CA COMBO: MFT Law & Ethics and Clinical Exam
Price: $620.00

CA COMBO: CA MFT Law & Ethics and CA MFT Clinical

Looking to become a California MFT and planning to take both the MFT Law & Ethics Exam and the MFT Clinical Exam with the BBS? By purchasing the combo package now, you’ll receive both of TDC’s California MFT Exam prep programs at a big discounted rate. The MFT Combo Package includes online access to everything you need to PASS WITH CONFIDENCE including, audio workshops, step-by-step study plans, practice exams, coaching and more. Both the MFT Law and Ethics and the Clinical Exam programs are designed to maximize learning and minimize stress.

To learn more about what each individual program entails check them out here:

CA MFT Law & Ethics Exam Prep         CA MFT Clinical Exam Prep


Since you’ll need to take both the MFT Law & Ethics and the MFT Clinical exams with the BBS to become a clinically licensed MFT, you might as well get both programs up front and save money. In fact, you'll save $50 with the combo package! Scroll down to read what others have said who’ve used our CA Law and Ethics and CA MFT Clinical Exam prep programs.


Outside of California, MFT licensing is overseen by the Association of Marriage and Family Therapist Regulatory Board (AMFTRB), but the state of CA has its own governing board, the Bureau of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). After graduating from a masters degree program, one must register with the BBS as an Associate MFT and then take and pass the MFT Law & Ethics Exam. Once the L&E examination is passed, each candidate must accrue supervised work experience. California requires 3,000 hours over a minimum of 104 weeks in order to qualify for MFT Clinical licensure. When the hours have been completed, it’s time to take and pass the MFT Clinical Test with the BBS. And that’s it! By completing these steps, you can become an LMFT in the state of California. However, if you do decide to pursue this license, we highly recommend connecting with the Bureau of Behavioral Sciences directly as there may be additional details and steps you will need to know during this process. Here is the link to their website:


While the intent of both exams are designed to produce the same results, and that is to ensure public safety within the practice of therapy, there are some nuanced differences between the two MFT Clinical exams themselves.

  • Test Items: The CA MFT Clinical exam consisted of 170 test questions, with 20 of them no being counted towards scoring. Those unscored 20 are put on the exam as experimental questions to be considered as part of the scored items in future exams. On the National AMFTRB Clinical Exam there are 200 test questions, all of which are scored.
  • Content: The difference is slight, but the CA MFT Clinical focuses on testing your knowledge around treatment planning, clinical evaluation, treatment, crisis management, law and ethics, and treatment. The National AMFTRB Exam content focuses more on practice of systemic therapy (assessing, hypothesizing, and diagnosing), designing and conducting treatment (including the evaluation of the process and termination), managing crisis, and maintaining ethical, legal and professional standards.
  • Testing Windows: In California, the BBS offers the MFT Clinical Exam on an ongoing basis of five (5) times per week, while the the National MFT Exam is only offered one week per month, and you must sign up the first of the month during the month prior to you intended exam date.

Yes. In fact, questions pertaining to law and ethics make up more than ¼ of the CA MFT Clinical Exam! The BBS recognizes that a significant amount of time is likely to pass between the time applicants pass the law and ethics exam and when they are able to sit for the CA MFT Clinical exam. Therefore, they want to ensure applicants continue to stay up-to-date with relevant laws and ethical guidelines.  


The first exam that associates are required to take is the MFT law and ethics exam. The exam’s name gives away the content--it solely tests your knowledge on the legal and ethical issues that guide our profession. The BBS requires you attempt this exam prior to renewing your associate registration. The clinical exam also tests your knowledge of law and ethics, but it also covers topics such as crisis management, treatment, treatment planning, and evaluation. Each of our programs are comprehensive and cover all of the content and strategy you will need to PASS both exams!

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Course Reviews

TDC is a fantastic program!! I completed the entire program in about 3 weeks time and felt more than prepared for this exam. I actually rescheduled to take my Law and Ethics Exam early because I felt so ready!!
I would recommend this to anyone studying for their Law and Ethics Exam. ( I am an LPCC)

Everything was great!

I had 1 month to study and used the TDC. What helped most wast not only learning the information, but learning how to answer the questions, which TDC prepared me for in such a short amount of time. Whether you're studying for 3 months or 1 month, I highly recommend the TDC.

I PASSED!!! TDC modules, audio, and mini-quizzes helped me retain the information. I was able to go to the test center with confidence. I would highly recommend anyone to use TDC.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that the actual exam felt easier than the mock exams! I think TDC actually over-prepared me for the exam, and I couldn't be more grateful for that! I've recommended TDC to several others already, and I plan to continue recommending it! Thanks!

TDC's study material is top notch and on point to the Board examination. TDC covers all topics and modalities.
I felt confident about the material after I was able to really commit to the study guide.
Thanks for allowing me to have used the study guide over and over after my failed attempts and seeing me through my success.

Thank you coaches for your speedy responses to questions! Very very helpful and supportive!

I highly recommend TDC to AMFT’s seeking to complete the clinical written exam. This testing platform helped me tremendously!!!

TDC was a great study program and extremely comprehensive! I went into the test with so much more information than I actually needed, but I believe it will make me that much better of a clinician. Lots of assessment questions, but if you listen to all the audios, review your notes and do the mock exams, you will be more than ready. My biggest hurdle was test anxiety and time management, but once I started the actual exam, my nerves were eased because I realized I was fully prepared! Thank you for making this experience so great! Passed my first attempt and so happy to be done :)

After I didn't finish, and subsequently didn't pass the first go around- I requested accommodation and received them. Since I already knew most of the material, I studied and refreshed and when I was ready to take the test I scheduled and passed. I was so grateful that I both advocated for myself and also that I felt prepared. Thank you for the prep TDC and for allowing me an extended program after I didn't pass. Happy to say I passed the second time. Feels so liberating.

I truly believe that TDC's program overly prepared me and I'm so grateful!

Highly recommend!

I used TDC for both my MFT Law & Ethics and Clinical exam. I passed both times on my first time. I recommend TDC to anyone who has to take these exams.

I used TDC for my law and ethics exam and went through the material/audio and practiced with the mock exams. I passed on my first attempt! I knew I was going to return for my clinical written exam (MFT). The way the program is set up with audios that review information and even more go over rationales for answering the questions prepared me to really understand how to take this exam. Like stated, we know the material. It’s just being able to apply it and the TDC did this on every aspect. I passed my LMFT exam on my first attempt and I am forever grateful! Thank you so much!

Would not have been able to motivate myself to get through studying without this course. It gave me peace of mind to think that if I just followed the steps of the program I'd pass. And I did!

Thank you Amanda and Asya and the entire TDC team for the quality of the study material! Thank you Asya for the individual coaching session, which helped with me identify strategies I needed to improve. I felt well prepared for the clinical exam and passed feeling confident!

The mock exam and quick study print PDF print out were very helpful. The audios were a good way to help bring the voice to the exam to help me strategized and help me pick the best answer.

TDC helped me to get in the proper mindset that spelled the difference between passing and failing. Thank you!

I like TDC program. It is exceptional and comprehensive. TDC is all you need to pass the MFT Clinical examination. I appreciate the opportunity to use the TDC program. I appreciate the teaching style of Amanda. She is awesome. I will be eternally grateful to this program.

I felt so confident in my skills after going through the TDC program. I had no anxiety prior to the exam because I felt so prepared. The study materials and learning have made me a better clinician, as well. Thank you!! So grateful to move into the next part of this journey!