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 (385 votes)

Course Reviews

Studied and passed. Its simple. the THC study program is clear, accurate and concise. In fact, it seemed that the THC prep exams had questions that mirrored the real exam I past the exam on the first try.

I passed my exam today! This program is organized and prepared me well for the law and ethics exam. This program will save you TONS of time oppose to studying on your own. I 100% recommend this program.

I could never have passed without this prep study course! I could have read the rules and tables but the subtleties of how to think through a problem are not there. This course helped me to think through a problem a lot better (e.g. respect determination of the client) and then I was more certain about the right answer.

Worthy investment! The peace of mind and confidence entering the exam was worth every penny. The prep program is easy to digest and comprehend. I will be back to take the licensure prep too!

I definitely recommend investing in this material. Investing in your future is so worth it. It prepared me to pass the test on my first try. The program provides a study plan that keeps you organized. The feedback provided for the testing material is what helped me to understand the Ethical vs Legal which help me in successfully passing the test.

I was very nervous about taking this exam because I am not the best test taker but fortunately I passed with the TDC! The TDC really met my learning/ studying needs! Highly recommend the TDC and I will definitely use this for the Clinical LCSW Exam.

It was amazing!! I took the test 3 times (the first two with other companies) and passed the 3rd time!! What a lifesaver you guys are!!!

I completed the social work law and ethics program once, and spent a couple of hours reviewing areas of the program, in which I needed clarity. In all honesty, I questioned if a program that's primarily audio would benefit me, since I'm accustomed to reading when studying, but I decided to give it try, and I'm glad I did, because I passed the exam on my first attempt. Thank you Therapist Development Center!!! I will definitely refer others to your program.

J. Robbins

Even though I was armed with the knowledge and tools for the exam through utilizing the TDC program, I still felt a little nervous on exam day. This was my first attempt, so it was natural to feel this way. Meditating, listening to instrumental music, doing breathing exercises, stretching, having positive talk, and eating a healthy snack before the exam proved helpful. I did have moments of being unsure if I had passed because the exam was challenging, but I recalled the strategies and tips I learned through this program. After going through this program and taking the exam, I felt that I have an even better understanding of the material. With my busy work schedule and personal obligations, I was grateful to have participated in the TDC program because it has helped me manage my time and keep things structured. TDC was there with me in my mind every step of the way. Thank you to the team at TDC for paving the path for my success!

Thanks for existing! I honestly DO NOT think I would’ve passed my second attempt for this exam if I hadn’t known about TDC. I tried the exam once back in 2019 with mediocre studying time and scattered study guides. I saw and felt A BIG difference between having TDC’s organized and structured course material. I would recommend this program to anyone in social work. It’s worth the investment not just in yourself, but to the profession. A lot rides on not passing the exam, but I devoted my attention to the joy of learning which helped me absorb TDC’s knowledge and thereby feel extremely confident that I would pass on my 2nd attempt.

Thank you for having an organized study program and being able to email back and forth with any questions and to have extra tutoring sessions if needed really was Helpful!

Thank you for providing me the necessary information to pass the law and ethics exam. The practice exams were similar to the real thing so it help that I was prepared.

I PASSED YAY!!!! This was my second time taking the test. I didn't take the time to study exactly the way that was suggested the first time. The second time I studied exactly how it was laid out and it worked. I heard her voice in my head explaining the rationales during my exam and it helped me pass. The mock quizzes are great study material. I am grateful for TDC!
I totally recommend TDC!

Thank you TDC for helping me study and organize my study time!

The course helped me feel confident in both knowing the content and having strategies for test-taking. The practice tests are a lot harder than the actual test (for myself) but I think in part because the course prepares you for almost everything. I highly recommend it, I passed on my first try!

Would have not have passed without TDC. The breakdown of topics and rationales was extremely helpful. Will buy again for LCSW!

TDC not only helped to study the topics, but helped prepare me for how to approach each question.

I passed on my first attempt! I will suggest TDC's California LCSW L&E Study System to anyone!!

I was hesitant to pay the money for the program, but it was totally worth it. I had a little over 2 weeks before my exam and it was so helpful to map out the modules/lessons at the start. It became more manageable to focus on a little bit each day, and the tip to "live your life" when you're not studying reminded me that I did not need to feel guilty if I wasn't studying constantly. Taking multiple practice/mock tests was important/useful because the questions were different each time so I learned the law/ethics content vs the specific questions. I highly recommend this program!

When l received my results, I was so excited l started doing a happy dance.