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

I passed on my first try taking the L&E exam! What a relief. I want to thank you TDC for coaching me in building the critical thinking skills to pass this exam. The exam questions were similar to TDC mock exams, so I felt like the L&E exam questions were somewhat familiar and I was prepared to tackle them. It felt like I was taking another mock exam.

This program helped me understand the structure of the questions as well as the law and ethics in my field. I did not pass my first attempt of the law and ethics exam. However, after the program I passed on my first attempt.

Outstanding program.
Pass at first try. Thank you

Before this program, I took the LCSW L&E exam 2 times and failed. I was recommended by a colleague to take this course because the material and passing rate is phenomenal. I went through the program with a very clear picture of what the BBS tests on. I landed on this program and went through the course once and PASSED!!! I am very satisfied and will definitely use this platform for my LCSW Clinical exam.

After studying and taking the first round of quizzes and practice mock exams, I felt dissapointed with the scores. But it only made me study that much harder and really study the test questions that I missed. I did over 50 hours plus. In addition to studying I also prepped myself that I've already passed so I went in having a positive mindset. The final prep talk was the final pump that got me into the get ready mode. I passed the first round and will definitely be using TDC's testing material for licensing.

Highly recommended. Actual test was easier than the practice exams in the study program so if you do well in studying and following the program, you’ll pass!

I really appreciate the advise of leaning in when reading the exam questions.

During the exam, I was so nervous and my nerves were trying to get the best of me! I had worked so hard and remembered the test taking strategies (answer to the best of your ability, mark the question, and swim on) and I passed! I was not only equipped with law & ethics knowledge, but the test taking strategies and actually understanding how to process the questions and answer them is the reason I passed! I am now a better test taker because of TDC!

Excellent prep program for the CA Law and Ethics Exam. You do not need to purchase any other study materials.

This program was very informative. I felt well prepared. The test examples and rationals were the most helpful. I listened to them over and over again and still learning the ethical and laws required by ACSW and AMFT. I felt that Amanda was very detailed and crystal clear on what our duties were when providing therapy. I was still nervous when taking the test, however, I felt confident in my knowledge of what is expected of me and what my limitations and rights are. When it comes to take my clinical exam I am purchasing the testing material to prepare me. Thank you so much for the material

I studied with TDC for 3 weeks and went through the program twice. It taught me how to pay attention to the whole question, break down what it was asking for, and how to eliminate answers. This program was wonderful, easy to follow and the coaches were prompt and supportive! I will use it for my ASWB test! Thanks TDC!

I really enjoyed using TDC to study for the law & ethics exam. The course material was simple and to the point as well as providing real practice examples helped me understand the content.


I think it is absolutely the best prep course I have ever taken ( and I have taken quite a few over the years for the GRE, the LSAT and others) . I am still shocked that I passed because I have always been a fairly crappy test taker with multiple choice tests. Thank you so much for ALL the work that went into the comprehensive and user friendly instructional design

This program is an excellent resource for taking the Law and Ethics exam. The L & E exam is difficult and not to be thought of as an easy pass. I benefitted greatly from the mock tests and review. I passed the first time.

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.