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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This program came highly recommended by a colleague. I had used previous materials in the past and found them very overwhelming and I didn't feel they prepared me. This program was completely different. TDC was highly structured, concrete and succinct. Not only did it teach skills clearly but it also prepared me emotionally. The reference material was clear and easy to understand. The audio reinforced the program and helped conceptualize the material. I actually enjoyed preparing and feel more confident in my work with clients. I believe this program was invaluable to my success in taking my exam and will be reference tool in my practice. I had a lot riding on passing my exam and I am grateful to TDC for helping me achieve an monumental milestone in my career. Thank you so much Amanda!

I would recommend this program to others who are looking to gain knowledge of MFT Law & Ethics. I felt the test was very similar to the mock questions from the TDC study program. I think this program takes a comprehensive, whole body approach to studying, learning and test taking. I am grateful for this resource and the additional one-on-one support I received from one of the TDC coaches. I felt very well prepared and knew I had passed before I even finished the exam! Thank you TDC!

TDC was extremely helpful in helping me pass my exam yesterday. This was my second time taking my exam and I felt much better prepared this time. TDC over prepared me for the exam and the mock exams were harder than the ones on the actual exam in my opinion. I cant believe i am a LMFT and I thanks TDC for providng me with the actual tools i needed to PASS!

I am happy to share with you that I finally passed the Clinical Exam and thank you for such a great course! Amanda, you were really in the room with me as well as Asya! Many courses offer good content materials but TDC is more than that. Well organized and focused on strategies and this exam is all about a mental and physical challenge. I requested a coaching session with Asya a week before the exam and it was totally worth it, she gave me wonderful feedback on how I needed to approach the exam. I passed!!!!!
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THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I passed on my first try. I am so excited to be an LMFT! TDC is the only prep program that takes into account different learning styles. I am deeply grateful! :-)
~Debra Faith House

TDC really gave me the content and encouragement I needed to pass the exam on the first try! I'm so glad Amanda talked about how to lean into the anxiety and the feeling that you are failing. Normalizing that feeling really aided me in managing my anxiety and pushing through to the finish line!

I used TDC for both tests and passed first time. I loved the format of both audio and quick study material. It was to the point and found no surprises on the test. She covers everything needed to pass. I reached out one time to ask about time management tips and received a quick response. The practice mocks and final mock were good practice and felt were similar to the actual test. Thank you TDC

I just want to thank you TDC for comprehensive study content and study timeline suggestions. I created a timeline, built momentum in my study and stuck to the timeline. I felt ready to take the exam. There were so many instances during the exam when I felt like the questions were familiar to common questions tested in TDC mock exams. While many answers on the actual exam were very confusing - the TDC tools in ruling out, putting things in order, looking for comprehensive answers gave me the ability to feel competent while nervous!! I will highly recommend this program to fellow interns nearing their readiness to study for this exam. Phew!! What a relief! Passing the first time feels great! Thank you!

TDC was a great study course for the law and ethics exam! I loved having the audio with me in the car as I drove to really help me remember everything. The practice tests were super helpful as well and I felt really comfortable going in to take my test.

the smartest choice I made was purchasing this program for the review of LMFT LAw & Ethics exam. The quality of the content and the rational explanation of the options was like the AHA moment, every time I was in doubt at the PSI center.

I am crying and so happy I am almost 70 years old this was a dream I had all of my life it’s coming true I just need to get the clinical done now thank you so much

TDC is the truth, the way, and the light! I absolutely LOVE the structure and development of this program!.., so convenient and incredibly comprehensive! I passed the LMFT California Clinical Exam on my first try! I could not have done it without TDC! The lectures, quizzes, mocks, and rationals were right on! I’m Super stoked! Thank you TDC!

I am so grateful for this program! I spent months studying and getting ready for this exam. I was nervous but at the same time was able to recall what I had learned and how to think about the questions. The tips and material made it so that I was able to pass this test on the first try! Thank you so much!

The TDC was extremely instrumental in helping me pass both the Law & Ethics exam and the Clinical Exam. The structured and direct approach of the study guide was exactly what I needed. I greatly appreciate the value the TDC places on individual learning and support outside of the provided study guide. One week before my clinical exam, I continued to struggle with the theories and it greatly affected my confidence. However, after emailing my concerns, I received incredible feedback on my own learning style, studying tips, and reassurance. I'm absolutely grateful for the feedback provided by the coaches- I was contemplating re-scheduling my exam prior to receiving this feedback. On the day of my clinical exam, I confidently ate my piece of fruit before I walked in and made sure to "take Amanda with me."
To everyone at the TDC, thank you!!

I used TDC to study for my exam after hearing good things about it from a few colleagues. The best part is that everything is online and you can do it at your own pace! All the study materials are available online and the test were really helpful to getting you prepare for the exam.

I found the TDC CA MFT clinical exam study program to be perfect for preparing me for this test. The topics of study were clearly laid out in the quick studies and the lectures were clear and well organized. While taking the exam, I thought at least twice, "I wouldn't have known the answer to this specific question without TDC". Amanda's voice went into the test room with me. Her guidance in learning how to understand what the question stem is specifically asking me to answer was invaluable. I felt that the TDC mock exams were very similar to the CCE and an excellent tool to prepare me for "showtime". Thank you TDC!

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This program is well-organized and offers clear instruction. I felt much more confident going into the exam and during the exam. It is excellent preparation both for a challenging exam and for practicing legally and ethically in our future careers. I felt this course reinforced my graduate class in law and ethics with its practical examples and carefully explained concepts. Definitely recommend for anyone planning to take this exam!

The rationale, final mock, and especially the private coach session re: test strategies really helped me prepared for the exam.

I found it a huge comfort to not have to sift through books and various resources to find what to study. Instead, with TDC, it was all already compiled in one place. And, in addition, Amanda (my now best friend, hahaha) presents it in a clear way that makes it easier for the information to seep through the pores.