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 (453 votes)

Course Reviews

Thank you TDC for helping me prepare for the Law & Ethics exam. It was very nice that we had access to asking a coach questions. I think this test is learning the skills to why a certain answer is correct. Thank you once again and good luck colleagues!

The best way to feel prepared!

I just want to thank everyone who took the time to create this program. It def prepared me for this exam.

Thank you so much for helping me prepare to pass this exam!!!

This was an excellent review for the law and ethics exam. I felt the practice test questions were harder than the actual exam questions. In addition, the study program provided valuable handouts and some useful audio reviews for three of their practice exams. I really appreciated the multiple tools and resources provided to study and review. I would highly recommend this study program.

Loved this program! I was well prepared. I will come back for my LCSW prep.

yes: love your company and I will be signing up with you guys for the LCSW test also

I would recommend this to any and all of my colleagues. If you are looking to be prepared for the Law and Ethics exam, this is where you want to be. This program made me more than prepared for the actual exam. The exam was less difficult than the TDC practice exams. I will be returning to this cite when I am ready to begin studying for the Clinical exam.

This program was worth it. I procrastinated and it was perfect to help me focus and cram before the test. Thank you!

I did not use any other study guide besides this one. The final pep talk offered in this training course went a long way to help my nerves. It definitely was a good reminder that you may not feel confident in all your answers during the test, but that does not mean you will not pass. I went through the study materials twice and felt prepared.

this program is legit! take it, follow it, and there is no way you will not pass. I passed my first try! I did all practice exams and mock exams, I felt so prepared for the moment of the test. Thank you thank you TDC!

I used this study system for 3 weeks to study for the CA Law & ethics exam. I felt prepared and confident for the exam. I passed on the first try!

I would recommend this course to anyone studying for the L& E. I felt incredibly prepared as I went through the exam. The exam actually felt like a practice TDC exam. I only had two weeks to study due to circumstances I won't mention but I passed!!! The course format makes the material easy to digest and retain. Thank you TDC! -BFP

It took me three attempts to pass this exam. Purchasing study material through therapist development center is what made the difference that helped me pass on my 3rd attempt. I will definitely purchase the material for the licensing exam to help me be successful!

I freakn PASSED!!!! I failed all of the practice exams here in TDC, except one, so I was pretty down throughout my studying. However, failing practice exams does not mean you're necessarily going to fail the actual exam. That is something I had to realize going into actual TEST. I walked in, held my head high, adn told myself, "You got this!"
I did not realize how much knowledge I gained during entire process of studying. The audio's helped tremendously. I appreciate the lady who took the time out to record all of those messages for us test takers.. lol You were made to help others because I did exactly what you said and took you in the test with me (Audibly) !! lol I thank God for you and I give all glory to God for allowing me to pass the Law & Ethics! Next is the ASWB, so I'll be back soon! Thanks so much everyone at TDC!

I am so happy I passed my Exam. The material was easy to follow and I really like that you can go at your own pace. The practice exams mimic the real thing. Totally recommend TDC , I plan on purchasing material for my clinical exam when the time is right.

So I started this process back in 2015 or so. Because of some things that happened at work that impacted my ability to earn hours, I stopped the process. But I never stopped wanting to walk in this work—what I believe is part of my life work. So, in late 2021, I began again. I’d never taken L&E—the requirement came about after I’d started previously—and because it had been so long I was very nervous about taking it. I bit the bullet and decided to invest in myself, though, and purchased this course. It was SO. HELPFUL. I learned a lot, and felt very prepared to sit for the exam. Passed first try! Will definitely be back when it’s time to study for Clinical, and will highly recommend.

I struggled more with confidentiality and accepting gifts topics. But I after listening to the tape over and over I could hear your voice while taking the test. The rest of the areas were easy for me. Thanks for being patient with me. I took forever to start studying even though I purchased the review a long time ago but unable to begin due to personal issues. Thanks for renewing my sign in to take the exam.

The TDC program was fantastic! The format of audio and quick study guides worked really well for me. I found the practice tests to be hard. Learning how to approach the questions by reviewing the practice tests was the most helpful. I passed the actual test on the first try and feel that I would not have without this prep. Many thanks to Robin for her quick and detailed replies to my questions. Her support went a long way toward reaching my goal. Highly recommend this program to anyone taking the LCLE.

TDC helped me enter my exam with confidence. The practice exams are so well done and true to the actual test which helped me remain calm and focused throughout it.