California MFT Clinical Exam

California MFT Clinical Exam
Price: $375.00

MFT Clinical Exam Study System Key Features:

  • An organized, step-by-step study plan to help prepare to pass the MFT Clinical Exam
  • On-line audio workshops with downloadable HANDOUTS
  • Complete review of essential content areas for the MFT California Clinical Exam
  • Effective study tools designed by California Marriage and Family Therapists who have passed the MFT California Clinical Exam by 90% or higher: Top 50 Topics Tested, Law & Ethics Quiz, DSM 5 & Theory Review
  • Clinical Marriage and Family Therapy examples that help you learn instead of memorize
  • Essential test-taking strategies you can use on exam day
  • 850+ ON-LINE MFT practice exam questions with audio rationales
  • Test anxiety management tools
  • Experience MFT test prep coaches available for questions and support

    This study program is designed to maximize learning and minimize stress. The course takes approximately 65 hours to complete once and can be repeated as needed. Access is set for 6 months, but extensions are FREE. We are with you until you pass the LMFT exam!


    MFT Clinical Exam Prep FAQs

    What is the Average Pass Rate for the California Clinical MFT Exam?

    The BBS publishes the pass rates for all licensing exams in their quarterly Board Meeting materials. The most recent data available shows the pass rate for first time test takers of the California Clinical MFT Exam in the first half of 2018 was over 70%. Since the new MFT Clinical Exam was launched in 2016, Therapist Development Center pass rate has remained above 90% for individuals who used our comprehensive program!

    What is the structure of the MFT Clinical Exam?

    The MFT Clinical Exam is a standardized 170 question multiple-choice question test. 150 of the test questions are scored, and 20 are experimental and do not count toward your final score. Test takers are granted 4 hours to complete the exam questions. Accommodations for additional time can be requested through the BBS for English as a Second Language (ESL) test takers and those with physical or mental health issues who qualify through the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    What is the passing score on the MFT Clinical Exam?

    The BBS no longer publishes the passing score for any of their exams, including the MFT Clinical Exam. However, based on the published scores that were shared in prior years, the passing score was typically in the range of 97-103 out of 150 scored questions (mid-60%). The passing score will fluctuate up or down based on the level of difficulty; the passing score will be lower if the exam is considered harder and higher if it is considered easier. In addition to the 150 scored questions, the MFT Clinical Exam will always include 20 questions that are considered experimental and will not count toward your final score.

    What is the application processing time for the California Clinical MFT Exam?

    The application processing time for the California Clinical MFT Exam can vary based on volume of applications and staffing levels at the BBS. In recent months, the BBS has kept processing time for the MFT California Clinical Exam down to 1-2 months. If you are applying for accommodations (see below), processing times can vary and it is important to begin this process as soon as you submit your application for the MFT Clinical Exam.

    How do I apply for accommodations with the BBS?

    The BBS provides accommodations for the California Clinical MFT Exam. If you have a physical or mental health disability you may request accommodations such as additional time, a private room, or a written version of the exam. The BBS will determine which accommodations you qualify for based on the information provided in your request for testing accommodations application. The BBS also provides additional time (time and a half, 6 hours) for the MFT Clinical Exam for English as a Second Language (ESL) applicants who meet the requirements enumerated on the ESL accommodations application.

    What information is tested on the California Clinical MFT Exam?

    The MFT Clinical Exam covers a broad range of subjects including treatment, treatment planning, law and ethics, clinical evaluation, and crisis management. Not only do you need to know the subject matters, the BBS wants to ensure you know how to apply this knowledge in different clinical situations. The majority of questions on the MFT Clinical Exam are considered reasoning-based questions. Therapist Development Center’s program provides a streamlined approach, teaching you the all of the information you need to learn and how to apply this knowledge to the questions that are likely to appear on the exam.

    When will I be eligible to take the California MFT Clinical Exam?

    The MFT Clinical Exam is the final step on the path to licensure. The following requirements must be satisfied to be eligible to sit for the California MFT Clinical Exam:

    • Obtain qualifying master’s degree and complete additional coursework
    • Completion of  3,000 hours of experience over the course of 104 weeks or more
    • Take and pass the CA Law and Ethics Exam (once you pass, you do not need to take the exam again)
    • Submit application for licensure and examination to the BBS:
    • You must take the exam within one year from the date you receive initial approval. If you do not complete the exam in this timeframe, your application will be considered abandoned. If an application is abandoned, you would need to re-apply and would lose any hours of experience that are more than six (6) years old (with exception of 500 hours accrued as trainee)

    What do I do once I successfully PASS the California MFT Clinical Exam?

    1. Celebrate this awesome achievement!
    2. Submit application for your initial license.
    3. Continue receiving supervision until your license is issued.



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    Amazing study program. I always tell people, "I've never studied in my life. I'm not good at studying." This program took all of that away and really broke it down nicely.

    I am so happy to have passed my exam this morning. It was a challenge for me to make time to study, but this program really helped. I leaned in, drank my juice and tackled every question with the strategies I learned. Thank you

    I took my clinical exam a second time and passed! I highly recommend the individual coaching. Asya, helped me notice my patterns while answering questions. She was so encouraging and supportive. Thank you! :)

    After studying and practicing HOW to take the exam, gave me all the knowledge and confidence I needed to pass.

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    I AM BEYOND THANKFUL FOR THIS PROGRAM! I just passed my test today thanks to Amanda! She truly was “in the room” with me when I “leaned into” the test! I am especially thankful for the mock exams, they more than prepared me for the real thing! The anxiety didn’t hit until I finished my last question and hit submit! I would recommend this program to anyone who needs to brush up on what the BBS is exactly looking for. I used all the strategies that Amanda talked about (except taking a break...oops!) I pushed through and finished with 45 minutes left! It’s still surreal. Thank you TDC.

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    I was surprised at how well I breezed thur the exam. I felt very comfortable answering the questions. I did almost everything you said to do. I took a break but only when I felt frustrated at about the 121 th question. I finished early (just under an hour early) and did not go back thur any of the questions. The best part of the program for me was being able to contact you staff for support. Their advise helped me figure out what I was doing wrong. I did not need the second final mock. Your program had me completely prepared. Thank You!!!! I have already referred your program to at least 11 other clinicians. There will be more referrals from me. Again I am beyond thankful.

    I want to give a big THANKS to all of you for your support and help. Thank you Asya for the tips you gave me during our one to one tutoring time a week ago.

    I want to thank Robin of whom I have been in contact with over the entire period of time I have had this program she has been very helpful with tips and support when needed. Though had an individual coaching session with Asya on 2/14/2019 and she had a lot of wonderful tips and ideas that I think helped me see some of the questions a little differently. This programs works whether you take it once or more than once they will help you until you pass! So excited to be able to say I have completed my goal finally! :) Happy studying and good luck to all!

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    I used TDC to study for my Law & Ethics and it was very helpful. I felt the information provided was relevant to the actual test and I was able to bring in the voice and use the information and techniques during my test. I used TDC also for my Clinical exam. The first time i felt very overwhelmed with all the information and topics provided while studying. Unfortunately, I did not pass my test the first time and i think it might have been because my brain felt very overwhelmed with so much information. The second time studying and using TDC helped much more. I realized the first time i was focused on learning everything! Where this second time i focused more on the strategies and techniques to break down the vignettes, understand the questions, and focus on what the questions was actually asking me. My brain felt less overwhelmed and more focused. I am so happy and thankful for all the support TDC provided me with. Thank you.

    This program gave me the tools and techniques I needed to pass the exam. The program teaches you without you directly knowing how much you are learning, and allows you to detect and choose the correct answer almost instinctively. I passed my first time!

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    I am thrilled with this course! I felt it fully prepared me in every way for this exam:)

    I am not a strong test taker but with the support of the TDC materials and my Coach, Asya I passed the Clinical Exam on the first try! I followed the study program as close as possible. Implementing the self care tips and test taking tips were really beneficial when it came to maintaining a hopeful attitude during the test. The TDC package is well worth the investment. Thank you TDC! I will using your package once again for the National Exam.

    TDC is the reason I passed my exam! The material covered all of the topics that were on the actual test. The practice tests were incredibly helpful in preparing myself for the real exam. I felt that they were challenging and the rationales helped me understand questions/answers in depth.I have recommended this program to multiple people and they have all reported the same feelings; - that TDC was instrumental in passing their exams. Thank you so much for equipping me with the tools I needed to pass my test. I've also saved a lot of my notes and materials in general as material that I can look back on. Thank you!

    I studied for about 3 months with TDC. At the time, I had a full time job, with a mental health agency. I passed my test on the first try. I did horrible on the mock tests, but they really prepare you. It was money well spent. Kelli McLean, MFT