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 (292 votes)

Course Reviews

I appreciated a system that taught rationale over simple facts. The system was worth the money spent!

This Study course helped me passed the LCSW law and ethics exams on my first try. I studied for less than 2 weeks. The course was excellent in helping me focus on what was important. I will be back a few years from now when it is time to write the LCSW exam.

I am so glad I bought this program!!! I just passed me LCLE thanks to this program!

Amazing program. Best preparation for this test. I was hesitant at first because of the price, but it was worth every penny and more. Thank you!

Thank you very much. I was hesitant to take this test, and waited until the last date before my ASW expired to take the test. I needed a program that could put me on a schedule and fully prepare me to pass the test. I had only 3 weeks to prepare. I took your 7 week course in 3 weeks, and I did not skip. I had tried another program prior to be referred to your program by USC. The other program was by NASW and it was just practice tests with no actual prep. Your program was everything that I needed. I passed your exam on the first try. By the way, it's been 20 years since I had to take a course to renew my ASW license, and I can honestly say that your program was amazing. Every time I took a practice test, I thought that I wasn't doing well. But I went back over every question and kept reviewing over and over again. I would definitely recommend your course to anyone who is looking to pass this very difficult exam. I heard your voice speaking to me in the exam. I did take you with me into the exam. I did use all of your techniques that you recommended, and every bit of what you said or taught for this test helped me.
Passing this test meant everything to me !!!!!!!

This course was very helpful. The language used was similar to that of the actual exam. The advice given reduced my anxiety during the exam and helped me to think clearly.

This was my second time attempted at passing my Law and Ethics and I PASSED, thanks to TDC!! If you like structure, this is the place to get prepared. The guidance is amazing and reassuring. If you are concerned about the cost, I guarantee you that buying the exam prep was money well spent. Don't bother with others including Gerry Grossman.

I feel like this program really set me up to pass the exam.

I was extremely nervous the morning of the exam. I asked God to provide me guidance and support to pass the exam. Most of the answers to the scenarios are good, but what helped me narrow down the BEST answer was to focus on “what would you FIRST do?”

I highly recommend this program! Not only is this program a great way to study for the test, it is also a GREAT refresher. Thank you for the thorough study material.

I'm a true believer that this study system works. Thank you Amanda and to ALL the TDC coaches for your support!

This study course was well organized and allowed me to incorporate studding into my hectic scheduled without feeling overwhelmed. TDC dose an excellent job at preparing you for the exam as well as calming an nerves you have regarding test and helping you to feel confident and well prepared. 10 out of 10 would recommend!

I was really nervous about the exam. I had not taken an exam in about 12 years and since I needed to transfer my license i needed to find a great resource and found it through this site. I highly recommend it and the explanations of the why were so valuable in helping me pass. Thank you!!

Thank you for all your help. My anxiety at the test was high because the answers sometimes were so close. The time was ticking and it is so important not to spend a lot of time on one question. The rationale for putting tings in order and truly looking at what they were asking helped me to pass.

I had roughly 3 weeks to study so the first thing I did is made a study plan, suggested by Amanda. I studied every day, except weekends. Since I am not a native English speaker, I listened to the course and the feedback after each practice exam 3 times, by using regular speed first time and 1.50x speed 2 last times. I have to admit, I kept hearing Amanda's voice all the time during the test, especially when I was hesitating in between 2 answers, I would always think what would be the right thing to do first and what could be done later. I passed the test from the first attempt and will definitely use TDC for my clinical exam. Thank you Amanda and the team!


Amanda put me at ease and simplified everything to teach me how to get out of "maybe land" (you'll learn about it. Everything and I mean EVERYTHING you need to know is designed in a layout that is user friendly even for the most esoteric thinkers who live in the linear and want to challenge everything. She creates absolutes and and teaches you material and teaches you HOW TO TAKE A TEST. I recommend this far above Grossman and ALL the others. Also, don't go to the dark recesses of your mind and layer TDC with others. I found myself on last night and had a meltdown. Stick to Amanda. On a very special note, my coach was LCSW Robin G (not sure if she wants her last name out there). I consulted with her professionally fee for service and as part of the course she was connected and tapped into me responding to 20's of emails if not more in three months. She is a brilliant clinician, empathetic and encouraging professional and wonderful human being. Whomever is reading this, give that amazing individual a raise and commendation, she saved me :)

This review is an absolute must for me, because I found so much encouragement and gained confidence in myself reading through every testimonial on this site. Yes, I read everything. I am so excited to say that I PASSED this exam on my first try. This truly means a lot, because I have so much fear taking exams like this one. I really started studying for about 6 weeks before the exam. I did not quite follow the guide provided through the program, but loosely made my own, due to my personal schedule. Let me tell you, I have absolutely no regrets paying the amount of money I did to help me study and prepare myself for the exam. Although, Amanda mentioned to "live my life," I was a nervous wreck up until I took the exam. I made no plans with friends and devoted my extra time to studying, because passing in one sitting was my priority. I listened to the last exam day tips on my way to the testing center to help me stay calm. I did not do well on the last practice exam and that almost discouraged me from taking the exam on my scheduled date. I felt so defeated, but I was also confident I knew the material really well. So, I summoned up courage and proceeded to taking the exam. I have no regrets and was so elated and relieved when I passed. Thank you TDC! Like everyone else mentioned, I will be back when I am ready for the LCSW exam.

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.