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 (314 votes)

Course Reviews

I was referred to TDC by a friend. I am/was in the process of obtaining my LCSW in California and needed to study for the Cali Law and Ethics Exam (I am already LCSW in another state). I gave myself 2 weeks to study for the exam and thanks to TDC it happened. I passed on my first attempt and only used TDC. I loved how TDC provided audio rationale and the handouts was extremely helpful for studying on the go. Thank you TDC and thank you for supporting veterans and those still serving!

This program was amazing. I passed on my first try! I get a lot of test anxiety and this course helped ease a lot of it. I needed to pass this exam to be fully licensed as I recently moved from MI to CA. I already took the Clinical exam so the Law and Ethics exam seemed like an annoyance and another thing to do. But, TDC gave me the confidence to succeed in quick time. I feel so happy and relieved to have passed! Thank you so much TDC! I recommend this program and give it 5 stars!!!

I would rate this course the five stars. The audios are extremely helpful. I would highly recommend this program to my friends and colleagues. I will be utilizing Therapist Development Center in the future for the ASWB exam.

If you are on fence about TDC, I would tell you to GO FOR IT! I earned my MSW in 2004 and I have decided to now pursue my licensure.

Yes. The Therapist Development Center's Law and Ethics Study Guide was very helpful in preparing for the CA Law and Ethics exam. The Top 30 section was very informative and the pep talk at the end of the course provided an effective strategy for conquering the exam. Since I had done so many practice exams, the actual exam felt like another practice exam. I am very glad that I purchased this study guide and recommend it to all of my colleagues. Thank you very much for the expert help and coaching!

I had to cram for the Law and Ethics test because I was not aware of the deadline for renewal of my registration! I quickly purchase the TDC study materials with only a couple of weeks to study. I studied, went through the program once, and felt really confident that it had prepared me well. I passed on my first attempt!!! Thank you TDC for the support and guidance.

This program was incredible. When I started this program about 3 weeks before my exam date, I felt overwhelmed and completely unsure of the content/information I should study. After going through this program, I felt so confident in my ability to comprehend information. I found the practice exams to be an incredible useful tool for studying, especially with the audio that reviews the exam question-by-question, and with rationals. I loved that the audio also addressed things to "look out for" on the exam.

TDC is a great program from start to end. It helped me organize my study time, learn the content of the Law & Ethics material effectively, decrease my test anxiety, and pass my exam. I highly recommend it.

Thank you so much for creating a program like this. I was able to successfully pass on my first attempt. This program is exceptional and far exceeds the competition.

Great course! Allowed me to goo into the test with confidence! Thank you TDC. :)

I'm nearly in tears --I thought my memory was shot and I needed to pass the L&E exam (I failed it once before). I used Therapist Development Center and just passed the exam!! Ain't nothing wrong with this old gal's memory! I just needed a program that would allow me to study in with repetition, reinforcement of contents with combination of audio, reading, review, and with organizing tips for studying. And encouragement! Thanks TDC!!

I loved this program!!! I kept hearing from colleagues and friends that if I used this program I would pass but I was unsure as I am not the most confident test taker. Fortunately, I passed and I felt so prepared. I got stuck on three out of 75 questions and I don't think thats too bad.

Great program! It really helped prepare me!

I followed the program and it resulted in me passing!!
I had already recommended this program to 5 people, prior to me taking the exam on November 16, 2019, and they all passed on their 1st try, so yes, I felt a little pressure. However, Amanda Rowan is a genius to have developed such a succinct program. Blessings to you and your entire team of professionals committed to help us go out into the world, and help others heal and develop their true potential, utilizing ethics and best practice.

TDC lays it out for you. Your fears, doubts and negative voices will dissipate as you plug through the course. I have ADHD, have studied ADHD and treated it for years. I was feeling overwhelmed and/or doubtful about my abilities. The course is like an older brother or sister who walks you across what seems like a six lane highway; once you reach the other side, you realize you've been on a quiet country road and that you could be the crossing guard!

I thoroughly enjoyed this course.

Originally, I used Grossman’s study material to prepare for the the law and ethics exam and I didn’t pass, I was devastated to say the least. I needed a program to assist me in managing my anxiety and I found the program just for me. TDC was a wonderful program that prepared me for the exam and provided ways to manage my anxiety. I am looking forward to studying for LCSW with TDC. Thank you!

I took the Law and Ethics exam and past of the 4th time. Prior to this exam I was anxious and really unable to study. However, with the help from the coaches and further review of the Top 30 Topics I felt more confident and comfortable. I reminded myself to read each stem as slow as possible and take my time. It helped to have the Exam Day Tips. It better prepared me.

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.