COVID-19 Exam Updates

Guidelines for taking the national exam during COVID-19 pandemic

Open Testing Sites per State

Candidates who have applied for the exam should periodically check their application on PTC, and the Prometric website, for notices. Candidates are also encouraged to check their state websites, weekly, for any updates or temporary orders.

October 7 Update—Wearing of Masks in Prometric Testing Centers

Due to guidelines regarding COVID19 and social distancing, all candidates will be required to bring and wear a face mask or face covering while they are in a Prometric test center at all times or their exam will be terminated. Both medical masks or cloth face coverings are acceptable. Masks with exhale/one-way valves are prohibited to use at the test center, due to the lack of viral particle filtration provided by these masks. Masks with wearable technology are also prohibited. Any test taker that comes to the test center without a mask or with one of the prohibited masks described above will not be allowed to test, marked as a “no-show” and will not be eligible for a free reschedule.

Exam Checklist during COVID
2020 Revised Exam Periods/Windows*

June 1-30, 2020
July 1-31, 2020
August 1-29, 2020
September 12-26, 2020
October 10-24, 2020
November 7-21, 2020
December 5 -19, 2020
*subject to change so check back often


AMFTRB May 1, 2020 Update:

AMFTRB, PTC, and Prometric are responding to emails and calls as soon as possible. Prometric has been experiencing very heavy volume on their scheduler platform as well as at their call centers. They are working on ways to alleviate this. Please know that all staff members are aware of the importance of responding to questions and of responsibly striving to answer all inquiries.

Providing the MFT National Examination has been identified as an essential service. This means that beginning with the May 16, 2020 exam window, the exam will be available at Prometric sites in the states that are allowed to be open. The most current state and site list is available through the Prometric link.

All PTC and Prometric notices will include new requirements for compliance with CDC requirements to be followed at testing sites. These include social distancing guidelines and all candidates will be required to bring and wear a face mask or face covering while they are in the test center. Candidates who present at a test center without a face mask or face covering will be charged the full exam fee and not allowed to take the exam.

In order to address the impact of the number of candidates from March and April 2020 who were unable to take the exam, and to be compliant with the CDC requirements for social distancing guidelines, the test centers that are able to re-open safely will have reduced capacity. Therefore the MFT National Examination window will be expanded for the rest of 2020. Below is the new 2020 exam window schedule:

May  16-31, 2020
June 1-30, 2020
July 1-31, 2020
August 1-29, 2020
September 12-26, 2020
October 10-24, 2020
November 7-21, 2020
December 5 -19, 2020

All deadlines for applications and score reporting timeline remain the same.

Since the information regarding COVID19 is subject to constant change, exam candidates please continue to contact PTC with any questions about scheduling, rescheduling, transferring test appointments by submitting a contact form at www.ptcny.com or by calling 212-356-0660.  If candidates have questions about social distancing, guidelines and new procedures at test centers, this information can be found at www.prometric.com.  As Prometric makes any updates to their policies, candidates will have the most current information.  Prometric has been regularly posting updates on their website regarding COVID19 procedures at their test centers. Prometric will send an email to candidates three days prior to their test appointment with a statement that the candidates have to click on to confirm that they understand that everyone is required to wear a face mask or face covering at all times while in the test center.  PTC is also including this information on the PTC Scheduling Authorization emails being sent out.


AMFTRB is aware of the concerns surrounding the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Protecting the health and well-being of our candidates is our highest priority which is why we will continue to proactively monitor the impact of the virus and take precautionary measures that are appropriate.

For the most part, concerns surrounding COVID-19 will relate to the Prometric Test Centers. For an update on precautionary measures that Prometric is taking at the Test Centers please go to https://www.prometric.com/corona-virus-update.

Measures that have been instituted by Professional Testing Corporation (PTC), AMFTRB’s testing vendor, can be found here: https://ptcny.com/ptc-update-coronavirus-outbreak/.

AMFTRB Coronavirus News and Updates By State

For general information concerning COVID-19 you can visit the websites maintained by the following organizations:
The National Institutes of Health (NIH): https://www.nih.gov/.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/.
The World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/.