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 (307 votes)

Course Reviews

5 STAR REVIEW!! Disclaimer: This was my first attempt at the Social Work Law & Ethics. I was intimidated, and approached the material with fear and hesitancy. I selected the shorter study program and followed the schedule as recommended. Pro tip 1: be diligent and FOLLOW THE SCHEDULE. The practice tests were hard, but just as hard as the real test. My favorite part of this program is the practice tests, specifically the audio and written explanations for the correct answers. This is how I learned how to analyze the questions. Game changer. Pro tip 2: write out your notes, do not type them. Pro tip 3: read each question and answer thoroughly, don't assume you know how the sentence ends. Pro tip 4: befriend the quick studies and read them over and over again.

The program is very complete if you follow it correctly. After completing all the sessions I went back and listened and reviewed the 150 True/False questions which was greatly beneficial to me the night before the exam. This was as a last review which was probably my saving grace.
Thank You Therapist Development Center/ I will be contacting you when it is time for me to study for the LCSW exam.

I highly recommend this program for any one taking the exam. The program was excellent and very helpful. English is my second language so this program helped understand more about the law and ethics purpose and the different words the exam can use to convey the same meaning. This program cover everything very well and detailed. Amazing!!!

OMG! Thank You TDC! I took L&E exam once before and unfortunately did not pass (did not use TDC program). However after purchasing and following the TDC program I successfully passed the exam! I felt way more confident and prepared my second time around. I am so grateful for TDC and would recommend this program to anyone that needs to take the L&E exam. I look forward to using TDC for my LCSW prep! thank you again =)

I was not passing the practice exams but I felt so confident with the material. I kept reminding myself to READ EACH word and KEEP the client centered and everyone SAFE. I did not feel nervous with the actual exam AND the actual exam was way more simple than the practice exams. The nerves were based on the test taking process. I did not get the test results other than I PASSED and thats all that mattered. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I will for sure get the materials for my Clinical exam.

This was an easy to use program. I don’t do well with reading material over and over. I did the bulk if this program while driving, listening to the audio. I also found all of the practice tests and rationales engaging.

Passed on my first attempt. Thank you, Therapist Development Center for providing me with the tools to pass the law and ethics exam.

I cannot adequately convey how truly grateful I am that a program of this caliber exists. I just passed on the first try. The task of mastering Law and Ethics seemed to be overwhelmingly daunting. This program, however, was my super power!!! Amanda presented the topics in such a cogent way that I was able to tackle each subject in manageable chunks. I was able to become proficient in not only learning the topics but equally importantly learned how to align the way I think to get inside the questions to figure out exactly what issues were at play. I did so well on the final Mock Exam after applying everything I learned that it buoyed my confidence exponentially. I seriously cannot endorse the program more highly.

I was so nervous to enter the exam as I kept failing the pretest that the Therapist Development Center offered. A few days before I listened to all of the podcast and felt more than prepared. I also appreciate that you have access to a coach to help you with any questions you may have along the way. I’m so happy I used the Therapist Development Center.

I appreciate the program. Access to the Coach was very helpful!

I used TDC to study for the LCSW exam as well as the CA Law and Ethics exam and felt so prepared to take both exams. I really enjoy the format for lectures and study questions and mock exams! I recommend this study course to all my social worker colleagues!

TDC helped me pass this exam with confidence. The program minimized my stress going into the test. I can have extreme anxiety going into exams. TDC allowed me to feel confident and comfortable with the content, format and extending my knowledge of CA L&E.

Definitely glad I used this program to study for the Law and Ethics exam! Well thought out and helped to keep me organized because of the structure of the setup. Robin, who was the person to respond to my questions was very, very helpful and knowledgeable. She responded to questions in a timely manner and never made me feel bad for any of the questions I had. She was very encouraging. The test day tips were very helpful! I kept them in mind on test day, and they provided an anchor as I was very nervous throughout the process, and even when the proctor was printing out the results. Remembering testing techniques, not getting stuck on any of the questions because of time, marking questions you're not sure of, feeling like you're not going to pass, and changing answers only when an "aha" moment occurred were helpful! Definitely plan to use this program when it's time for the clinical exam!

I felt I didn't study as long as the required schedule, but I began really studying every day for 2 weeks before the exam. Before then, I briefly looked over the topics and listened to the podcast. I am surprised I passed, to be honest! But...... I AM SO HAPPY & GLAD I DID! Thanks for teaching me how to think, what to look for, and how to rationale during the exam! :)

Best investment - Passed on my first attempt! Thank you for such great support and guidance.

Excellent program. The mock exams and practice tests are essential to passing the actual exam. I really am glad that I invested in such a structured program. I used all the test taking strategies taught within the course as well as the old “trust your gut feelings”. I passed on the first try and even finished 20 minutes early. Thanks TDC!

TDC helped me pass the Law and Ethics exam on my first attempt!

Thank you so much for your help!!

I procrastinated on taking the Law & Ethnic Exam because I was really nervous and scared to fail it. I am so happy I signed up for Therapist Development Center to help me prepare because it helped decrease my anxiety of taking the exam. The most helpful part was to hear the rational that is provided since this course is online based.

I will use this system when I am preparing for my licensing exam, as well. I loved this study system and learned everything that I did not learn in graduate school. I recommend this program to anyone who wants certainty to pass these exams.