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

So excited to share that I passed on the first try. I was concerned because my final mock was not very good, but when I went back and reviewed materials, there was a lot of information that helped me to shift my focus. I felt very well prepared to go into the the exam. The day before included a stress free day of self-care and that shifted my energy. I highly recommend following the guidance and ease your way into the test day. Thanks TDC for such a well played-out study prep program.

TDC was incredibly valuable in helping me understand how to take the test and manage my anxiety. I finished in 3.5 hours and was able to stay calm throughout. I am beyond thankful for this program.

I studied with TDC for my Law and Ethics exam and passed in 2017. I knew that I would use them again when it was time for me to prepare for the licensing exam. The study material is very thorough and I love that there aren't a host of packages at varying prices where I would have to question if I was missing out on essential information if I chose a cheaper option. TDC did an amazing job with this study system and I will recommend them again and again to anyone preparing for exams necessary for MFT licensure!

Thank you again TDC!

Thank you TDC for an excellent program! I passed the MFT Clinical the first time. I took all the mock exams, listened to all the audio recordings. The tips were key during the actual exam. Thank you again!

I studied ALL day yesterday by listening to the audio for the 30 topics, reviewing the handouts, and taking notes! I like that the entire course only takes about 6 hours total listening to the audio (not including the time you take for the exams). I took all 3 mock exams and 1 of the final exams and it worked!! :) Love the system! I'll definitely be using it for the clinical portion of the exam!

I want to thank Robin and Asya for always responding to my questions when I emailed them. Both of them were so gentle and encouraging. The test taking strategies that Robin and Asya gave before the Mocks really worked and Robin's anxiety blog really helped me understand anxiety and how to manage my anxiety. Also, thank you for extending my time every time I requested it. Thanks you again and this program works!

I am very satisfied with this program, in my particular case the suggestions and tips to how to manage my time and how to attack the questions was one of the keys to my success.

The week prior to taking the MFT clinical exam, my uncle passed away unexpectedly making the week extremely difficult. He was a surrogate dad to me and a wonderful role model. Due to our close relationship I was filled with grief and sadness, became less focused and studied sporadically during the week. ( I should preface this testimonial by stating: during my last conversation with uncle he stated, how proud he was of me and was excited about this phase in my life).
My husband and other family members encouraged me to push through and reminded that my uncle would have insisted that I continue with my plans to test. I PASSED !!!!!!!!
The test preparation, lectures, quizzes, mock exams, and review lectures were so incredibly helpful and I could hear "Amanda's" prompting during the test. Thank you TDC staff and all the best to everyone!

I really appreciated the depth of details the recordings went into, explaining the nuances for each answer. I especially appreciated how available Robin was, and how caring, thoughtful and helpful she was with me over email. I bought Ben Caldwell's books but the online, interactive quality of TDC suited me far better. I plan to be back for the Clinical Exam. Thank you again so much for creating such a wonderful and helpful website. I am elated to have passed, and look forward to learning more from you in the future. Thank you.

I finally did it! And yes, Amanda's voice was in my head and I felt humbly confident going in. I felt more prepared. Many hours of study, but now many thanks to TDC!

My coach was amazing and helped me a lot. Asya is a great add on to the study material. The study material on TDC is very similar to the actual test, so it prepares you.

Program teaches you how to answer questions, and what to know for the test, which along with the audio reviews of mock exams, and pep talk audio before the actual exam were the most helpful components for me.

The material covered in this course of study more than adequately prepared me for the exam. I found the real exam questions to be very similar to those provided by TDC.

Hello, I passed on my first try and I believe this course material was the deciding factor. Would recommend to anyone.

100:/: recommended, did not use anything else to study but this program study materials and I passed both my ethical and clinical test at first try.

I am happy that this program is available to help me pass my Law and Ethics Exam I will be using this program for my Clinical Exam.

I wanted to thank TDC for assisting me in passing my MFT Clinical Exam. I had taken it twice previously and used another popular study program. Not passing twice was very discouraging and made me heavily doubt myself, my knowledge and my skills as a clinician. Upon finding out that I did not pass my last exam I said to myself that I needed to "do something different" in regards to studying. I had colleges and friends highly recommend TDC and I took that chance. I figured the money I was spending in another study program was an investment into my future. TDC helped me get into the mind frame that I needed in order to pass the test and as Amanda said in the lectures, I took her into my test. She was the voice in my head asking me to rethink what the questions where actually asking for, telling me to relax and be aggressive in the test and lastly to deduct the answers. I was so relieved to see my passing results that I literally broke down crying on the test proctors and actually had to sit in my car for about a half hour crying. I want to thank TDC for your excellent guidance and encouragement during this ordeal, I honestly do not think I would of passed if I had not made the switch to TDC.

Thank you TDC and Robin Gluck for supporting me in my journey to get licensed. TDC is a great program. With the help of your program I passed my Law and Ethics Exam on my first try and I’m happy to report I just passed my Clinical Exam too!

TDC is an exceptional program. The access to coaching was partially helpful in terms of clarifying rationales and providing moral support. The test taking techniques were very helpful as well. The program covered all the essential information needed to pass the exam.

My first two tries, I was not following the recommendations and was more distracted, ran out of time. This time, I followed the recommendations religiously... Such as, positive self talk, "keep swimming", and EXERCISE. I also utilized one coaching session with Asya. It's so valuable... I gained a lot of insight into how I picked my answers. My recommendation is... Trust the TDC system and do it.... Thank you so much for such wonderful supports through out this challenging journey.