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

A heartfelt thank you to TDC. I had quite a few life challenges over the last couple years that have kept me from taking the Clinical exam, but mainly breast cancer. Once I started to feel better, and my brain started working again, I started studying. I am still in shock that I passed, as it has been hanging over my head as a stressor for so long. TDC stood by me and kept extending my studying due to my health. When I passed, I wept. It was the best thing that had happened in quite a while. TDC prepared me to KICK BUTT!!! I am so grateful! Thank you, TDC!!!

I loved this program! Due to a brain injury I had a lot of complications passing this exam previously. This program has helped me so much and feel really prepared. I passed on the first try after using this program.I highly recommend this to anyone! Thank you so much for this program, what a life saver!

I only used the material included in TDC and passed on my first attempt. The last practice test was very difficult as was reported by you and it made the actual test seem easy. I had 15 minutes left when I completed the exam and felt I did not need to review any of the questions. Thank you.

The mock and final exams on TDC were harder than the actual Law and Ethics Test. This means that it was thorough practice and excellent training material for the test.

Take suggestions to heart; such as; 'Read the stem slowly the first time. Attack the test. Rule out wrong answers.' I'm grateful for Amanda's ability to organize & share her expertise in a valuable way.

TDC prepared me really well for this exam. And it's true, you feel like you're failing the entire time!

I would like to thank Amanda for putting together an AWESOME study program. I'm so excited to announce I PASSED the LMFT exam the first time!!!. If you're looking at other study programs STOP!, Therapist Development Center will get you to your next step PASSED. I was having some challenges with Theories and Coach Robin was able to explain the process I needed to learn instead of memorizing.

Pamela Burney

TDC and Prayer help me pass the clinical exam.
TDC and Jesus had my back all the way through the exam!

The test materials reviewed were very helpful in understanding actual test questions. Thank you T.D.C.

The study system fully prepared me for the exam. I found it to be very comprehensive. I did not use other study materials. The most helpful part I found is the way it prepared me to look clearly at what the question is actually asking.

I truly appreciated your knowledge of the test details! The test I was given felt primarily ethics! Lol .... I did hear your voice reminding me that I would feel like I was failing.. so very true. Your voice gave me confidence that this feeling is normal and not to panic...... and just as you predicted, I passed. Thank you for this wonderful study program!

I have used Gerry Grossman and Kathy Wexler's study materials with no success in passing the MFT board exam. It took me 20 years to pass! Since I started using TDC materials, I finally understood how to the overall concept and how to study better. Especially, I love the highlights, keywords, and the summary of different theories and the phases of therapy. I like the way TDC study material that were condensed with specifics for the exam, in which it had helped to make memorization easier.

I would not have passed without the help of this course! I felt very confident as I took the exam after having the opportunity to take so many practice tests and going over all the rationales. It helped me analyze the questions and look for the *best possible* answers. I passed the first time and I'm feeling a lot better about taking the clinical exam next year!

I previously studied another company's materials for two years and didn't pass. This is year, I purchased TDC's materials and passed my first time on Wednesday, 11/27/19. Clearly, TDC is doing something right. The mocks exams are well designed for candidates to pass the exam the first time. In fact, I found the real exam easier than the final TDC's mocks. I would advise anyone who will see this message to only study the TDC materials if you want to pass the first or second try. I wish all the candidates the best of luck studying the TDC materials.

TDC was perfect!!! It was EXACTLY like the exam. Used TDC for my law and ethics and clinical exam and passed both the first time!!

TDC helped me feel confident. The reviews were perfect and consistent with the exam structure. The mock exams were great practice and mirrored the decision making strategies I need to implement in the licensing exam. I passed on my first attempt! I also appreciate the customer service - I had to postpone my testing date and TDC extended my timeline for accessing the course immediately - thank you!

Excellent Program! I passed on my first try and as someone who gets nervous taking tests that is a big deal! Thank You!

Thank you so much for your help. I couldn’t have done it without you! I still can’t believe I passed! Thank you TDC!!!

I have used other programs in the past and TDC was far superior. The information I received gave me confidence and reduced my anxiety level to almost none. I followed the program instructions completely, found the study materials, test lectures and rationales most effective.

TDC was great! The test strategies and the rationales were so helpful! I could hear myself using Amanda's same strategies of elimination, prioritizing and answering all of the items in the question. Thank you for making the study material comprehensive and fun! My favorite part was studying theories! NOW I feel like I have a clear understanding of each theory. You should open a MFT Online Masters program!! You make learning easy & fun!