The Association of Marital & Family Therapy Regulatory Board’s (AMFTRB) examination in Marital and Family Therapy is provided to assist state boards of examiners in evaluating the knowledge of applicants for licensure or certification.
There is a wide diversity of educational backgrounds among the applicants who seek licensure or certification in Marriage and Family Therapy. The AMFTRB offers— for use by its member boards —a standardized examination in order to determine if these applicants have attained the minimal level of knowledge considered essential for entry-level professional practice, and in order to provide a common element in the evaluation of candidates from one state to another. The AMFTRB National Licensing Exam is offered 12 times each each year across a week long testing window each month. Exams are administered at Prometric Testing Centers across the country. You can take your exam in any Prometric Testing Center, even if you are applying for licensure in a different state. AMFTRB provides what they call a “Road Map” to licensure and testing which you can find at the following link: https://amftrb.org/your-exam-roadmap/#practice
In January, 2020, the AMFTRB reduced the number of questions on the actual AMFTRB National MFT Licensing exam to 180 questions, down from the original 200 questions. Candidates still have 4 hours to complete the exam. FSI has added a new 180 question exam as part of the eStudy Program’s Practice Exam course to reflect and prepare you for this change.
All AMFTRB testing was suspended in March, 2020 as the COVID-19 Pandemic began to take hold in the US and the country was directed to stay home in most states. As of May 16, 2020, AMFTRB has begun testing again at Prometric Testing Centers (PTC) in states that are beginning to open up again. Follow this link to see if your state is allowing Prometric to begin testing for your exam: https://www.prometric.com/site-openings
Please keep in mind that all FSI faculty are ourselves MFT practitioners, MFT Program Directors and Approved Supervisors of AAMFT. Many of our faculty teach in and/or are directors of AAMFT accredited training programs. Many of our associated colleagues were original authors of exam questions. FSI materials are used as Foundation and Advanced Theories texts in many COAMFTE accredited MFT Masters Programs across the country and work closing in adapting our Comprehensive Exams to the particulars of a graduate MFT program.
We know and care about the MFT field. Specifically, there are four main things we do to ensure that we know the licensure exam well: