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
  • 5 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 (491 votes)

Course Reviews

Would have not have passed without TDC. The breakdown of topics and rationales was extremely helpful. Will buy again for LCSW!

TDC not only helped to study the topics, but helped prepare me for how to approach each question.

I passed on my first attempt! I will suggest TDC's California LCSW L&E Study System to anyone!!

I was hesitant to pay the money for the program, but it was totally worth it. I had a little over 2 weeks before my exam and it was so helpful to map out the modules/lessons at the start. It became more manageable to focus on a little bit each day, and the tip to "live your life" when you're not studying reminded me that I did not need to feel guilty if I wasn't studying constantly. Taking multiple practice/mock tests was important/useful because the questions were different each time so I learned the law/ethics content vs the specific questions. I highly recommend this program!

When l received my results, I was so excited l started doing a happy dance.

Very Much appreciated TDC. It has truly made me a better clinician. It made me see scenarios in different ways I hadn't thought of. I appreciate the material shared. It was well worth the time and effort you all have put into this system of learning.
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I studied for a month about 8 hours a week, 2 hours each day and reviewed to program once again and I passed the exam! The questions here are very similar and probably harder than the actual exam making you feel confident once you take it. I recommend not getting disappointed with scores on the practice exams, just review and the most important tip is PAY ATTENTION TO LITTLE DETAILS (WORDS) in the exam. Good luck! :)

I believe, TDC law and ethics edition - was key to enhancing my ability to comprehend and apply what I learned to pass.

I will definitely utilize TDC's clinical materials as well.

It was great! The questions on the mock exam and exam tips were very very helpful.

The only review material I used and was able to pass law and ethics exam on the first try. I also found listening to the rational provided was very valuable to assisting me evaluate exam questions better.

As someone who suffers from test anxiety, this program covered every topic and information needed on the exam. At my first attempt, I had to complete the 12-hour law and ethics training, in order to reapply for my second attempt. That material covered more content that was actually on the exam, that it overwhelmed. With this program, I felt prepared and confident. I'd highly recommend it!

I am so glad I went with TDC for the CA Law & Ethics exam! From the tips on how to think, to the actual content of the exam, to the exam day tips, I felt super prepared and was able to pass on the first try. TDC really teaches you how to rationalize through the questions which is what the exam is all about. Even better, they do it in a way that is not exhausting but efficient. Their course set-up actually made me look forward to studying!

I am so grateful for TDC's Clinical Social Work Law & Ethics Exam material! As a full time associate therapist working daily with high risk clients, my energy and time outside of work is limited so I needed to be strategic with studying and TDC made that so easy. I was able to clearly and succinctly review the topics that would be on the test and then take practice tests to hone in my reasoning skills for the test and build my confidence. On test day I was definitely nervous but I was able to remind myself that I had thoroughly reviewed the topics and taken 5 practice tests and passed them, so I had a good fighting chance of passing the test, which I did on the first try! Definitely worth the investment! Thank you TDC! I will definitely be back to use your materials for the big Clinical ASWB test in the near future!

Passing on the first try after completing this prep program is something I would recommend to colleagues or friends that are in the process of preparing for the exam.

I found the audio test material and multiple practice tests to be extremely helpful in helping me pass the test on the first attempt. The questions were very tricky, but this course helped me hone in on what the BBS was really looking for. Great test prep!

Is there anything higher than a 10? Ratings are normally 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest!

If there’s a class on hospitality – please let me know, I’m ready to sign up – Robin and Asya overwhelmed me with their service and servant heart, which goes beyond being taught. Is being excellent – their default setting?

Here’s what I have discovered about Robin and Aysa.

Each of them appear to be committed to serving those (not helping) who signed up to pass this exam with excellence - they serve in excellence
• Each of them made a difference in my experience and I believe others!
• Each of them went beyond what was requested, they appeared to really care about what was causing anxiety and provided excellent tools to management anxiety
• They are better than any alternative I’ve met;
• They didn’t see me as one client – but many future clients to come – social media is a great resource to talk about experiences, good, bad or indifferent 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart – I passed with confidence!

I posed the question in my subject line - is there anything higher than a 10? Yes according to Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger (Toy Story1, 2, and 3) says it best – to INFINITY & BEYOND was my experience and again I say thank you!

Robin you were with me through the death of my husband December 16, 2020 and Aysa you were with me through the death of my grandmother April 26, 2021 - I could not have made it without you ladies - thank you personally

I really enjoyed the program and for me it took the guess work of what I had to study for. This program made it really simple and easy to study and practice.

TDC prepared me very well for the exam. I went in confident and the questions that were given felt easier then the mock exams. Also, I never got 100% on the mock exams, I averaged between 60% and 80% for the mock exams and was able to pass the real exam with no sweat. This program no doubt provided me a mindset to knock out the real exam. Thank you TDC!!!

Everyone had recommended TDC when I first began studying for the L&E exam and I am so happy that I chose to use their program! I passed on my first try and felt like I gained a much deeper understanding of the material. I highly recommend the L&E TDC program for any people pursuing their LCSW. The program material is comprehensive and you will feel much more prepared to pass the exam!

I passed the exam on my first try. I recommend utilizing this program!