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Clinical (LCSW) ASWB Prep

Agents of Change has the program to help you pass your ASWB exam!

Social Work Test Prep

About the Course

This course is designed for social workers who are preparing for the ASWB Clinical (LCSW) exam.  The Clinical Exam is the same throughout the United States and Canada, however social workers licensed at the Clinical level have different licensure acronyms in different states including: LCSW, LICSW, and LISW. Each year, approximately 20,000 social workers take the Clinical exam. 

Agents of Change will help you prepare to PASS your licensing exam and level up your career. With over 30 hours of visual and audio content, mock practice questions, test-taking tips, and strategies to break down and synthesize exam content, you will be prepared and confident to tackle your exam on test day!

1000’s of Social Workers just like you have used these materials to PASS their Clinical licensing exams. Are you ready to be next?

About the Clinical (LCSW) Level ASWB Exam

The exam contains 170 multiple-choice questions, with only 150 counting toward your score (20 questions are included by the ASWB for testing). 

You will have four hours to complete the examination, which is administered on a Pearson VUE computer. The test-taker is able to change answers, mark questions for later attention, skip questions, and review questions.

Passing scores vary by exam version, but are between 90 and 107 questions. 

The overall first-attempt pass rate for the Clinical Level ASWB exam is 76.1% (ASWB).

Major Exam Topics Include:

  • Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior in the Environment (24%)
  • Assessment and Intervention Planning (30%)
  • Interventions with Clients/Client Systems (27%)
  • Professional Relationships, Values, and Ethics (19%)

Clinical Level ASWB Exam Frequently Asked Questions

To take this exam, you need to have a Master's degree in social work. Depending on your state's requirements, you may also need a minimum number of hours of clinical supervision by a licensed social worker.
We recommend checking your state specific licensing guidelines here:
The first attempt pass rate for the Clinical level exam from 2011-2021 is 76.1%
There are only 3 quick steps! 1) Apply for a license with the board in your state or province. 2) Register and pay for the exam with the ASWB. 3) schedule your test date with Pearson Vue.
According to the ASWB, the Clinical level exam assesses the ability to practice clinical social work requiring the application of specialized clinical knowledge and advanced clinical skills. A licensed clinical social worker often starts off by specializing with a particular client population. However, as you continue to build on your experience in the clinical area, and your career evolves, you may be able to make changes to your future without changing your profession.

Clinical Exam Resources

Looking to learn more about the ASWB Clinical Level exam? We’ve assembled some great resources to help you better understand this exam and its possibilities for your career.

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Exam Overview
    • A great overview of the LCSW credential and a step by step guide to acquiring your licensure!
  • How to Get Your LCSW License
    • To become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) you need to have a Masters degree in Social Work and often need a minimum number of hours of clinical supervision, which varies by state. Some states will allow you to perform limited functions under supervision with a bachelor’s degree en route to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, however, this is not always the case.

    • No state allows the title of Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) without a minimum of a Master’s degree. 

  • Clinical Exam Registration
    • Ready to sign up for your Clinical level ASWB exam? It’s simple, get started here!
    • The fee for the Clinical exam is currently $260
  • Free Clinical (LCSW) Level Exam Questions
    • Are you ready for the Clinical exam? Test your knowledge and see with 10 free questions from Agents of Change!

Agents of Change Clinical Level Course Curriculum


Getting Started: Studying for Success

Organization is key! Do you feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to stay motivated in your studying? This session will help participants get organized.

Strategy: Approaching and Examining Practice Questions

In this section, we cover the basics on how to build the critical thinking and breaking down question strategies you'll need to pass the test.

Unit 1: Human Development, Diversity and Behavior

This section will go over the major developmental theories. This includes: Erikson, Piaget and Kohlberg.

Unit 2: Assessment and Intervention Planning

Risk Assessment, Mandated Reporting, DSM 5, Personality Disorders, and Medications are reviewed in this section.

Unit 3: Interventions with Clients and Client Systems

Micro, Mezzo, and Macro. Therapy Theories, Group and Family, and Community Social Work are covered.

Unit 4: Professional Ethics and Ethical Decision Making

Code of Ethics, Ethical Principles, Clincal Supervision, Confidentiality, Subpoenas and Court Orders. Termination.

Practice Questions and Rationales

75 question practice test including answers and detailed rationales. As a bonus, you'll also have access to 4 practice question sets where Meagan walks through the rationales on video.

LIVE Study Group Sessions

2 LIVE Study Groups/Month led by Meagan. You'll also get access to over 15 past study group recordings and materials.

Bonus: Audio Files

All major sections of Agents of Change are available as audio for on the go listening! We support all learning styles.

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Pass Your Clinical Level ASWB Exam

Your Clinical Exam Premium Package Includes

Audio + Visual Content

We designed Agents of Change to support all learning styles. Each topic includes engaging videos and visual slides. With your purchase, you also get access to on-the-go audio resources.

100's of Mock Practice Questions

Build your test-day confidence with 100's of practice Clinical level questions, video walkthroughs, and comprehensive rationales. Agents of Change will help you get comfortable with the language of the exam.

Monthly Study Groups

Each month, you'll be invited to 2 LIVE and interactive study groups on key ASWB topics. This is an added bonus and offers a way to connect with a community of learners. You'll also get access to more than 15 past recorded study groups when you join

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