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
  • 4 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 (358 votes)

Course Reviews

This was a great training experience and I feel I truly LEARNED!

In the beginning prior to applying for the Law & Ethics Exam with TDC, I hesitated because I didn't want to pay the expense for the program. I researched other programs and the others just didn't appear to be user friendly. I listened to other people's testimonials of their success with TDC. I finally gave in and paid the cost for the program. At first, I lacked confidence that I could really pass the exam. Then, I heard Amanda speak. Her voice captured my attention, redirected my focus and that changed everything. Amanda's presentation and voice was projected in such a way that it allowed me to easily focus, reflect on the material and hear her voice in my head. Amanda adequately prepared me for the Law & Ethics Exam. She did a great job in preparing me for the exam. I'm so glad I didn't let the cost of the program to deter me. I passed the Law & Ethics Exam the first time. Now I'm a registered ACSW with BBS. Yaaay! I plan to utilize TDC when I practice for the LCSW Licensing Exam. Serenity

I just want to share my experience today. I went into the exam with anxiety and stress. I failed the last two final exams of the program and was feeling as if I was lacking information. When I arrived at the exam Center and began the exam, I felt a calm come over me. I was impressed. The study material from the Therapist Development Center prepared me well. I look at the questions on the exam and gained asense of confidence. It was everything that I had studied. I even had time remaining to go back and recheck my work. I realized I did not have to make any corrections because I was very satisfied with my answers and ...Yes, I passed!
This was the greatest feeling ever!
Thank you so much for your Quality Program. I will be ordering the LCSW practice material from your Center and I am very confident that I will I'll do well the first time. I'm recommending your program to everyone who's looking for a Quality Program and Successful results.
Thank you again.,

The material covered in this program was 100% helpful. I especially appreciated the self- encouragement that Amanda provides for the big day!

Thank you TDC for helping me prepare for this test. I felt confident and very happy the day of the test and passed!

The best part of the program for me was being able to listen to explanations for questions and answers. That was very helpful in getting used to question format, as well as gaining a greater understanding concerning why certain answers were the correct choice.

I shared this program with a friend and she bought it, and took the test before me, and passed. :)

I hate tests. I've never taken the SATs or the GRE so I was very nervous about the Law and Ethics exam but this course broke everything down into manageable bits. I was so relieved to pass my first time. It was worth every penny.

I am SO thankful for this study course! I had heard that the Law and Ethics Exam was one of the toughest out there, so I was going into this with some fear and trepidation. After following all of the tips, listening to all of the audio tracks, taking the mock tests and listening to the rationales, I went into the exam MUCH more prepared than had I simply tried studying on my own. I learned SO much! Would highly recommend it to any of my colleagues striving for licensure!

I am so indescribably grateful for this program! Thank you SO MUCH for the very comprehensive information, guidance, tips, practice exams, and preparation. I just took the exam this morning, and I was so nervous but I am so elated that I passed on my very first try... I'm currently 9 months pregnant and I've been exhausted but this prep course made everything so much easier to understand and instilled much more confidence in me! I'm so grateful! Unfortunately, I didn't have as much time to study while working full-time throughout my pregnancy. I studied this program for almost a week, and I am so thankful. My clinical supervisor recommended Amanda Rowan, and WOW am I so thankful she did!! I will undoubtedly be turning to the TDC for prep and support when it comes to the LCSW exam in the upcoming future! Thank you so much! :)

I am so pleased with the Therapist Development Center’s guidance and study materials throughout this course. Not only did it help me with passing the LCSW Law and Ethics exam (on my first try!), but the learning experience has also enhanced my knowledge. I strongly recommend this program because the break down/steps of the program is well organized and very helpful. I plan to study with TDC again in the future!

Comprehensive program that helped me pass the exam on my first attempt!

I passed!!!! I still can’t believe it, no wait, yes I can! This program is amazing! The study materials are so helpful and the mock exams are the best I’ve taken! Going into the test, I felt confident and well prepared. I was actually EXCITED to take the exam. That has never happened before! Thank you Amanda and the TDC family! I’m coming back soon to get the course for my LCSW exam. See you soon!

I was looking ahead at my calendar to find a weekend I could devote to an in-person training and was having a hard time - my work involves lots of weekend client time. The Therapist Development Center was perfect for me in giving me a self-paced chance to study (and pass!). I worried about my ability to adhere to a self-study program but the Getting Organized first audio gently guided me in and equipped me with a study plan to which I adhered.

Never fear, the Therapist Development Center is here! There is a lot of anxiety around testing and when you are up to the wire on renewal like I was it's a make or break thing to pass the test. The materials provided by the program are easy to use, mobile friendly, quite comprehensive and when you finally do take the test you will be surprised to see how similar the test is to what you have been preparing for. Above all else this course has absolutely made me a better clinician and I am much more comfortable approaching difficult ethical and legal dillemas now armed with proper knowledge.

I CAN’T BELIEVE I PASSED!! The final practice exams were much harder than the actual exam I took. I felt super discouraged going into the test, but after listening to the pep talk, I went in feeling confident and I PASSED!

Once again, I was well prepared by TDC. This time it was for the CA L&E Exam. It's all reasoning. Passed on the first attempt. Amanda's audios really helps with breaking down the scenarios, identifying the stem, "what would you do first", and reading each word in the questions. Thanks again!!! You guys are truly the best!!

I absolutely loved this program. I had previously used Jerry Grossman, and did not have luck passing. I love how you give examples and ways to remember information. It made studying a breeze!

The program prepared me well for the actual exam. The wording of the questions were very similar and the content was very similar. I found myself getting frustrated with the test exams (simply because there were so many practice exams!) but that's actually what helped me. Practice, practice, practice, and application of the material through therapist development center was excellent. Only downside was there was no transcripts for the audio although I understand the reasoning behind only having audio. I personally like to read along while listening to audio but that's a personal preference. Overall, highly recommend!

I don't find right words to express my gratitude and admiration to the program. I am deeply, deeply thankful with TDC. Still I can;t believe I passed. I am so so elated and thankful.