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

TDC really helped me prepare, not only for the testing material, but how to manage some of the mental stress that i experienced during the exam. Even though i felt prepared with the material that was provided, there is still this human element that we deal with when feeling under pressure. It really helped to use the techniques provided and I was able to pass on my first try! The material covered in TDC also contributed to my knowledge and helped me feel competent as a therapist. As I was studying for the exam, I noticed that i was more adept in practicing and identifying concepts about certain theories that helped inform my treatment work with my current clients. I felt confident and able to provide .appropriate interventions and treatment and that is a great feeling! This program really goes above and beyond! Thanks TDC!

TDC helped me understand the rational of each vignette. TDC allowed me to understand the concept as the Law and Ethics Exam is not a memory test. I highly recommend this study course:).

I love the reading of the Laws by the narrator. I followed along with the printed text. It made all the difference in the wold to me. I felt I had a partner helping me study. During the test I remembered how to read and understand what they were asking. Simply wonderful. Thank you so much for helping me reach a mild stone.

The program is great. I felt very supportive when I asked for assistant. I also had 3 phone calls with Asya and that was so helpful! She helped me to recognize where I get stuck and how to move forward. How to think differently. Highly recommend to talk with a coach!

I just did what Amanda told me to do and I passed my MFT clinical exam on the first try. I used this program for my law & ethics test also and HIGHLY recommend it!

In addition to feeling very confident and prepared for the LMFT and LPCC Law and Ethics exams, I feel that I am a better and more informed therapist because of this program. Everything was so well explained and so well defined, it was easy to learn it and commit it to memory, not just for the sake of the test, but for a long and ethical career. Thank you so much, TDC. I could not have done it without you!

TDC was very helpful and prepared me very well, thanks to Amanda and Asya

Thank you TDC, I passed my test the first time!

TDC not only fully prepared with knowledge and information about the test, but also gave me the confidence going into the test. I was able to honestly tell myself “I can pass this!” Because of TDCs program.

Thank you so much for developing this program. This is by far the best program out there, and it reallly helps you to prepare for the MFT exam. I struggled with my time management when taking the last two finals but was able to do just fine in the real test. The practice final mock exams really helped me to pinpoint my weakness areas. I’m so happy because this time I passed the MFT clinical exam.
Once again thank you Asya for your promptly response to my questions.

There is no way I would have passed first time without TDC. I loved how I didn’t have to find out the information-i just had to plan my time and listen to it all.

TDC was a key component in helping me pass my exam the first time!! I am extremely grateful I listened to my peers who recommended this study prep material. AlI of the information provided (handouts, audios, rationales) was extremely useful. I walked into the exam feeling mentally prepared for the questions as well as prepared to handle the anxiety and doubt that came with it. Thank you TDC!!!

I am so grateful to TDC! I passed the first time! I enjoyed the structure of the program, and the coaches were great!

Yes!!!! Thank you so much! I love TDC and truly helped with my clinical exam. Thank you Ms. Asya!! Truly appreciate you for supporting and working with me throughout this experience. Yay!!!!!!

I passed!! Yahoo!
I listened to Amanda's first lecture on How To Think the day before I took the test and it really helped.
I am so glad that I revisited the part on feeling ambiguous with my answers during the test taking. Honestly, there were only a handful of answers that I felt absolutely certain that I answered correctly. But I kept on moving through the test with just 10 minutes to spare. I used the 10 minutes to look at my marked answers and only had one "Awe" moment where I made a change.
Thank you for all of the support. I think I am going to miss Amanda's voice and have withdrawal symptoms from not studying. Happy Holidays to Everyone at TDC!

Trust the process, typically I don’t learn well with audio but I was surprised how great it was plus it gave me the opportunity to write notes and it really stuck!!!


TDC was amazing at getting me in the mindset for the exam!!!!

This course thoroughly prepared me for the exam. It covered things it needed to, and the rationales were extremely helpful.

TDC.... gave me the confidence I needed in order to Pass the LMFT California Law &Ethics Exam. CAN'T BE ANY HAPPIER... so the next journey will be the LMFT Clinical Exam. As long as I do exactly what Amanda suggested to do... then I have no doubts and I truky believe I will be just fine. THANK YOU TDC Family.