California LCSW Law & Ethics Exam

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 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 & 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 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 (191 votes)

Course Reviews

Therapist Development Center gave me the most confidence I’ve ever had going into any exam! I love the recommended schedule they provided as it allowed me to study the necessary amount but still enjoy my life! Very grateful for this program and looking to purchase again for my clinical exam in the next year or so!

Thank you!!! After failing twice with other study materials, your program made it possible for me to finally pass the LCSW law and ethics exam.

Great program that I would recommend to a friend. I passed on my first try thanks to this program!! Having a coach was wonderful since it gave me support that a textbook.

I found the program very useful and a life-saver! I experience horrible test anxiety and was in search of a comprehensive test prep course that outlines SWs' laws and ethics. It provided scenarios, outcomes, and reasonings as well as helpful study tips. I utilized the tools TDC recommends (even "leaning in to 'attack' the test") and as a result felt prepared for test day! Definitely worth it, folks!

This program is excellent! I used this program to study over the course of 3 weeks for the CA Law and Ethics exam. I passed on the first try. I wanted to utilize a program such as TDC because I was initially licensed in another state. This program made it easy for me to determine the differences in state requirements, especially reporting. I would highly recommend this program for studying for the law and ethics exam in CA!

I truly enjoyed taking this course! It helped me prepare for the test in every way possible. I felt confident the day of my test because I had reviewed this course twice. I appreciate the flexibility with this course in that you are able to look over the material as much as you want and at your convenience. Thank you so much for putting this course out there for us to have. I 100% recommend this course to anyone wanting to pass the exam on their first try.

I passed on the first go after following this study material exactly. I chose to spread the work out over 2 months, studying about 2 days a week. This did feel a little drawn out if you are considering this. Six or 4 weeks would have been better I think. There were some questions that were almost verbatim from the mock exams, but also a lot that really stumped me (hopefully these were the experimental questions?). Remember to "mark" questions on the exam to go back to along the way. They didn't explain this at the test center so I kind of had to figure it out myself, but it wasn't difficult. Ask a tester if you need assistance there.

I used other study material and failed the exam twice. TDC was my last resort and I passed!!

I would 100% recommend TDC to any colleague or friend that is looking to take any type of exams that is offered by TDC. The program overall is very well constructed and developed. I am a visual learner and I have to say that it is not easy to listen to the audio; however, I have learned to appreciate it as I was able to take it every where with me. I took the LCSW Law & Ethics Exam, and I passed on my first try! I am a full time employee and I will say that finding the time to study is very difficult to balance. I am thankful that I was able to complete half of the TDC study materials before going in to take the actual exam (yes, you bet I was nervous!). However, the practice exams that I was able to take really helped me out when I was sitting in the testing center. Everything that I was able to study really helped me eliminate the answers that did not make sense to the question. I am proud to say that I am now one step closer to my dream! Thank you to the entire TDC team. :)

I had my doubts. I thought to myself, I have horrible test anxiety & I will never pass this exam.
I completed this course in ONE WEEK while working FULL time as a Medical Social Worker. This course really helped me understand what I did not much so that it gave me the confidence to feel like I knew exactly what I was doing on the exam. I had taken several other -cheaper- online courses and failed twice. They did not compare.
Thank you so much! This course was worth every penny for me.

5 STAR REVIEW!! Disclaimer: This was my first attempt at the Social Work Law & Ethics. I was intimidated, and approached the material with fear and hesitancy. I selected the shorter study program and followed the schedule as recommended. Pro tip 1: be diligent and FOLLOW THE SCHEDULE. The practice tests were hard, but just as hard as the real test. My favorite part of this program is the practice tests, specifically the audio and written explanations for the correct answers. This is how I learned how to analyze the questions. Game changer. Pro tip 2: write out your notes, do not type them. Pro tip 3: read each question and answer thoroughly, don't assume you know how the sentence ends. Pro tip 4: befriend the quick studies and read them over and over again.

I have attempted to take this exam 2 other times and the materials I had was inadequate. I truly feel if I did not use Therapist development center, I would not have passed this time!

The program is very complete if you follow it correctly. After completing all the sessions I went back and listened and reviewed the 150 True/False questions which was greatly beneficial to me the night before the exam. This was as a last review which was probably my saving grace.
Thank You Therapist Development Center/ I will be contacting you when it is time for me to study for the LCSW exam.

I highly recommend this program for any one taking the exam. The program was excellent and very helpful. English is my second language so this program helped understand more about the law and ethics purpose and the different words the exam can use to convey the same meaning. This program cover everything very well and detailed. Amazing!!!

OMG! Thank You TDC! I took L&E exam once before and unfortunately did not pass (did not use TDC program). However after purchasing and following the TDC program I successfully passed the exam! I felt way more confident and prepared my second time around. I am so grateful for TDC and would recommend this program to anyone that needs to take the L&E exam. I look forward to using TDC for my LCSW prep! thank you again =)

I was not passing the practice exams but I felt so confident with the material. I kept reminding myself to READ EACH word and KEEP the client centered and everyone SAFE. I did not feel nervous with the actual exam AND the actual exam was way more simple than the practice exams. The nerves were based on the test taking process. I did not get the test results other than I PASSED and thats all that mattered. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I will for sure get the materials for my Clinical exam.

This was an easy to use program. I don’t do well with reading material over and over. I did the bulk if this program while driving, listening to the audio. I also found all of the practice tests and rationales engaging.

Passed on my first attempt. Thank you, Therapist Development Center for providing me with the tools to pass the law and ethics exam.

Thank you TDC! I somehow passed even though it didn’t feel like it when I was taking the test.

I cannot adequately convey how truly grateful I am that a program of this caliber exists. I just passed on the first try. The task of mastering Law and Ethics seemed to be overwhelmingly daunting. This program, however, was my super power!!! Amanda presented the topics in such a cogent way that I was able to tackle each subject in manageable chunks. I was able to become proficient in not only learning the topics but equally importantly learned how to align the way I think to get inside the questions to figure out exactly what issues were at play. I did so well on the final Mock Exam after applying everything I learned that it buoyed my confidence exponentially. I seriously cannot endorse the program more highly.