National AMFTRB MFT Exam Prep
Price: $350.00

Our National AMFTRB Exam Study System includes INSTANT on-line access to:

  • An organized, step-by-step study plan for the AMFTRB exam
  • 19 on-line audio workshops with downloadable HANDOUTS
  • Complete review of essential content areas
  • Effective MFT exam study tools — Top 50 Topics Tested, Law & Ethics Quiz, Theory Review, DSM 5 Review
  • Clinical examples that help you learn instead of memorizing
  • Clear test-taking strategies you will use on exam day
  • 750+ ON-LINE practice questions with audio rationales
  • Test anxiety management
  • MFT Exam Prep Coaches available for on-going questions and support

    This AMFTRB exam prep is designed to maximize learning and minimize stress. The program takes approximately 55 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!

Our National AMFTRB Exam Prep Program is for ALL states EXCEPT CALIFORNIA. For California please see California Law and Ethics Prep or California MFT Clinical Prep.

"I like how organized, detailed, and repetitive your program is laid out. I have used other online programs and books for the National MFT exam and they gave too much information that overwhelmed me.  Your program definitely covers the topics and your mock exams are great examples of questions on the exam. Thank you." -Jill Fishman

 

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The AMFTRB National MFT Exam is a computer-based standardized exam. The exam includes 180 multiple-choice questions. Test takers are given 4 hours to complete the exam questions. Special accommodations can be requested by individuals who meet the criteria based on the Americans with Disabilities Act. In addition, certain states provide special arrangements for English Language Learners (see below for additional information).

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The passing score for the National MFT Exam is established by a panel of expert judges and will change with each exam testing period. The passing score will shift up or down depending on the determined level of difficulty of each exam question; the easier the questions, the higher the passing score, and the more difficult the questions, the lower the passing score. The majority of states will use the passing score that is set by the AMFTRB; however, some jurisdictions set their own passing score. Test takers do not receive their results immediately; scores are sent to appropriate state licensing board and mailed to you within 20 business days of your exam date.

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Eligibility to sit for the exam will differ for each state that accepts the AMFTRB National MFT Exam for licensure. You will need to contact your state licensing board for the application and to determine eligibility requirements. Once you are approved by your state licensing board to sit for the AMFTRB National MFT Exam, you will receive an approval letter that will include an approval code and a link to the PTC Online Application System. Once you receive approval, complete the PTC application and submit payment for the examination/testing fee. PTC will email you a Candidate ID and Scheduling Authorization within 6 weeks of your testing period.

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The AMFTRB National MFT Exam is administered one week each month. The schedule for upcoming exam periods can be found here.

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Accommodations are available for test takers with disabilities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you would like to request special accommodations, complete the online application (at least 8 weeks prior to exam date) and attach the appropriate documentation (i.e. doctor’s letter).

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The following states provide special accommodations for English Language Learners:

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

The following states do not provide special accommodations:

Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Missouri, North Carolina, New York, Utah, Washington

(see here for updates)

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The answer to this question will vary based on the state you are moving to and requirements established by the state’s MFT licensing board. The first step will be to apply to the state MFT licensing board. Once that state MFT board reviews your application and credentials, they will inform you of any deficits or if you are eligible to sit for the AMFTRB National MFT Exam. You must apply to sit for the National MFT Exam through the state’s MFT licensing board in which you plan to practice. You cannot sit for the exam without taking this step. Here is an overview of requirements by state.

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences is actively pursuing increased reciprocity for MFTs. To date, several states will accept the California MFT Clinical Exam, which means MFTs moving to these states may not have to take the AMFTRB National MFT Exam. Check with the state’s licensing board to determine if the California MFT Exam will fulfill the exam requirement.

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The National MFT Exam has more questions than the California MFT Clinical Exam (200 versus 170). The content areas have some overlap, but the National MFT Exam covers more domains (aka knowledge areas). The domains that are tested on the National MFT Exam can be found here. The National MFT Exam has a larger share of recall-based questions, whereas the California Clinical MFT Exam is mostly comprised of reasoning-based questions. However, The National MFT exam does include exam questions that will test your critical thinking skills.

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There is some overlap between the content that is tested on the National MFT exam and the California Clinical MFT exam. However, there are also significant differences in the content and types of questions that appear on each exam. Each program teaches the content and strategies designed to meet the unique needs of each exam. For this reason, it is not appropriate to use one program for both exams. If you are using TDC to prepare for both exams we would be happy to give you a discount code as a thank you for your loyalty.

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Course Reviews

I studied using the 8-week National MFT program. Didn't over study even though I wanted to. I didn't do well on the mock exams, missing by a few points. However, on the day of the exam, I felt confident as I sat and took the test, to the point where I thought I was answering questions way too quickly and forced myself to slow down. I left the exam feeling confident but not knowing if I had passed. Then I receive my passing letter - not only did I pass but I passed by 8 points ON THE FIRST TRY. The format of TDC matches what you need to know for the exam and, more importantly, the exact format of the national exam. You will be prepared if you follow the study program. I will forever be grateful for TDC for making this extremely scary process manageable

I failed the first time I took the AMFTRB exam, and I was distraught. I was so discouraged and didn't know how I can better prepare for the next time around, so I put it off for an entire year. I did some research online to see what test prep material was out there and I came across this program. This program is awesome. The best part was audios providing the reasoning behind each answer. That helped me so much because I am an audio learner. This program is awesome!

I’ve taken this exam a total of three times. For both my first and second attempt (2018) I missed the passing score by two points. I was devastated and had used a total of three different programs to prep for the exam. Back then, I was only given two attempts for the exam instead of three, so I decided to take a break and think on things. I recently decided to study up again and apply to take the exam. I’m happy to say that with the help of the Therapist Development Center (TDC), I was able to pass! I feel a huge weight has been lifted off me and I can finally have this out of the way!

What was different about this time?

The way TDC is set up with the study guides and audio lectures was just what I needed. It was two ways of studying I did not have before. Both the written and verbal rationales provided allowed me to put Amanda and Asya (lectures) in my head while I was taking the test and made question stems and scenarios easier to understand.

How the materials are presented was a huge factor as well. Completed each step in the process made me feel like I was progressing. It was not a scenario where I was thrown a bunch of material and left to my own devices.

TDC was the only program I used to prepare for this exam and I’m happy I did. I felt the program was accurately aligned with what is presented on the test.

I want to thank Asya for the great pep talk and tutor session and the amazing team that put this program together. You’ve helped me overcome a huge barrier and I am forever grateful.

Thank you!

Jack

Thank you TDC! I walked into the exam feeling confident and prepared. I felt that the questions on TDC were much challenging then on the actual exam. Although the TDC questions felt more challenging than the actual exam, TDC had a way of making their study system easy to understand. I loved the rationales and audios because they were short and to the point. Overall, I am very pleased that I decided to invest in TDC.

TDC was well worth the investment and helped me pass my exam the first time around! The program truly teaches you the information rather than having you simply memorize terms, and works to help you manage your anxiety and know that you are ready to pass the exam. The test was very difficult and I honestly did not feel confident that I passed when I left the exam, but my score showed differently and I was able to pass with a much higher score than I needed! Thank you so much TDC - couldn't have done it without you!!

This was my fourth time sitting for the MFT exam. I was feeling so defeated and was so avoidant to purchase the TDC online course because I did not want to put any more money into this exam than I already had so far. I decided to purchase it because I had heard from two people from my graduate school cohort who said they passed after utilizing this study program, AND it was also their second or third time sitting for the exam. So I knew this could be my time. After purchasing the program, the first day I sat down to follow the steps they had suggested and I felt rejuvenated, motivated and refreshed to see that they help you every single step of the way. This study program made me feel so confident and actually excited to sit for the exam. I never thought I would utter those words to feel "excited" about taking an exam. During the exam, I referred back to the TDC countless times. It was crucial in my test preparation and I am so happy and proud to share that I passed my exam. I didn't just pass, I passed with flying colors! I highly recommend this to anybody whether it is your very first time sitting for the exam or your fourth time (like myself!), or your tenth time!! Well worth the money. Thanks to TDC, I am able to celebrate my success of passing this exam and being one step closer to becoming an LMFT. If this is your first time considering purchasing this program, make your first time the charm, not your fourth!

I am so so so thankful for TDC....every aspect prepared me I would say to anyone just use TDC. Y'll cover the topics 360, prepare one fully, the software is user friendly and even communication with staff is effortless. Thank you!

Highly recommend this course. It is completely worth the money to have to only stress about and take the licensing exam once! All the tips and tricks I learned from this prep course to navigate the question stem and answers really saved me!

The agency I work at uses a different study program, but I chose TDC because I felt it does a better job of preparing therapists for the exam. No regrets! The program prepared me for the type of questions that are on the test, and covered every domain effectively. Thank you!!

This material taught me the information better than grad school! I felt prepared for the exam and appreciated the step by step format and quizzes!

This was the hardest exam I've ever had to take, and TDC was excellent.

This course was extremely helpful with the reasoning skills associated with the exam, having realistic expectations of how to feel during and after the exam, strategic study plans, well organized, strategic test taking skills, quick study guides, and I would recommend to everyone taking the MFT test.

I have never written a review before, but I felt compelled to share my positive experience! I was dreading studying for the exam until I found this amazing resource. This is not re-learning/memorizing everything from grad school. Amanda teaches you how to understand what the exam questions are asking so that you choose the correct answer. I enjoyed listening to the lectures and reviewing the materials knowing that I only had to be familiar with it and not memorize. This made my exam studying process so do-able and I passed the exam the first time! Stop researching, ditch the "big green book," you have found the perfect MFT exam prep course and it is worth every penny! Follow all of Amanda's advice and good luck!

This is an amazing study portal. I am so grateful. Totally worth the cost. Recommended by all of my licensed peers. I loved the thorough nature of the routine and structured schedule. It was so easy to follow. The difficulty of the practice tests were spot on! I felt equipped and prepared. Even in my anxiety and fear I was pleasantly surprised. I passed the first try!

This program is so amazing. I honestly don't know how I would have gotten myself organized enough to pass both the California and National MFT exams without this program (both times on my FIRST TRY!).

TDC is worth every penny!

I received this study guide as a Christmas gift about a month before my test. The study guide was a lot different than others I had skimmed. I focused on the audio and quick studies since I was running out of time. I found myself processing the questions differently by the end of the audio which helped tremendously in the exam. I kept running the audio through my head when I had a tough question. If I had not received this study guide for my exam, I truly believe I would not have passed based on how I was processing questions prior. I am now an LMFTA in Indiana!

The program was excellent! I am a mom of two toddlers and working, so I was able to fit it into my schedule. The fact that you can listen to the recordings was so helpful! I did not follow it to a t, but I applied so many of the tips, listened to all the recordings, and took the practice exams and I passed with an 80%!! That is such an accomplishment for me because I graduated 7 years ago and I felt as if I was re-learning so much of the material. It was worth definitely worth every penny!

I tried another exam prep program and felt overwhelmed and quit studying. After completing the TDC exam prep I felt very prepared for the exam. I was able to complete exam with 15 minutes left to go back and review my flagged questions.

I only used this study program and I passed on my first try!! I even spaced it out a lot (over 6 months) and took breaks and because of how the study program is set the information really staying in my head!