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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I passed on the first attempt taking the exam. I studied consistently for 6 weeks and I passed with a really good score. On exam day I felt confident, prepared and ready. Run, do not walk, to get this program. It was worth every cent.

If you work the steps then you will pass your test no doubt

TDC is a game changer!!!!! If you are thinking about getting it ... just do it! It made studying so simple and I felt really support. I am truly forever grateful!

TDC was not easy! I was overwhelmed at first by the sheer amount of information to memorize, but slowly, bit by methodical bit, with the program's structured guidance, I got there. The TDC practice exams are, I would say, even harder than the actual exam. By the end of my studies, I was scoring in the low 70s on my final mock exams. On the actual exam, I got an 85. Feeling so incredibly relieved, and so incredibly grateful. Also, studying with TDC just made me a better therapist. There was a lot in there I wished I'd learned in grad school.

I used TDC to pass my MFT exam in California years ago. And I just used it again to pass the National MFT Exam. It works! It is digestible and easy to follow. It works! I recommend it

I appreciate the developers of this program. It did not only helped me prepare for the exam but it was a very nice refresher on theories and important MFT topics. I appreciate the study guides and mock exams as those really prepared me for the main exam.

I had purchased flashcards and other study guides, quiz apps, and watched test prep videos on YouTube, yet when I found practice exams online, I didn't do well. By and large, I understood the content that I was being tested on, but I didn't understand the specific ways that the test requires you to think. None of the other study materials I had found provided insight into that, which meant that (for example) if two options were both good or both things I would ask, I felt like I was just trying to guess which one the test wanted me to prioritize. TDC's program broke down exactly what the test wanted to see, and after going through the program, I passed the exam on the first try with a score of nearly 90%. I would also especially recommend it to auditory learners like myself, as the recorded lectures were very helpful.

The idea of this exam frightened me to my core. TDC came highly recommended by my peers and I’m so glad I bought and worked through this system. Amanda is right, you don’t feel like you are passing that exam when taking it. The prep, the pep talks, the encouragement, the audio, the mock exams- it all prepared me to do well! I highly encourage anyone taking the MFT exam to use TDC. Thank you so much for helping me pass on my first try! I’m so grateful!

TDC gave me an outstanding amount of confidence and support leading up to this anxiety inducing exam! I am not great at creating study schedules and staying on track with them. TDC gave me the EXACT resources I needed to not only pass this exam on the first try, but pass it with flying colors. From the lectures to the handouts, to the mock exams, this program had everything I needed and more. I could not be happier with what was offered and the results I got!

I have used TDC twice now. Once, to help me study and prepare for the California Law and Ethics Exam. Second, to help me study and prepare for the National MFT Exam. As a result of TDC's thoroughness, organized study plan, and overall excellence, I was able to pass both exams! I took each exam several years apart from one another and was successful both times on my first attempt! TDC has been an integral part in helping me to press forward with my career even when I moved states in the middle of my internship!

Thank you!!!!!!!

The TDC program was one of the best investments I could’ve ever made. The structure of the study materials provides an excellent blueprint for the significance of areas to dive deep into and what areas to look at before testing. I had taken the test once previously and missed the mark by 8 points with nowhere near the type of studying I was able to accomplish with TDC. My only way to have an idea of how I may have been doing on the test was the substantial decrease in marked items that I needed to go back and check/review. That gave me increased confidence that I was on the right path. I finished the exam with 45 minutes to spare. I used some of that to review the ones that I marked. Lastly, the incorporation of the break along with nutrients to replenish was a big help.

TDC is the best program available to pass the exam. I tried other programs and didn't pass. When I decided to used TDC, it changes everything and I was available to pass the exam. TDC will be next to you until you pass the exam. I am very graceful for the support received from this family.

I was so nervous about taking the exam. The exam results are so important to continuing my career, however I am not a skilled test taker so I needed the support of a structured test prep program. TDC turned out to be the program I needed to help overcome my test anxiety. The support staff were accessible and supportive. The TDC program is challenging therefore the perfect way to prepare the national exam.

Yes, TDC WAS AMAZING. Make sure to take all practice exams!

I am convinced that there is not a better study program out there for the AMFTRB. From the audio reviews and quick studies to the access to coaches, quizzes and mock exams, this program prepared me to not just pass the exam but to enter the test with confidence.

I got 90% on my test! I cannot believe it. TDC was a HUGE help for me. I was studying with a newborn baby and four other kids doing virtual school because of COVID-19. The thought of the exam and being prepared was terrifying. I adapted the TDC schedule so that I did an hour (or more if I could) every day and I listened to the lectures on double speed while I did laundry, dishes, whatever else I needed to. The actual test was easier than the questions I had done in TDC! Using the other strategies recommended by the TDC helped me avoid test fatigue and finish strong. THANK YOU

A friend recommended this study course. I found it to be extremely helpful in organizing the material, as well as how-to-study tools. I have been Licensed in California for 20 years. Now in Illinois, taking the national exam was required to obtain my LMFT in Illinois. This prep course, especially the audios that coincide with the material, made all the difference for me.

I am so happy I passed in my second try because I finally used for one month before. Highly recommended.
Thank you

Thank you so much for this program! I was nervous for a while leading up to the exam, and started using TDC about two months before taking it. I'd used some other study materials but TDC was far and away the most comprehensive and helpful. I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate this program!! You made a stressful test so much more manageable and approachable, and I can say happily that I passed on the first try!