AMFTRB National MFT Exam Prep
Price: $350.00

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

  • An organized, step-by-step study plan for the AMFTRB National MFT 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 AMFTRB National MFT 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



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).


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.


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.


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


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).


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)


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.


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.


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

This program proved to be extremely helpful for me in passing the MFT exam. Being taught various techniques and methodologies was essential to my passing. I am not a good test taker and prior to taking the exam, I was performing poorly on the practice exams. Being taught fundamental techniques such as "when looking at my choices on the exam, think of what would I do first? Or which answer is the most reasonable?" were techniques that I sadly had not considered before. I believe the refreshing of materials and having these fundamental techniques in mind are the reasons I passed on my first try!

I was so nervous about the exam but this study program made me feel confident and not just knowing what information would be tested but HOW to take the exam and how to read each question.

TDC is the best study material out there! I passed the MFT exam on the first try! The lectures were done so that made learning material easy and the questions on the mock exams were very similar to those on the actual exam! Trust the process and follow the lectures and exams and you will be prepared!

Excellent, comprehensive study system that allowed me to pass with ease on the first try!

I am always amazed with the way TDC prepares me for passing an exam. I used TDC to take the California MFT exam, and passed it on the first try. I of course turned to TDC again to study for the National MFT exam and I was honestly feeling that I could have studied more, and almost decided to postpone the exam. Needless to day, I moved forward, took the National MFT exam and passed on the first try. Thank you Amanda!

Oh my gosh, I just found out I passed and am so incredibly relieved! The TDC study material was so helpful and really helped my confidence going into the exam. Thank you for putting together such an excellent resource. I really think it not only helped me pass the exam, but has made me a better therapist.

This course is amazing and focused on helping good therapists to improve their test taking strategies and improve their ability to think through each question on the test. I loved having the verbal audio explanations as well as the many supplemental resources. Had to postpone my test for over 2 years and was so happy this program is really with you until you pass. Probably extended it via email at least 6 times, worth the money and the resource I would recommend for anyone wanting to pass the MFT exam.

I would highly recommend this program to anyone prepping for the exam. I could not have imagined taking the exam without this program. The TDC provides the material in an organized fashion and helped me in understanding how to think about the questions and how to approach the exam. So grateful for this program!

Mother of two small children with minimal time to study. Listened to the program on my commute and passes with a 90%!!!

TDC was a great foundation in getting ready for the exam, I failed the exam 1x without TDC, missed it the 2nd time by several points with TDC, went back to retake all the TDC exams and passed the 3rd time. Worth the investment... GOD Speed !

I am so grateful that I was able to use this program. What helped the most was just having structure in my studies which allowed me to not feel so overwhelmed. Thank you so much!

TDC has never let me down!

TDC was amazing! I 100% recommend this program to everyone!

I have struggled to pass this exam in the past. I knew from the moment that I started studying that something was different and for the first time, I felt prepared. Even though I was not able to finish the course due to my exam date, the information that I obtained and the way that it was explained was enough for me to pass.

I cannot say enough about this course!!!!

I am so grateful for the TDC study program! It helped me to consolidate my years of learning in my master’s program with my hands on work of directly counseling clients. I feel more prepared as a clinician to serve my clients well in treatment and in handling ethical and legal procedures. I am so thankful to have passed on the first try and I know I owe so much of that success to the structure and content of this study program! Thank you for making it such a enjoyable process and for making me feel encouraged along the way.

This was my first time taking the exam and I am so thrilled I passed! I went through the study system and audios and listened to everything twice. I took two breaks during the exam, and I also brought juice and an energy bar to eat during the exam. (I ate a banana before I took the exam). I am really proud with how I did!! The test was definitely difficult, and I am so thankful for this study system. They helped me prepare for the mental marathon that is the MFT licensure exam. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

This program really works, I didn’t understand the form they make the questions, I tried few times and I even thought that I couldn’t pass the test because the language being Spanish my first language but this program taught me how to answer the questions and what to look for.

TDC prepared me on how to think about taking the exam and how to apply what I know through my on the job experience and study materials to take the test with confidence. I was more efficient having more time left over and more effective during my exam as compared to my mock full exams I took through TDC! I am very grateful for the approach TDC uses with the uudio lectures, quick studies, quizzes and exams. I was very appreciative of the fast responses I received for all of my questions while I was studying for the exam. My test score far exceeded the passing score the first time I took the test. Thank you again!

When I finally decided to take the exam, went through the entire TDC program, and felt completely confident! I had researched most if not all testing prep courses, and TDC's reviews were phenomenal! Then I took the exam and felt demoralized and convinced I failed! TDC even prepared me for that feeling, and it was just that, a fear! I PASSED and TDC thoroughly prepared me! Amazing program and a special shout to my coach Robin!

TDC's test preparation program was a perfect blend of support, encouragement, practical tips, content review, practice questions and feedback and explanations. It helped me tackle the extensive content covered, think more clearly, practice the needed thinking, identify and rank answers, and even improve my time in taking the exam. My coach's replies were helpful and timely and gave me both tips and support. The way this program is structured is almost as if Amanda were with you taking the test! It really helped me on some of the tougher questions. This testing program did more than prepare me for the exam: it also filled in gaps left by my degree program. I followed the TDC test preparation program as closely as I could, and it worked. I balked at purchasing this program at first because it seemed so expensive, especially after just completing an expensive degree. However, it was extremely helpful, and I am very glad I purchased it and followed it carefully. I went into the exam much more confident than I would have otherwise. I really felt that the full mock exams resembled the actual test in breadth of content, style of asking questions, and in difficulty. It helped me so much! The actual exam did not feel easy by any means, and like others I wasn't sure if I'd passed, but I felt pretty good about my responses on the real test, based on all the practice questions I had completed. Sure enough, I not only passed but could have missed another 21 questions and still passed! TDC Test Prep is worth it. I would not hesitate to recommend it.