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



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 is so far the best program; I have studied from volini and fso prior to the tdc; TDC is excellent material and I like how I got the support from the best coach ever “Robin” I wouldn’t have passed without her support and this material. Thank you so much. I would definitely recommend this to my friends.

This program was really amazing and well worth the time and money. The techniques that are provided, specifically how to approach the questions and determine the best answer, are easy to grasp and very applicable. Really, all parts of the program were beneficial in passing the exam on my first try. It helped keep my organized, on track and having set study days and topics helped me to be present when studying and allowed me to step away and not stress about the time that I was engaging with my family instead of studying because I had a plan to accomplish the entire program in the time frame I desired.

I wanted to send a quick message expressing my utmost gratitude to TDC! I have officially passed the AAMFTRB National Exam and could not be more relieved! :-) After not passing the first time, through a pandemic and through continued hardships, TDC was my lifesaver and the continued positive in a difficult time. I greatly appreciate the positive interactions and support from staff at TDC. My saving grace during the exam was hearing Amanda's voice and processing the reasoning in my head thinking what would I actually genuinely do in that exact setting as taught :-)

Thank you,
Monique Ortiz Arroyo, LMFT

I had been out of school for a few years and tried to study on my own (using my textbooks and self-made note cards). Needless to say, I did no pass the first time around. When looking into programs to help me study, I hesitated because of the expirations put on them (i.e. access to these CDs for 3 months and then you have to pay for it again). I could not predict what my life would look like, and did not want to commit to a 3 or 6 month study program just to renew it for the same price. What lowered my anxiety about studying was that this team's promise is to stick with you until you pass. Knowing that the team was cheering me on was not only encouraging, but a big relief. I passed after taking this course!

I really liked this study system! It helped me to feel organized and accomplished as I worked through it. Having a variety of tasks to complete kept me interested and helped me to feel like I was making good progress. I also really appreciated the different formats with which I could engage the material. The tips on HOW to take the test, as well as being able to take a number of practice exams gave me a good feel for the exam, so it felt familiar when I was actually taking it. It also helped me to remain calm and methodically work through the exam. Highly recommend! I passed my exam by a significant margin, so this system was worth the cost for me for sure.

I gave myself exactly 7 weeks to study, used the entire study program and passed!!! It was so helpful to know exactly how and what to study rather than trying to guess. Also, all of the tricks and tips for studying made a HUGE difference on the test. Well worth the money spent!! Thank you!!

As a child, I dreamed of becoming a mental health professional. You help me fulfill me childhood dream today! Thank you! Thank you!

The course helped me focus and take out some of the noise. The term uncertain rang so true throughout the entire process. That is how I explained after the test. I never did pass a practice exam, but I did much better on the exam than I ever imagined. So worth the money and the help.

You will not regret buying this study program. I passed the national MFT exam the first time with flying colors. I am recommending it to all of my friends from graduate school who are preparing to take the exam. This program is great for any learning style and you learn test day strategies that make a difference!

The TDC program more than prepared me for the national MFT exam. I passed on the first try. The practice exams were challenging and taught me how to "think like the test." When I emailed the test coach with a question, the response was quick and encouraging. I highly recommend this program!

this has been the greatest investment. I have taken this exam 3 times prior without using TDC and I finally discovered TDC and it has helped so much. The materials are amazing, the rationales are great. This is the best thing I could have done to pass this exam. I want to say thank you to everyone at TDC for assisting in my accomplishment. Dont think twice about using TDC seriously without it I wouldn't of passed. It helped me fully understand how to take the exam, how to understand the questions and what they are looking for. While using TDC I did not feel the need to study anything else. This is a complete game changer.

I would like to say thank you so much for putting this program together. I had previously taking the LMFT exam and failed. Afterward, I was very discouraged as I did not know where to begin. I had ordered multiple study programs, but even after going through the course did not feel confident. Thankfully, I had a friend who recommended this program to me as she had just completed it and passed her exam. I stepped out on faith and purchased the program. It was the best decision I ever made. This program gave me the confidence and understanding I was missing. I followed the program as it was designed and I passed my exam. I went into the exam feeling confident because I had a better understanding of how it was designed and meant to be tackled. I have since recommended this program to three other people needing to pass exams. Thank you so much
Deanna R.

TDC is the reason I passed all my licensing exams as quickly as I did and without feeling overwhelmed. Thank you!!

I haven't taken a standardized exam in over a decade, and was concerned about my mental agility and ability to absorb new information. I've heard good things about the TDC program from colleagues, and decided to give it a try. I am an audio visual learner and really appreciated the lectures and concentration on engagement to integrate new information. I followed the program as recommended, and am grateful to say I passed my first try! Thank you TDC for being so comprehensive, and effective.

I not only felt that the materials helped me learn how to pass the test, but the materials were actually useful in helping me to diagnose and case conceptualize better than I was able to prior to taking the course. Thanks TDC! You guys are amazing!

I used the TDC law and ethics program to pass my ethics exam in the state of California after I graduated years ago. I always knew I would return to use the study system for the National exam to be licensed in Hawaii and the CA clinical exam. Since I was taking both exams I bought both study systems and I decided to take the National exam before CA's because CA has been known to be very difficult. I am so glad I did. I passed my National exam on the first attempt. I was rather nervous going into the exam but practiced and studied as much as I could and it paid off. Now, going into my CA exam I feel that much more confident. I messaged with one of the coaches, Robin, and did a telephone coaching session prior to the exam to help calm my nerves. I probably did not need to pay for this telephone session but I figured it was worth the money (anything more I could do to pass was worth it to me). She gave me additional tips, explained things to me that I was having a hard time understanding (some theories) and overall it gave me more confidence going into the exam. So thank you TDC!

I had a great experience using TDC in preparation for the National MFT exam. My initial exam date was cancelled the day before I was scheduled to sit for the exam due to Covid-19. Staff was wonderful in helping me figure out how to "re-study" once my exam was rescheduled and had good tips to manage avoiding flooding myself with information that was already somewhere in the recesses of my tired mind. On the day before I took the exam our home was also placed on an evacuation warning list due to local wildfires but with the help of all the tips and thorough preparation (and Amanda's voice in my head) I was able to put everything I had learned over the weeks of study into practice and pass! (we were lucky enough to be able to remain safely in our home). If I ever had to sit for another similar exam I wouldn't hesitate to use TDC and will recommend it to all future MFT's and SW's in work with to support them through the process of preparing and passing their licensing exams!

I am so thankful for the TDC program because although I was not the most organized person it still helped me stay on track. I loved the fact that I could go over the materials as much as I needed to prior to the test. I also found it extremely helpful to have the practice exams to prepare my mind to really develop a strategy to approach the exam. I was able to focus on my pace as well as really build confidence as I went into the exam.
I am thankful to God that I passed. It was good to utilize this study program and trust God from there.

This was a great way to study. I was able to pass the first time at the clinical level.

I am so grateful to have had TDC!!! Thank you so much for creating this program, it has been so helpful with giving me confidence on my ability to pass the exam. Before going in, of course I was feeling normal jitters, but remembering the pep talk and the encouragement provided throughout the program made a huge difference!!! To have passed on the first try is something I did not believe I could do, but thank you TDC !!! I am so thankful and so blessed!