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 helped me feel confident to pass and prepped me for one the most challenging exams I've taken. it was with me from start to finish! including being in the exam with me,

I recommend an hour session with one of the coaches if you struggle with mock exams. They will help you recognize your patterns and share tips on how to read/understand the questions. Upon taking the exam, TDC mock exams were more challenging than the actual clinical exam.

I highly recommend this program for all individuals who want to become licensed. Best program to pass the test, the materials very organized and helpful, the advice from the coaches extremely helpful, if one follows the program accordingly, chances of passing is very high.

I definitely would not have passed law and ethics without taking this course. The audio and written rationales after each practice test were extremally helpful.

10/10 Recommend. I went through the program once, taking notes. From there I made flash cards and read through my notes twice. I passed the exam my first time, which is something that usually does not happen for me. Test anxiety usually gets the best of me and I have to retake at least once. With TDC I felt more than prepared for the exam. Thank you so much for this program; honestly could not have done it with out you.

It was so helpful in helping me prepare for the wording of questions on the exam and to be mentally prepared for the way the questions are formatted as well as the length!

Thank you to TDC to walking me through the steps needed to really learn how to approach the clinical exam. I felt very well prepared, and am very happy to have passed on my first try. I would recommend this program to anyone!

TDC adequately prepared me to pass my LMFT Clinical Exam. I do believe the mock exams were more challenging than the actual exam. This gave me confidence throughout the exam and made me feel a sense of peace while testing.

By far, the easiest study program I have ever used. Once I completed this course, I felt confident in my ability to pass my law and ethics exam and I did!

Thank you so much for the support in helping me pass.

The program helped with the critical thinking process. It is not like the program gave you the answer; however the program helped you eliminate the wrong answers making it pretty easy to choose. I thank God for this program, and looking forward to using it for my Clinical Exams. Good luck!

Thank you all so much. I can't believe I did it on the first try. This program doesn't just help you learn concepts but actually how to take the test, which was a huge component of this challenge.

Thank you for helping me pass!

I PASSED! TDC did a great job with helping my test taking skills. I feel excited to grow more in this field!

I thought the program was really thorough. I appreciate the tips on how to be organized and how to study. I wouldn't have had a clue how to do it on my own. The mechanics of the mock exams (flagging questions, going back for review, etc.) helped me really prepare for the real exam though the format was a little different in the actual exam. By the time you are done with this program you have answered more than 400 questions and learned the rationale for the answers - which really helps. It was also great having a coach - you could ask questions any time and her help analyzing my pattern of thinking was most valuable in helping me pass the test.

The testing material was very thorough and creating a timeline for studying was very helpful. Listening to the rationales were the most helpful and they allowed me to break down the question into parts to find the most appropriate answer. I plan on using this program for the Licensing exam as well. Thanks so much!

I LOVED the program! it is great to have audio and reading options. I loved the structure and followed it easily. I have got all the support I needed from the personal coach! It was a good prep for the exam and I passed even with poor English skills . I would recommend it to everyone for quick and easy study.

I have ADHD and I was very concerned about being able to finish the test in time as I was unable to complete the majority of the practice tests/mocks in the allotted time. After studying with TDC I took my exam and was so prepared I flew through the questions using all of the advice Amanda gives in the lectures and I finished with 39mins left!! I am thrilled with my experience with TDC and how prepared I felt going into the test. I'm happy to have learned more than I was tested on because I am always looking to improve my skills and abilities. Thank you for creating a great program that made learning/passing manageable! I will tell anyone who asks that TDC is the way to go!

Yes, thank you for the Mutiple resets to finally pass my exam, it was a rough journal thus so far, but you allowed me two extension and because of that i was able to refresh. I will defiantly be back to purchase the clinical part when I finish my hours. Thanks again

Thank you TDC!