MFT Exam Info

The MFT examination is available at any authorized PSI testing center. Candidates are allowed four (4) hours for the Examination in Marital and Family Therapy. There are 200 items (questions) on the examination.

When to take the MFT Exam

Candidates must sit for the examination within the testing period they have been authorized to test in by PTC. Once a candidate has received their scheduling authorization from PTC to take the exam, the candidate should make an appointment online with PSI as soon as they receive said confirmation. Testing will be scheduled at the location and on the date and time of the candidates’ choosing, if available. PSI will always endeavor to accommodate candidates’ scheduling preferences as closely as possible. However, it is in the candidate’s best interest to contact PSI as soon as they receive confirmation from PTC to schedule a date and time. Visit our process page for more information.


AMFTRB offers a Practice Examination for the National Examination in MFT accessible through this Web site. The practice examination is 100 items in length and is based on the six practice domains covered in the National Examination.

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Approximately 20 business days following the close of each testing period scores will be reported to state licensing boards and will be mailed to candidates. Scores will not be available at the PSI site. Visit the state requirements page for information about transferring your licensure to a new state.

How to Request a Copy of Your Scores

If you need to request an additional copy of your scores for yourself, your employer, or a new state board, fill out the online Score Transfer Request form through PTC. To begin the online form, click on the “New Application” tab and create a profile. If you have any questions about your score records or about the online transfer request form, please contact PTC.

Rescheduling policy

If you want to reschedule or cancel your exam date within the same week of the month you are scheduled then you may do so if there is room at the test site by contacting PSI at 800-733-9267 no later than noon Eastern Standard Time of the second business day prior to your scheduled appointment. If you want to cancel or reschedule your exam date and site to a different month than you have scheduled, then there is a one-time reschedule possible for $165. See pages 2-3 of the Handbook for Candidates for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: canceling your examination appointment will result in a forfeit of examination fees. Be sure to choose your examination period carefully before applying for the exam.

Special arrangements for English Language Learners (ELL):

Considerations can be made for English Language Learners. Read more and download a sample form here… or download and complete the application form.

The states listed below allow special arrangements for ELL candidates.

New Jersey
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Dakota

The states listed below do not allow special arrangements for ELL candidates.

North Carolina
New York

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