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

TDC helped me pass my exam on my first try. It was my only study tool. Practice exams were so helpful so practice sitting for an long form exam. Really great!!!! Thank you!!!

Not only did I pass on my first try but I passed by 19 points?! I am in complete shock and on cloud 9!! This program truly prepares you for everything that is tested and more! The staff/coaches are highly accessible and the material is so easy to digest. Although I may have felt I did not pass walking out of this exam (you find your scores out 20 painful days later) I felt as if there was nothing more I could have studied and this program definitely covered all my bases! I scored between a 69-80% on all of mock tests and scored a 81% on the actual exam... I felt the mocks did a great job preparing for the real deal! Thank you Amanda and the team for helping me through this stressful point in my career and I’m so so so relieved to be where I am now!!

I PASSED!!!!! I am so happy I chose this program! If you are reading this and haven’t made up your mind yet, DON’T GIVE IT ANOTHER THOUGHT, do the program!! It offers more than you need to pass the exam. I regret having studied so hard, as most of the recall questions were very simple (especially the DSM ones.) I have been out of school forever, took the test 5hrs away from my home, as they don’t offer it where I live, and had an asthma attack during the test due to the prolonged mask use for C-19. I didn’t review any questions because I needed to get out of there to breathe. I finished with 47 minutes left. So don’t panic, you can do this!!! Amanda was great, I took her to the test with me and when I got stuck, she was right there reasoning for me. I got 85% and considering the fact that the computer crashed twice and I had asthma, I couldn’t be happier. THANK YOU TDC, THANK YOU AMANDA!!!!!

This study program really helped me to get ready. Thank you very much for providing such a great resource for us!

I just received my results and am thrilled to have not only passed but scored 27 points more than required to pass. I felt very prepared and ready for the exam and everything Amanda said would be on the exam was! I'm so grateful I used TDC and my only regret is that I spent any time studying on my own before starting TDC. Whew. So glad that's done (and in a pandemic no less).

This course helped me pass the first time, so I'm incredibly grateful! All of the materials were very helpful and relevant, and the practice tests were very similar to the actual exam. I also loved the sections on how to answer questions, study tips, and the pep talk! Highly suggested!!

I just want to say thank you to TDC. This program truly helped me feel confident about the MFT Licensure Test.

I am so grateful that I used TDC for the MFT National Exam. I think the hardest part of this exam stems from figuring out how to break it down into manageable study sections. TDC does that for you and does so in such a positive and motivating way. I followed 90% of the study and test taking tips - and they all helped. I even noticed I had the test material's author's voice in my head while I was taking it! Because of TDC I was able to pass the exam on my first try! Thank you!!!


I have major (MAJOR) test anxiety. On test taking day, after about two months of using TDC's National MFT Study Exam System, I had just the right amount of confidence I needed. Not too much, and not too little. I ended up finishing the test with almost an hour to spare. Thank you for helping me prepare intellectually by organizing the broad range of information, emotionally with the positive self affirmations, AND physically by prompting me to exercise regularly during the study period and encouraging me to get up and take breaks during the actual test. Had I not studied using TDC, I am confident I would have failed.

I immediately liked the TDC study approach when I found it while searching for something to help me prepare for the exam. Other methods seemed to focus on rote memory, repetition, and/or other processes for learning that simply didn't sound effective for an exam that is testing our ability to think on our feet. TDC focused on the right areas and applied learning theories designed to not just remember information, but how to apply it.

This study program was spot on for what was on the test, how questions are worded and gives you an amazing amounting of practice tests to study and gauge your progress. This was my second time and the first time I used a different study program and was very lost when I saw test questions. I highly recommend this program.

Everything I read in online forums were testimonials about how everyone was using TDC and passing (frequently on their first attempt)! I felt great relief as I began the intro course and somehow hearing "you will not feel like you're passing as you take the test," resonated with me as a positive. I felt more confident when doing the first practice test and knowing my "fail" score only meant I could improve. All of the advice and techniques were helpful, and while I did not implement all of them, I did most and now I, too, can say I passed the first time using TDC!

I have taken this exam many times before and finally I passed with the help of TDC! The program was very helpful with content and test taking strategies. Asya was also very helpful in my one on one coaching. Thanks so much TDC!

I am so thankful for the planning, the structure, and the mock quiz/exams. The audio and the written rationales were key in understanding. So worth the investment!

TDC successfully got me through both of the CA MFT Exams, as well as the MFT National Exam. Amanda's professional and academic expertise in the neurological processes involved in learning, and particularly in optimizing the test taking experience, helped to break down the study material into digestible bites that were easier to retain and recall in a testing environment. My experience of working with Amanda and her team in both of the MFT study programs was overwhelmingly positive and provided an organized and concise overview of counseling basics that not only helped me to effectively pass the exams, but also reinforced my knowledge of the foundations involved in being a competent counselor. As such, I utilize my notebook of quick studies and other TDC materials in my practice as a reference guide for case conceptualization and treatment planning. My advice to anyone looking for a study course on either of the MFT licensing exams is to take the TDC course and follow Amanda's learning and test-taking protocol precisely. You won't be sorry. I had spent a lot of money on another program and just felt overwhelmed by the material. Then I learned about TDC's program and signed up first for the CA Exams and later the National Exam. Amanda helped me to reduce my overwhelm and build confidence toward having a desirable outcome. To my knowledge, TDC is simply the best study course out there.

In the past, I have tried three other study systems and free online helps. The TDC method assisted me in interacting with the material in a practical manner that resulted in real-world answers. I was so excited to get an 81% on the test when the passing score was 71%!

Thank you for your support! The exam prep was really comprehensive. Not only did it help me pass the exam, but it helped me brush up on valuable information/skills that have enhanced my clinical practice. I highly recommend this program.

I passed the National MFT Exam on the first try (with a great score) using the TDC! Not only did I feel prepared, use the testing strategies during the exam, PASS the exam, but I also feel confident that I know so much more than prior to the TDC program. Highly recommend!

I've been out of grad school for over three years, working very part-time as an ALMFT and part-time stay at home dad, so my academic recall was shaky at best when it came time to study for the national MFT exam. This course was thorough, very informative, and the best thing is that it was guided step by step. It was not simply access to an information dump, but a process through it. It was a perfect course for taking the exam. It even helped me with some weak area's in my professional knowledge, for example my understanding of the DSM, which is now more of a strength. How you are taught to approach the test itself and each question is invaluable in studying for this exam. I feel like access to this course ought to be encouraged if not provided as a post-grad "gift" (aka through your tuition) from all MFT programs to study for the exam. The price is not cheap, but it is worth it for your best chance to pass the exam in one swing, and you can maintain access to the materials until you do.