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

5 star!

thank you for the learning materials it not only prepared me for the test but provided access to other beneficial information as well

The Therapist Development Center study materials were amazing! I followed the TDC study guidelines and passed on my first attempt. Everything was laid out so neatly, and I definitely preferred this program to others I was considering using. The audio lectures and audio reviews of the practice tests were particularly useful. Thanks, TDC! I will be coming back for the LCSW Clinical Exam materials!

I'm on a budget and was really hesitant about spending the money for this review course. But about a week before my actual exam, I realized how well prepared and confident I was and how TD covered every scenario imaginable. In addition, the information in how to strategize and tackle the test was invaluable. As was the feedback given by Asya, my assigned coach included in the program, who replied quickly and was super detailed and provided so many resources. Her support was exactly what I needed the few days before my exam to boost my confidence level and lessen my anxiety. I passed the exam in the first try. I feel like I got so much more from this course than what I paid. I'm so thankful I chose TD......this course is money well-invested!!!

Use this program and pass your test! This program will provide a framework that will guide your efforts and keep you on track!

Thank you TDC for helping me to pass! I will be using TDC for my Clinical Exam as well and if I follow the prescribed program then i am confident I will pass that too. Its a matter of using the entire program and you will be successful. I used another program my first 2 times and I failed. After failing I began to poll other successful therapists and the answer was TDC. So glad I invested in this program and found success. Now I am actually excited to study for my Clinical Social Work Exam. Thank you Therapist Development Center!

Elaine Faucett MSW - California

I'm just so grateful to this program because for someone who is a poor test taker, the program taught me how to study and how to navigate through the exam. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PROGRAM :)

This program was helpful in preparing me for the LCLE. It helped me assess the questions a lot better and understand the limitations with certain populations and different scenarios.

This was a great program and helped me feel confident going into the exam. The audio rationales and practice exams along with study materials helped me prepare.

I used the Therapist Development Center to study for the Law & Ethics exam. I felt prepared and ready for the exam and I passed on my first attempt! This program is a great way to study, especially if you are busy. I listened to the lecture recordings multiple times during my commutes. I would definitely recommend this program.

I'm thankful for TDC. I love that it offers several practice tests attempts. The review of the rational for the answers were helpful. I loved the ability to make the audios go faster to speed through for several reviews.

I would suggest taking full advantage of asking for the extra time when taking the exam. The increased amount of time and studying using the program made all the difference.

I completed the entire program in two weeks. It helped me focus my studying and the practice tests were incredibly similar to the actual exam. Highly recommend this program to curb any test-taking anxiety.

This program definitely over-prepared me for this test (in the best way possible). The quick studies were great prep for test day. I bought the program after it was recommended by many colleagues, peers, and supervisors. I will be using this program when it comes time to take my clinical exam in a year and a half. Well worth the money! :)

This course is great. Helped me pass on my first try!

TDC was amazing! I felt like I was not going to have enough time to study and this program helped me so much! Juggling work and life made it difficult to find the information to study but it was all here! I really enjoyed having all the mock and practice exams. I was able to slow down the recordings and take notes. Thank you, TDC!! I will see you again for my LCSW exam prep (:

Really appreciated my coach’s help on questions. Thank you Asya!

The first time I took the exam I failed because I didn’t use TDC as I was supposed to. Had a hard time prioritizing study time and suffered the consequences. My second time around I requested an extension, got serious, buckled down more and followed the program as designed and flew through the test! The actual test was easier than the practice exams from TDC. I walked in confident and knew I had passed the exam without breaking a sweat! Thank you TDC for a great experience.

I am extremely pleased with this program as it prepared me to successfully pass the LCSW Law & Ethics exam. If I could give it 20 stars I would and here's why..... I had used another program to prepare for the Law & Ethics exam but didn't pass and I was so disappointed. I was told about the The Therapist Development Center study program by a coworker and decided to give it a try. The Therapist Development Center study program prepares you to successfully pass the exam by providing information on SW ethics, CA laws/policies, reporting mandates, providing several practice test (which was extremely helpful for me) and the program prepares you to think like the BBB. While doing the program, I experienced nervousness and anxiety during the first couple practice test. As I took additional practice test I became comfortable and the nervousness and anxiety began to diminish dramatically. When I was at the testing site to take the actual LCSW Law & Ethics exam I had no nervousness or anxiety (I felt cooler than an fan). Additionally, what was beneficial to me is that many of the scenarios & questions in the programs practice tests were very similar (not the same) to the actual text questions so I knew how to choose the best answer for the questions. All in all, I think this is by far the best test prep program on the market and I will be back in a couple years to utilized this program in preparation take the LCSW exam for licensure.

Shantel R.

I thought the program was easy to understand, thorough and well put together. When I tool the test I felt very prepared and fully expect to use the exam prep again, when I take my LCSW exam.