California MFT Clinical Exam

California MFT Clinical Exam
Price: $375.00

MFT Clinical Exam Study System Key Features:

  • An organized, step-by-step study program DEVELOPED BY MFTs
  • 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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    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.

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    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..

    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.

    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.

    I'm very grateful to the TDC family for providing the support I needed to eventually pass this exam. Because of numerous life-setbacks, and lost of my mother and father within a six month period, I had to ask for extensions in the utilization of the program. TDC met me at the point of my need. For that I am exceptionally thankful. I would recommend the TDC training program to any up and coming intern in this discipline. I will forever hear Amanda's voice in my ear, even as I continue on as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist!

    I highly recommend TDC! I felt prepare and confident when taking the test. The coaches are helpful and encouraging. THANK YOU TDC!

    Sticking to the program and using the tips will get you prepared to pass!

    I used TDC for the law and ethics and the clinical Mft exam. The strategies - like eating the same snack before studying and before the actually exam - were really helpful. For this exam I ate green grapes. The extensions were really helpful too because I ended up delaying my exam 3 different times. I passed on the first try for this clinical exam, and I'm so excited to be done!

    Thank you TDC!!! My goal was to pass the clinical exam before I was 60. I made it by 5 days. Listening to your pep talk on the way to the testing center helped me stay focused and keep moving throughout the exam, even though I had no idea if I was passing or not.

    I couldn't recommend this study material more. I felt completely prepared for the exam after completing this program only once in its entirety over 3.5 months.