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

Having the recordings was super helpful to my learning style and being able to review my practice tests with the audio explaining why each answer was correct was incredibly helpful. I would 100% recommend this program to anyone who like me, hasn't taken a standardized test in over 10 years, and has some anxiety about being back in that setting.

When I first started the CA Law and Ethics course I knew very few of the answers on the introductory quiz and first practice exam. By the end of the course, the logic behind the correct answers made so much more sense and I felt confident going into the exam! I couldn't have done it without this incredibly well thought out test prep system! I would recommend Therapist Development Center to everyone needing these study materials! Well worth the investment and I love how you are able to go at your own pace!

The program was fabulous as were the coaches. I could not have passed the exam without it.

I passed the LCSW Law & Ethics Exam my first try. I went through the program spending a few hours a night. I took notes as I listened to the audio (and I must have listened to the "lets talk ethics" about 8 times). I took the mock and practice exams and wrote down the rationals and what I personally would have needed to remember to get the answer correct. Personally I didn't invest in any other study materials other than this program. This program was so great and helped teach me how to strategically think of the material. I have already recommended this program to my peers and I will be purchasing the program to study for my LCSW licensing exam because it was so efficient and effective.

I could not have passed without this program. It prepared me extremely well and I know that I will remember everything about Laws and Ethics for the rest of my career!

This program was truly a life saver! I didn’t even know where to start in terms of studying before TDC. This program broke it down step by step. The practice tests were the most helpful to me because I would go back and revise WHY I missed a question. In my option, study practice questions were more challenging than the actual exam! Make the jump, purchase the program, you won’t regret it if you follow it as intended.

Thank you! for everything :)

This TDC course was great . It helped me feel prepared and confident during the test . I was able to pass on my first try and only did the whole program once .

Thank you!!

TDC is an amazing program and easy to understand. The Rationales really allowed me to learn how to answer the questions and why that answer was the best choice. I definitely felt more than prepared for the real exam. This exam really does make you question yourself, but don't let that stop you. You CAN and WILL Pass.


Great study material & the questions on the mock exam very similar to the exam.

Multiple colleagues recommended TDC, and I am glad I listened to them. I followed the course outline and applied the test-taking tips during the actual test. Passed on the first try. You can do it!

I followed instructions on how to study exactly to the T and I passed on my first try!! Thank you so much for making this course prep for the test!

I always come back to TDC for test prep!! I've used TDC to prepare for three different exams (LMSW, LCSW, and the CA LCSW Law and Ethics) and have felt very well prepared for each one. I've never used any other study material and have passed each exam on my first attempt. TDC enhances my knowledge and makes me feel confident. I love the program and would recommend it to everyone.

TDC's practice tests simulate the real tests better than competitors. Their method of teaching helps you really know how to approach reasoning questions. They offer more for auditory learners as well as being able to practice on tests, which made it very helpful. I would choose their material before any of the competitors.

Thank you TDC for providing me with outstanding educational materials in a variety of ways to help me pass the Law & Ethics exam! Throughout my time studying the materials (1 month) I truly felt as if my comprehension of the topics grew as did my confidence. I would 100% recommend TDC!

AMAZING study program. Passed the exam on my first try. I was a bit skeptical at first, but the mock exams are very similar to the actual exam. Mock exams prepare you for various scenarios and how to approach them. This program gives you step-by-step instructions. If you follow instructions, you will also pass first try.

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.