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.

2021 Schedule
PVL FILING DEADLINE PTC REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXAM DATES
August 20, 2021 October 1, 2021 November 13 – 20, 2021
September 17, 2021 November 1, 2021 December 11 – 18, 2021

 

2022 Schedule
PVL FILING DEADLINE PTC REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXAM DATES
October 22, 2021 December 1, 2021 January 15 – 22, 2022
November 19, 2021 January 1, 2022 February 12 – 29, 2022
December 17, 2021 February 1, 2022 March 12 – 19, 2022
January 20, 2022 March 1, 2022 April 16 – 23, 2022
February 18, 2022 April 1, 2022 May 14 – 21, 2022
March 24, 2022 May 1, 2022 June 18 – 25, 2022
April 21, 2021 June 1, 2022 July 16 – 23, 2022
May 20, 2022 July 1, 2022 August 13 – 27, 2022
June 24, 2022 August 1, 2022 September 17 – 24, 2022
July 22, 2022 September 1, 2022 October 15 – 22, 2022
August 18, 2022 October 1, 2022 November 12 – 19, 2022
September 16, 2022 November 1, 2022 December 10 – 17, 2022