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 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 (215 votes)

Course Reviews

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.

I was so nervous to enter the exam as I kept failing the pretest that the Therapist Development Center offered. A few days before I listened to all of the podcast and felt more than prepared. I also appreciate that you have access to a coach to help you with any questions you may have along the way. I’m so happy I used the Therapist Development Center.

I appreciate the program. Access to the Coach was very helpful!

I used TDC to study for the LCSW exam as well as the CA Law and Ethics exam and felt so prepared to take both exams. I really enjoy the format for lectures and study questions and mock exams! I recommend this study course to all my social worker colleagues!

TDC helped me pass this exam with confidence. The program minimized my stress going into the test. I can have extreme anxiety going into exams. TDC allowed me to feel confident and comfortable with the content, format and extending my knowledge of CA L&E.

Definitely glad I used this program to study for the Law and Ethics exam! Well thought out and helped to keep me organized because of the structure of the setup. Robin, who was the person to respond to my questions was very, very helpful and knowledgeable. She responded to questions in a timely manner and never made me feel bad for any of the questions I had. She was very encouraging. The test day tips were very helpful! I kept them in mind on test day, and they provided an anchor as I was very nervous throughout the process, and even when the proctor was printing out the results. Remembering testing techniques, not getting stuck on any of the questions because of time, marking questions you're not sure of, feeling like you're not going to pass, and changing answers only when an "aha" moment occurred were helpful! Definitely plan to use this program when it's time for the clinical exam!

I felt I didn't study as long as the required schedule, but I began really studying every day for 2 weeks before the exam. Before then, I briefly looked over the topics and listened to the podcast. I am surprised I passed, to be honest! But...... I AM SO HAPPY & GLAD I DID! Thanks for teaching me how to think, what to look for, and how to rationale during the exam! :)

Best investment - Passed on my first attempt! Thank you for such great support and guidance.

Excellent program. The mock exams and practice tests are essential to passing the actual exam. I really am glad that I invested in such a structured program. I used all the test taking strategies taught within the course as well as the old “trust your gut feelings”. I passed on the first try and even finished 20 minutes early. Thanks TDC!

TDC helped me pass the Law and Ethics exam on my first attempt!

Thank you so much for your help!!

I procrastinated on taking the Law & Ethnic Exam because I was really nervous and scared to fail it. I am so happy I signed up for Therapist Development Center to help me prepare because it helped decrease my anxiety of taking the exam. The most helpful part was to hear the rational that is provided since this course is online based.

I will use this system when I am preparing for my licensing exam, as well. I loved this study system and learned everything that I did not learn in graduate school. I recommend this program to anyone who wants certainty to pass these exams.

As a working Mom it is difficult to find the time to study, however with this program it was easy to stay focused and stay on track. The audio is adaptable to any lifestyle and was motivating for me. I also appreciated the schedule suggested. It was overall a great course that I highly recommend.

Passed on first try ! Great program !

TDC is on point! I'm so grateful I decided to use this program verses saving money elsewhere and potentially not having the same peace of mind and confidence that I would pass. Thanks for the support and great study system! I will be back again when I am ready to study for the ASWB exam.


I was so nervous the day of my exam but thanks to TDC, I passed my LCSW law and ethics exam on the first attempt. You have know idea how thankful I am to have been able to utilize this program. If you are contemplating purchasing this system, do it now!

TDC preparation course for LCSW California Law and Ethics Exam was very useful to get ready and to pass that exam. I recommend this course to anybody who is about to take this exam.