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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I learned last minute that I needed to take the L&E exam in order to renew my associates license, at a very intense and hectic time in my life. So I was not please at having to study in the first place, but right from the beginning, seeing the template of study layout, it felt doable. Listening to the recordings was helpful, but I think it all hit home even more after taking the mock exams and listening to the rationales. This brought it all together for me. A week prior to the exam I felt nervous, but took the last two mocks the days before and reviewed the rationales, which helped me feel so much more confident. I'm not sure if they changed the exam to be more streamlined, but the questions on the test felt easier than the mocks, and most definitely the strategies about how to THINK were really helpful. Although it was expensive, I'm glad I didn't try going at this exam without the TDC. It was also so nice to have a coach to cheer me on in the days leading up to the test.

TDC helped to reinforce my knowledge base and clarified the sometimes murky waters of ethics so I was well prepared to the exam and as a therapist.

I will, and already do, recommend TDC for study prep. I am coming back for more!

I graduated with my masters in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy in July of 2014. Due to personal and financial reasons I chose not to pursue an internship following graduation. Four years later, I am in a place where I am wanting to return to work as a therapist and due to the changes in the last four years was required to take the Law and Ethics exam before earning my associate hours. This program was monumental in my ability to pass, it gave me a renewed excitement for working with clients, and helped me recall so much of what I learned during my education. I felt more than prepared going into the exam. I am so grateful and look forward to using this program for the clinical exam once my hours are complete! I will be referring TDC to everyone I know looking to take the LMFT exams!!!

Thanks for providing such an excellent structure and study material that prepared me well for the exam.
Loved the audio part that makes it more personal.

I think this program is pretty full proof if you use it to it’s full potential. This program gives you so many questions with all the practice exams that some of them were very similar to some of the questions I saw on the test and I felt really comfortable as to what type of answer the question was looking for. I only took each exam once, but then reviewed the answers with the rationals and that was really helpful for me for honing in how to think about the test and figure out what it is looking for.

The practice exams were very helpful and when I took the Law and Ethics exam, it really felt like I was taking one of the TDC mock exams. That provided me a sense of comfort, that I CAN do this! Thank you!

I'd taken the LMLE exam twice and failed before acquiring the TDC program. I struggled with test anxiety, organization, how to study and understanding what the test questions were asking. Prior to using the TDC program I would always run out of time on the exam. After using the TDC program I understood what the questions were asking, I had a deeper understanding of the concepts and I finished the exam approximately 20 minutes early. I am not the most confident person but after using TDC and taking the exam I knew I passed before I saw my results. Initially, I struggled with the price of the program but you definitely get what you pay for and all of my colleagues who used TDC passed on the first try. If I used TDC the first time I'd probably be licensed by now. I will definitely be investing in the TDC Clinical Exam study package.

The TDC Law and Ethics prep course was worth every last penny! It was well organized and taught me to think in a particular way to not only pass the exam but also in a way that I can take and use clinically as well. I did not do so well on most of the mock exams but kept telling myself I could go back and listen to the top 30 topics as many times as I needed. The course helped me not lose hope. I just kept trusting the process and loved the last pep talk and strategies especially the reminder "to lean into" the exam.

I am very grateful to the therapist development center !!!!

This was a fantastic program! The multiple practice test are challenging and made me feel a little apprehensive, but when I took the exam, I felt prepared and confident in the test taking strategies Amanda provided. If you take notes on the lectures and complete all the steps, I think you will be ready as well.

The test had questions that were very similar to the ones from the practice exam/ mock exams, which helped a lot. The multiple choice answers were also very similar, so it was easy to find the correct answer if you reviewed the practice and mock exams. I was able to pass on my first try, but you really have to develop a certain way to rationalize the situations on the test that may feel very different from what it may look like in real life situations, and this course DEFINITELY teaches you to understand the situation in the ways that the test is looking for you to answer. Overall, it also helps increase ones professional competency in terms of handling legal and ethical issues as an MFT, because it highlights issues that may not have been covered in school.

I studied for 4 days and PASSED!! I could not be any more happy with TDC! Thank you for preparing me!

Using the TDC CA Law and Ethics program/course to prepare for the exam was helpful, particularly in reducing my anxiety by creating an organize system to review the information I would be tested on. I felt confident going into the exam and for that I am very grateful.

Thanks to TDC this is the FIRST time I felt confident and at ease while taking an exam. I’ve tried other programs and none can compare to TDC. TDC fully prepared me on how to apply deductive reasoning to ensure I pick the best answer. I usually experience severe test anxiety but the strategies taught during the study sessions helped me to manage my anxiety level and conquer the L&E test. I heard Amanda’s voice throughout the test and felt confident about my answers. Although I’m on the LPCC track, I can wholeheartedly recommend TDC’s L&E study plan to my fellow clinicians. P.S. I’m hoping TDC create a National Clinical Mental Health Counselor (NCMHC) study program for clinicians on a LPCC track.

I had been trying to pass this test for at least a year. I decided to invest in myself and purchase your program. As soon as it was downloaded to by computer I could already see that this was a program that could assist me in passing the exam and not just the Law and Ethics exam but the clinical exam also. So, thank you again for this program I am feeling more and more like a therapist.

After I failed the first time, TDC reset my program, encouraged and empathized with me, and informed me of accommodations I could request, if needed. I went into my second exam feeling confident and prepared!

I am a post doctoral Associate MFT with my Ph.D. in Theology and I am a full time Pastor and I'm 69 years old. School is not friendly to my age group, but your study program made it possible for me to advance. Thanks form an old guy!