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 (513 votes)

Course Reviews

I am glad I found TDC and immediately enrolled after scheduling the exam a month out. I followed the study schedule and found the pace to be very easily integrated into a real life busy schedule. Overall, the practice exams where probably the most helpful because when I finally sat to actually take the REAL exam, I wasn't nervous and it really normalized the actual testing process.

Passed on my first attempt! The material prepares you, and listening and reviewing the rationales for the questions on the mock exams were invaluable.


Great program to prepare anyone taking the exam. Review material is helpful. Content on actual exam covered everything that was provided in this prep-course. Very helpful

THANK YOU. That is all I want to say. It's worth the money and it is extremely scary when I took the test, but the reasoning on each scenario that Amanda explained was extremely helpful.

I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU! I studies the program, took all the practice tests multiple times, listened to the Top 30 in my car, and while working out at the gym, and passed my test. I was so anxious I thought I was going to pass out at the computer. One of the test site ladies saw just how bad my nerves were and gave me a pep talk after I took it. The test absolutely prepared me for this exam I was just afraid I would not remember anything! I have and will recommend this program and will be using it to pass the clinical portion!!

I am over the moon with this program and will most definitely come back for my LCSW exam. I was so pressed for time and did not have much time study. Naturally that made me nervous and was not sure how I would do on the exam. I studied for less than a week and passed the exam today 7/29/22. I would one hindered percent recommend TDC!

This was a very helpful program and I don't think I would have passed without it. The examples and explanations mirrored the types of questions on the test, so I felt very prepared once I get into the testing room.

This program was wonderful. It taught me how to pass the LCSW Law and Ethics test, but it also taught me how to learn and obtain the knowledge to make me a better Clinician. I highly recommend. Thank you.

I highly recommended this program. I found the rationale very helpful. I am so thankful, next stop is LCSW. I will definitely use this program.

I signed up for the course on Friday and was scheduled to take the exam on Wednesday, so didn't give myself much time to prepare. This course fully prepared me and I felt confident going in to the exam. I have aready recommended it to others.

When I started preparing to take the Law and Ethics exam, I was overwhelmed by the amount of material I needed to cover and didn't know where to begin. This course gave me everything I needed: a study schedule, helpful seminars, detailed printouts, multiple practice exams, and loads of confidence. I felt very prepared with the knowledge I've gained through this course and I passed on my first attempt!


Last year I purchased this program and I did not take it serious. I had sever life events that interrupted my ability to study. I failed the test the first time. This year I asked for an extension on the test material and it was granted. I actually went thought the test material and studied for 6 weeks. On the test day I was so nervous, however I felt prepared. Thank you for all your help.

I cannot thank TDC enough. When it comes to test taking I am a nervous wreck. However, TDC gave me the structure that I needed along with accountable time management. I passed and will be using TDC for my Licensing in the next year. Again, thank you!

I had less than 3 weeks to study and I am glad I purchased TDC because it was very helpful! I felt confident going in there to take the exam. I passed and it was all thanks to TDC!

Just as the LCSW exam prep did this absolutely got me to the finish line! I have a hard time with reading and reading and retaining the information so the audio clips are so valuable to me. The pep talk was also helpful, I attacked the test and noticed when I wasn't , that was such a great cue. I am a very anxious test taker and having that phrase, taking the snack break, those rituals are very calming. I appreciate all the thought and positivity that went into the program. Thanks!!

I needed to pass the law and ethics exam and I only had one week to study. My first score on the practice exam was 57% and I was able to get that score all the way up to passing in order to pass the test on June 27, 2022. The TDC program was extremely effective in teaching me the principles of law and ethics and teaching me how to think about answering the questions the right way. I would not have been able to pass the exam without the help of the TDC program.

So glad I found out about TDC because the program prepared me to pass the law and ethics exam on the first try! Although I normally consider myself a visual learner, the audio recording were informative, helpful, and easy to follow. Definitely going to use this program again when it comes to getting licensed!

I passed the Law & Ethics exam by using TDC's program and Ben Caldwell's Law & Ethics prep book. TDCs audio/written study guides, mock exams and post discussions on the questions were sooo helpful. The ability to listen to the audios while I drove and walked my dog in the mornings really allowed me to "find the time" to be invested in studying and passing the exam. TDC was a Godsent! There's no doubt I will be signing up again, but this time for the licensure exam.

This was a wonderful program. I want to thank you for all the guidance and support. I couldn't have passed the exam without your help. I passed it on my first try! Thank you so much!