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
October 23, 2020 December 1, 2020 January 16 – 30, 2021
November 21, 2020 January 1, 2021 February 13 – 27, 2021
December 19, 2020 February 1, 2021 March 13 – 27, 2021
January 22, 2021 March 1, 2021 April 17 – 24, 2021
February 19, 2021 April 1, 2021 May 15 – 22, 2021
March 26, 2021 May 1, 2021 June 19 – 26, 2021
April 23, 2021 June 1, 2021 July 17 -24, 2021
May 21, 2021 July 1, 2021 August 14 – 21, 2021
June 25, 2021 August 1, 2021 September 18 – 25, 2021
July 23, 2021 September 1, 2021 October 16 – 23, 2021
August 20, 2021 October 1, 2021 November 13 – 20, 2021
September 17, 2021 November 1, 2021 December 11 – 18, 2021