Marriage and Family Therapist Application Deadline & Examination Dates

State applications must be approved by the department before taking the examination.  See PVL Filing Deadlines below.

After receiving approval notice from PVL, candidates are to register for the National Marital and Family Therapy Examination with the test vendor, Professional Testing Corporation (PTC), at https://secure.ptcny.com/apply/.  Candidates will need to select the name of the exam and then complete the PTC online application and submit their payment of the application fee.  Candidates will have the convenience of paying by credit card when they submit their online applications to PTC and will receive emailed receipts of their transactions.  They will need to respond YES to the question of whether or not they are a state candidate, then enter the appropriate state abbreviation and the unique code number (we will provide the unique code) for your state. Candidates should not share this code number with anyone else.  The candidates must select the correct testing period at the first step of the application completion process. There are no transfers to another testing period or refunds of application fees.

Candidates who require special accommodations will need to complete a Request for Special Needs Accommodations Form available from http://www.ptcny.com at least eight weeks before the testing period begins. This form must be uploaded with the online application.

Electronic testing is provided monthly throughout the U.S.  The test center in Hawaii is located on Oahu.  The PTC registration deadline is the first Monday of each month preceding the month in which the candidate wishes to take the exam. For example, the PTC registration deadline would be December 1, 2016, for the January 2017 testing period.

For more information regarding PTC, visit http://www.ptcny.com or call (212) 356-0660.

2019 – 2020 Schedule
PVL FILING DEADLINE PTC REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXAM DATES
July 27, 2019 September 1, 2019 October 19-26, 2019
August 24, 2019 October 1, 2019 November 16-23, 2019
September 21, 2019 November 1, 2019 December 14-21, 2019
October 26, 2019 December 1, 2019 January 18-25, 2020
November 23, 2019 January 1, 2020 February 15 – 22, 2020
December 21, 2019 February 1, 2020 March 14 – 21, 2020
January 25, 2020 March 1, 2020 April 18 – 25, 2020
February 22, 2020 April 1, 2020 May 16 – 23, 2020
March 28, 2020 May 1, 2020 June 20 -27, 2020
April 25, 2020 June 1, 2020 July 18 -25, 2020
May 23, 2020 July 1, 2020 August 15 – 22, 2020
June 27, 2020 August 1, 2020 September 19-26, 2020
July 25, 2020 September 1, 2020 October 17-24, 2020
August 15, 2020 October 1, 2020 November 7 – 14, 2020
September 19, 2020 November 1, 2020 December 12 – 19, 2020