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National Exam Schedule

“The Application for National Examination in MFT, the initial application for those seeking LMFT licensure, must be filed within six months of commencement of an applicant’s post-graduate supervised experience.  (See Minn. Rule 5300.0155.)  Upon notification of Board approval of this application, the applicant is provided with a national exam registration code.  This code remains valid for two years and the approved applicant may schedule the exam in any month of choice within that two-year period (testing is NOT immediately required after notification of application approval). If an applicant seeks to take the national exam as soon as possible, the Application for National Examination in MFT must be filed a minimum of three months prior to the month in which the applicant seeks to take the exam and the applicant must complete the criminal background check process in a timely manner to insure timely application completion and review by the Board. (More information regarding the mandatory criminal background check can be found on the “Applicants” page.)   

2019 National Exam Dates

  • August 17-24, 2019 (PTC registration closes July 1, 2019)
  • September 14-21, 2019 (PTC registration closes August 1, 2019)
  • October 19-26, 2019 (PTC registration closes September 1, 2019)
  • November 16-23, 2019 (PTC registration closes October 1, 2019)
  • December 14-21, 2019 (PTC registration closes November 1, 2019)


2020 National Examination Dates: 

  • January 18-25, 2020            (PTC registration closes December 1, 2019)
  • February 15-22, 2020          (PTC registration closes January 1, 2020) 
  • March 14-21, 2020              (PTC registration closes February 1, 2020)
  • April 18-25, 2020                (PTC registration closes March 1, 2020)
  • May 16-23, 2020                 (PTC registration closes April 1, 2020)
  • June 20-27, 2020                (PTC registration closes May 1, 2020)
  • July 18-25, 2020                 (PTC registration closes June 1, 2020) 
  • August 15-22, 2020            (PTC registration closes July 1, 2020)
  • September 19-26, 2020       (PTC registration closes August 1, 2020)
  • October 17-24, 2020           (PTC registration closes September 1, 2020)
  • November 7-14, 2020          (PTC registration closes October 1, 2020)
  • December 12-19, 2020        (PTC registration closes November 1, 2020)

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