Instructions and Important Information
INITIAL LMFT CALIFORNIA
A $100 fee must accompany your
Application for Initial LMFT California Clinical Examination
. Make your
check payable to “Behavioral Sciences Fund.”
WHO CAN APPLY
The application and fee will ONLY be accepted from individuals who have passed the LMFT California Law and
Ethics Examination and whose hours of experience and education have been approved by the Board.
TO CONFIRM YOUR APPLICATION WAS RECEIVED
To confirm receipt, mail your application using a method that includes tracking.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR THE BOARD TO PROCESS MY APPLICATION?
Allow 4–6 weeks for processing. Please do not contact the Board to check on the status unless your application
has been on file for 45 or more days.
Pearson Vue administers the LMFT California Clinical Examination. After the Board processes your
for Initial LMFT California Clinical Examination
, you will receive an e-mail notifying you of your eligibility from
Pearson Vue. You may contact Pearson Vue to schedule your examination once you receive the e-mail. Do not
attempt to schedule an examination date with Pearson Vue until you receive notification of eligibility.
Pearson Vue testing centers are located throughout the state as well as some out of state, offering testing 5–6
days a week. Refer to the Candidate Handbook for exact locations of testing sites.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
If your mailing address has changed, be sure to update it on the BreEZe system online.
YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS MUST BE ON FILE
Your email address must be on file in order to allow the Board’s testing vendor, Pearson Vue, to provide you
with notification of eligibility to schedule your examination. If you have not yet notified the Board of your email
address, be sure to add it on the BreEZe system online.
EXPEDITED PROCESSING – MILITARY SPOUSE/PARTNER AND HONORABLY DISCHARGED
The Board is required to expedite the licensure process for (1) an applicant who is a honorably discharged
veteran of the U.S. armed forces or (2) an applicant whose spouse or partner is an active-duty member of the
U.S. armed forces and meets other criteria pursuant to BPC Section 115.5. Download the application available
on the Board’s website and include it ON TOP OF your
Application for Initial LMFT California Clinical
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