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

TDC is the best program out of others that my friends shared with me. TDC is focused on the test topics, drilling the understanding of the concept and principle for me to gain the understanding to rationalize and select the correct answer. TDC designed this study program logically and supported by brain science. TDC even go the extra mile with the topic of self-care, anxiety management, and preview of what to expect on day of the exam. The formate of the program is perfect in terms of the audio, practice test, and the computerize test taking formate--flagging of questions etc. which is similar to the real exam. This is my first time taking this test and passed. I was absolutely amazed with the success. I am excited and look forward to signing up for part two of the study program, the Clinical part.

Great prep for the real exam. After all of the practice tests, when I got into the exam room, I felt totally comfortable.

I really loved this study guide! Every penny was worth it!

I loved the program. The test, study sheets, and examples, definitely prepared me. The pep talk and tips were also helpful. I recommended it to two people. One person purchased it after my recommendation. My other friend stated she used other programs and did not pass. Since I passed on my first try, she is going to purchase the program as well. I will definitely use this program when I take my LCSW exam.

I am so impressed with this program. I have terrible test anxiety and a fear of test. I followed the program instructions, took all the practice test and listened to the rationale. I listened to the last of the feedback while sitting in my car waiting to take the test. When I heard “ lean into the test and don’t be afraid” I literally did exactly that. By doing so, I felt confident and reassured that all my studying and listening to the rationale over and over again, was going to pay off.. with my God by my side and help of the Therapist Development, I passed that test!!

I am not a strong test taker, but taking the course to heart and trusting in the guidance of the instructors, I feel made a huge change while I was taking the exam. Thank you !!!

The Therapist Development Center prepared me very well for this test. Sometimes i have anxieties and a little difficulty to focus on the questions, some I had to read twice, or three times to understand, also because English is not my primary language. I mostly studied the concepts instead of the course questions, I wanted to understand the issue and how to solve it. My TDC helper always answered my questions. Thanks Amanda and team for preparing me adequately for the test.

This is the real deal!! I was hesitant to purchase this program and I'm so happy I did! I knew studying for this exam was going to be tough and I didn't know where to even start. A colleague recommended this program to me and yes it's a little pricey, but Amanda really made me feel MORE KNOWLEDGABLE. I remember the beginning of the program when I took the pretest and first practice exam and failing so hard, I lost motivation and felt so discouraged. BUT TRUST THE PROCESS. This program goes through lots of information in detail. I then took the next two practice exams and still didn't pass (67% and 69%) but knew what I struggled with and studied those topics more. My tips are to actually write out your notes and really listen as to why some of the answer choices were the answer or why they weren't. I took the Mock Exams and scored 75% on both, but I felt more confident because, in the beginning, I knew nothing, or at least it felt that way! Overall, I would use them again for my LCSW exam! Thanks so much, TDC!! I PASSEDDDDD on my first try! I definitely had anxiety going into the test, during the test, and AFTER the test. When I found out I passed, I knew it was because of this program!

I loved the program. I feel that I learn more through this course than I did in some of my graduate school classes. I felt challenged and was able to learn the material. This is a great program and in the future I will invest in study material for my LCSW exam.

This course was amazing because it really helped me prepare for what to expect on test day. I have slight test anxiety, but felt confident after going over my materials a few times! I highly recommend this, and passed the exam on my first try! Woohoo!

Highly recommend TDC!!! I will def be purchasing again for my LCSW clinical exam. Thank you TDC for assisting me on my journey as I become a fully competent social worker.

I am so thankful for this program. Everything about the program was helpful. I love how it catered to the different learning styles with audio and visual materials. The pep talk really helped to calm my nerves. I took this course and passed on the first attempt. I will definitely be using it for my ASWB clinical exam!

The material was relatable, hearing the coaches walk me through the rational of the scenario or question. The handouts and quizzes, were helpful.

This is my testimony! This was my 3rd time taking the Law and Ethics exam and I must say reading is fundamental, lol. I took my exam on October 10, 2020 and passed with the help of TDC. The TDC study material was one of the best investment towards my career. Prior to my exam day, I took off from work for 2 weeks to focus on studying. Review every section on the site, especially the 30 topics, it's basically a summary of the exam (take notes). Amanda 's audio's and reasoning for the correct answers are spot on. Take good notes and print/read the hand outs. The mock exams were extremely helpful in preparing me for the actual test.

Amanda's advice for the day of the exam helps too. When I say I leaned into that computer screen and read each word in the question (It works). My back hurts a little bit but it was worth the aches, lol.

Finally, I suggest you have a good support system. At times, I wanted to give up and cancel my exam, with the supoort of my friends and co-workers I ddidn't give up.

Thank you TDC team, you rock!!

I definitely recommend TDC for the law and ethics exam! When I take the LCSW exam in a few years I will be using TDC again.

Coming from someone who failed every practice and final exam on this program, I passed the actual L&E test on my first try. Don't get discouraged if your not doing well on the practice tests. I dedicated 2 days prior to my test date of practicing strategy and asking myself, what was the question asking me? with review of rationales. Also Robin emailed me within 1 day to offer support which help greatly!!

Thanks TDC!!!!

I think the program prepared me very well although, when I took the exam I felt very unsure once it was all said and done. This exam is one of those exams that does give you multiple answers that could take place but TDC gives you the tools to be able to distinguish which one takes place FIRST! I guarantee I could not have passed without TDC. There was so much material that the program covered that directly related to questions asked.

This is probably the best Test prep course I have ever taken. It is so well organized and practical. With Amanda's help you will pass the Law and Ethics Test!

Well well well. I PASSED!!!!! I had taken the Law & Ethics test prior and used another study tool, which did not resonate with me. It was not personal and it was basically textbook material type studies, and dry recordings. This however, was very personal, organized, super structured, and led me every step of the way. I felt like a friend was guiding me through. I studied hard, and mainly went over the print outs and test questions. This time I felt very prepared, and anxiously nervous lol. During the test it was easy for me to round off questions I was not sure of to the final 2 possibilities and used my best judgement from there. I honestly was not sure how I did during the end of the test, but did my best. And PASSED! I am now ready to study for my LCSW. I could not be more pleased and so thankful for this program! Thank you so much for creating this program for people like me who actually need guidance to understand the meaning behind the text!! TDC was answered prayer for sure!! YAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!

I attempted to prep for this exam without any curriculum or published materials. It was very stressful as I did not understand the Codes nor how to apply them. When I started this program, I felt like I could finally relax and breathe. A weight had been lifted, and now I had a plan. I was able to schedule my study time. I knew what material I would be learning for the day. I'll admit the practice tests were hard, and I thought I was not going to pass. However, when I took the test, I found the it easy. I was familiar with the scenarios and did not have any difficulty applying what I had learned. Thank you!!!