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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Course Reviews

Passed on first try ! Great program !

TDC is on point! I'm so grateful I decided to use this program verses saving money elsewhere and potentially not having the same peace of mind and confidence that I would pass. Thanks for the support and great study system! I will be back again when I am ready to study for the ASWB exam.


I was so nervous the day of my exam but thanks to TDC, I passed my LCSW law and ethics exam on the first attempt. You have know idea how thankful I am to have been able to utilize this program. If you are contemplating purchasing this system, do it now!

TDC preparation course for LCSW California Law and Ethics Exam was very useful to get ready and to pass that exam. I recommend this course to anybody who is about to take this exam.

TDC was the perfect study tool! I absolutely loved the structure and how Amanda has made a program that works for all kinds of learning styles. I have pretty severe test anxiety, but I walked into the exam prepared and less stressed (definitely heard Amanda's voice during some of the questions) and had no issues. I almost felt overprepared which completely calmed my anxiety.

I felt completely prepared using TDC!

I passed on the first try, and I attribute my success to this program!

I was nervous going into the exam (the day of), but as soon as I started the exam I was able to recall the study material and relate the questions to something I saw or learned during the study program. I thought I was going to have to book mark several questions and go back to review them in order to answer them as best as possible, but I actually did not book mark any questions and felt relatively comfortable with the answers I provided and after completing the test I thought I was well prepared with taking the exam from the material I studied through this program. I am a believer in this study program and will absolutely use it for my clinical exam. Thank you for your support through this process.

I studied for the California Law and Ethics exam on my own and failed 3x's but, it wasn't until I purchased TDC, I PASSED.....

I will admit, I was very nervous to take the exam. I am historically a poor test taker, no matter how much I prepare for. When I used this program, although I did not score high on the practice exams, the way the program was set up was better for me to comprehend and understand the structure. So when I took the exam, I was able to pass, and it almost felt like it was easy, because these practice exams were difficult, but helped me to really frame my thinking for the exam! Thank you for having an amazing program, and I plan to use it for my LCSW exam and recommend it to others!

Glad I listened to my fellow LCSW colleagues and used the Therapist Development Center to prepare for the Law and Ethics exam, I passed and felt super prepared using this program!

I am a terrible test taker. I had so much anxiety before I used this system and today I passed my test! I attribute this to the study program. It kept me on track, motivated, and helped boost my confidence!

I think it is great program, very helpful for practicing and preparing for the exam

I want to say THANK YOU to TDC! I passed the CA LCSW Law & Ethics exam with no problem. I was well prepared, I took Amanda with me and I felt confident during the exam. I will definitely be back when It's time for the LCSW exam!

Thank you for being so helpful for my exam and for supporting me when I needed to reschedule my exam and take it later. The quick studies, rationales, and timed tests were so helpful.

The TDC LCSW L&E course, captures a lot of the topics in the actual exam! Thank you!

I am a Licensed Social Worker in Puerto Rico and moved to California where I am working as an ACSW. It has been a very extensive process adapting and complying with all the required. Not to say that to take test is something nrewrecking however the therapist development center helped me incredibly. I loved the audios, the reviews and the test that helped me prepare and pass the test on the first time!!

This course so thoroughly prepared me for the exam. The practice exams and the detailed explanations really stuck with as I prepared to "attack the exam". I would definitely recommend this prep course to others.

I was really worried about taking the test but once I got in there I realized how much TDC prepared me! I found the test to be easier than the TDC practice and mock exams, which was helpful!

This program is well worth the money spent. I only studied for a bit over a week (full time) but followed the program and passed comfortably on my first try. Thank you!