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

Thank you so much for this material! I felt very prepared and equipped and it worked!

TDC was a wonderful study tool for me! I love to learn using audio and I loved that it was so thorough (but not TOO thorough - in other words having me review details that were not important!). It was also nice having Amanda's voice - it felt like I was listening to a friend as she shared so warmly and like a real person rather than a robotic voice. And Robin was such a support when I was getting that pre-test anxiety. Her kindness and encouragement was so helpful. Thank you, TDC, and especially Robin, for your support!

So overwhelmed with joy to have passed this monster! BBS took over 5 months to approve my hours but it was worth the wait. A few days before delivering my first son, I CAN SAY I AM A LICENSED MFT. Thank you Amanda.

All materials were very well organized, and comprehensive. I especially found the Coaching Session with Robin to be an essential part of the exam prep process.

This program prep for the LMFT law and ethics exam was excellent! I so appreciated Amanda's detailed explanations throughout the program, and even re-listened to her pep talk in the car prior to walking into the exam. Robin and Asya were also extremely helpful and timely with answering any questions I had along the way! Overall I felt confident with a majority of my answers during the exam and now the content is cemented into my brain. This knowledge will increase my competency as an associate therapist. I will definitely utilize this program prep when I begin studying for my final licensing exams!

I am the worst multiple choice test taker. My professor in grad school even told me that I tend to second guess myself but all my written essay answers were 100% correct. She affirmed that I knew the material but I may be overthinking on the multiple choice questions. I knew I had to do something to prepare myself properly for the CA MFT Clinical Exam. TDC completely addressed my problems and really taught me HOW to take this test, what to look for, how to narrow choices, how to pace myself, and trust my knowledge and experience. I appreciate that it wasn't just raw material review, but more of a program for how to approach and pass this specific test. This program worked wonders for me and while I did not excel in the practice exams, I did better than I thought I would and it helped me prepare my mental approach. I truly felt prepared enough as well as more confident in my test taking abilities after this program. I went through the program once, at my own pace, and passed the CA MFT Clinical Exam on my first try. Thank you so much TDC!

This program worked. Amanda was right, you feel like you are failing the whole time during the test but I believed in myself, did some deep breathing, wrote positive affirmations on my paper and didn't second guess myself. I even asked myself what would Amanda Do?

I can't wait to get the program for the Clinical exam because I know it will help me succeed.

The TDC program is very helpful in studying for the LMFT exam. The various ways the information is presented allowed me to learn the material more effectively. Suggestions, follow the program as instructed and stay consistent. Know your weaknesses and strengths. Use this knowledge to empower yourself and stay confident. Prayer and confidence along with this program helped me pass my exam.

TDC is truly amazing! I used the program for both my L&E and clinical exam. As a person who have always had issues with comprehension, TDC helped me with reading strategies on the day of the exam. TDC moc exams were actually harder than the exam. I was initially frustrated because i failed the exam twice. I was confused because the program made me so confident with the material. I thought to myself, I know all of this stuff what the heck!!! The third time taking the exam I had no anxiety. I thought to myself lets have fun in the same way I had fun learning! I enjoyed diagnosing, the law vs ethics quizzes and crisis. So I sat down and said this exam does not define me lets have some fun. With that mindset everything was so clear. Reading word for word I was able to clearly see what the questions were asking of me. Thank you TDC staying with me until I passed!!

TDC is the best! Felt prepared!!

TDC helped me with feeling supported and confident during the exam. I used other materials to study, but TDC is by far the best. I spoke with Asya and having practice the skills TDC emphasizes here helped with passing the LMFT Law and Ethics exam. I highly encourage using this to study for exams.

I know for a fact that I wouldn't have passed without this course. Thank you!

Coaches were super nice and helpful. They would respond quickly and would talk to me at no charge to calm my nerves thanks Robin! I never felt alone I felt support from TDC thank you so much!

The rationals really helped me along with approaching the exam with my anxiety under control. Thank you Amanda and team for your awesome support and especially for the strategies

I just took and passed the exam for the first and ONLY time. I prepped as instructed and did exactly what Amanda said to do including taking her in with me during the exam. I leaned in, took my break at Q 100 and finished with a few minutes to spare to go back to recheck marked answers. The program is excellent especially for someone like me who has test anxiety. I also worked with Robin for an hour of private coaching. She was a big help. I couldn't recommend this course more. Thank you, thank you Amanda and Robin!

I could not have done both of my exams without TDC. I needed all the excellent materials they had, and used a tutor to help me retain it... finally passed on my 2nd attempt ...TDC.... I think I’ve used this program for about 5 years..

TDC fully prepared me for the law and ethics exam! I appreciated the well thought out order of study topics, practice exams with rationale, and mock exams. I carried the handouts with me to get in quick study moments when I had the chance. I went into the exam nervous and wondering if I was prepared enough but I passed the first time. Throughout the exam I found myself thinking back to the audio explanations of the practice exam questions and talking myself through the answers. This study course goes above just teaching facts and legal/ethical points and really provides an understanding for the format, what the question is really asking and how to determine the best possible answer. I am so glad I went with TDC and I will refer to friends! Thank you!

I'm a Spanish speaking candidate who tried for 10-years prior to passing the exam. I did the Gerry Grossman and AATBS program many times. Prior to this last exam, a co-worker recommended the program TDC. The experience of the program is amazing. Thank you, Amanda and all your team. You rock. I felt confident about starting the test. Everything you recommended for the exam worked. I was listening to you in my mind every step on the test. You have all my appreciation. Thanks, Marisol from Panama.

TDC made me feel organized, prepared, and confident. This program broke down all of the topics very clearly and it was great to follow. When I took all of the practice exams and mocks, the rationales were so helpful! On exam day I followed all of the tips and I PASSED!!!!! TDC prepared me so well that the exam questions were very similar in structure and I felt like I had a strategy to how the questions need to be answered. I AM SO HAPPY!!!!!!

I was very nervous and apprehensive about the final step of the clinical MFT exam. TDC helped organize and prepare me for the process of sitting for this exam while reducing test anxiety. Would absolutely recommend TDC to others.