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

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!

I'm so glad I went with TDC for my clinical exam prep. All of my colleagues who had successfully passed the test recommended it. I felt super prepared, the actual exam itself was easier than the final full mocks - and importantly, those full mocks really helped me realize how important timing and strategy was in passing this test. I'm happy I made the investment!

I went with a mentality to attack my exam and I wrote positive affirmations to myself on the scratch paper. I am thankful and overwhelmed with joy and tears. My hardwork payed off and also thanks to Amanda ans TDC material for continued support.
I have used TDC for both my law & ethics and clinical exam. I am glad that choosed TDC over any other material to pass my exams and finally become LMFT.


The lectures, mocks, and rationales were essential in preparing me for my exam. I looked at materials from another prep co and they were actually incredibly confusing. Once I knew the info from the course, the thing that I believe helped me pass was working one on one with Robin. She immediately honed in on what I was doing that resulted in some of my mistakes with the answer choices. She talked me through effective strategies that were really geared toward my specific needs. I wish I could have known how many I got right because my hunch is I did quite well on the actual exam. Thank you Robin and TDC!

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.