CA COMBO: MFT Law & Ethics and Clinical Exam

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 


California MFT FAQs

How Do I Become a Licensed CA MFT?

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:

Do I need both MFT Exam Prep Programs now?

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.

What is the Difference Between the MFT Law and Ethics exam and the MFT Clinical exam?

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!

Is the topic of Law and Ethics tested during the CA MFT Clinical Exam as well?

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.  

How does the CA MFT Clinical Exam compare to the National AMFTRB Clinical Exam?

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.


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Course Reviews

Amazing program for both exams! I had done used another test prep program and found it to be confusing, providing way too much information that is actually not needed and felt like their recordings were not motivating and seemed to be monotone like.
However when I was referred to the TDC program I felt excited and motivated to pass my exams
Just listening to Amanda's recorded training sessions was motivating, energizing and helped think differently about the exam. The tutoring session was well worth the money and found it to be helpful. As well as the blogs done by Robin and Asya.
Also I had Amanda's voice in the testing room with me asking Who's in the room, was that mentioned in the vignette and so on....very helpful.
Overall an amazing program 5 *** plus
Thank You so much!

TDC helped prepare me to pass the exam! The mocks, question rationales, and the "way to think about the exam" really made a difference! Thanks TDC and a special shout-out to Robin!

Thanks so much Amanda. I’ve taken this exam a few times after studying with another test prep and did not pass. The way material is presented (hours of info. On the law and ethics) truly made the difference when I set down this time. I’ve finished the exam with 30 minutes left then review questions I had marked. Thanks again.

You guys are truly AMAZING!! I cannot thank you enough for all the help I received during this very stressful time. The real exam was so much easier than all the practice exams you guys offer and that is a really good thing. Thank you for everything.

TDC helped me prepare for the exam and strategize how to read questions and look for key words in vignettes that could easily eliminate wrong answers. The mock exams are great preparation for the real test.

The TDC helped me feel confident and prepared for the Law and Ethics Exam. The practice tests challenged me and the rationals helped me develop better understanding of the questions I missed. I will definitely be using TDC when it comes to studying for the clinical exam.

Thank you for a wonderfully laid out study material. The most favorite part was the rationales, that helped me find a structured approach to tackling the tests! I will definitely do the clinical exam through TDC. Thank you!

This is a great program, I couldn't have passed without it. All necessary areas covered. Thank you!

Thank you so so much for helping me to pass not only my Law and Ethics exam, but also my MFT Clinical exam on the FIRST try! I used another study program along with this one for my Law and Ethics exam, but I only used Therapists Development Center's study course for my Clinical exam because I felt your exam alone would be sufficient. And it sure was! Your course was all I needed! Thank you again! I'm now a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and ready for the next chapter in my life.

I don't think I would have passed the board exam without TDC. Thank you TDC!

Thank you Therapist Development Center for helping me pass the MFT Clinical Exam. Your test materials provided a comprehensive review of the areas in would are covered in the exam. I appreciated how you structured the information which helped me to better prioritize the areas that I needed most to focus on. I also benefited from the many quizzes which were provided thought out the exam material more so than the full exams However the most beneficial part of your test materials are the audios which helped me absorb the information more quickly. I believe that without the adios I would have had more difficulty passing the exam.
Keep up the good work!
Beth Goodwin

I have always struggled with test-taking so that is why I decided to use a program to help me study for the MFT Law and Ethics exam. This program made me feel much more confident in myself and my ability to learn. It taught me not to be hard on myself and just learn and that is exactly what happened.. After studying and learning from mistakes I began to improve and build confidence in my knowledge. A lot of this tests is learning how to take it and the lectures and practice/mock finals really do just that. I have recommended this program to all my friends who need to take the exam!

I did not think I was going to pass the exam because I was not testing well on the TDC mock exams. But the exam was almost easier and I did not have a problem passing it.
I guess that was the!

I had failed three times prior - rate hovering between 60 and 65 % - and I was beginning to lose heart. I have never been a great fan of cramming and the two previous "prep" products I used just didnt seem to get the material presented in a way I could recall effectively in the actual test. TDC's approach was innovative and totally targeted to the reality of the BBS test from the very first step. I only wish I had discovered them sooner and not wasted three attempts trying to pass with inferior prep products.

But wait... I have not taken the MFT exam because I’m still collecting hrs for adolescents/couples...

But I met requirements for the PCC hrs and just passed the NCMHCE!
I passed w/ flying colors. Truly TDC is a blessing! Amanda was with me the entire time and the answers just flowed in naturally and popping out.

Because the NCMHCE format was drastically different from the MFT exam, as Robin recommended, I supplemented w/ the NBCC Booklet which explained examination structure and reviewed on my own a little on 1) assessment instruments and 2) career counseling which did the trick and gave me the warm and fuzzy.

I’m extremely grateful, TDC is not just about helping budding therapist pass a licensing exam... I genuinely believe TDC develops competent therapist!

Thank you and I look forward, confidently to the the MFT exam in the near future!

I am very happy to have been recommended to use this program to pass the Ethics Exam. A few months ago, I studied using the AATBS, but unfortunately I didn't pass it. Now I would highly recommend this program to others who are in the process of taking this exam. This material is very didactic and makes one understand the meaning of each topic. Truly, without this material I would not have been able to pass this exam. Now I will continue studying for the Clinical Exam.

I am in awe of the way you prepared me. I went into the exam nervous and anxious, of course. I sailed through it feeling like it was almost easy. You over prepared me, thank you. I felt like you were with me in the exam room. I could hear your voice in my head reminding me how to rule out etc. Your program is a gift. Thank you for your part in getting me licensed. I cherish you all.

I highly recommend this incredibly thorough and well laid out study program. I took both the LMFT and LPCC Law and Ethics exams and passed both the first time and it is all due to this program's assistance.
I felt incredibly prepared going in and wasn't disappointed coming out. Well worth the money!

I am very thankful for TDC and how well it prepared me for the exam. TDC really helped preparing with the information for the exam, as well as HOW to take the exam.

I passed my law and ethics test on the first try using TDC and then passed my clinical on the first try too! Traditionally I do not do well on multiple choice tests. Even in college I was a straight A student, but scored only a C when I took multiple choice tests.

Using TDC made all the difference in the world. Not only did the course prepare me 100% for the tests, you taught me how to successfully take this multiple choice test and control my anxiety throughout the process. I cannot thank you enough for this course. I work Crisis so I don't use theories very often - my work day is filled with assessing people for 5150 criteria and working with emergency room physicians and psychiatrists, not conducting therapy. As you know I was very concerned about coming up to speed with all the theories to the level of passing the clinical exam. WOW! You covered the theories well, I must have listened to each audio a minimum of 8 times and then your tutoring helped me organize myself to actually learn the theories and not just memorize words. Thank you so much. I highly recommend your program.