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

With very limited time to study for the SW Law Ethics & Exam, this was the PERFECT program. It helped provide a clearer understanding of Legal vs. Ethical responsibilities, HIPAA law and therapist/client rights. I would have had no idea what to expect, had I not used this study guide. It is thoughtfully organized and provides multiple tools to engage the user. I highly recommend this program. :)

Highly recommend the TDC!

Overall this was a great program! It was helpful to listen to the audios daily and to have the practice tests to take. I benefitted by taking my own notes and reciting them out loud. I passed on my first attempt!

I passed my Law and Ethics LCSW exam on 7/12/2022. I used TDC and was extremely prepared for the exam. I am more than pleased with TDC and will refer to others. Thanks, TDC for assisting me with passing my exam!

TDC prepared me to pass the law and Ethics exam! I took two weeks to study and passed on my first try!

I thought the program was thorough and easy to follow. The audio rationales were especially helpful!

I used this to study for about a month. I have a baby so it’s hard to sit down and read. I loved the audio as I can listen to it at different speeds and replay it multiple times. It’s super straight forward and so informative. The mock exams and quizzes helped a ton as well. Worth the money!! Would recommend to anyone. I didn’t use any other materials to study. This seemed to cover everything I needed.

When I initially took the exam, I was very ill-prepared. I was very confused and frustrated because a lot of the questions had multiple answers that could be correct. The TDC's program was incredibly helpful! Without it, I wouldn't know what or how much to study. I had to take the 12 hour course since I had failed the first time, and it was a lot of information, but TDC's program condenses it in an effective way. The practice exams helped get use to the exam's language and I especially liked the rationale because it helped hear someone talk through why or why not the options were incorrect or correct. I tend to overthink questions on exams, and the strategies given helped me focus and work with the information given. I definitely felt confident going into the exam, and I'm so relieved to have passed!

Taking the BBS CA Law and Ethics exam without first making use of a comprehensive course like the one TDC offers is analogous to a soldier entering a battle without first having gone through basic training.

The coverage of pertinent topics and subject matter addressed in the actual exam was very good. This, followed by timed/recorded and very realistic practice tests served to help test-takers modulate their timing, and highlighted the need to avoid being bogged down by difficult, vexing questions. Lastly, the very insightful Rationales offered at the conclusion of each mock exam gave the subscriber the tools needed to (in hindsight and prior to the next mock exam) fully comprehend the question being asked, and to whittle down the selection of possible responses to the best answer.

Altogether, I consider my subscription to TDC's Law & Ethics course to be money very well spent, as I have learned much about law and ethics as practiced in California, how to test for the subject matter, and how to apply Law and Ethics in a real-world setting.

--Carl Nishi, MSW, PPSC

I loved how TDC offered five different practice and mock exams that helped me to feel more prepared and they were very similar to the exam itself which helped to calm my nerves and improve my confidence!

I felt prepared to take my LCSW law & ethics exam, thanks to TDC materials. Thank you!

I have always struggled as a test taker, but I felt so prepared and capable. Nothing on the test scared me.

I am a nervous tester, but following your suggestions really helped. I meditated, ate a snack, took breaks and exercised. Studying was not as bad with all the added suggestions.
Thank you!!!

I am very excited to pass on the first try! This program helped me feel well-prepared for the topics in the exam as well as provide a good structure for how the exam is presented. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who plans on taking the Law and Ethics for their ASW! I also feel more knowledgeable of the ethics and legal aspects of social work and more confident as as social worker.

I am forever grateful for Therapist Development Center's materials and audio lectures, which helped me pass the California Law & Ethics Exam. To those who recently graduated from the MSW program, I recommend Therapist Development Center because they help you understand the California Law & Ethics concepts, its loopholes, and how they are being implemented within the vignette questions, where you are then prompted to choose the best answer. It's expensive, but it's worth your money to pass the exam!!!

I want to say to those studying for the CA Law and Ethics exam that using the studying materials and knowing the concepts of law and ethics will assist in their preparation for the exam. I am so thankful for this program I would recommend it to people to prepare for the exam.

Passed my CA LCSW Law & Ethics Exam today, in no small part due to the excellent exam prep I received from the Therapist Development Center. Highly recommended to me by my colleagues, the Therapist Development Center broke down the topics, question stems, and rationales in a manner that helped me to attack the exam with confidence and pass on my first try!

It’s was really helpful

Not only did this program prepare me for the exam, but I now feel more prepared to start working with clients as I obtain supervised hours! I like the way the program is set up! The practice test and rationals are incredibly helpful!

I am a satisfied social worker! I passed the LCSW Law and Ethics Exam on my first attempt. I will certainly rely upon TDC when I prepare for my clinical exam. TDC doesn't just offer rote learning; their methodology can change the way that you visualize and approach ethical dilemmas and legal problems in practice.