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

The TDC LCSW Law and Ethics Exam study materials helped me pass my exam! I was also able to learn the law and ethics content in a few different modes of learning which helped foster my learning. I'm glad I chose to study from this program over others!

I only used TDC to prepare for this Exam. If you put the effort in review listen and follow everything that Amanda tells you. you will get the result that you want. Thank you Amanda!

I wanted to thank TDC for their unconditional support and extended services until I passed the exam.

I PASS!!!!!! THE FIRST TIME!!! I am grateful for this amazing program that all the information is so complete. Definitely buying this program was so worth it. You need to follow all the instructions and the steps and practice, practice and more practice. The examples of the exam are amazing. I saw a lot of similar questions in the real exam. THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!

So glad collegues suggested this. The rational on oractice exams really helped me. Multiple questions on the exam mirrored the study test so I new the answer.


I found the TDC program really effective. It was well organized and focused on passing the exam. There was no unnecessary information. All I needed to pass was in place and all I needed was to follow the program timetable

This program gave me confidence in what I learned. It not only addressed the test topics,but provided emotional support. Thanks!

I will rate this program a full 5 stars. As someone who is not a strong test taker I passed on my first try thanks to the support of The Therapist Development Center. The Coaching definitely helps because they further explain things you may not have understood on the Main Course and they are with you until you pass and address any test anxiety and the process of the Exam and what BBS is looking for. Once I am able to go through with my LCSW test I will definitely be coming back to them. Thank you again.

The study center prepared me to pass...I felt completely comfortable taking the test, although I have really bad test anxiety with standardized tests. And even though I "felt" unsure going in, I knew that I had done everything in the study center, so I was well prepared and once I actually started the test, it was just like what I had been doing on the practice test these past few weeks...TDD totally changed the game for me. I will be using for my clinical exam.

With TDC I passed the law & ethics exam at first attempt. There is no way I would have known where to begin to study for the exam until two of my friends recommended TDC. I enjoyed my study sessions and I appreciated the way the exam prep was outlined. I reached out to my coach a couple of times and found their advice helpful. I felt prepared and confident; trusting that God would help remember what I studied, I passed. Thank you TDC!!

TDC helped me to understand the difference between when California Law and Ethical decisions need to be made and/or both. I like the Quick Study Guides and the mock tests. The rationales were helpful as well. I definitely could not have passed the California L&E Exam without TDC's help. Thank you for helping me pass!

This was a great program. Passed the exam my first time with these study materials. They really do teach you to think critically when choosing answers on the exam. Boosted my confidence immensely when I passed the practice dress rehearsal exams that I passed those prior to my real exam.

Thank you for helping me pass on the first time!! Excellent material

I am so impressed with the program. The process in which it takes you from lacking knowledge to not only feeling confident, but UNDERSTANDING the material, is incredible. The questions on the practice exam were well written and purposeful for learning. The questions on the actual exam felt like child's play in comparison. I"m soooo grateful. I will definitely be using Therapist Development Center for the LCSW prep.

I completed my MSW in a different state, so preparing for the CA Law and ethics exams was daunting. Though I am a visual and kinesthetic learner, I found the program helpful in learning content (they covered majority of what I saw on the actual exam), and applying the knowledge appropriately. I would recommend this program to folks who benefit from structure while preparing for an exam. My coach was also a great resource and support. answering questions clearly and helping providing additional insight. I will be back when preparing for the LCSW clinical exam!

Passed on my first attempt! The exam felt easy because I was so well prepared. Everything on the test felt familiar and similar to the practice tests. There is a LOT of material to study-my favorite part of TDC study program is they tell you when to study and what to study. No worrying about whether or not you should be studying on a given day.

I am so thankful to the Therapist Development Center for helping me pass the Law and Ethics Exam and get me one step closer to becoming an LCSW. I could not have done it without the guidance of the program which not only provided the information I needed for the exam but assisted me in creating a study plan. Thank you TDC!

Passed the test on my first attempt. Could not have done it without the TDC program. Do not try and take shortcuts. Follow the program and you will pass.

Will definitely be getting the study course for my LCSW, I really loved this study program.