California LMFT Clinical Exam Prep


This MFT exam prep course is designed to prepare you for the California MFT Clinical Exam (MFT CCE). If you're looking for the best MFT test prep, study tools, video lectures, and practice tests for the California BBS Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Exam, you're in the right place. Course instructor: Ben Caldwell, PsyD, LMFT. Scroll down for program features.

Program Features

Our California MFT Clinical Exam prep program can help you prepare effectively and efficiently for your MFT exam. Here are some of the features of our program, which is offered at a lower price than competing programs:

Think Like the Test®

Our exclusive guidance on test-taking strategy can make the difference between passing and not.

Video-based lectures

More than 25 hours of topic-specific video lectures from Ben Caldwell, LMFT. All videos have searchable captions.

Full-length practice tests

More than 450 practice questions in all. Each one has a full rationale, so you can understand why an answer is correct.

With you until you pass

Initial program access is set to 180 days. But if you reschedule or don't pass, you can request a no-cost extension.

About our program

See why ours is the best MFT exam prep program -- and the best value.

What does the High Pass Education MFT exam prep program include?

The High Pass Education California MFT Clinical Exam prep program includes all of the following:

  • More than 28 hours of topic-specific video lectures with searchable captions, taught by an LMFT
  • Guidance on anxiety management
  • Our exclusive Think Like the Test® test-taking stratgies
  • Topic-focused quizzes and full-length exams, more than 450 practice questions in all, and all with complete rationales
How long do I have to complete the program?

Initial program access is set to 180 days (approximately 6 months) from the date of purchase. However, we're with you until you pass. If you reschedule your exam or don't pass on your first attempt, you can request a no-cost extension.

How often is the program updated? Do I need to purchase the program again to see the updates?

The program is regularly updated to align with changes in California law, the BBS exam plan, and other changes.

When we roll out program changes, they go to all active customers, not just those who purchased after a certain date.

How long should I study for the California MFT Clinical exam?

Most customers study using this program for 30 to 90 days prior to their actual exam. Some customers have been successful on their actual exam with as little as two weeks of focused studying.

How long does it take to go through the entire program?

Most folks can get through the entire program in about 50-60 total hours of studying. That said, everyone's pace is different; you may need more time for some content areas and less for others.

Success stories

Customers provided permission to share their experiences.

The mock exams were a lot harder than the questions on the clinical exam. All the tips you suggested regarding actually taking the exam were really helpful.

- Danielle

I studied only using High Pass. I spent 2 months working through the content. I wrote down information as it was presented for topics I felt less confident in. The Think Like the Test was the most helpful!!

- Nicole

Ben Caldwell’s course provided all of the necessary content review as well as the critical thinking skills necessary to pass the LMFT clinical exam.So grateful for this course in helping me pass and become a licensed MFT!

- Angelica

I did it! I passed the exam. Using High Pass Education program was the best choice I could have made. It was concise, kept me focused on the material I needed to review, and helped me understand how to take the exam. The mock exams are a great indicator of how prepared you are. I am thrilled with this accomplishment; this is for my mom in heaven, who influenced my life.

- Alfredo

About the Instructor

Benjamin Caldwell, PsyD, LMFT has been training therapists at the graduate level for more than 20 years. He currently serves as Adjunct Faculty for California State University Northridge. He has been a longtime advocate for early-career therapists. He initiated the title change from "intern" to "associate" for post-degree, pre-license MFTs and PCCs; was deeply involved in streamlining MFT and PCC licensure; regularly attends BBS meetings to serve as an independent voice for therapists; and helped write California's first-in-the-nation ban on reparative therapy for minors.

About the California MFT Clinical Exam

When do I take the California MFT Clinical Exam?

Assuming you have completed all other applicable requirements, you become eligible for the California MFT Clinical Exam upon successful completion of the required 3,000 hours of supervised experience.

When you finish your hours, you submit your application to the Board of Behavioral Sciences. They then make a determination of eligibility for the California MFT Clinical Exam.

How long is the California MFT Exam?

The California MFT Clinical Exam currently consists of 170 questions, of which 150 are scored. Unless you have accommodations allowing more time, you have 4 hours to complete the test.

What is the passing score for the California MFT Clinical Exam?

The passing score cutoff varies by exam cycle and version, but is commonly around 100 out of 150 scored items (67%). Click here for more on passing scores for BBS exams.

How can I receive accommodations for the California MFT Clinical Exam?

Disability accommodations for the California MFT Clinical Exam are handled through the exam vendor, PSI. Accommodations for English as a Second Language (ESL accommodations) are handled through the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

What should I do if something goes wrong at the exam site?

While it is not common, on rare occasions exams will be impacted by power outages or other issues that result in inadequate or improper test administration. In such instances, it is important to have testing center staff file an Incident Report before you leave the building. This report makes it much more likely that PearsonVUE or the BBS will be able to take steps to rectify the situation.

When do I find out my test results for the California MFT Clinical Exam?

In most cases, results are provided at the testing facility immediately upon completion of your exam. Occasionally, results are not immediately available, in which case you should receive your results electronically through PSI, typically within 24 hours.

What happens after I pass the exam?

Once you pass the exam, the BBS is automatically notified of your test result (typically within 1-2 business days). You must then go to the Breeze site to upgrade to full licensure.

What happens if I do not pass the exam?

If you do not pass, you must wait at least 120 days prior to your next exam attempt. You will then need to re-register for the exam. This is to ensure that no examinee receives the same version of the test twice.

This course does not offer continuing education (CE) credit.