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

This program helped me with my anxiety and pushed me to focus. I went from a 50% to an 86% on the mock test. I utilized all the materials and made sure not to skip any steps. Using the schedule provided helped me take my time studying and understanding the material. I was able to pass on my first try! :D

I have significant testing anxiety and was able to go in feeling prepared and confident! This is the first time I was able to take a standardized test and do well the first time! Very happy. Thank you TDC!

I couldn’t have done it without the course!

GREAT PROGRAM! Very thorough

I struggle with test taking and completing this program help me with great tools to tackle the frustration of timed test.

I believe if I did not have this information prior to taking the exam, I would not have passed! I appreciate that there are study guides with timeframes, it helps to keep you on track, so you know exactly what you are supposed to be studying. Plus, you have different options on the length of time you are planning to study before your exam. Thank you for guiding me and providing me with all of the information and tips I needed to pass the Law & Ethics Exam!

The TDC program was a wonderful guide in providing key terminology and case scenarios for successfully passing the Law & Ethics Exam! Thank you to my Mentor as well!!

This program truly mirrors what you see on the actual exam and I would highly recommend you giving the TDC study plan a chance to prove that. It does not matter if it's your first attempt or after several, you will have the tools to pass. Keep in mind some of the wording may be used in different ways but the concepts are spot on and reviewing your mock exams will give you that practice you need. Go for it!

Worth every penny! Easy to follow plan of study and information. Relevant practice quizzes and exams. Solid test taking advice. I have never felt more prepared for an exam. Thank you!

Passed on first try!!! Def recommend TDC. Will be using when it becomes time to sit for my LCSW Exam

From a 48% on my pre-test to 87% on my final mock exam, I went in to my exam with a boost of confidence that I'm ready. Thank you TDC for putting this program together. I plan to use you for my clinical license soon! :)

This course was worth every penny.

I passed using this course without no previous studying. I felt very prepared in my actual exam. I'd recommend this course.

I am very grateful for the TDC program, as it helped me pass the Law and Ethics exam on my first attempt! Before signing up for the program I was extremely anxious and overwhelmed as to how I would begin studying. TDC alleviated my worries as the program was organized in such a way that it all made sense! Thank you TDC for developing quick tip study guides, practice tests, and quizzes that allowed me to be prepared and confident when it was time for the real thing! I will definitely be purchasing the TDC program to help me pass my LCSW license exam . This was a great investment towards my career : )

This program truly helps with learning and deciphering the material with law and ethics. The Top 30 audio was KEY to handling all of the information, and I appreciated having to do a practice exam beforehand to truly identify what you know and don't know yet. I also really liked the ability to formulate a schedule/plan based on the course modules and your own flexibility regarding time management with studying. Despite having low mock scores: 64-73% on the final practice exams, I was able to pass on the first try with TDC! Don't feel discouraged if that occurs, you can and will pass! I truly feel more informed and empowered to be a clinician after learning the information in this course. Highly Recommend. I know for certain I will be using TDC again for my clinical exam! :)

I bought two programs and did not pass the first time with the other program and then followed the TDC and followed the 3-5 week program and passed. I had recommended it to everyone at my job and they kept on telling me they had passed Law & Ethics after 3 weeks but I needed about 3-4 and listen to audio on my way to work and going back home which helps a lot. In my opinion, the rationale review questions and mock exams I, II, & III were helpful.

This program really helped me passed the exam. Definitely will recommended for those who are considering on buying. IT WORKS! Literally the exam was similar to the program, and I was able to have confidence in my answers. I don’t think I would have been able to pass without this program. I definitely will be back for LCSW Clinical Exam. This program not only supports you in learning the questions, but changes your mindset, motivates you, and supports you throughout the whole journey. Thank you for all of your support through this.

I decided to try this program because I had 6 weeks and needed to pass the first time (already renewed my ACSW once and can only renew moving forward with a passing score). I had so much test anxiety because I did not have 90 days to wait for a retest. This is not a scam it is a system that truly truly works. The questions on the exam were similar to the scenarios presented in the study material. I felt so calm while taking the exam because I knew I would pass based on the questions provided. If you want to pass, spend the money, utilize the study tools, it is the reason I passed on the first try. I will be back for my LCSW exam. I cannot thank you enough!

This course helped me to understand all the laws better. I was very nervous because English is my second language and because I have anxiety. I had to believe that I was going to pass the test even if I did not believe it.

This was amazingly helpful! Would definitely not have passed without TDC. Maria Denardo was my coach and even though she only needed to respond every 2 business days, she went above and beyond, especially during the 3 days leading up to my exam, and answered all of my questions so clearly. I study better last-minute and got TDC about 9 days before my exam (plus I attempted to study months in advance from the 2021 Ben Caldwell study guide but it didn't go into enough detail and only had one practice exam) so TDC saved me in a bind! Would definitely recommend getting it months in advance to avoid stress, though.