Pass the LCSW on your first try! Create customized practice tests, view detailed answer rationales, and review your results with just a few taps.

Pocket Prep is your award-winning tool for mobile learning and exam preparation. Pocket Prep allows you to study anywhere, anytime, right from your mobile device. We strive to make studying more efficient by redefining how you prepare for the ASWB® Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) exam.

2015 Academics’ Choice “Smart Media” award winner
2016 EdTech Digest “Cool Tool” award winner

The Science Behind Mobile Learning:
Overloading your brain with too much information at once is a common study mistake. Research has shown that smaller, more frequent study sessions are the key to knowledge retention. In other words, taking short quizzes on the go is a much more effective means of exam preparation than reading page after page in a textbook. Apps offer the benefit of interaction, which means you’re far more likely to remember a concept you engage with rather than one you’ve only read about.

*NOTE* This app will prepare you for DSM-5 clinical level social work exams. Titles vary by state and may include: LCSW, LISW, CMSW, CSW-PIP and LICSW. Looking for our Master's level app? Search Pocket Prep MSW in iTunes.

ASWB® Content Areas:
- I. Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior in the Environment
- II. Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning
- III. Psychotherapy, Clinical Interventions, and Case Management
- IV. Professional Ethics and Values

Get Started for Free:
We provide a limited free version so you can get a feel for the app before deciding to upgrade. The free version offers 74 questions with detailed answer explanations.

- 30 free questions available with download
- 30 free bonus questions available through social media
- 14-day access to the Question of the Day (QOTD)
- Comprehensive test-taking strategy guide

Unlock the Ultimate Mobile Learning Experience:
A one-time in-app purchase grants full lifetime access to our LCSW app.

- 800 total practice questions and detailed rationales
- Lifetime access to Question of the Day (QOTD)
- Unlock all social media bonus questions
- Unlock Exam Builder to create customized exams
- Priority in-app support

Pocket Prep Features:
- No internet required
- Study Modes: See answers as you go or at the end
- Retake past exams with a single tap
- Study reminders and QOTD notifications
- Automatic test saving and retrieval
- Detailed history and results reporting
- Exam day countdown
- Multi-device ready

Our team of writers and editors are industry leaders who have meticulously crafted clinical social work practice questions and detailed answer explanations with you in mind. Since 2011, Pocket Prep has been the leader in mobile learning and has helped over five million students and professionals achieve more.

Need help? Contact us through the app’s support section at any time for a response within 24 hours.

What's New

Version 6.5

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Worth every penny! Purchase the full version!


I just passed my LCSW with a great score and largely attribute it to this app. I studied for 3 weeks, primarily using this app since I'm often on the go. I loved that it explains why answers are right or wrong, not just testing and scoring you. The option to build your own exam is a great feature, as well, since I was very confident in some areas and needed to focus on others.
All around the best study app I found BY FAR.
I suggest studying the DSM, the guide by Dawn Apgar, then using this app to familiarize yourself with the way questions will be presented on the test, as well as test your knowledge base and find your strengths/weaknesses.

Just passed my exam!


I received a passing score today on the LCSW and this app helped quite a bit! If you don’t want to pay big bucks but need a little studying support, this is a great option. I had the benefit of using it for several months (the state where I live was very, very slow with my paperwork) and got the chance to really dig in. I do wish it was a little less glitchy and loaded a little faster, and some of the questions are really worded very confusingly, but definitely did the job. Would recommend!

MISLEADING. Better off buying the review book...


Not the 2017 exam version! I’ve got less than three weeks until my exam and I just saw in settings that the questions are based off the 2018 exam blueprint. This is not helpful to me. It says 2017 in the title, very misleading. Be warned! Total waste of money! I even received an email asking me to change my review from the CEO and he was very rude! They just want your $. In other news, it just asks the same questions over and over again, the same material, and the questions are wordy and different from the actual exam. Pass on this and just buy the review book by Dawn Apgar. Way more help!

Developer Response

With our 2018 update, nothing actually changed within the app as we've already determined our domain distribution and our item types are already set for the 2018 blueprint changes. We just updated to 2018 to let people know that it is ready. You are all set to test for 2017 OR 2018 with the current version. Please consider updating your review. Thank you!


Pocket Prep, Inc.
57.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
© 2018 Pocket Prep, Inc. All rights reserved. This product is not affiliated with nor endorsed by the ASWB.
In-App Purchases
  1. LCSW Premium $24.99
  2. LCSW Special $21.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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