California MFT Law & Ethics Exam
Price: $295.00

The California 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 Law and Ethics 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 Law and Ethics course in addition to having to 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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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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!

The combination of verbal and visual study materials was especially helpful. I was very happy to be able to listen to the audio in my car and on the go, everything was very easily accessible. Having so many different practice exams, there were so many similar questions on the actual test that seeing the questions on the actual test gave me more confidence that I had studied the right things. I will recommend this program to everyone I know because it was so easy to just take the time to do it to prepare for the exam. I was never overwhelmed by what to study. Cant thank you enough. Worth every penny, I will definitely be bak when it comes time for the my licensure exam.

I failed the law and ethics twice before. My self confidence and self esteem were at its lowest. All of my life I had had difficulty passing exams and yes I felt like a victim. Your program format was different from the others. It was soothing and encouraging. Thank you Robin. I will be purchasing the MFT CA clinical exam study program soon.

I always feel like I'm failing during exams. Always. For the first time, I felt like I was CRUSHING IT. I remember thinking to myself "This is a lot easier than I expected". I felt really well prepared from the tricky practice test questions the program offered.

This program truly prepared me to pass my test with ease.

This system is incredible. I used it in my own way, and returned to specific areas over and over. I was well prepared by the time I got to the test site. Did this program help? Absolutely. I am now on to the next and final exam in 4 months and will definitely use the second study package for MFT clinical.

I am a licensed MFT in Washington State and have been in private practice for many years. The idea of taking the licensing exams again was daunting, to say the least. I read the online reviews and chose TDC, and I'm glad I did. The program covers all the relevant material thoroughly, emphasizing the areas that are most likely to be tested, and they were right. Some of the mock test questions were "nit-picky", in my opinion, and I was frustrated with my inability to score higher on the mock exams, but it worked, and I was more than prepared for the real thing. After studying with TDC I found the Law and Ethics exam to be a piece of cake, and you will, too. For my purposes, it was worth every penny. No additional study materials are needed. Now, on to the clinical...

I feel relieved that i passed the MFT Law and Ethics exam on the first try! So thankful for this program. Wishing everyone the best of luck!

This is an EXCELLENT program. It provides you with reasoning skills that not only prepare you to pass the exam but also to be a good clinician. I truly enjoyed studying with this program. I was looking forward to my study time. Robin, my coach, was wonderful. Thank you all for your hard work!

I was very pleased with TDC. I followed Amanda's advice as given and it not only helped me pass but stay calm and focused while studying and during the exam. I would recommend it to anyone.

I used the TDC program to help study for my MFT Law and Ethics exam and I thought the information covered was delivered in a way that I could learn. I think most benefited from the rationales following each mock exam and the email feedback as well. I was able to pass the exam on my first attempt. Sending my thanks to the TDC team!

The TDC program is by far the most thorough, comprehensive, well written exam prep system I have experienced. We moved out of California for several years and upon return, the BBSE required me to take this exam. I had been away from this material for some time. However with this exam prep model, I not only passed the first time, I truly enjoyed studying the material. It was actually a fun experience. And the way it is taught, makes it possible for practically anyone to pass, provided they follow all the instructions. Every step matters. It was an enriching experience and I would recommend this program to anyone serious about understanding and learning about the importance of California Law & Ethics as a practitioner.

I used another program which gave me lots of information but not in an organized manner. It involved memorization and tests. TDC was much more organized, not overwhelming and well structured. TDC also made me think about reasoning and really looking at the question, word by word, which I also did (as instructed) on exam day. I also did not fall victim to the exam, as I have done with other tests, and was determined to face it head on. AND I PASSED THE FIRST TIME!