California MFT Law & Ethics Exam

California MFT Law & Ethics Exam
Price: $295.00

The CA MFT Law and Ethics exam is comprised of 40% Law and 60% Ethics. Within the Law portion, 14% is dedicated to Confidentiality, Privilege and Consent, 16% to Limits of Confidentiality / Mandated Reporting, and 10% to Legal Standards for Professional Practice. Within Ethics, 18% is dedicated to Professional Competence and Preventing Harm, 27% to Therapeutic Relationships, and 15% to Business Practices and Policies.

Passing this exam on the first attempt is very important, as the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) will require you to wait 90 days after failing the exam before you can retest, and you will need to take a 12-hour Continuing Education course on Law and Ethics and pay a $100 processing fee. That is time and money wasted; TDC can help give you the tools and skills you need to get that passing score on the first try.

The Therapist Development Center supports California’s Marriage and Family Therapists in preparing for their CA MFT Law & Ethics exams, and is proud to say that 95% of our users PASS!

MFT Law and Ethics Exam Prep Study System

Includes INSTANT online access to:

  • An organized, step-by-step study plan
  • 15 on-line audio workshops with downloadable handouts
  • A complete review of essential MFT Law and Ethics Exam content areas
  • Effective study tools
  • Clinical examples that help you learn rather than memorize
  • Clear test-taking strategies you will use on exam day
  • 5 Full-length MFT Law & Ethics Practice Exams
  • Test anxiety management
  • Coaches available for ongoing questions and support

Our program not only addresses each of these content areas, but mimics how the BBS weighs the content to ensure you’re focusing on the right content for the right amount of time. TDC’s California MFT L&E Exam Prep is designed to maximize learning and minimize stress. It can be completed in approximately 35 hours and can be repeated as needed. Access is set for 4 months, but extensions are FREE. We are with you until you pass! Please note: this program is for SINGLE users only. Want to SAVE $50 on your California exam prep materials? Buy the CA COMBO!

Scroll down to read real, amazing testimonials from our users about how TDC worked for them to PASS their MFT Law and Ethics exams.

 

MFT Law and Ethics Exam Prep FAQs

What is the structure of the California Law and Ethics exam?

The California Law and Ethics exam consists of 75 multiple-choice questions. 50 questions are scored, and 25 questions are considered experimental and will not count toward your final score. The experimental questions can appear anywhere on the exam; the BBS does not indicate which questions will count and which are experimental.

How much time do I have to complete the exam?

Test takers are granted 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete the exam. Accommodations for extra time can be requested through the BBS for test takers with mental or physical health conditions that qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act or for English as a Second Language (ESL) test takers. Here are the forms for each accommodation: ESL accommodations form and disability accommodations form. Additional accommodations can be requested based on individual needs (i.e. separate room, reader, paper exam).

What is the current passing score for the CA MFT Law and Ethics exam?

In 2018, the BBS discontinued publishing the passing score for all of their licensing exams. However, during the first two years the exam was administered the scores were published. Between 2016 and 2018, the passing score was typically in the range of 33-36 out of the 50 scored questions (upper 60s% to lower 70s%). The 25 experimental questions do not count in the final score.

When will I be eligible to take the California Law and Ethics Exam?

Once you receive your associate registration number you are eligible to apply for the exam. The good news is this application for the California MFT Law & Ethics exam is the easiest application you will find on the BBS’s website! All you need to do is complete the one-page application and submit it along with your check to the BBS. Here is the Law and Ethics Exam Application. You can expect the processing time for the application to take 4-6 weeks. If you are applying for accommodations, submit that application at least 90 days prior to your anticipated exam date.

How much time should I give myself to study with the Law and Ethics Exam prep program?

TDC’s California MFT Law & Ethics Exam Prep program includes approximately 37 hours of content, including 5 full-length mock exams. We are strong advocates of maintaining a healthy balance of studying alongside all of the other responsibilities and joys in your life. If you are able to devote 8-10 hours each week to your studying, you can complete the California MFT Law & Ethics Exam Prep program in 5 weeks. Some people prefer to move through the program more quickly, while others feel they need more time. Our program is adaptable to meet your needs.

What happens once I pass the California Law and Ethics Exam?

You only need to pass the California Law & Ethics Exam one time. Once you pass the exam, you have fulfilled this requirement and will not be required to take it again. The next exam you will be required to take is your California MFT Clinical Exam.

Can I take one Law and Ethics exam if I am working toward my LPCC and LMFT?

The answer to this question is no. The BBS requires you to take the Law and Ethics exam specific to your license. If you are working toward dual licensure, you will need to complete the California MFT Law and Ethics Exam and the California LPCC Law and Ethics Exam. Many people have successfully passed both of these exams using our California MFT Law and Ethics Exam prep program. If you fall into this category, please reach out to a TDC coach for additional guidance.

Do I need to take the 12-hour Law and Ethics course?

The only time you are required to take the 12-hour Law and Ethics course is if you have not successfully passed the MFT Law and Ethics Exam prior to renewing your associate registration. If you renew your registration and need to retake the MFT Law and Ethics Exam, you will need to complete the 12-hour course before becoming eligible to sit for reexamination.

 

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Course Reviews

I am an "out-of-state" candidate so I needed to make a 6 hour drive to take the CA MFT Law & Ethics Exam. I have serious A.D.D. and my "special accommodations" had not been approved by the BBS in time, so I felt a lack of support there. I really struggle with exams due to my crazy A.D.D. but I felt like I had studied sufficiently and had a super helpful coaching session with Coach Robin to finalize the journey. The reassurance I got from Coach Robin and how she helped me understand how to read the stem of the question, is what allowed me to feel confident, even with my struggle to focus. Coach also shared that some of the questions would feel nonsensical and they were most likely the "throw away questions" and to make a selection and keep going. I felt I had the attitude I needed to understand the stem, have the knowledge base, the ability to deduce wrong answers and select the answer that my gut believed was the best answer. All at a great pace, so I wasn't ruminating over my selections. That was drilled into my brain by the amazing Amanda, throughout the audio segments and in the final Pep Talk. I am now starting to study for the big boy, the MFT Clinical exam and with such a great study program, I am now looking forward to that. Love you guys for creating an excellent program so we can just get back to the work of healing, empowering and inspire people and transforming lives. #therapistsrock

Would not be able to pass without this! I heard everyone who has used TDC passed their L&E exams the first time.

TDC did an excellent job of explaining legal and ethics dilemmas in a comprehensive and applicable manner!

This was a VERY helpful program. I am so grateful for the simple and organized delivery of the study materials. I loved having audio that was supported by the PDF sheets. I appreciated the fact that a study schedule was already created! That took so much of the stress out of studying for me. The practice tests were completely compatible with the real test. Thank you!

TDC is a great study program and I walked into my exam feeling confident and prepared. I am planning to purchase the study program for the Clinical Exam when the time comes. Thank you for your help TDC!

The program is great! I have a difficult time with exams and I felt very prepared and comfortable going into the exam.

The program is well organized and fairly comprehensive. The practice tests highlighted many of the legal and ethical issues included in the exam, and the test tips were helpful, particularly the pointer about determining whether the question involved a legal or ethical issue. I found studying the chart that distinguished whether a particular issue was legal or ethical or both very helpful, as it narrowed down the choices on a number of questions. I felt confident going into the exam, and passed on my first try, so in the end, I am very happy with the instruction provided by TDC.

I passed my test the 2nd time around. I really got the support that I needed from TDC when I did not pass the test the first time. They encouraged me to stay focus and gave positive feedback on ways that could help me pass the test. I took their advice and I passed my Law and Ethics exam. I would recommend TDC and I would say it was worth every penny spent.

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 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

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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!

So far I can say, this as a testimonial. " As a single parent I decided to use TDC as it has been an assessible and effective system in allowing me to learn in an outside of the box way. I recommend this to all of my colleagues graduating from Notre Dame De Namur."

Therapist Development Center is like having a private tutor at your beck and call. A genuine concern to pass your test on the first attempt is truly felt. Amanda walks you through, step by step, providing strategies, to mentally and physically prepare you, for the big day. Amanda has created a fun-like approach to studying, providing steps to calm your nerves, and most important, she believes in you, when your confidence is weary, letting you know, YOU GOT THIS!! She has no doubt, in your capabilities. You have made it this far. If you follow her instructions as she has laid them out; YOU WILL PASS. I actually had fun taking the test. I went from a panic, high anxiety test taker, to having fun. WOW, not much more I can say. Thank You to the entire staff at Therapsit Development. Love and blessings to All.

I am so happy I chose this program! It really helped lower my test taking anxiety and prepared me for my exam. I followed the curriculum exactly as it was and I walked into the test room confident that I knew my material. The mock exams were a great help!

I'm highly satisfied with TDC; the entire program is very thorough, encouraged me to pace myself, and allowed me to feel as prepared as possible for the exam. I passed on the first try, and could not have done so without TDC. My sincerest thanks to the team!

I certainly felt prepared going into the exam. Ultimately, the difference was learning rationales, which made my clinical, ethical and legal decision making process much stronger and process oriented. I highly recommend this program!

A truly one stop shop for studying for the LMFT Law and Ethics. This program offers great study advice, routines, material, pre-tests, and will have you ready for the exam. Should have used this program the first time around but very happy to have used this and passed my exam.