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.

* Academics’ Choice “Smart Media” award winner
* 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.

- 1,000 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 6.6

Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.1K Ratings
2.1K Ratings

Highly recommended


I highly recommend this app. Not sure I would have passed the test without it! Some questions have tricky wording that threw me off even when I knew the correct answer. You need to understand the hidden meaning behind the test questions so you know how to pick the best answer out of several options that would be correct if the question had been worded slightly different. This practice app helped me learn what the questions are actually asking and what areas to practice more. I have a lot of experience in mental health counseling but was not necessarily prepared for all the questions about theories outside my practice area. For example, my career has focused on single adults and many of the questions on the exam are about child and family practice. A really great thing about this app is that many of the questions were on the real test, just reworded with different names. I knew the correct answers directly due to this practice app! It is also a much better deal than the official ASWB practice test which cost $80 for 170 questions. The one advantage of that test is familiarization with the real test software, but the real test does give you practice time to learn the software so it is not entirely necessary to practice at home. If you are short on money, all you need is this app.

Great adjunct to standard study materials

Antenna Creek

This app was incredibly helpful and I HIGHLY recommend purchasing the premium. It was a worthwhile investment- it’s far more cost efficient to purchase and learn from the app than to take the test several times. LCSW Pocket Prep helps you identify the sections in which you are the strongest and most in need of improvement. Because of the ease and convenience of the app, I was able to study for 2 months while traveling. The app did not need to be connected to service which was incredibly helpful. I used it on the go everywhere. This app allows you to practice questions and learn the material by looking at the explanations. I didn’t have to lug around a heavy textbook, just used the app on my phone. Also, 800+ questions is a lot to practice on! The ONLY complaint I have is that the app should have more case vignettes that are a bit tougher. The app, in my opinion, is a much easier version of the ASWB Clinical License exam I took.

Helpful but approach with caution and use a backup study method


Just walked out of my LCSW test and happy to report that I passed!

Primarily used this app along with the printed study guide by Apgar. App allowed me to study on the go, in between clients at work and in situations where it wasn’t practical to pull out a book or cards.

As I went through questions I used the explanations section on each question to develop a set of flash cards with basic ideas of concepts. (explanation area often also defines the other ‘wrong’ answers and can help you capture other concepts not being directly asked about).

I also struggled with how stupid this app made me feel, scores were abysmal when I started and I had to fight to keep my confidence up. There were also several questions that contradicted themselves (ie. Stating you should always refer for a given thing, then another question indicating you should NOT refer when that issue comes up).

Highly recommend using an additional study guide as app didn’t cover or even mention several items that were on my exam.

Overall though, I would credit this app with helping me be prepared on a wide variety of necessary topics and the act of clicking on answers on a screen and waiting for a score to pop up (when choosing-score at end) prepared me to do the same in my actual exam.

Whew! So glad it’s over!


Pocket Prep, Inc.
47.7 MB
Requires iOS 11.2 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 $44.99
  2. LCSW Special $25.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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