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

I would like to say that TDC gave me the most confidence about taking this exam. I was able to finish the exam with thirty minutes to spare. The studying was great and the worksheets kept me confident. I encourage everyone to take a break, fully read the question twice and eliminate the answers that are wrong. Take your time and you got this.

Great Program. I would recommend for anyone who needs/benefits from a high level of structure when studying. This program will keep you on track if you stay consistent. Also, I've had a lot of life major life changes within the last couple of months and had added the tasks of passing the law and ethics exam on top of everything else going on. If you have a busy lifestyle and want a study program where you can go at your own pace with studying, this is the program for you.

I've wasted so much money and time on another program like Gerry Grossman just to fail and believe it was my fault for not understanding. TDC changed my whole attitude and perception of Law and Ethics. This course helped me see the importance of my actions and helped me better my knowledge on my duel-diligence for when I'm finally licensed. This course is amazing, straight to the point, explains things in a way that is impactful, and increases your common sense. The best part about it only needs to study for two hours a day.

I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated TDC's program for the California LCSW Law and Ethics Exam. I think without it I would have definitely been lost. Thought the price was a bit hefty and I've heard from friends who've refrained from taking the exam because of finances. Also, was not sure why there was an expiration for the program when the price was pretty high in my opinion. Nevertheless, I found the material helpful and relied on the practice exams for studying and applying my knowledge. I also really appreciated that the format of the practice exams was similar to the real test screen. It allowed me to take the actual exam as I've practiced. I would say the material covered in the program mostly covered what was tested. I got around a 70% average on the practice exams and wondered if it was my lack of hands on experience that made certain rules and regulations more difficult to understand and remember (new MSW grad with two years of social work-related internship experience).

The program was excellent. I believe that the program over prepares you for the exam. Thank you TDC family. See you guys for the second portion of my exam.

I was able to pass on the first attempt. I'm very grateful for TDC program but I would not have passed without it. I plan on using TDC for my ASWB Clinicial examination. Thank you so much!!

TDC is an exceptional program that breaks down the material and provides pointers on thinking strategically. If your account expires, TDC provides an extension for free or until you pass and I highly appreciate them for that. Don't get too frustrated with the test questions and remember its practice to prepare you for the real test. I did not complete the full course of TDC, the last two examinations, and I still passed :) Study well and best of luck to all who reads this.

I loved the program. It definitively had a lot more information than what I expected. Some of the questions were almost exactly the same which was great. This is such a complete program that will help anyone start feeling more confident when they walk into the testing center. Thank you!

I am not a good test taker but having the TDC helped me stay focus and concentrate on topics that were covered in the L&E. I am truly thankful for every bit of information I received, including the audios, and practice tests! I will definitely be using the TDC for my LCSW!

The program was easy to follow and I appreciate that it focus ensuring I understand the material over memorization. I feel I can use this knowledge in my own clinical practice beyond the test. Also, appreciate the program going over the way the question was worded during answer rationale, which helped my test taking strategies when it comes to reading comprehension for the ways the test questions were worded.

Thanks to TDC and the format, I passed the L & E exam the first time. I went into the exam with low anxiety and was confident with the techniques given to pass the test.

Sooo I passed the Law & Ethics exam today!! I'm on cloud 9 right now... I utilized TDC study material and created my own flash cards. My scores for the final mock exams were 67% & 69%.. The mock exams were much harder than the actual exam which alleviated test anxiety... I felt very confident during the test.. Don't let your mock exam scores discourage you!

TDC worked for me and I passed on my first try! I am not a skilled test taker, and I knew plenty of people beforehand who hadn't passed the Law & Ethics Exam on their first try (They didn't use TDC), so I was nervous. But I would recommend taking notes along with the audio recordings, because I feel that it helped my learning tremendously! The practice exams were very similar to the real exam, so review as much as possible! Helpful takeaway from TDC that you should not overlook: Read everything WORD for WORD. It will help you understand if it's asking you about the focus of the presenting problem, legal obligation, ethical obligation, etc., SPECIFICALLY. This is the best studying program I have ever used, and I would definitely recommend it.

Therapist development center was the best choice of studying for my law and ethics test!!! The study material was well written and so easy to understand, it challenges you but throughly prepares you for the test!!! I didn’t study the first time and failed but the second time I studied and succeed and passed!!! Thank you therapist development!!!

A must-have for anyone looking to feel prepared and confident on test day. Extremely helpful and thorough, relevant coursework really made me feel knowledgable and ready for my exam. I am definitely leaning on TDC again for my licensing exam. Thank you so much for the support !

TDC helped me pass the exam the first time and did not need any other materials. I am so grateful for the help, support, and exceptional study materials. I definitely plan to use this for my LCSW California licensing exam. Also, the facility was a little noisy and there were barriers of having to use a mask and a little noisy as no headphones were allowed at the site!

I have major test anxiety and a learning disability that has made my educational career more than difficult. TDC made studying easy. When I was taking the test, Amanda was in my head guiding me through the questions which help me rationalize everything. Overall excellent program! Very helpful lectures! Thank you TDC!!!!

I went and took my Ca. law and ethics exam yesterday and was really nervous. As much as I have studied for the passed month, some of the questions on the exam kind of threw me off. I had to use rational thinking from what TDC had taught me. I think because of this technique I was able to applied it to the exam. I would recommend to to anyone who need helps with passing the exam. Overall, I am very happy to have passed on my first try.

TDC is the best study material! It was highly recommended by a friend, and I gave it a try. TDC helped me stay focused and prepared me for the test. I passed on the first try! The study materials are well organized, and cover all of the topics in a very detailed manner.

Due to COVID, I had put the Law and Ethics Exam out of my mind, thinking I might be able to get a waiver. With only four weeks before my expiration I realized that the waiver ended one month before my registration expiration date. Going through the TDC materials took me about three weeks of studying on average an hour a day (some days 30 min, some days 2 hours). Then the final week I was able to review and do the final practice exams. Ultimately I was able to pass the exam studying nearly every day for four weeks. The practice quizzes and audio recordings helped me get a sense of how they want me to respond to the questions and some of the specific info that TDC drilled into my head was necessary for me to pass. I highly recommend this program.