MFT Practice Test

Have you ever thought about going into marital and family therapy? If you have, you need to take — and pass — the Marital and Family Therapy (MFT) exam, which is sponsored by the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards. The association’s standardized test helps state boards determine whether candidates have attained the necessary knowledge to work in an entry-level position in the marital and family therapy field. The U.S. Department of Labor projects jobs in this field to grow 23 percent nationwide through 2026, so it could be a good time to take the test.

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Can anyone take the Marital and Family Therapy test?

No. You must meet certain education and experience requirements that vary by state, so please check with your state licensing board. The state board will send you a letter granting approval to take the exam.

How much does it cost to take the test?

It costs $365 to take the test, and the fee must be paid with a major credit card. The test fee is non-refundable.

When can I take the test?

There is a week-long testing “window” each month throughout the year. Once you register, you’ll be assigned to one of these “windows.”

What if I must change my exam date for the Marital and Family Therapy test?

You can change your test date, but if it’s outside your original test window, there is a one-time rescheduling fee of $160.

Can I find a testing center near me?

There are hundreds of testing centers across the United States, so there should be one convenient to you.

What identification do I need to bring to the test center?

You must bring a current driver’s license, passport, or military ID to the center. Candidates who fail to bring the proper identification will not be allowed to take the test.

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Can I bring electronic devices in the testing room?

No. Anything that can be used to record or transmit audio or video, including cell phones and tablets, are prohibited. Watches are also prohibited.

What else should I leave behind when taking the Marital and Family Therapy test?

Bulky clothes, such as jackets, sweatshirts, hats, and coats, are prohibited. You also can’t bring papers, books, or reference materials into the room.

Can I bring a calculator in the testing room?

Simple, non-programmable calculators are allowed, though a calculator is available on your computer screen.

Will there be a tutorial before the test begins?

Yes. The tutorial lasts five to 10 minutes. It explains how to select answers and go from question to question. Candidates may re-take the tutorial if they like. Tutorial time does not count against test time.

How is the test structured?

The test has six domain areas. We describe them here, with the percentage of test questions in parentheses.

  • The practice of systemic therapy (24%) — Focuses on theory and perspective in a practice setting.
  • Assessing, hypothesizing, and diagnosing (15.5%) — Focuses on diagnostic methods involving client and family to guide therapy.
  • Designing and conduit treatment (24.5%) — Focuses on developing a treatment plan, when to terminate treatment, and more.
  • Evaluating ongoing process and terminating treatment (12%) — Use theory and research to make evaluations, terminating therapeutic relationships, and more.
  • Managing crisis situations (10%) — Focuses on handling emergency situations.
  • Maintaining ethical, legal. and professional standards (14%) — Tasks involving legal and ethical codes are covered here.

How many questions are on the test?

There are 180 questions on the test.

How long do I have to finish the Marital and Family Therapy test?

You have four hours to complete the exam.

Can I leave the room during the exam?

You can only leave to use the restroom. Anything else is prohibited.

When will I receive my test results?

You’ll receive test results within 20 business days following the close of the testing period.

Can I re-take the Marital and Family Therapy exam?

Yes. You may retake the exam up to three times in a 12-month period, depending on your state’s rules. The $365 exam fee will apply.

If I fail the test, how long do I have to wait to re-take it?

Three months, which would be the next available testing period.

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