and purchase the program. Definitely worth it.

I passed on the first try! This was a helpful study program.

This course was incredibly helpful to prep for the exam! I took a total of 6 weeks to do the course and I passed on the first attempt! The practice tests and mock exams really helped me to understand what would be looked for on the exam and to understand the rational for questions asked. I'd recommend that everyone do this course if they can! Thank you, Therapist Development Center!

TDC has become my go-to! I used the TDC course for my initial LCSW licensure exam in Florida and passed it on the first try. When I relocated to California, I had to take the California Law & Ethics exam in order to gain licensure. I took the L&E the first time without TDC and failed the exam. I then enrolled in TDC's CA L&E study course and passed the exam. TDC is an invaluable resource for clinicians. They are able to take seemingly murky and complicated information and turn it into easily understood and logical information. Excellent course and materials. TDC will now always be my first stop.

Very easy and fun to study!

I was nervous to take my CA LCSW Law and Ethics Exam, especially when I was scoring in the low 70% on the TDC mock exams but I took my chances and passed on the first try! TDC's mock exams are very similar to the real exam and even a bit harder than the real test.

Thank goodness I found your program! I had purchased another program to prepare for the LCSW Law & Ethics exam. While studying, I noticed the other program's answers conflicted and were confusing. My test was quickly approaching when I decided to abandon the other program and buy yours instead. As soon as I started studying I noticed your information was very up to date (the other program wasn't). And I loved the program's structured study outline and the oh so helpful rationales for each answer. Your program was so informative, current, and prepared me to pass. I highly recommend this study program! Thank you so much!! <3

This program was so helpful! It taught me how to think about the questions and what to look out for within the question. It also taught me how to prioritize answers when more than one answer seemed right. Most of all it reminded me not to second guess myself and really allowed me to pace myself with learning the material.

This was my second time taking the exam. Previously, I used a book to study and had only missed passing by a point or 2. My friend recommended TDC to me and I was hesitant but am SO glad I went ahead and purchased this program, I felt so well prepared and loved the audio rationales, it really helped me think through the reasoning on test day and truly feel it helped me succeed this second time around!

I believe this program is hopeful and beneficial to the Social Work community. Coach Maria was helpful with answering questions and providing tips and techniques to understand and dissect the questions. I look forward to my practice experience for the License exam.

Thank you! TDC was amazing and so glad I did this program!

I feel like this program fully prepared me to take this exam. I cannot recommend it enough! Thank you!

TDC was an incredibly effective program! I appreciate how this program catered to different learning styles by using diverse methods (i.e. audios, practice tests, study documents to read, etc.) I was a little anxious when beginning the exam, but by question three, I thought to myself, "I so got this!" The practice exams were an accurate reflection of the actual exam. I plan to use TDC again for the LCSW exam!

Very helpful content and practice materials. Strongly recommend using this course to help you prepare. Coaches are responsive and I passed on my first attempt.

I don't think I would have passed this exam without this training. It really helps you learn how to take the exam. I also think I have a better understanding of law and ethics of CA after taking the program because of how information was explained. I highly recommend this training.