MFT Exam Info

Visit our application page for more information about how to register for the MFT Exam.

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 confirmation 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.

Preparation

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.

Scores

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.

If your new state board requests a copy of your MFT scores or if you would like to obtain copy for yourself, please fill out the AMFTRB Official Score Transfer Request and Duplicate Score Report Form from Professional Testing Corporation (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 $160 by contacting Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) at 212-356-0660.
PLEASE NOTE: canceling your exemption appointment will result in a forfeit of examination fees. Be sure to choose your examination period carefully before applying for the exam.

Special accommodations for English Language Learners (ELL):

The states listed below allow special accommodations for ELL candidates.

Arkansas
Alabama
Florida
Idaho
Indiana
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Minnesota
New Jersey
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

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