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 (225 votes)

Course Reviews

I studied with AATBS last year and failed the Law & Ethics test. In order to retake the exam, I was required to wait 90 days and attend a 12 hour Law & Ethics course. I had spent so much money on the online course with AATBS and the 12 hour Law & Ethics course I was reluctant to spend more money on TDC. Although it is expensive, I believe the course helped me to gain the confidence I needed and I did pass the test. I just wish I had purchased TDC's online course before wasting my money on the competitor.

TDC's Law and Ethics Study Prep course was phenomenal. It is extensive and makes you not only prepared for your exam but also helps you evaluate and strengthen your clinical skills. As someone who is a chronic over-thinker, I found their practices exams and rationales for the answers particularly helpful. I would 100% recommend using their test prep- WELL worth the money! Thank you, TDC!

Excellent step by step exam preparation!

Amazing program I will definitely be recommending to others!!!!

I passed the LCSW CA Law and Ethics exam in my first attempt using TDC study program. This is a great program. I especially loved the tips for test day. I used them all and I felt they were extremely helpful during the test.

The program was easy to use, straightforward and gave me test day confidence.

I was referred to this course by a trusted friend and it proved to be invaluable in that I was able to pass the test on the first try and I really appreciated the content that I believe helped me pass the test.
Thank you

I passed my AWSB and California Law and Ethics exams first time with these programs. I could not have done it without them. Having access to audio and printed materials really boosted my understanding and helped me correctly answer all the questions needed. I also received great support from my online coach whenever I had a question. Thank you so much! Rosie A

I have used TDC to pass the LCSW and the California Laws and Ethics. I passed both times and had less test anxiety due to the feelings of being prepared. I would recommend TDC to anyone not only to pass the exam but also to really learn the material to enhance knowledge of our field. TDC is a critical tool in developing therapeutic knowledge.

this program was great and easy to understand. very thankful for the study program. I will return when ready to study for my LCSW exam.

Very relevant questions from mock exams.

I'm a Canadian who moved to California and had to learn California specific laws. I passed the first time! I found TDC excellent as it provided emotional support, tips, and excellent mock exams!

I only wish I knew about the TDC before I took the exam the first time.

I failed the test many times. TDC helped me to pass with the perfect techniques and mock exams.

What a great program! I passed my exam from the first try!!! I will definitely be back for my LCSW exam, I highly recommend this program!

This was a wonderful course that I feel well prepared me for the exam. Topics were covered thoroughly, rationales were provided for the mock exams that explained why certain answers were selected over others, and there were wonderful testing strategies shared. I intend to use this program when preparing for the clinical exam.

The TDC program did an amazing job preparing me for the California Law and Ethics exam. I took a deep breath before I answered my first question and I walked out of the testing room with confidence that I had passed with 15 minutes still remaining. The program made it easy for me to understand and remember the information that was tested on the exam. The exam actually felt very easy while I was testing. I am so happy that I used this program to help me prepare for the exam. Thank you so much!!! I will be back to prepare for the LCSW exam.

I used TDC & passed on my first try. I went through the program twice & felt a little overprepared during the test. The pep talk, study strategies, and test day reminders helped me manage my test anxiety. The program itself was user friendly. I couldn’t fit the recommended study schedule in. I work full time, so I broke up some of the recommended study sessions in two to accommodate my schedule. I still felt prepared. TDC thank you for designing this program.

This program and its material has not only helped me pass the exam, but made me very confident in providing ethical services to my clients. The program was AMAZING and should be required by the BBS to take it haha!

Thank you for your help! Your study plan brought so much peace of mind. I loved and appreciated your whole approach to this exam and I will absolutely be purchasing the prep course for the LCSW clinical exam when the time times!