LMSW Exam Prep: ASWB Masters Level Exam
Price: $275.00

Our LMSW Exam Study System prepares social workers to pass the ASWB Masters Level Exam. Our ASWB Masters Level Exam Study Guide includes everything you need to pass your exam with confidence. Our online study system includes access to:

  • An organized, step-by-step study plan designed by experts in social work - we are the only program with a 10-step system that gives you clear tasks to prepare for the ASWB Masters Level Exam. This makes your studying efficient and effective.
  • Audio lectures with printable handouts – listen and learn at your convenience. When you attend a workshop, you only get to hear that information once.  Real learning requires repetition. With our lectures, you can listen and take notes as many times as you need.
  • A thorough review of all essential content areas on the 2021 LMSW exam - we took the ASWB Masters Level Handbook and organized our course in a way that makes all the information accessible and covers it in a way that will actually be tested on the ASWB Masters level exam.
  • Multiple, effective study tools - we learn best when the material is presented in different formats.  Our program does just that. We review the Top 50 Topics tested, provide multiple handouts, lectures, and quizzes to reinforce concepts.
  • Our clinical examples from professional social workers help you learn instead of just memorize the information, which is essential for successfully answering the reasoning-based questions that make up the majority of the exam.
  • Clear test-taking strategies and anxiety management you will use on exam day.
  • 600+ ASWB Masters Exam practice questions with audio or written rationales
  • Experienced LMSW exam prep coaches available via email for questions and support - our coaches have passed the ASWB Masters Level Exam with a score of 90% or higher!  They know the LMSW exam and will always email you back to you within two days (if not sooner!). We want to help you pass with our LMSW exam study guide program.

This ASWB Exam Prep program takes 50 hours of study time to complete once. We recommend studying 2-12 weeks for the ASWB Master Exam. Access to the program expires after 4 months, but extensions are FREE. We mean it when we say that we are with you until you PASS!

Still unsure if our social work ASWB Masters Level Exam Study Guide is right for you?

For many social workers, taking the ASWB Masters Level Exam can be very intimidating, and that is understandable. The ASWB Masters Level Exam covers a massive amount of content. With so many options - books, workshops, apps, and other online options, finding the right social work ASWB Masters Level Exam Study Guide can be daunting.

It has been our experience that many social workers come to us after using other social work ASWB Masters Level Exam Study Guides and failing.  Frustrated and defeated, they worry that they won’t ever be able to pass the exam. Many students report that they were overwhelmed with books or the app that they bought were nothing like the ASWB Masters Level Exam.  We totally get it. That’s exactly why we created this LMSW licensing exam training and exam study guide program for the ASWB Masters level exam. As social workers who have actually successfully passed the ASWB Masters Level Exam Study Guide who had seen the other study guides out there, we knew there was a very real need for a better program for test-takers. That is why we created a robust, but concise study system that provides a clear plan and multiple learning methods so your brain can truly learn and absorb the material. When it comes to passing the ASWB Masters Level Exam, you are in good hands with the Therapist Development Center team.  We look forward to helping you pass!

(Please note that for the Michigan LMSW exam, you want to sign up for our Clinical LCSW program, as this is the study system that will prepare you for the Michigan LMSW exam. Our LMSW exam prep is for a Masters level exam that is NOT required in the state of Michigan.)

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Course Reviews

I am extremely grateful for the Therapist Development Center! I just passed my LMSW exam yesterday. I loved the audio lectures and the quick studies! Not only did the TDC help me with the knowledge required for the exam but it also mentally prepared me to take it. After my first failed attempt at the exam using a different prep course I was extremely disappointed. I purchased the TDC right after and it has helped me a lot! Thank you so much!

This prep-course was amazing. I failed the exam 2x prior to this prep-course. I am a 44 year old full time working mom of 12 year twins. I work at a school and would like to be a school social worker. I took a boot camp class before my first exam and did not feel as prepared as I was for this exam by the therapist development center. I will take this course again before my clinical exam when I am ready. This pre-course was structured, detailed and so informative. I actually looked forward to studying :) Thank you so much Amanda! I feel so relieved and good about my accomplishments.

I passed the LMSW exam on the first try. TDC was extremely point on with the test materials and I believe the only reason why I passed the exam on my first try! I would also recommend the actual ASWB practice exam as well because it was the same format as the exam and made me feel more confident while taking the actual exam. Thank you, TDC!!


This program was amazing. It allowed me to work full-time and coach. I took the exam before and failed using other exam material. Once, I used TDC I passed my masters level exam. I will definitely be using this program again for the clinical exam.

Alesha Thomas

Definitely worth the investment. If you need structure and a hands on learning style, this is definitely a program worth investing in for the exam. I was able to pace myself and easily absorb the information. The exam facility was booked out by 2 months which was frustrating. I request an extension because of the delay and it was granted. However, this program allowed me to organize my studying so I was prepared even with the delay. The exam is difficult. Originally I had a book to study from and I would drift off, unable to retain the information. I do not believe I would have received the same results with just the book. I passed on the first try! I have recommended it to several students that are planning on taking after graduation. I have also recommended it to the Director of the MSW program at the University of Saint Joseph. Thank you Emily and Todd Pellegrino and the coaches for helping me pass!!

I have a major problem with being a perfectionist. I put off exam for near 2 years because I was afraid of failure. I felt okay going into it. I don't think you'll ever feel prepared for it. I got a 79% on the final mock exam. Which is what I got on the test I took. I only needed 99 to pass and I got a 118. I finished in 90 minutes and the ones I didnt know I didnt stress about. I didnt sleep at all the night before exam but I went in and felt great. I will use TDC for LCSW!

I had always lacked understanding of the exam and what it required of me. With TDC, the break down of the rationales was very helpful. I was able to take myself out of the equation and look at what the question was asking me to do. I am so thankful I made the investment. Thank you all for everything.

Licensed for 20 yrs. Needed to take the test to get license in another state for a new job. In large part because of this prep program, despite being out of school for 25 ys, passed the first time. This program has everything you need.

OMG, I purchased TDC about 2 weeks ago. I only was able to study for an hour a night, but not every night missed some. On January 23, 2019, I woke up had an breakfast. Arrived at the testing center more confident then the first two times. When it was over I had passed, this program helped me see what I was doing wrong, and taught me how to really break the questions down. I have already recommended to others. Thanks TDC...

Currently tearing up because I remember reading other people's testimonies on here wondering if I should sign up and if it's worth it. Let me tell you, it is. I PASSED MY TEST specifically because of this program.

No doubt, I studied hard every time I took the LMSW exam, but this program really helped me understand how to approach each question with a different mindset of expecting every answer choice to be correct and how to choose the BEST, NEXT, or FIRST answer they are looking for in test takers.

My personal favorite perk of this program was the Facebook group specific to those currently studying for the LMSW or LCSW exam through TDC. Whenever I was unmotivated to study or would get overwhelmed with stress, I would see inspiring posts from others saying they just passed and specific things they did to approach the exam. The TDC community really helped me to keep going and to do my absolute best.

Just something I shared in my victory post:
"Remember you only need 1 pass, attempts don’t matter in the end. Proud of everyone in this group for wanting to move up whether it’s for your LMSW or LCSW, keep at it! Your patience and dedication will be rewarded."

This course was very well organized. The content was very clear and informative. The quizzes and mock exams really helped me to study. The rationales for the mock exams were also very helpful.

Thank you TDC for helping me PASS the LMSW exam! I really appreciated how your system broke down the information for each section tested into just what is needed and not give an overwhelming amount of info that is unnecessary. I loved the audios the most because I was able to listen to them on-the-go, and I found listening to them over and over really help sink in the info. My favorite audios were "Let's talk Ethics" and "How change happens". I remember picking up a copy of the COE I previously found on the internet and reading it and said to myself "I'm never going to get this stuff", but listening to the "let's talk ethics" audio on TDC and hearing the commentary was a life saver for me. Understanding the COE was very important in passing the exam. I appreciated all the tips - how to study, what to eat/drink, self-care, etc. they were all very helpful. Also, being able to communicate with Emily P. via email for clarification and inquiries was awesome! Thank you, Emily! In addition, I love being in the study group on Facebook. I posted/commented several times when I was struggling and my anxiety was getting the best of me and I have to say, the support that I got from my fellow study partners was AWESOME! I love how everyone was supportive of each other, empowering each other - what a great motivation! With all great things said, I must say I wished TDC had an audio explaining the "macro" piece needed for the exam, I found the quick study alone wasn't enough on this section. In closing, thank you again, TDC! I have already recommended your study system to my fellow colleagues who are planning on taking their LMSW/LCSW exams. I will definitely use TDC when studying for my LCSW exam.

Excellent program. I felt that you were with me throughout the entire process. I especially appreciate your support for veterans !!

Thank you TDC for being able to provide the support and break down the context. I am still in disbelief but I am so glad this was my third and final attempt.

I have been out of grad school for 6 years and was extremely nervous about preparing for this exam. I am a mom of a toddler and work full time so I was also worried about having enough time to prepare. The study material provided by TDC was exactly what I needed. it helped me stay organized and stay on track. I would recommend it to anyone. I passed on Saturday!

I was very satisfied with the entire test prep. The combination of audio, quick studies, and quizzes were very helpful! I initially planned to spend a longer time period studying, which I recommend. I felt very rushed and was left with insecurities on test day because of the short time span I had devoted to studying. However, I did pass the exam on the first try thanks to this test prep! I have already recommended it to a couple coworkers, who plan to take the LMSW exam this year. :)

Before I purchased Therapist Development Center's (TDC) materials I was overwhelmed with what to study because there was so much material to cover. TDC helped me with how to study & what to study. The materials were portable, so I always had some quick study materials with me at all times. Plus the audio materials were a tremendous help for me allowing me to replay the materials on my 45 minute commute to/from work. The quizzes & mock test all helped me with learning the materials and with preparing myself physically to take the exam. Historically I've not done well on national exams. However, the tips, strategies & pep talk from start to finish, all helped me to be confident, prepared & calm during the exam and ultimately successful. Thank you! I didn't use any other materials once I purchased TDC. I highly recommend TDC!!! When it's time to study for my clinical exam, I'll be back! Karen L Reddick, LMSW, MA

TDC is super knowledgable about social work and the LMSW exam. But what stood out is that they really seemed to understand me as a learner; I'm not the kind of person who can just sit down with a book. I needed the lectures and study guides because that's how I learn and TDC "met" me there. I really DID have Amanda's voice in my head during some of the questions!

Im a horrible test taker. I kept putting the test off over and over due to not feeling ready enough to take the exam and life situations. However, I finally decided to take whether I pass or fail. This exam LMSW was the hardest test I have ever taken. I wanted to second guess myself on every questioned I answered. However, I never got the ah ha notion, therefore I only changed three questions, maybe I shouldn't have but after reviewing I thought I should. I did not pass by much, but I passed and I am most grateful!

I am extremely pleased with the TDC study program! I was willing to invest in this program because I would rather invest upfront to increase my chances of only taking the exam once. It worked! I loved the organized structure of the program and the thoroughness of the content. In the long run, I saved time, money (on taking the exam multiple times), and stress. I felt prepared for the LMSW exam and believe that I learned many things that will help me to be a better social worker. I fully intend to use this program when I prepare to study for the LCSW!