State Licensure Comparison

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Alabama

Title(s) LMFT, MFT Intern, LMFTA”
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Marriage and Family Therapy Intern; Marriage and Family Therapy Associate;
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Education Needed Graduation from a regionally accredited educational institute with a masters or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy (or in an allied field with graduate level course work in marriage and family therapy; 45 didactic contact hours or lecture hours ) that meets the Board course requirements. (see 536-X-5: BOARD COURSE REQUIREMENTS). Individuals who have graduated from a COAMFTE program have met this requirement.
Post-Graduate Experience Needed Prior to attaining independent licensure: Completion of a minimum of two (2) years post-degree full time (30 or more clock hours per week) MFT work experience , Completion of two-hundred (200) hours of supervision, one-hundred (100) of which must be individual, Completion of a minimum of one-thousand (1000) post-degree direct client hours completed concurrently with the required ratio of one (1) supervision hour to every ten (10) client contact hours; two hundred-fifty (250) of these direct contact hours must be with couples or families physically present in the therapy room.”
Approved Supervisor LMFT· Minimum of four (4) years post-degree full time MFT experience· 30 hour graduate course in supervision· Minimum 180 hours of clinical supervision to MFTs: at least 2 MFT trainees for at least nine months each · 36 hours of supervised supervision by Board approved LMFT Supervisor Mentor OR an AAMFT Approved Supervisor · Requirements found in Rule 536-X-4-.04
Portability Statement Reviewed on a case by case basis to ensure that Alabama standards are met . Specifics found in Sec 536-X-2-.03
Fees ·Complete list of fees found in Rules 536-X-5 Appendices 1 · $300 License Fee for LMFT Upon receipt of notice of approval for application for licensure, the applicant shall within sixty (60) days submit the license fee. “
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Currently Licensed 373 Active

Alaska

Title(s) LMFT, LMFC, LMFTA”
Title(s) Meaning Marital and Family Therapist; Marriage and Family Counselor; Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
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Education Needed Canidate must hold a master’s degree or doctorate in marital and family therapy or allied mental health field from a regionally accredited educational institution approved by the board. Typically 44-46 quarter course hours. Has received training related to domestic violence; and passed a written or oral examination administered by the board. Specific course requirements are listed in Sec. 08.63.100.
Post-Graduate Experience Needed The board shall issue a four-year license for the supervised practice of marital and family therapy to a person who meets the requirements of AS 08.63.100(a)(1), (2), and (3)(A)—(B). See section Sec. 08.63.110. Supervision must include: practiced marital and family therapy to include 1,500 hours of direct clinical contact with couples, individuals, and families; and clinical contact for at least 200 hours, including 100 hours of individual supervision and 100 hours of group supervision approved by the board. “
Approved Supervisor Supervisors must have practiced marital and family therapy for continuos five years; approved by the board; licensed under the Alaska board of licensure. Must hold documentation of having completed at least six contact hours of education related to the practice of supervising a marital and family therapist within the last two years. See section 12 AAC 19.210.
Portability Statement · Reviewed on a case by case basis to ensure that Alaska standards are met
Fees nonrefundable application fee for initial license, $175; licensee fee for all or part of the initial biennial license period, $665; biennial license renewal fee, $665; four-year associate license fee for supervised practice, $445; temporary license fee, $100.”
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Currently Licensed 103 Active

Arkansas

Title(s) LMFT, LAMFT”
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
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Education Needed Must have received a graduate degree in marriage and family therapy or related field from a regionally accredited institution. The graduate semester hours must meet the national academic and training content standards adopted by the Board from the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) or the Council for Accreditation Counselor Related Education Programs (CACREP) or equivalent. Must demonstrate professional competencies by passing written, oral, and situational examinations prescribed by the Board. See sections 3.3 & 3.4 “
Post-Graduate Experience Needed Must provide evidence of three years of supervised full-time experience in marriage and family therapy beyond the Master’s Degree acceptable to the Board. One year of experience may be gained for each 30 semester hours of graduate work beyond the Master’s level, provided the hours are clearly marriage and family therapy in nature and acceptable to the Board. See Section 3.4. Canidate must complete three years of Client Contact Hours (CCH) with supervision. One year equal 1000 hours of client contact. Superviosn is provided in 3 phases: Year 1- 1hour of supervision for every 10 client contact hours. Year 2- 1 hour of supervision for every 20 client contact hours. Year 3- 1 hour for every 40 client contact hours. See Section 4.1 & 4.2″
Approved Supervisor Must arrange supervision with a Board-approved Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist supervisor and have the plan/agreement for supervision approved by the Board prior to license issue. See Section 3.3 Supervision for the Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in Arkansas must be provided by a practitioner who is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, holds approved supervisor status from the Arkansas Board, and whose license is current.”
Portability Statement No reciprocity agreement exits between other states or other Arkansas agencies. Wavier of the NCE, NCMHCE, or the AMFTRB may be granted when the Board has determined that another examination is equivalent or an endorsement agreement has been reached with the other boards or agencies responsible for licensing Counselors/Therapists. Must meet the state supervision requirement. If the applicant has been continuously licensed in another state for seven years, is in good standing in that state and has passed the NCMHCE within five years prior to the Arkansas application, the NCMHCE may substitute for 500 CCH hours of required supervision. See section 9.1.”
Fees LAMFT license fee renewal : $250.00 LMFT License: $ 300.00 Application fee: $200.00 http://abec.arkansas.gov/
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Currently Licensed 204 Active (not updated)

California

Title(s) LMFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
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Education Needed The Board requires applicants to possess a qualifying Doctor’s or Master’s degree. Please see BPC sections 4980.36, 4980.37, and 4980.41 of the Board’s Statutes and Regulations for more information on degree qualifications.”
Post-Graduate Experience Needed must accrue 3,000 hours of supervised work experience and 104 weeks of supervision. Couples, Families, and Children (min 500 credited hours) The first 150 conjoint couples and family hours can be double counted (e.g. 150 actual hours X 2 = 300 credited hours); Group Psychotherapy (max 500 hours); Telehealth Counseling, including telephone counseling (max 375 hours)
B. Administrating and evaluating psychological tests, writing clinical reports, writing progress notes or process notes (max 250 hours)
C. Other Non-Counseling Work Experience (max 1,000 credited hours; all items below when added together shall not exceed 1,000 credited hours)
1.Workshops, seminars, training sessions, and conferences (max 250 hours) 2.Personal Psychotherapy (max 300 credited hours; e.g. 100 actual hours X 3 = 300 credited hours)
You need at least one hour of individual or two hours of group supervision in any week that you claim supervised work experience. 40 hours of work experience is the maximum amount of work experience that you can claim in a week, and five hours of work experience is the maximum amount of supervision you can claim towards work experience in a given week. You may need to gain additional hours of supervision per week in order to comply with your counseling experience to supervision ratio.”
Approved Supervisor Supervisors must be Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists – must be licensed for two years, take a six-hour supervision course every renewal period, and hold a valid license;”
Portability Statement The applicant’s supervised experience is substantially equivalent to that required for a license under this chapter. The board shall consider hours of experience obtained outside of California during the six-year period immediately preceding the date the applicant initially obtained the license described above. If the applicant has less than 3,000 hours of qualifying supervised experience, time actively licensed as a marriage and family therapist shall be accepted at a rate of 100 hours per month, up to a maximum of 1,200 hours, if the applicant’s degree meets the practicum requirement described in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 4980.79 without exemptions or remediation. See section 4980.72 http://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/publications/lawsregs.pdf “
Fees LMFT Initial License- $130.00 LMFT License Renewal $104.00 http://www.bbs.ca.gov/quick_links/fee_schedule.shtml
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Currently Licensed 3,7920 total number of Active, inactive, & delinquent licenses”

Colorado

Title(s) LMFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
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Education Needed Applicant holds a master’s or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from an accredited program or holds a master’s or doctoral degree from a program that was equivalent to an accredited program in marriage and family therapy. See RULE 14 Must include at least 2,000 hours of practice, including at least 1,500 hours of face-to-face direct client contact, 1,000 of which shall be with couples and families for the purpose of diagnosis, assessment and intervention obtained in such a manner that they are reasonably uniformly distributed over a minimum of twenty-four (24) months. (C) The teaching of the practice of individual and marriage and family therapy may count up to 300 hours of post-master’s practice in marriage and family therapy under supervision and up to thirty (30) hours of supervision, provided this teaching experience was supervised by a supervisor as defined in these Rules.”
Post-Graduate Experience Needed Applicant demonstrates that s/he had at least two (2) years of post-master’s or one year of post-doctoral practice in individual and marriage and family therapy under supervision prior to licensure, certification, listing or registration in the jurisdiction through which applicant seeks licensure in Colorado; or applicant provides information satisfactory to the Board demonstrating her/his active practice of marriage and family therapy for two (2) years. Active practice of marriage and family therapy”” means applicant has engaged in the practice of marriage and family therapy at least twenty (20) hours per week, averaged over the entire time s/he has been in practice, with no more than a six month absence from the practice of marriage and family therapy. If applicant has taught marriage and family therapy, applicant may count the hours spent teaching marriage and family therapy (including time spent in preparation, meeting with students, and related activities) as hours of active practice of marriage and family therapy provided such teaching was in courses in the same or similar field of marriage and family therapy as the competence area claimed by applicant; teaching of marriage and family therapy shall not count more than one-third (1/3) of the number of active practice hours claimed by applicant.”
Approved Supervisor The supervisor shall have clinical experience and competence adequate to perform and direct the services provided by the supervisee, including but not limited to substantially equivalent education and training to that of a licensed marriage and family therapist. “
Portability Statement Must submit an application for original License by Endorsement.
Fees Fee not available until August 2015
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Currently Licensed 82 Active

Connecticut

Title(s) LMFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
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Education Needed total of 45 semester hours, or its equivalent, of coursework in the degree program. Successful completion of a graduate degree program specializing in marital and family therapy from a program approved by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy ( AAMFT) or completion of a program meeting the requirements outlined in Section 20-195a-2 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies at a regionally accredited institution of higher education. “
Post-Graduate Experience Needed Successful completion of at least 12 months of supervised postgraduate work experience. The postgraduate work experience must include at least 1,000 hours of direct client contact offering marital and family therapy services and 100 hours of post-graduate clinical supervision provided by a licensed marital and family therapist. Of the 100 hours of supervision required, at least 50 hours shall be individual supervision and the remaining hours may be group supervision as defined in the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies ;”
Approved Supervisor State approved Licensed marital and family therapist
Portability Statement Please note that applicants who hold a current license in another state may be exempt from documenting a practicum or internship and the 12 months of work experience as outlined above provided the applicant can document at least 3 years of licensed work experience as a marital and family therapist. Verification form must be submitted.
Fees Licensure Initial/renewal fee of $315.00
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Currently Licensed 500 total Active and inactive

Delaware

Title(s) LMFT/ LAMFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
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Education Needed must possess either: A graduate degree in marriage and family therapy (MFT) from a graduate program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), A graduate degree in marriage and family therapy from a non-COAMFTE accredited graduate program acceptable to the Board, or
A graduate degree from a nationally accredited college or university in an allied field which is acceptable to the Board. Acceptable allied fields are limited to: counseling, social work, psychology, and psychiatry. To be acceptable to the Board, a graduate degree under regulations 6.2.1.2 or 6.2.1.3 above must be based on at least 45 credit hours.
Applicants who do not graduate from a COAMFTE Accredited MFT program should have coursework that matches the following coursework, content, and credit hours.”
Post-Graduate Experience Needed Individuals who have completed the experience requirements of regulation 5.1.2 and hold an acceptable degree under regulation 6.2, may apply for an LMFT without first obtaining an LAMFT. LMFT applicants under this exception must submit documentation of their experience pursuant to the requirements of regulation 5.1.2 and their educational background pursuant to regulation 6.2. If the submitted documentation is acceptable to the Board, the applicant will receive permission to take the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) exam. If approved to take the exam, an applicant under this exception will receive an LMFT once the Board receives proof that the applicant has passed the exam. A score equal to or greater than the pass point set by the AMFTRB is required to pass the exam.Experience. Applicants must provide documentation of completion of 3,200 hours of marriage and family therapy services, over a period of no less than two (2) but no more than four (4) consecutive years. Of the required 3,200 hours total experience, 1,600 hours must have been completed under the supervision of an individual who meets the requirements of The 1,600 hours of supervised experience must be fulfilled as follows: 500 hours of couple and family therapy, 500 hours of individual therapy, 500 hours of couple and family or individual therapy or some combination of the two, and 100 hours of face-to-face clinical supervision with the applicant’s supervisor. Face to face supervision includes both in person and live video conferencing so long as supervision by live video conferencing does not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the total 100 hours of supervision.
Approved Supervisor Supervisors must be acceptable to the Board.
To be acceptable to the Board, a supervisor must be either: a Delaware-licensed marriage and family therapist, an individual holding the “approved supervisor” designation from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), a candidate for the AAMFT “approved supervisor” designation who is acceptable to the Board,”
Portability Statement .2.1 Licensure Status. Verification of an applicant’s possession of a current marriage and family therapy license in good standing from another state, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territory must be submitted directly to the Board by that state, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territory.

5.2.2 Prior Licensing Jurisdictions. The applicant must submit a notarized statement listing all licensing jurisdictions in which he previously practiced and a signed “”Release of Information”” granting the Board permission to contact those jurisdictions for verification of disciplinary history and current status.

5.2.3 Substantial Similarity of Licensing Standards. Applicants must submit the statute, rules, and regulations governing marriage and family therapy licensure for the state in which they are currently licensed and through which they are seeking reciprocity. The burden of proof is on the applicant to demonstrate that the licensing standards of that state are substantially similar to Delaware’s standards. The Board will make a determination of substantial similarity based on the information presented.

5.2.4 No Substantial Similarity of Licensing Standards. Applicants from states whose licensing standards are not substantially similar to Delaware’s standards may receive reciprocal licensure if they have held their license in good standing for at least five (5) years and have passed the AMFTRB exam.”

Fees Marriage and Family Therapist – $207; Associate Marriage and Family Therapist – $207; Renewal-N/A http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/profcounselors/fees.shtml
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Currently Licensed 30 total Licenses 13 Active

Florida

Title(s) LMFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
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Education Needed 4.Completed two years of post-master’s supervised experience under the supervision of a licensed marriage and family therapist with five years of experience or the equivalent (see 64B4-21.007 F.A.C.) who is qualified as determined by the Board. The supervision experience must have consisted of at least 1,500 hours providing psychotherapy face-to-face with clients for the profession for which licensure is sought, and shall be accrued in no less than 100 weeks. At least 100 hours of supervision per 1,500 hours of psychotherapy face-to-face with clients provided by the intern; At least one (1) hour of supervision every two (2) weeks; at least one (1) hour of supervision per fifteen (15) hours of psychotherapy, with a minimum of one (1) hour of supervision every two (2) weeks.   Completed a two-hour prevention of medical errors course from a board approved provider”
Post-Graduate Experience Needed 4.Completed two years of post-master’s supervised experience under the supervision of a licensed marriage and family therapist with five years of experience or the equivalent (see 64B4-21.007 F.A.C.) who is qualified as determined by the Board. The supervision experience must have consisted of at least 1,500 hours providing psychotherapy face-to-face with clients for the profession for which licensure is sought, and shall be accrued in no less than 100 weeks. At least 100 hours of supervision per 1,500 hours of psychotherapy face-to-face with clients provided by the intern; At least one (1) hour of supervision every two (2) weeks; at least one (1) hour of supervision per fifteen (15) hours of psychotherapy, with a minimum of one (1) hour of supervision every two (2) weeks. “
Approved Supervisor A “qualified supervisor” for marriage and family therapy as specified in Section 491.005(3)(c), Florida Statutes, means a licensed marriage and family therapist with at least five of experience or the equivalent who meets the qualifications specified in Rule 64B4-21.007, F.A.C.”
Portability Statement  Has an active license to practice marriage and family therapy in another state and has been practicing in that state for at least three of the last five years.  Certificate of completion of an 8 hour laws and rules course completed through a board approved providerCertificate of completion a 2 hour prevention of medical errors course completed through a board approved provider. A 3 hour HIV/AIDS course completed through a board approved provider.  Certificate of completion is kept with your recordsA 2 hour domestic violence course completed through a board approved provider.  Certificate of completion is kept with your records
Fees Inital Fee for LMFT: $105.00 + $100.00 application fee         Renewal: $130.00
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Currently Licensed 3,049 active and inactive licenses “

Georgia

Title(s) LMFT; LAMFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate
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Education Needed For licensure as an associate marriage and family therapist, a master’s degree in a program in marriage and family therapy or a program including a master’s degree and additional post-master’s degreecoursework, both of which programs shall include three courses in marriage and family studies, three courses in marriage and family therapy, three courses in human development, one course in marrige and family therapy ethics, and one course in research, or from any program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education, which degree shall have been granted by a recognized educational institution; completion of a one-year practicum in marriage and family therapy under supervision before or after the granting of the master’s degree, which practicum shall include 500 hours of direct clinical experience in marriage and family therapy and 100 hours of supervision of such experience; and registration with the board of an acceptable contract for obtaining the post-master’s experience under direction and supervision required for licensure as a marriage and family therapist; See code 43-10A-13.”
Post-Graduate Experience Needed Licensure as an associate marriage and family therapist and two years of full-time post-master’s experience or its equivalent in the practice of marriage and family therapy under direction and supervision as an associate marriage and family therapist, which shall include a minimum of 2,000 hours of direct clinical experience and 100 hours of supervision of such experience and which shall be completed within a period of not less than two years and not more than five years See section 43-10A-13. “
Approved Supervisor Information unavailable
Portability Statement MFT licensure by endorsement is considered when an applicant is fully licensed and in good standing in another jurisdiction and has met or exceeded the following criteria: a) The license is held in the specialty of MFT; b) The requirement of the jurisdiction in which the license is held are substantially equivalent to and/or exceed those of the state of Georgia. In order for MFT licensing by endorsement to be considered, the applicant must complete the appropriate application forms and must have the issuing jurisdiction forward a completed verification of licensure form to the Georgia Composite Board. The applicant must also forward to the Georgia Composite Board a copy of the law and rules of the jurisdiction in which he/she is licensed.”
Fees Initial Fee for LMFT/ LAMFT: $ 100.00 Renewal: $100.00 http://sos.ga.gov/
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Currently Licensed 1,320 Active & Lapsed licenses “

Hawaii

Title(s) LMFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
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Education Needed Master’s or Doctoral Degree from an accredited educational institutionin in marriage and family therapy or in an allied field related to the practice of mental health counseling.

Graduate level course work comprising a minimum of 33 semester, or 44 quarter hours in the following course areas:

(A) Marriage and family studies – nine semester or twelve quarter hours;
(B) Marriage and family therapy studies – nine semester or twelve quarter hours;
(C) Human development – nine semester or twelve quarter hours;
(D) Ethical and professional studies – three semester or four quarter hours; and
(E) Research – three semester or four quarter hours;”

Post-Graduate Experience Needed -One year practicum with three hundred hours supervised client contact;

-1,000 hours of direct marriage and family therapy, and 200 hours clinical supervision in not less than twenty-four months; and

-Passed the National Marriage and Family Therapy Exam in accordance with section 451J-8.”

Approved Supervisor (1 )A LMFT whose license has been in good standing in any state for two years preceding commencement and during the supervision period; OR

(2) A licensed mental health professional whose license has been in good standing in any state AND who has been a CLINICAL MEMBER in good standing IN THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY for two years preceding commencement and during the supervision period.”

Portability Statement §451J-7.5] Reciprocity. The director may enter into a reciprocity agreement with another state and issue a license to a marriage and family therapist who is licensed in that state; provided that the requirements for a license in that state are deemed by the director to be at least as stringent as the current requirements for a license in this State.
Fees Application fee: $50

$220 – MFT examination will be paid directly to the Professional Examination Services (PES). Additional information available at www.amftrb.org.

For license issued in the first year of the triennium pay (2014, 2017, 2020) – $305 (License fee – $54 + Compliance Resolution Fund – $129 + 2/3 renewal – $122)

For license issued in the second year of the triennium pay (2015, 2018, 2021) – $201 (License fee – $54 + Compliance Resolution Fund – $86 + 1/3 renewal – $61)

For license issued in the third year of the triennium pay (2016, 2019, 2022) -$97 (License fee – $54 + Compliance Resolution Fund – $43)”

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Currently Licensed 560 Board; 369 Active; 17 inactive *As of April 13, 2015

http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/files/2013/06/WebGeo_041315.pdf “

Idaho

Title(s) LAMFT

LMFT”

Title(s) Meaning Licensed associate marriage and family therapist

Licensed marriage and family therapist”

Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed LAMFT – Possess a graduate degree as outlined in Section 54-3405B(1), Idaho Code.

LMFT – Possess a graduate degree as outlined in Section 54-3405C(1), Idaho Code.”

Post-Graduate Experience Needed LMFT – 3,000 hr requirement as outlined in Section 54-3405C(3), Idaho Code.

A minimum of two thousand (2,000) postgraduate direct client contact hours, in no less than a two (2) year time period shall include a minimum one thousand (1,000) direct client contact hours with couples and families; and 200) hours of supervision. Effective July 1, 2014 a minimum of 100 hrs post-graduate supervision must be obtained from a registered marriage and family therapist supervisor. The remaining 100 hrs of supervision may also be obtained from a licensed clinical professional counselor registered as a supervisor with the Board, licensed psychologist, licensed clinical social worker registered as a supervisor with the Board of Social Work Examiners or licenced psychiatrist. “

Approved Supervisor LAMFT – A licensed associate marriage and family therapist shall only practice under supervision in compliance with the requirements and limitation of Subsection 238.03 of these rules.

Effective July 1, 2004, a Idaho Marriage and Family Therapist must be registered with the Board to provide post graduate supervision for those pursuing marriage and family therapist licensure in Idaho. (3-29-12)”

Portability Statement TITLE 54 – PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES; CHAPTER 34; COUNSELORS AND THERAPISTS; 54-3406. ENDORSEMENT. Upon payment of the fee enumerated in this chapter, the board may grant a license to any person who, at the time of application, is licensed or certified as a licensed professional counselor, licensed clinical professional counselor, licensed associate marriage and family therapist or licensed marriage and family therapist by an agency located in another state, territory or foreign country and who meets the qualifications established by board rule.

http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/Title54/T54CH34SECT54-3406.htm”

Fees Application Fee:
Marriage and Family Therapist — $75.
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist — $75
Intern Registration –$25Marriage and Family Therapist Examination or Reexamination Fee:
The Marriage and Family Therapist license examination or reexamination fee shall be the fee as set by the provider of the approved examination plus an administration fee of twenty-five dollars ($25).Original license fee for Professional Counselor, Clinical Professional Counselor, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, or Marriage and Family Therapist — seventy-five dollars ($75). (4-9-09)Annual license renewal fee for Professional Counselor, Clinical Professional Counselor, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, or Marriage and Family Therapist — one hundred dollars ($100). (4-9-09)Annual license renewal fee for inactive Professional Counselor, Clinical Professional Counselor, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, or Marriage and Family Therapist — fifty dollars ($50). (4-9-09)Annual license renewal fee for senior Professional Counselor, Clinical Professional Counselor, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, or Marriage and Family Therapist — sixty dollars ($60). (4-9-09)

All fees are non-refundable.”

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Currently Licensed 20 active –

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Illinois

Title(s) LAMFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed associate marriage and family therapist
Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/068/068012830000300R.html

Section 1283.30 Education – An applicant for a license as a marriage and family therapist shall hold one of the following:

1) A master’s or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from a regionally accredited educational institution;

2) A master’s or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited educational institution (by the U.S. Office of Education) in marriage and family therapy or in a related field (i.e., behavioral science or mental health) with an equivalent course of study in marriage and family therapy as set forth in subsection (b); or

3) A master’s or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from a program accredited by either the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy or the Commission on Accreditation for Counseling Related Educational Programs.

http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/068/068012830000250R.html

Section 1283.25 Clinical Supervision:

An applicant must complete 200 hours of clinical supervision of marriage and family therapy. At least 100 of these 200 clinical supervision hours must occur following the receipt of the first qualifying degree. Up to 100 hours of clinical supervision accumulated during graduate training may be counted toward the required 200 hours of clinical supervision. At least 100 of the 200 hours of clinical supervision must be completed with a marriage and family therapy supervisor who has met certain requirements. “

Post-Graduate Experience Needed An applicant for a license as a marriage and family therapist shall, following receipt of the first qualifying education degree, complete at least 3000 hours of professional work experience in not less than a 2 year period.”
Approved Supervisor http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/068/068012830000250R.html

Supervisor must:

1) Be certified as an approved supervisor or supervisor in training by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; or

2) had held an active license as a marriage and family therapist with 5 years clinical experience providing marriage and family therapy after his or her first qualifying degree; or

3) held an active clinical membership certification with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for at least 5 years; or

4) had:

A) held an active license as a licensed clinical psychologist, a licensed clinical social worker, a licensed clinical professional counselor or a psychiatrist licensed under the Medical Practice Act;

B) 5 years clinical experience providing marriage and family therapy as defined in Section 1283.20;

C) provided at least 1000 hours of conjoint therapy; and

D) either 2 years experience providing clinical supervision of marriage and family therapy (including the supervision of conjoint therapy) or completed a 1 semester hour graduate course in marriage and family therapy supervision (at least 15 contact hours) or the equivalent prior to or during the supervision provided the applicant.”

Portability Statement http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/068/068012830000600R.html

Section 1283.60 Endorsement

a) An applicant who is licensed/registered under the laws of another state or territory of the United States or of a foreign country and who wishes to be licensed in Illinois as a marriage and family therapist shall file an application with the Division, on forms provided by the Division.”

Fees See link for fees:

http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/068/068012830000950R.html

Section 1283.95 Fees

The following fees shall be paid to the Division and are not refundable:

a) Application Fees.

1)The fee for original application for a license as a marriage and family therapist is $100. In addition, applicants for an examination shall be required to pay, either to the Division or to the designated testing service, a fee covering the cost of determining an applicant’s eligibility and providing the examination. Failure to appear for the examination on the scheduled date, at the time and place specified, after the applicant’s application for examination has been received and acknowledged by the Division or the designated testing service, shall result in the forfeiture of the examination fee.

2) The fee for a license as an associate marriage and family therapist is $100.

3) The application fee for a license as a marriage and family therapist certified or licensed under the laws of another jurisdiction is $200.

4) The fee for application as a continuing education sponsor is $500. State agencies, State colleges and State universities in Illinois are exempt from paying this fee.

b) Renewal Fees.

1) The fee for the renewal of a marriage and family therapist license shall be calculated at the rate of $60 per year.

2) The fee for renewal as a continuing education sponsor is $125 per year.

c) General Fees.

1) The fee for the restoration of a license other than from inactive status that has been expired for 5 years or less is $20 plus payment of all lapsed renewal fees.

2) The fee for the restoration of a license that has been expired for more than 5 years is $300.

3) The fee for the issuance of a duplicate license, for the issuance of a replacement license, for a license which has been lost or destroyed or for the issuance of a license with a change of name or address other than during the renewal period is $20. No fee is required for name and address changes on Division records when no duplicate license is issued.

4) The fee for a certification of a licensee’s record for any purpose is $20.

5) The fee to have the scoring of an examination administered by the Division reviewed and verified is $20, plus any fee charged by the testing service.

6) The fee for a wall certificate showing licensure shall be the actual cost of producing the certificate.

7) The fee for a roster of persons licensed as marriage and family therapists in this State shall be the actual cost of producing the roster.

(Source: Amended at 31 Ill. Reg. 4711, effective March 9, 2007)”

Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed 100 active –

https://ilesonline.idfpr.illinois.gov/Lookup/LicenseLookup.aspx”

Indiana

Title(s) LMFT

LMFTA”

Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate”

Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed Master’s or doctor’s degree in marriage and family therapy, or in a related area as determined by the board from an eligible postsecondary educational institution that meets the requirements under section 2.1(a)(1) of this chapter or from a foreign school that has a program of study that meets the requirements under section 2.1(a)(2) or (2.1)(a)(3) of this chapter.

The applicant provided five hundred (500) face to face client contact hours of marriage and family therapy services under the supervision of a licensed marriage and family therapist who has at least five (5) years of experience or a qualified supervisor approved by the board. (B) The applicant received one hundred (100) hours of supervision from a licensed marriage and family therapist who has at least five (5) years experience as a qualified supervisor. “

Post-Graduate Experience Needed An applicant for a license as a marriage and family therapist under section 1 of this chapter must have at least two (2) years of postdegree clinicalexperience, during which at least fifty percent (50%) of the applicant’s clients were receiving marriage and family therapy services. The applicant’s clinical experience must include one thousand (1,000) hours of postdegree clinical experience and two hundred (200) hours of postdegree clinical supervision, of which one hundred (100) hours must be individual supervision, under the supervision of a licensed marriage and family therapist who has at least five (5)years of experience or an equivalent supervisor, as determined by the board. “
Approved Supervisor Licensed marriage and family therapist who has at least five (5) years of experience or a qualified supervisor approved by the board.
Portability Statement An LMFT needs an Indiana license if they live in Indiana or performs services in Indiana for more than a very minimal amount (five days in a month or 15 days in a year).

An LMFT who holds current licensing in another jurisdiction is a candidate for endorsement. Indiana will accept the AMFTRB exam or another licensing exam that is deemed substantially equivalent. (Almost all U.S. jurisdictions use the AMFTRB exam.)

An endorsement candidate will need to take a state-specific jurisdiction exam. It will arrive in the mail after the candidate applies.

The application packet asks for verification of all out-of-state licenses, including those in other professions.

The endorsement candidate may request a temporary permit to get started sooner – a copy of a current license will be accepted in lieu of license verification for the permit, but not the license. There is an additional $25 charge if a permit is required. The permit is issued for 180 days.
International MFTs

An internationally educated MFT will be considered to have met the educational requirements if her program was authorized by the government in her own state and if the training it provided was found to be substantially equivalent.

http://www.in.gov/pla/files/LMFT_by_Endo_Application_Instructions_2015%281%29.pdf – LMFT

http://www.in.gov/pla/files/LMFT_by_Endo_Application_Instructions_2015%281%29.pdf – LMFTA”

Fees N/A
Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed 97 Active – LMFTA

500 Active – LMFT

https://mylicense.in.gov/everification/Search.aspx”

Iowa

Title(s) LMFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marital and Family Therapist
Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed For LMFT – https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/ACO/IAC/LINC/06-12-2013.Rule.645.31.4.pdf

645—31.4 (54D)
Educational qualification fo marital and family therapists. The applicant must complete the required semester credit hours, or equivalent quarter hours, of graduate level coursework in each of the content areas identified in (31.4(2); no course may be used more than once. The applicant must present proof of completion of the following educational requirements for licensure as a marital and family therapist:
31.4(1)
Accredited program. Applicants must present with the application an official transcript verifying completion of a master’s degree or a doctoral degree in marital and family therapy”

Post-Graduate Experience Needed LMFT – https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/ACO/IAC/LINC/06-12-2013.Rule.645.31.5.pdf

a.Be a minimum of two years or the equivalent of full-time, postgraduate supervised professional work experience in marital and family therapy.
b.Be completed following completion of the practicum, internship, and all graduate coursework, with the exception of the thesis.
c.Include successful completion of at least 3,000 hours of marital and family therapy that shall include at least 1,500 hours of direct client contact and 200 hours of clinical supervision. Applicants who entered a program of study prior to July 1, 2010, shall include successful completion of 200 hours of clinical supervision concurrent with 1,000 hours of marital and family therapy conducted in person with couples
families and individuals.
d.Include a minimum of 25 percent of all clinical supervision in person. Up to 75 percent of all supervision may be completed by electronic means with no more than 50 percent completed by telephone.
e.Include in the 200 hours of clinical supervision at least 100 hours of individual supervision.
f.Follow and maintain a plan throughout the supervisory period established by the supervisor and the licensee. Such a plan must be kept by the licensee for a period of five years following receipt of the permanent license and must be submitted to the board upon request.”

Approved Supervisor LMFT – https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/ACO/IAC/LINC/06-12-2013.Rule.645.31.5.pdf

The supervisor shall:
(1) Be an Iowa-licensed marital and family therapist with a minimum of three years of clinical experience following licensure; or
(2) Be a supervisor or supervisor candidate approved by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Commission on Supervision; or
(3) Be licensed under Iowa Code chapter 147 and have a minimum of three years of full-time professional work experience, including experience in marital and family therapy, as approved by the board; and
(4 )Meet a minimum of four hours per month with the supervisee; and
(5) Provide training that is appropriate to the functions to be performed; and
(6) Ensure that therapeutic work is completed under the professional supervision of a supervisor; and
(7) Not supervise any marital and family therapy or permit thesupervisee to engage in any therapy which the supervisor cannot perform competently.”

Portability Statement https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/ACO/IAC/LINC/12-10-2014.Rule.645.31.8.pdf

645—31.8 (154D) Licensure by endorsement.
An applicant who has been a licensed marriage and family therapist or mental health counselor under the laws of another jurisdiction may file an application for licensure by endorsement with the board of fice. 31.8(1) The board may receive by endorsement any applicant from the District of Columbia or another state, territory, province or foreign country who:
a.Submits to the board a completed application;
b.Pays the licensure fee;
c.Shows evidence of licensure requirements that are similar to those required in Iowa;
d.Provides official transcripts sent directly from the school to the board verifying completion of a master’s degree or appropriate doctoral degree.
e.Supplies satisfactory evidence of the candidate’s qualifications in writing on the prescribed forms by the candidate’s supervisors
f.Provides verification(s) of license(s) from every jurisdiction in which the applicant has been licensed, sent directly from the jurisdiction(s) to the board of fice.”

Fees 645—5.3(147,154D) Behavioral science license fees. All fees are nonrefundable.
5.3(1) License fee for license to practice marital and family therapy or mental health counseling is $120.
5.3(2) Temporary license fee for license to practice marital and family therapy or mental health counseling is $120.
5.3(3) Biennial license renewal fee for each biennium is $120.
5.3(4) Late fee for failure to renew before expiration is $60.
5.3(5) Reactivation fee is $180.
5.3(6) Duplicate or reissued license certificate or wallet card fee is $20. 5.3(7) Verification of license fee is $20.
5.3(8) Returned check fee is $25.
5.3(9) Disciplinary hearing fee is a maximum of $75.This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code section 147.8 and chapters 17A, 154D and 272C.Application forms and directions can be downloaded from the site:
(http://www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure/BehavioralScience.aspx?pg=Application). A licensing fee must accompany the application.”
Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed 208 Active

https://ibplicense.iowa.gov/PublicPortal/Iowa/IBPL/publicsearch/publicsearch.jsp”

Kansas

Title(s) LMFT

LCMFT”

Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist”

Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed http://www.ksbsrb.org/pdf/statutes_regs/102-5-3.pdf

(1) The college or university at which the applicant completed a master’s or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy shall be regionally accredited, with accreditation standards equivalent to those in Kansas.
(2) The marriage and family therapy program through which the applicant completed a master’s or doctoral degree either shall be accredited by the commission on accreditation for marriage and family therapy education or shall meet the standards set out in
subsection (d).”

Post-Graduate Experience Needed Hours of experience for LCMFT – http://www.ksbsrb.org/faq_LMFT-LCMFT.htm#CMFT

The total amount to be completed over a minimum of 24 months is 4,000 hours of experience, including 1500 hours of direct client contact providing psychotherapy and assessments and 150 hours of supervision. The supervision shall be provided throughout the entirety of the postgraduate supervised professional experience with at least one hour of clinical supervision each week that the supervisee accrues at least 15 hours of direct client contact. Of the 150 required supervision hours, at least 50 hours must be individual, face-to-face supervision. The remaining 100 hours may be done in either group or individual supervision. There can be no more than 6 supervisees in the group. There must be at least two separate supervision sessions per month, at least one of which shall be one-on-one individual supervision. You may begin once your training plan has been approved by the BSRB.

for LMFT –

There should be a clinical practicum that includes 500 hours of face-to-face contact with clients. There must be 100 hours of supervision (at least 50 of them individual, the remainder in a small group setting).”

Approved Supervisor Appropriate supervisor for LMFT and LCMFT (scroll down) – http://www.ksbsrb.org/faq_LMFT-LCMFT.htm

1. The clinical supervisor shall be a clinical marriage and family therapist (LCMFT) who is licensed in Kansas and who has engaged in the independent practice of clinical marriage and family therapy, including the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders for at least 2 years beyond their licensure date.
2. If an LCMFT is not available, the clinical supervisor may be a Licensed Psychologist (LP), Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), or a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist (LCP). The qualifying individual shall have no less than two years of clinical practice beyond the qualifying licensure date. “

Portability Statement http://www.ksbsrb.org/pdf/statutes_regs/102-5-4b.pdf

(1) The applicant shall submit the completed application form and shall submit payment in full of the application for a license fee, as provided in K.A.R. 102-5-2.
(2) The applicant shall forward to the licensing agency for the jurisdiction in which the applicant is currently licensed, certified, or registered as a marriage and family therapist a form provided by the board on which the licensing agency is to provide the appropriate documentation.

or here

http://www.ksbsrb.org/faq_LMFT-LCMFT.htm#CMFT”

Fees http://www.ksbsrb.org/pdf/statutes_regs/65-6411.pdf

(1) For application for licensure, not to exceed $150;
(2) for original licensure, not to exceed $175;
(3) for examination, not to exceed $275;
(4) for renewal of a license, not to exceed $175;
(5) for application for licensure as a clinical marriage and family therapist, not to exceed $175;
(6) for renewal for licensure as a clinical marriage and family therapist, not to exceed $175;
(7) for reinstatement of a license, not to exceed $175;
(8) for replacement of a license, not to exceed $20; and
(9) for late charges, not to exceed $5 for each 30 days of delay beyond the date the renewal application was to be made. “

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Currently Licensed Number is unspecified, but licenses can be searched – https://www.kansas.gov/bsrb-verification/index.do”

Kentucky

Title(s) LMFT

LMFTA”

Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate”

Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed A Kentucky resident can become a marriage and family therapist with a graduate degree in MFT or a related field (counseling, community mental health, social work, or psychology). If the program was not accredited by COAMFTE, though, the candidate will need to document their completion of the following coursework:

There must be nine semester hours (or the equivalent) in marriage and family studies. Concepts may include family systems, blended families, and family subsystems. There should be discussion of gender and culture and other issues that may present themselves in practice.

The student will also need nine semester hours of marriage and family therapy. These should give the student a foundation in major theoretical approaches (for example, communications family therapy, object relations family therapy, and narrative family therapy).

Human development is another nine semester hour requirement. The student should learn about development across the lifespan. Courses should cover both normal and abnormal development, as well as cultural, gender, and sexual influences. Personality theory and personality development would come under this category as well.

The student will need three semester hours in psychopathology and use of the DSM and another three semester hours in professional studies. Professional socialization and legal and ethical responsibilities fall into the professional studies category. Research is another three semester hour requirement. The board notes that this course should develop the ability to understand and carry out professional research.”

Post-Graduate Experience Needed At least two (2) years’ experience in the practice of marriage and family therapy, acceptable to the board and subsequent to being granted a master’s degree; and

A minimum of two hundred (200) hours of clinical supervision acceptable to the board and subsequent to being granted a master’s degree.

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Statutes/statute.aspx?id=31945″

Approved Supervisor There are several pathways to becoming a Board Approved Supervisor:

1. Be an AAMFT Approved Supervisor or an AAMFT Supervisor-in-Training (SIT) in good standing. (next revision of regs will require licensure as an LMFT in KY). In this case forward to the Board a current and active AAMFT Approved Supervisor Certificate AND a certificate of completion of 1 CEU of KY law training.

2. Be a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in Kentucky and in good standing with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in the practice of marriage and family therapy including a minimum of 18 months practicing in KY. In this case you will forward to the Board, a copy of your license. In addition provide proof of completion of the basic six (6) hours of board- approved continuing education in supervision. The course shall be taken within the two (2) years preceding the date of application to become a board-approved supervisor. This requirement shall be in addition to the fifteen (15) hours of continuing education required for licensure renewal. The approved course shall be live or online and shall include: a) Kentucky law governing the practice of marriage and family therapy, both KRS Chapter 335 and 201 KAR Chapter 32; b) Theories of supervision; c) Ethical issues involved in supervision; and d) Supervisor responsibilities such as logs, treatment planning, and recording.

3. Be a person licensed and in good standing with a minimum of five (5) years of experience as a Marriage and Family Therapist in another state, and who meets the licensure requirements for Kentucky. In this case you will forward to the Board a copy of your license with proof of initial licensure date. In addition provide proof of completion of the basic six (6) hours of board- approved continuing education in supervision. The course shall be taken within the two (2) years preceding the date of application to become a board-approved supervisor. This requirement shall be in addition to the fifteen (15) hours of continuing education required for licensure renewal. The approved course shall be live or online and shall include: a) Kentucky law governing the practice of marriage and family therapy, both KRS Chapter 335 and 201 KAR Chapter 32; b) Theories of supervision; c) Ethical issues involved in supervision; and d) Supervisor responsibilities such as logs, treatment planning, and recording. 201 KAR 32:035″

Portability Statement N/A
Fees Fees for LMFT – http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/201/032/030.htm

Section 1. Initial Application Fee. The initial application fee for licensure as a marriage and family therapist shall be: 50 dollars;

Section 2. Initial Licensure Fee. The initial fee for licensure as a marriage and family therapist shall be: $175;

Section 3. Examination Fee. (1) An applicant shall pass the National Marital and Family Therapy Examination administered and verified by Professional Examination Service. (2) The applicant shall pay the required examination fee directly to Professional Examination Service.

(1) A licensed marriage and family therapist shall submit a completed Marriage and Family Therapist License Renewal Application to the board in accordance with KRS 335.340. (2) The fee for renewal of licensure as a marriage and family therapist shall be: $150 annually; reinstatement fee of $100

Renewal Fees:

Licensure shall be renewed annually on the anniversary of the date the license was granted. The fee to renew this license is $150.00. There is a 90 day grace period during which time a licensee may continue to practice and may renew his/ her license upon payment of the renewal fee ($150.00) plus a late renewal fee of $75.00. Any license not renewed in this period will expire and the license will be terminated. A licensee applying for renewal shall show evidence of completion of the required Continuing Education Hours per renewal period which includes 3 hours of Board approved ethics training. KRS 335.340 and 201 KAR 32:060 Sec. 1

To renew online go to the website at www.mft.ky.gov. At the top of the page select “Online Services,” and from the drop down menu select “Online License Renewal.” There is a tutorial PDF “Online Renewal Instructions” at the bottom of the page.
To renew by mail, go to the website at www.mft.ky.gov. At the top of the page select “Resources.” Select “Applications and Forms” from the drop down menu and select “License Renewal Application.” Complete and mail, along with payment, to the address indicated on the form.”

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Currently Licensed N/A

(Can only search for individual, must include first or last name of each individual to verify)
https://kyonp.force.com/public/LicenseVerification”

Louisiana

Title(s) LMFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed Page 53 and 54 –

http://www.lpcboard.org/46v60_FINAL.pdf

1.a master’s or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) in a regionally accredited educational institution or a certificate in marriage and family therapy from a post-graduate training institute accredited by COAMFTE; or

2.a master’s or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy or marriage and family counseling from a program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) in a regionally accredited educational institution with a
minimum of six courses in marriage and family therapy, including coursework on the AAMFT Code of Ethics.

3.a master’s or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy or a related clinical mental health field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or a certificate from a postgraduate training institute in marriage and family therapy. The qualifying degree or certificate program must include coursework, practicum, and internship in marriage and family therapy that is determined by the advisory committee to be substantially equivalent to a graduate degree or post-graduate certificate in marriage and family therapy from a program accredited by OAMFTE.

4.a master’s degree or a doctoral degree in marriage
and family therapy from a regionally accredited institution of higher education whose program and curriculum was approved by the board through the advisory committee at anytime prior to July 1, 2010.

Page 53 and 54 –

http://www.lpcboard.org/46v60_FINAL.pdf

A minimum of 500 supervised direct client contact hours, with a minimum of 250 hours of these 500 hours with couples and/or families and a minimum of 100 hours of face-to-face supervision. The training of the supervisor shall be substantially equivalent to that of an AAMFT approved supervisor as determined by the advisory committee.”

Post-Graduate Experience Needed Up to 220 of the required 500 hours of supervised direct client contact and 44 of the required 100 hours of face-to-face supervision not completed during a practicum and/or internship during the completion of the qualifying degree program or postgraduate training institute may be completed once an applicant is provisionally licensed as a provisional licensed marriage and family therapist and is under the supervision of an LMFT board-approved supervisor. These hours shall be added to the required 2000 hours of supervised direct client contact required for licensure.

Experience Requirements. While maintaining a license in good standing as a LMFT, the applicant must have completed a minimum of two years of professional experience as a marriage and family therapist working with individuals, couples, families or groups from a systemic perspective or working as an academic clinical supervisor utilizing a systemic orientation as determined by the advisory committee.

(No other specific post-graduate experience mentioned)”

Approved Supervisor Found on page 63 –

http://www.lpcboard.org/46v60_FINAL.pdf

D. Requirements for Registration as a Registered Supervisor Candidate

1.The applicant for registration as a LMFT registered supervisor candidate must submit to the board a formal application and a plan of supervision-of-supervision in accordance with advisory committee policy.

2. The registered supervisor candidate who has successfully completed his or her plan of supervision-of-supervision must make formal application in accordance with advisory committee policy to be considered for certification as a board-approved supervisor.

3. Final approval of the approved supervisor candidate’s supervised work experience toward certification as an approved supervisor shall be at the discretion of the advisory committee and only upon recommendation of the candidate’s board-approved supervisor(s).”

Portability Statement Found on page 72 of:

http://www.lpcboard.org/46v60_FINAL.pdf

§3701. Endorsement

A. Upon recommendation of the board and Marriage and Family Therapy Advisory Committee, the board shall issue a license to any person who has been licensed as a marriage and family therapist and has actively practiced marriage and family therapy for at least five years in another jurisdiction. The applicant must submit an application on forms prescribed by the board in the prescribed manner and pay the required licensure fee. Applicants must also have passed the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Board’s examination in marital and family therapy. An applicant must submit documentation of at least 40 CEHs, in accordance with the requirements listed in Chapter 35, within two years of the date of application for licensure endorsement in Louisiana. An applicant must also be in good standing in all jurisdictions in which they are licensed and must not have been disciplined in any jurisdiction for an act that would have constituted grounds for refusal, suspension, or revocation of a license to practice marriage and family therapy in the state of Louisiana at the time the act was committed.”

Fees $150 Renewal Fee

$200 Application Fee
http://www.lpcboard.org/LMFT%20Licensure.pdf”

Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed Approx 550 – (Does not say whether they are active or not)

http://www.lpcboard.org/search_all.php?search_option=4″

Maine

Title(s) LMFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed The applicant shall provide documented proof of a master’s degree or a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution that consists of a minimum of 60 semester hours or quarter-hour equivalent and meets the criteria of paragraph A, B or C as desbribed under:

www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/02/514/514c-all.doc”

Post-Graduate Experience Needed Except as set forth in Section 4(2) of this chapter, the applicant shall complete 3000 hours of supervised clinical counseling experience in marriage and family counseling over a period of not less than 2 years following attainment of the qualifying degree. The 3000 hours shall include a minimum of 1000 hours of direct clinical contact hours with couples and families. The conditional licensee must receive a minimum of 200 hours of clinical supervision with the approved supervisor designated by the licensee. Supervision shall occur with substantial regularity throughout this period at the approximate rate of one hour of supervision per 15 hours of experience. Of the minimum 200 hours of clinical supervision, at least 100 hours shall consist of individual supervision. The approved supervisor may participate by live audio conference or live videoconference in lieu of physical presence in up to 50 hours of individual supervision. Unless waived pursuant to Section 4(4) of this chapter, supervised experience must be earned during the applicant’s period of conditional licensure.”
Approved Supervisor All supervision required by this chapter must be provided by a supervisor approved by the board who is not related to, living with, or having a personal relationship with the supervisee and who meets the qualifications set forth below:

The supervisor is a licensed clinical professional counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed pastoral counselor, licensed clinical social worker, certified social worker-independent practice, licensed psychologist or licensed psychiatrist not under suspension or probation who meets one of the following additional criteria:

A. Licensed practice for a minimum period of five years, including not more than two years of practice as an entry-level conditional licensee;

B. Certification by a national professional organization in training or supervision; or

C. Thirty contact hours of training in supervision and a minimum of one year of licensed practice at a licensure level higher than entry-level conditional.

[TRANSITION NOTE: A supervisor who does not meet the qualifications for supervisor set forth in this subsection may continue to supervise only the specific individuals for whom the supervisor was responsible on the effective date of the rules adopted on [insert date of adoption].”

Portability Statement Licensure for Applicants Licensed in Another Jurisdiction

Please read and review Chapter 6 of the Board’s Rules for requirements. There are three (3) pathways to licensure as outlined below:

• Pathway 1: Reciprocal agreement between the State of Maine and another jurisdiction. Currently, the State of Maine Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure has not entered into any reciprocal agreements with other jurisdictions. Therefore, applicants should submit their application according to either Pathway 2 or Pathway 3 if already licensed in another jurisdiction.
• Pathway 2 (Substantially Equivalent License): Applicant submits evidence of five (5) years actively practicing with a substantially equivalent license immediately preceding application that is in good standing, or
• Pathway 3 (Substantially Similar Qualifications): The applicant’s qualifications are substantially similar to Maine’s licensing requirements with a license that is in good standing.

https://www1.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/counselors/pdf/cou_app_marriage.pdf”

Fees Payment of an Application fee of $25.00;

Payment of a Criminal History Check fee of $21.00.

Biennial renewal fee is $250 for Full Licensure
Biennial renewal fee is $200 for Conditional Licensure**Cannot renew online

https://www1.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/counselors/pdf/cou_app_marriage.pdf

http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/counselors/marriage_family_therapist.html#renewal”

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Maryland

Title(s) LCMFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed To qualify for licensure as a clinical marriage and family therapist, an applicant shall have completed or achieved:

A. One of the following from a regionally accredited educational institution approved by the Board:

(1) A doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy with a minimum of 90 graduate semester credit hours or 135 graduate quarter credit hours;

(2) A master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and a minimum of 60 graduate semester credit hours or 90 graduate quarter credit hours; or

(3) A program of studies determined by the Board to be substantially equivalent in subject matter and extent of training to a doctoral degree or a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy

http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/comarhtml/10/10.58.08.03.htm”

Post-Graduate Experience Needed To qualify for licensure as a clinical marriage and family therapist, an applicant shall have completed or achieved:

A supervised clinical practice that includes at least 60 hours of approved supervision and 300 hours of direct client contact with couples, families, and individuals, at least 100 hours of which are relational therapy.

C. Not less than 2 years with a minimum of 2,000 hours of supervised clinical experience in marriage and family therapy obtained under the supervision of an approved marriage and family therapy supervisor after the award of the master’s degree, doctoral degree, or its substantial equivalent as determined by the Board, of which:

(1) 1,000 hours shall be face-to-face client contact hours; and

(2) 100 hours shall be face-to-face clinical supervision hours, of which:

(a) 50 hours shall be individual face-to-face clinical supervision; and

(b) A maximum of 50 hours may be face-to-face group clinical supervision;”

Approved Supervisor An individual providing supervision shall be:

(1) Licensed by the Board as a clinical marriage and family therapist;

(2) A clinical professional counselor, a clinical alcohol and drug counselor, or a clinical professional art
therapist; or

(3) A licensed mental health care provider as defined in Regulation .02B(7) of this chapter and approved by the
Board.

http://dhmh.maryland.gov/bopc/pdfs/MFTSupervisionRegulations10.58.15).pdf”

Portability Statement Application for applicants from out of state and instructions can be found on:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CEAQFjACahUKEwjpue2x2PfGAhUJTogKHexLAYY&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdhmh.maryland.gov%2Fbopc%2Fmftoutofstate%2Fapplication_lcmftjuly23.doc&ei=8j20Ven4FYmcoQTsl4WwCA&usg=AFQjCNHp47wVAeaPmxVT094LwhpusgmejQ&sig2=eOASngr57Iz0qDUMOnXLcA&bvm=bv.98717601,d.cGU”

Fees LCMFT Clinical License – $200.00
Maryland Healthcare Commission Fee – $36.00 (Required)https://mdbnc.dhmh.md.gov/pct/instructions.html”
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Licensees can be looked up individually at: https://mdbnc.dhmh.md.gov/PCTVerification/Default.aspx”

Massachusetts

Title(s) LMFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed Master’s or Doctoral Degree in marriage and family therapy or related field from a recognized educational institution
Post-Graduate Experience Needed 2 years, 3360 hours, post masters supervised clinical experience under the direction of an approved supervisor. 200 hours of supervision are required, 100 must be individual supervision. “
Approved Supervisor LMFT or rehabilitation counselor, educational psychologist, mental health counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist, all of whom hold a master’s or doctorate degree in their respective fields. Individual must have had primary supervisory responsibility for two practitioners providing marriage and family therapy for a period of two years or the equivalent; or holds either a teaching or supervisory position in a recognized educational institution, institute or agency which trains marriage and family therapists, provides clinical services to individuals, couples and families on a regular basis, or offers graduate degrees in marriage and family therapy or a related field.”
Portability Statement • Pathway 1: Reciprocal agreement between the State of Maine and another jurisdiction. Currently, the State of Maine Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure has not entered into any reciprocal agreements with other jurisdictions. Therefore, applicants should submit their application according to either Pathway 2 or Pathway 3 if already licensed in another jurisdiction.”
Fees Application fee:$117.00 fee
Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed Aprox. 1500

Michigan

Title(s) LMFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed Master’s or Doctoral Degree
Post-Graduate Experience Needed 1000 direct client contact hours
60 hours of that under supervision concurrent with the 300 hours of supervised direct client contact hours”
Approved Supervisor Individual must:
– Have a Master’s degree or higher
– Meet one of the following
– have be licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist
– Is a certified social worker or social worker registered under article 16 of the occupational code, 1980 PA 299, MCL 339.1601 to 339.1610
– Is a licensed professional counselor as defined in section 18101
– Is a physician as defined in section 17001 to 17501 and practicing in a mental health setting
– Is a fully licensed psychologist as defined in section 18201
– Is an approved supervisor or supervisor-in-training through a program conducted by the AAMFT and approved board.”
Portability Statement • Pathway 2 (Substantially Equivalent License): Applicant submits evidence of five (5) years actively practicing with a substantially equivalent license immediately preceding application that is in good standing, or”
Fees Application fee:$110

http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-63294_63303-42663–,00.html”

Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed 200 LMFT
200 LMFT, Educ LTD”

Minnesota

Title(s) LMFT
and
LAMFT”
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Associate Marriage Family Therapist
Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed Master’s or Doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from a program in a regionally accredited educational institution from a regionally accredited educational institution in a related field for which the course work is considered by the board
Post-Graduate Experience Needed 2 years, 1000 hours of clinical contact including assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illness
200 hours of supervision
500 of those hours must be in: unammried couples, married couples, separating and divorcing couples, and family groups including children”
Approved Supervisor Is licensed as a marriage and family therapist in Minnesota, has at least three years and 3,000 hours of experience in clinical practice as licensed marraige and family therapist, and provides evidence of training in supervision”
Portability Statement • Pathway 3 (Substantially Similar Qualifications): The applicant’s qualifications are substantially similar to Maine’s licensing requirements with a license that is in good standing.
Fees Application fee for national exam $110
LMFT State exam $110http://mn.gov/health-licensing-boards/marriage-and-family/licensee03/fees.jsp”
Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed 1,937″

Mississippi

Title(s) LMFT
and
LMFTA”
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate
Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed Must hold a master’s or a doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from a COAMFTE accredited program or from a college or unversity with candidacy status by COAMFTE which subsequently received COAMFTE accreditation.
Post-Graduate Experience Needed 12 consecutive monthsthat provided him or her face to face clinical practice with individuals, couples and families
Minimum of 500 face to face client contact hours
200 hours of supervision
minimum of 50 hours must ve individual supervision”
Approved Supervisor Individual must have
– minimum four (4) years of verifiable practice (and must be under supervision- of supervision by an AAMFT Approved Supervisor) at LMFT level, submitted an application for suervisory approval board, and received notice from the Board that the application was approved.
– must have also completed a course in marriage and family therapy supervision approved with a minimum of 24 contact hours”
Portability Statement If an applicant has been licensed as a marriage and family therapist in another state, which currently has in the opinion of the Board, regulatory standards and qualifications substantially equivalent to those required for marriage and family therapist; in good standing in the other state for five (5) consecutive year immediately prior to the date his/her completed application is filed with the board. (Specific requirements for endorsement are on page 15 of the attached pdf)”
Fees The cost of the examination is dependent upon the fees charged by the testing service and is the responsibility of the applicant
Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed 233 LMFT
10 LMFTA”

Missouri

Title(s) LMFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed Must have a Master’s, Specialist, or Doctorate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or equivalent course of study in mental health discipline”
Post-Graduate Experience Needed Minimum of 24 calendar months of supervised experience
Minimum of 3000 hours of supervised experience in marital and family therapy
1500 of the 3000 shall be direct client conact”
Approved Supervisor Individual must have
– have 5 years clinical experience in providing marital and family therapy
– Current license in Missouri or another state as a marital and family therapist, professional counselor, psychologist, clinical social work, or psychiatrist for at least 2 years
– designated as an approved supervisor by the AAMFT
– minimum 200 clinical supervision of individuals seeking licensure as a professional counselor “
Portability Statement An applicant with a license from another state may apply for licensure in Missouri upon submitting acceptable evidence of his/her qualifications: completed application for llicensure, documentation of licensure which shall contain information concerning the requirements for licensure, the method of licensing including examination results, date of original licensure, current status of the applicant’s license, and payment of the applicable fee. “
Fees Application for Licensure $100.00
Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed 256

Montana

Title(s) LMFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed Master’s or Doctoral degree from a recognized educational institution or a degree from a program accredited by the commission on accreditation for marriage and family therapy education; or in an allied field from a recognized educational institution and graduate level work that the board determines to be the equivalent of a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy or marriage and family counseling.
Post-Graduate Experience Needed 3000 hours of supervised experience
1000 hours of face-to-face client contact in the practice of marriage and family therapy
500 may be accumulated while achieving the educational credentials”
Approved Supervisor The supervisor must be licensed, hold an active and current license in good standing, which was issued by the licensing boardor other officially recognized licensing body of the state where supervision occurs. Must have three years of post-licensure experience board-approved training in clinical supervision. Board-approved training in supervision shall consist of a minimum of one semester hour of board-approved graduate education or 20 clock hours of board-approved training in clinical supervision”
Portability Statement The candidate as held a valid and unrestricted license as a Marriage and Family Therapist in another state or jurisdiction, which was issued under standard’s equivalent to or greater than current standards in this state. Official written verification of such licensure status must be received by the board directly from the other state(s) or jurisdiction(s)”
Fees Application Fee/Original License: $200.00
Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed 184
Active: 145
Inactive: 9
Terminated: 13
Void: 1
Expired: 11″

Nebraska

Title(s) CMFT
Title(s) Meaning Certified Marriage and Family Therapist
Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed Have a Master’s or Doctorate degree of which the course work and training leading to the degree,”
Post-Graduate Experience Needed 3000 hours of supervised experience in mental health practice. during the 5 years immediately preceding the application of license
Approved Supervisor Individual who:
– currently holds a current active license
– has nor had his/her license disciplines, limited, suspended, or placed om probation during the 1 year immediately preceding the application for a provsional license, with at least 1 year must have elapsed following completion of any disciplanary terms and conditions
– holds an “”approved supervisor’s”” designation certificate from the AAMFT
– provides evidence of training in clinical supervision equivalent to 15 hours and has 3 years of experience supervising the provision of marriage and family therapy services.”
Portability Statement Individual must:
– qualify for licensure and have made application for a license as a mental health practitioner
– provide documentation that the standards regulating marriage and family therapy in the other jurisdiction are equivalent to those maintained in Nebraska”
Fees Certification as a Marriage and Family Therapist, $50″
Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed 95

Nevada

Title(s) MFT and MFT Intern
Title(s) Meaning Marriage and Family Therapist
and
Marriage and Family Therapist Interns”
Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed Completed residency training in psychiatry from an accredited institution approved by the Board, has a graduate degree in marriage and family therapy, psychology or social work from an accredited institution approved by the Board or has completed other education and training which is deemed equivalent by the Board”
Post-Graduate Experience Needed 2 years of postgraduate experience in marriage and family therapy
3000 hours of supervised experience in marriage and family therapy, of which at least 1500 hours must consist of direct contact client hours”
Approved Supervisor Licensed marriage and family therapist
Have been licensed for at least 3 years
Not be related to the intern closer than 4th degree of consanguinity
Never been professionally provided mental health therapy to the intern
Maintain liability insurance convering the supervision
Be approved by the Board”
Portability Statement No Reciprocity
Must apply for licensure like any other new applicant”
Fees Application fee: $75
Issuance of license:$50″
Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed 837
Not including interns”

New Hampshire

Title(s) LMFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed Master’s or doctorate degree in marriage and family therapy from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education, or with a concetration field of marriage and family therapy from a regionally accredited institution, or has clinical membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.”
Post-Graduate Experience Needed 2 years, 1000 hours of supervised practice under supervision approved by the AAMFT or the board
200 hours of face-to-face supervision by a supervisor approved “
Approved Supervisor – Hold an NH license in mental health profession
– have taken 5 graduate courses or taught in couple/marital and family therapy within or after the mental health professional degree used to qualify for licensure in NH
– 2 years of full-time clinical experience post-licensure
– 30-hour full AAMFT Approved Supervisor Training Course”
Portability Statement Individual must:
– submit an application as required in Mhp 301.04 (a) – (t)
– attain a passing score on the exam required in Mhp 302.23
– meet the educational requirements required in MHp 302.20
– meet coursework required in MHp 302.21
– meet supervision required in Mhp 302.22
– pay the fee required in Mhp 303.01 (a)”
Fees License application review:$150.00
Approval license application fee: $135.00″
Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed 187
Including
– Active
– Inactive
– Expired
– Withdrawn
– Deceased”

New Jersey

Title(s) LMFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed Master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, social work, or graduate degree in a related field.”
Post-Graduate Experience Needed 2 years of supervosed marriage and family therapy experience and one calendat year of counsleing experience.
Supervised marriage and family therapy experience for each calendar year shall consist of:
– a minimum of 50 hours of face-to-face supervision, of which not more that 25 may be in group supervision
– maximum of 1150 of actual marriage and family therapy client contact
– maximum of 300 hours of other work-related activities”
Approved Supervisor “”Qualified supervisor”” means an individual who has no less than five full-time years of professional marriage and family therapy practice experience”
Portability Statement The Board shall issue a license as marriage and family therapist to an applicant who holds a current, active license or certification as a marriage and family therapist in another state, provided the licensing requirements in that state are substantially equivalent to the requirements set forth in this chapter “
Fees Application fee: $75
Initial License Fee:
– If paid during the first year of a biennial renewal period: $250.00
– If paid during the second year of a biennial renewal period: $125.00More information on page 8 of regulations”
Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed 245

New Mexico

Title(s) LMFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and family Therapist
Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed  Master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited institution in marriage and
family therapy, meets the requirements of the core curriculum in marriage and family therapy.”
Post-Graduate Experience Needed A minimum of two years’ postgraduate marriage and family therapy experience.
1,000 hours of postgraduate marriage and family clinical client contact.
200 hours of appropriate postgraduate marriage and family supervision, including at least 100 hours of individual supervision.”
Approved Supervisor (1)     Supervision must be provided by a licensed
professional clinical mental health counselor (LPCC), licensed marriage and
family therapist (LMFT), licensed professional art therapist (LPAT), licensed
psychologist, licensed psychiatrist, licensed independent social worker (LISW).  Appropriate supervisors must have education and experience in marriage and family therapy.
* Client contact and supervision hours prior
to being licensed will not be acceptable for licensure.”
Portability Statement Submit a completed application per 16.27.3.8 NMAC.
B.  Verification on (attachment A) that the applicant holds and has held a current license for five years issued by the appropriate examining board under the law of any otherstate or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia or any foreign nation.
C. Verification that the applicant is in good standing with no disciplinary action pending or brought against the applicant within the past five years.
D.Holds masters or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy, counseling or a counseling-related field from an accredited institution.
E. Application fee of $75.00.
F. Applicantswho do not meet the licensure by reciprocity must meet the current licensure requirements.”
Fees Application fee: $75
Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed 297 *only active LMFT licenses listed

New York

Title(s) MFT, LMFT”
Title(s) Meaning Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist”
Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed master’s or doctoral degree from a program in marriage and family therapy that is: registered by the Department as licensure qualifying; or accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) or another acceptable accrediting agency; or determined by the Department to be the substantial equivalent of such a registered or accredited program. master’s or higher degree from a program in an allied mental health field acceptable to the Department (including but not limited to social work, psychology and mental health counseling) and additional graduate level coursework, if needed, determined by the Department to provide the substantial equivalent professional education of a licensure qualifying program in Marriage and Family Therapy.”
Post-Graduate Experience Needed To meet the experience requirement for licensure as a Marriage and
Family Therapist, you must complete at least 1,500 client contact hours
in the practice of Marriage and Family Therapy. The experience may only
be completed under a limited permit issued by the Department or as part
of the licensure qualifying education program, for experience in New
York; experience completed in other jurisdictions must be completed
legally in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction. You and your
supervisor must submit documentation of completion of a supervised
clinical experience of at least 1,500 client contact hours providing
Marriage and Family Therapy in a setting acceptable to the Department in
accordance with either A or B below.”
Approved Supervisor Your supervisor must be licensed and registered in New York State to
practice Marriage and Family Therapy, medicine, as a physician
assistant, psychology, licensed clinical social work, or as a registered
professional nurse or nurse practitioner and competent in the practice
of Marriage and Family Therapy, or must have the equivalent
qualifications as determined by the Department for experience completed
in another jurisdiction.
You must obtain experience for licensure while under the
general supervision of a qualified supervisor. General supervision
means that a qualified supervisor is available for consultation,
assessment and evaluation when professional services are being rendered
by an applicant and the supervisor exercises the degree of supervision
appropriate to the circumstances.”
Portability Statement An applicant seeking endorsement of a license in Marriage and Family Therapy issued by another jurisdiction must present evidence of having completed 5 years of licensed practice in the 10 years prior to applying for licensure in New York State.
Fees Application fee:$371
Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed 875 in state *only active LMFT licenses listed

North Carolina

Title(s) LMFT, LMFTA”
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and family Therapist, Licensed Marriage and family therapy associate “
Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed LMFTA: A master’s degree or doctorate degree from a recognized educational
institution as defined in 90-270.47(5) of North Carolina General
Statutes in the field of marriage and family therapy or a related degree
which is the equivalent in content and quality as defined by the
statutes and rules of the Board. MFT: master’s degree from a recognized educational institution in the field of
marriage and family therapy, or a related  degree, which degree is evidenced by
the applicant’s official transcripts. An applicant with a related degree may
meet the educational requirements if the applicant presents satisfactory
evidence of post-master’s or post-doctoral training taken in the field of
marriage and family therapy from a program recognized by the Board regardless
whether the training was taken at a non degree granting institution or in a
nondegree program, as long as the training, by itself or in combination with
any other training, is the equivalent in content and quality, as defined in the
rules of the Board, of a master’s or doctoral degree in marriage and family
therapy;”
Post-Graduate Experience Needed LMFTA: a signed supervision with a AAMFT approved Supervisor must accompany the license application. LMFTA’s have up to 3 yrs from the date of initial licensing to acquire the clinical and approved hours required for transition to LMFT. LMFT: At least 1500 hrs clinical experience (face to face therapy) in the practice of marriage and family therapy, not more than 300 hrs of which were obtained while the applicant was a student in degree program, at least 1000 which were obtained after the degree was granted, min of 200 supervision hrs”
Approved Supervisor supervisor approved by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy to provide supervision to the applicant.
Portability Statement The Board may issue a license as a marriage and family therapist or a marriage and family therapy associate by reciprocity to any person who applies for the license as prescribed by the Board and who at all times during the application process:

(1) Has been licensed for five continuous years and is currently licensed as a marriage and family therapist or marriage and family therapy associate in another state.

(2) Has an unrestricted license in good standing in the other state.

(3) Has no unresolved complaints in any jurisdiction.

(4) Has passed the National Marriage and Family Therapy
examination.  (1979, c. 697, s. 1; 1985, c. 223, s. 1;
1993 (Reg. Sess., 1994), c. 564, s. 2; 2009-393, s. 10.)”

Fees LMFTA :$100 (1)Each license examination $50.00
(2)Each license application as
a marriage and family therapist 200.00
(2a)Each license application as
a marriage and family therapy associate 200.00
(3) Each renewal of license 200.00
(4) Each reciprocal license application 200.00
(5) Each reinstatement of an expired license 200.00
(6)Each application to return
to active status                                          200.00
(7)Each duplicate license 25.00
(8) Each annual maintenance of inactive status  50.00
(9) Each application to extend associate license 50.00.”
Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed 1000 LMFT, 200 LMFTA *only active LMFT licenses listed”

North Dakota

Title(s) LAMFT,LMFT”
Title(s) Meaning Associate Marriage and family therapist licensee that has completed the educational and exam requirements, and is in the process of completing postgraduate supervision hrs.
Licensed Marriage and family therapist”
Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed Master’s or doctoral degree as specified in North Dakota Century Code 43-53-06
Post-Graduate Experience Needed 2 yrs, minimum of 1500 hrs
Supervised: at least 200 hrs face to face contact with at least 100 hr settings in
individual settings. 100 hrs per yr, min of one hr every 2 weeks.”
Approved Supervisor Graduate degree in MFT or in related field, a licence from board or other jurisdiction. Completion of one semester of MFT supervision or 40 hour continuing education course in clinical supervision by board-approved provider; at least 3000 hrs direct client contact in the practice of MFT in minimum of 3 yrs “
Portability Statement Provide evidence of meeting the requirements of North Dakota through endorsements from another jurisdiction
Fees LAMFT, $125 original fee, $50 annual renewal LMFT, $190 original fee, $140 biennial renewal LMFT by Endorsement from another jurisdiction, $300 (includes LMFT original fee)”
Exam Score Expiration Once completing national exam and supervised experience, an applicant
may apply for the state exam. Also, through endorsement from another
licensing jurisdiction, one may apply for the state exam. NDMFTLB will
schedule these as needed.”
Currently Licensed 42 LMFT’s, 15 LAMFT *only active LMFT licenses listed”

Ohio

Title(s) MFT, IMFT”
Title(s) Meaning Marriage & Family Therapist, Independent Marriage & Family Therapist”
Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed LMFT: graduate degree in marriage and family therapy, or graduate degree that is COAMFTE accredited or non accredited graduate degree holders must submit a request to the board for approval, “
Post-Graduate Experience Needed at least two calender years of supervised training while engaged in the practice of marriange and family therapy
Approved Supervisor (a) An “”American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Approved Supervisor or Supervisor Candidate”” who is also licensed in Ohio as one of the following: an independent marriage and family therapist, a professional clinical counselor with training supervision designation, an independent social worker with training supervision designation, psychologist or psychiatrist;
(b)An Ohio licensed independent marriage and family therapist with training supervision designation.”
Portability Statement An applicant who is coming to the state of Ohio with post-graduate
hours from another state might be eligible to bypass the first tier of
licensure and become licensed as an IMFT. Please refer to Administrative Code 4757-29-01(C)(6).
The same educational requirements apply for both in-state and out of state applicants.An applicant who is coming to the state of Ohio with post-graduate hours from another state might be eligible to bypass the first tier of licensure and become licensed as an IMFT. Please refer to Administrative Code 4757-29-01(C)(6).”
Fees IMFT: $75.00, MFT:$60.00″
Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed 184 MFTs, 218 IMFTs *only active licenses listed”

Oklahoma *these regulations are stated as unofficial and noted by board as emergency regulations

Title(s) LMFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and family Therapist
Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed masters degree in marital and family therapy or in a mental health, behavioral science, or counseling related field from a college or university accredited by one of the following six regional accrediting associations recognized by the U.S. Department  of Education: The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Northwestern Association of Schools and Colleges; The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, or The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools which is
content-equivalent to a graduate degree in marital and family therapy. In order to qualify as a “”content-equivalent”” degree, a graduate transcript must document the minimum number of graduate hours and knowledge areas listed below. Academic courses (3 semester hours or 4 quarter credit hours) must include a minimum of 45 class hours for each course. One of the following:
(a) Received from an educational institution accredited at the time the degree was granted by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the board a master’s degree or a doctorate in marriage and family therapy;
(b) Completed a graduate degree that includes a minimum of ninety quarter hours of graduate level coursework in marriage and family therapy training that is acceptable to the committee;
Post-Graduate Experience Needed (1) Applicants must complete two (2) calendar years of work in marital and family therapy following the receipt of the qualifying degree.(2)  These two years must be completed under a supervisor approved by the Board.
Approved Supervisor (a)  In order to be approved as a supervisor for
therapists seeking MFT licensure, an individual must:
(1)  be an American Association For Marriage and Family Therapy approved Supervisor familiar with Oklahoma LMFT
Act and Rules duly promulgated, or
(2) be an LMFT
(A) with two (2) years of experience in marital and family therapy beyond the number of years of experience required for licensure and
(B)  who has successfully completed a graduate course in therapist supervision (at least 45 contact hours) or equivalent course of study acceptable to the Board. This equivalent course of study should consist of workshops in marriage and family therapy supervision in combination with directed study of the marriage and family therapy supervision literature.  Fifteen
(15) of the 45 clock hours should be in a class or workshop format which includes a minimum of four supervisors-in-training; the other 30 clock hours should be reserved for the directed study. Directed study must be approved and monitored by an Approved Supervisor.”
Portability Statement The Board shall issue a license by endorsement to an applicant who is licensed or certified as a marital and family therapist in another jurisdiction and who meets the board requirements and has proof of practice in marital and family therapy for five
(5) years prior to application in Oklahoma;”
Fees Application fee:$200
Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed 607 *only active LMFT licenses listed

Oregon

Title(s) LMFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and family Therapist
Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed COAMFTE Accredited program or a marital and family therapy program accredited by CACREP; or
(2) A graduate degree
determined by the Board to be comparable in both content and quality
by meeting the academic and training program standards for graduate
degrees set out in OAR 833 division 60; or
(3) A graduate degree
determined by the Board to meet a majority of the graduate degree
standards defined in OAR 833 division 60 and the degree coursework
standards set forth in 833 division 60, including additional
graduate training as set forth in 833 division 60 that together meet
the graduate degree standards of graduate academic coursework
related to a degree in marriage and family therapy. “
Post-Graduate Experience Needed LMFT direct method: 2,000 hrs prior to July 1,2002 or from out of state*at least 480 hours of clinical experience must accrue within 5 yrs prior to application. LMFT intern method: 2000 hrs total of 1,000 hrs providing therapy to families and couples, must be accumulated post graduate”
Approved Supervisor (a) A supervisor approved by the American
Association for Marriage and Family Therapy or a diplomate in the
American Association of Pastoral Counselors; or
(b) Licensed as a
marriage and family therapist or hold an equivalent certification or
license as determined by the Board, such as that required for
clinical psychologists, clinical social workers and professional
counselors; and
(A) Been trained specifically in the systemic approach to couples and family therapy;
(B) Completed a minimum of five (5) years of clinical experience; and
(C) For any supervision hours after June
30, 1992, completed thirty (30) clock hours of training in
supervision theory and practice in post-master’s academic coursework
or equivalent training, as determined by the Board. “
Portability Statement Must have an active license in that state that is comparable to the Oregon license requested, license from other state is not temporarily, probationary, expired, revoked, or suspended: applicant has not been disciplined including a reprimand or letter of concern and Five years or more of licensed clinical experience in another state may substitute for a maximum of 15 semester or 20 quarter credits of academic education required for licensure. Clinical experience may not substitute for diagnosis training. Completed supervised clinical experience performing direct client counseling or marriage and family therapy, which must have included no less than: (a) At least 2,000 hours in at least two years or the equivalent for licensed professional counselor; (A) A minimum of 1,000 hours of the required 2,000 must be direct client contact; (B) A maximum of 1,000 hours of the required 2,000 may be from supervision, consulting, reporting.
(b) At least 2,000 hours earned in at least 3 years must be in the presence of a client for licensed marriage and family therapist.
(c) For those who apply on or after January 2, 2014, at least 2,000 hours earned in at least two years or the equivalent must be in the presence of a client for licensed marriage and family therapist.
(8) Five or more years of post-license clinical experience may substitute for 1,000 hours of the required, supervised direct client contact hours required for Oregon licensure.
Fees Application fee:$172.25
Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed 685 *only active LMFT licenses listed

Pennsylvania

Title(s) LMFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family therapist
Rules and/or Law Click Here
Education Needed master’s or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy or in a field closely related to the practice of marriage and family therapy from accredited educational institute
Post-Graduate Experience Needed masters: 3000 hours under supervision. This must be accomplished in no less than two years. 1500 hours must be clinical, the other 1500 hours are non-clinical work hours. You must complete 600 hours in one year to count any hours.”
Approved Supervisor (1) Hold a license as an MFT and have received certification as an approved supervisor or supervisor-in-training by the AAMFT.
(2) Hold a license and have at least a master’s degree in a
related field, and have 5 years experience within the last 10 years in
that field.
(3) Until January 1, 2010, meet the following criteria:
(i) Practices as an MFT
(ii) Have completed a 1-semester graduate course in MFT supervision (at least 30 contact hours) or the equivalent.
(iii) Have 5 years experience within the last 10 years as an MFT.”
Portability Statement You must hold a license as a marriage and family therapist in another state and have been actively engaged in the practice of marriage and family therapy for 5 of the last 7 years immediately preceding the filing of this application for licensure by endorsement. You must be able to show that you have 60 credits of graduate coursework. If you do not meet the requirements for licensure by endorsement, you must complete the Application for a License by Examination to Practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Supervised clinical experience before March 2, 2002 please visit the PA website and read information under 48.13(c ).”
Fees Application fee:$45
Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed 590 *only active LMFT licenses listed

Rhode Island

Title(s) MFT
Title(s) Meaning Marriage and family therapist
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Education Needed has completed a graduate degree program specializing in marital and family therapy from a college or university accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, or an equivalent regional accreditation agency; or has a master’s degree or certificate in advanced graduate studies or a doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from a recognized educational institution, or a graduate degree in an allied field from a recognized educational institution and graduate level course work that is equivalent to a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. Coursework must include the required components of the core curriculum as defined in Appendix “B” herein; and has completed 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours within their graduate degree or post-graduate degree program specializing in marital and family therapy”
Post-Graduate Experience Needed minimum of 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours of supervised practicum and a one (1) calendar year of supervised internship consisting of twenty (20) hours per week or its equivalent with emphasis in marriage and family therapy supervised by the department within the college or university granting the requisite degree or by an accredited postgraduate clinical training program, approved by COAMFTE and/or experience which is deemed equivalent by the Board; and a minimum of two (2) years of relevant postgraduate experience, including at least two thousand (2,000) hours of direct client contact offering clinical or counseling or therapy services with emphasis in marriage and family therapy subsequent to being awarded a master’s degree or doctorate with a minimum of one hundred (100) hours of post-degree supervised case work spread over two (2) years.”
Approved Supervisor duly certified as a supervisor by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT); OR is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has been licensed in good standing for at least five (5) years and has at least five (5) years of clinical experience as a licensee; AND 1. has successfully completed one graduate-level course in MFT supervision; OR 2. has successfully completed one MFT supervision course taken through the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)/Rhode Island Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (RIAMFT).
Portability Statement A license as a clinical mental health counselor or marriage and family therapist may be issued, at the discretion of the Board, without examination, to an applicant who is a clinical mental health counselor or marriage and family therapist where the applicant is licensed or certified in another state whose requirements are equivalent to or exceed the requirements established pursuant to the Act”
Fees Application fee:$130
Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed 106 *only active LMFT licenses listed

South Carolina

Title(s) LMFT, LMFT intern”
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, Licensed Marriage and family therapy intern”
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Education Needed all applicants must have a minimum 48 graduate semester hours or 72 quarter hours in marriage and family therapy along with an earned master’s degree, specialist’s degree or doctoral degree. Each course must be a minimum of at least a 3 semester hour graduate level course with a minimum of 45 classroom hours or 4.5 quarter hours; one course cannot be used to satisfy two different categories. “
Post-Graduate Experience Needed The clinical experience must include a minimum of three hundred (300) hours of face-to-face client contact, one half (1/2) of which must be relational. A minimum of fifty (50) hours of clinical supervision must be provided by a marriage and family therapy supervisor. LMFT intern: The clinical experience must include a minimum of three hundred (300) hours of face-to-face client contact, one half (1/2) of which must be relational. A minimum of fifty (50) hours of clinical supervision must be provided by a marriage and family therapy supervisor. “
Approved Supervisor Hold a current, active and unrestricted South Carolina Marriage and Family Therapy license; Submit written verification, on letterhead, to include inclusive dates (from/to) of at least 5 years of continuous clinical experience immediately preceding the application. Two years of the five years must be clinical supervision under a licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Supervisor; Submit evidence of a minimum of 36 hours of individual supervision by a Board licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Supervisor of the applicant’s supervision of at least 2 licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Interns. Note: [The LMFT Supervisor must verify on professional stationery, complete with inclusive dates, the total number of individual supervision hours AND include a recommendation regarding appropriateness for supervisory licensure]; AND include a logcontrol sheet for each Intern that is supervised. Submit evidence of a minimum of 3 semester hours of graduate study in supervision oriented to your discipline or training approved by Board”
Portability Statement An applicant for licensure must hold a current, active and unrestricted license under the laws of another state before it can be considered on the basis of endorsement. All applicants must meet the licensure requirements that are currently in place in South Carolina at the time they make application. This includes both degree and coursework requirements and the required supervision hours. The educational requirements are outlined in the LPC application packet and the LMFT application packet. As states differ in requirements for degrees and coursework, some applicants may need to take additional coursework in order to meet the South Carolina requirements. Post-licensure experience cannot be substituted for required coursework. “
Fees Application fee:$170
Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed LMFT Supervisors:46
LMFT Interns:58 *only active LMFT licenses listed”

Guam

Title(s) IMFT
Title(s) Meaning Individual Marriage and Family therapist
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Education Needed master’s or doctorate from accredited educational institute in psychology, marriage and family therapy with minimum of 90 quarter hours or sixty semester hours of graduate studies, practicum of minimum of 100 hrs and internship of 6oo hrs, minimum of 240 clock hours direct services with couples and families.”
Post-Graduate Experience Needed 3000 hours of documented post graduate clinical expereince and 100 hours of supervision, 1500 of the hours must be face to face treatment. “
Approved Supervisor licensed IMFT, CPC,LCSW, LMHC, LPC,MFT, or other licences deemed by the board to substantially equivellent to those professions.”
Portability Statement Approved by boarad on case by case basis
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Currently Licensed

South Dakota

Title(s) LMFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
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Education Needed LMFT: 48 semester credit hours; Degree must be from a CACREP or COAMFTE program, or individual must complete an equivalent program; Specific course requirements found in Section 36-33-9 of Rules”
Post-Graduate Experience Needed LMFT: 1,700 hrs of post-graduate experience providing therapy; 200 supervision hrs, 100 of which must be individual; Min of 2 yrs”
Approved Supervisor LMFT with 3 years min of experience; Required to follow AAMFT guidelines
Portability Statement An out-of-state LMFT may be endorsed into South Dakota if the out-of-state LMFT has met similar requirements elsewhere; A candidate who has already taken the national exam should have his test scores sent directly by PES.
Fees Initial license fee- Not to exceed $300; Specifics found in Rule 36-33-17.
Exam Score Expiration N/A
Currently Licensed LMFT: 90
*only active LMFT licenses listed”

Tennessee

Title(s) LMFT, CMFT”
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Marriage and Family Therapist”
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Education Needed LMFT/CMFT: M.A, or doctoral degree from accrediting body, no less than 300 hrs of supervised practicum/internship; Specific course requirements found in Rule 0450-02-.04″
Post-Graduate Experience Needed LMFT: 1,000 hrs of post-graduate clinical experience; 200 hrs of direct supervision, 2 yrs post-mater’s clinical experience consisting of no less than 10 hrs per week pursuant to rule 0450-02.14 and 0450-02-.05; Passed the Tennessee Jurisprudence Exam for LMFTs as administered by Board Staff; CMFT: Meets Tennessee educational requirements, working towards receiving documentation of completed supervised clinical experience”
Approved Supervisor 5 yrs of clinical experience as MFT, 2 yrs of experience supervising MFTs, 36 hours of training in supervision, training in supervision provided by AAMFT”
Portability Statement The board may issue a license to an individual who holds current clinical certification by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, however, an applicant for licensure by endorsement will be required to take the oral section of the examination, pursuant to rule 0450-02-.08; Specifics found in 0450-02-.04″
Fees LMFT initial license fee- $200; Specifics found in 0450-02-.06; CMFT and temporary licensing fee differs from that of MFT.
Exam Score Expiration N/A
Currently Licensed LMFT:455 CMFT: 17 *active licenses

Texas

Title(s) LMFT, LMFT Associate”
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, License Marriage & Family Therapist Associate”
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Education Needed LMFT/LMFT Associate: M.A. or doctoral degree from COAMFTE program or equivalent accredited institution/program with at least 45 semester credit hours and equivalent training; Specific course requirements found in 801.112.-801.115
Post-Graduate Experience Needed LMFT: 3,000 hrs of board-approved marriage and family therapy practice, 1,500 hrs of which must be direct clinical experience, of which 750 hrs must be provided to couples and families; At least 200 hrs board-approved supervision, of which at least 100 hrs of individual supervision, no more than 100 hrs being transferred from the graduate program, at least 50 hrs of the post-graduate supervision must be individual supervision, of the 200 hrs, no more than 50 hrs may be by telephonic or electric media, a minimum of 1 hr of supervision every 2 weeks; Minimum of 2 yrs experience; passed Texas Jurisprudence Exam, examination specifics found in Rules-Subchapter H; LMFT Associate: Meets educational requirements and working under supervision, has yet to submit documentation of supervised clinical experience”
Approved Supervisor LMFT with one of the following: (a) successful completion of a one-semester graduate course in marriage and family therapy supervision from an accredited institution; or (b) a 40-hr continuing education course in clinical supervision that meets the minimum requirements of the board and is offered by a board-approved provider; a M.A. degree, at least 3,000 hrs of practice over 3 year minimum of experience, or a doctoral degree recognized by the board and at least 1,000 hours of practice over 1 yr minimum of experience”
Portability Statement Provisional licensed may be granted to otherwise registered as a marriage and family therapist by another state or other jurisdiction, whose requirements for licensure or registration, at the time the license or registration was obtained, were substantially equivalent to the requirements set out in 801.73; Must be sponsored by a licensed marriage and family therapist in Texas with whom the provisional license holder may practice under this section; Must provide documentation of experience requirements; Specifics found in 801.203. “
Fees Initial license fee- $90; Specifics found in §801.18.
Exam Score Expiration N/A
Currently Licensed LMFT: 2916
LMFT Associate: 536
Numbers represent active licencees as of 5/11/15″

Utah

Title(s) MFT, Associate MFT/Extern”
Title(s) Meaning Marriage and Faaily Therapist, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist/Extern”
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Education Needed MFT/Associate MFT/Extern: Clinical M.A. or doctorate degree in marriage and family therapy from a COAMFTE accredited program or program accredited by a professional accrediting body approved by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation of the American Council on Education at the time the applicant obtained the education; Specific course requirements found in R156-60b-302a.
Post-Graduate Experience Needed MFT: A minimum of 4,000 hrs of supervised training which shall: (a) be completed in not less than 2 yrs; (b) be completed while the applicant is an employee of a public or private agency engaged in mental health therapy; (c) include at least 100 hrs of direct supervision spread uniformly throughout the training period; (d) include a minimum of 1,000 hrs of mental health therapy of which at least 500 hrs are in couple or family therapy with 2 or more clients participating and at least 1 physically present; Specifics found in R156-60b-302b; Associate MFT/Extern: Meets educational requirements and is working under supervision, has yet to submit documentation of supervised experience; extern license expires in 3 yrs and is not renewable or extendable”
Approved Supervisor (1) be licensed as a marriage and family therapist in good standing for not less than two years; (2) be currently licensed as a marriage and family therapist in the state in which the training is being performed; Specifics for supervisor training found in R156-60b-302d.
Portability Statement May receive credit for that training completed outside of the state if it is demonstrated by the applicant that the training completed outside the state is equivalent to and in all respects meets the requirements for training under Subsections 58-60-305(1)(e) and (f), and Subsection R156-60b-302b(1); The applicant shall have the burden of demonstrating by evidence satisfactory to the Division and Board that the training completed outside the state is equivalent to and in all respects meets the requirements under this subsection.”
Fees LMFT application fee- $120; Associate/Extern application fee- $85
Exam Score Expiration N/A
Currently Licensed MFT: 577 active; 11 surrendered; 6 revoked; 3 restricted active on probation; 3 renewal denied, 8 inactive; 526 expired; 104 denied; Associate MFT:168 active; 1 surrendered; 150 superceeded; 1 limited active; 79 expired; 19 denied Temporary MFT: 0 active; 3 superceeded; 47 expired Associate MFT Extern: 3 active; 1 surrendered; 1 superceeded; 4 expired; 4 denied”

Vermont

Title(s) MFT
Title(s) Meaning Marriage and Family Therapist
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Education Needed 48 semester credit hours of graduate level courses; M.A. or doctoral degree from COAMFTE program or equivalent accrediated institution/program containing the required 36 graduate credits a minimum of 18 graduate credits of course work clearly identified as being from a marriage, couple, or family therapy/systems/relational perspective and supervised internship of 500 hrs of supervised internship or field experience; Specifics found in Rule 4.12.”
Post-Graduate Experience Needed MFT: No supervised practice may occur within the State of Vermont until the prospective license has been entered on the roster of non-licensed and non-certified psychotherapists; 3,000 hrs of supervised individual, couple, family , or group therapy from a systems perspective over a minimum of 2 yrs; 2,000 hrs of which must be direct service, 50% of which must be with couples and/or families; the remaining 1,000 hrs must be continued clinical practice or indirect services related to or supporting clinical services; 100 hrs of face-to-face supervision, at least 500 hrs being in a individual setting”
Approved Supervisor Minimum of 3 yrs in good standing and licensed practice in the following professions: (a) a licensed marriage and family therapist in Vermont; or (b) a marriage and family therapist in another state who would meet the Vermont licensure requirements; or (c) a licensed clinical social worker in Vermont, or in another state who would meet the Vermont licensure requirements; or (d) future provision: If permitted by statute, the Board may, where a qualified marriage and family therapist is not reasonably available, permit a person licensed as a clinical mental health counselor, clinical social worker, psychologist, or psychiatrist to serve as the supervisor.”
Portability Statement In certain circumstances an applicant may seek licensure on the basis of a current valid license issued by another jurisdiction. See Rules 4.23 and 4.24.
Fees Application fee- $125; Specifics found in § 4041a.
Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed MFT: 60 *Refers to only active licencees

Virginia

Title(s) MFT; Resident in MFT
Title(s) Meaning Marriage and Family Therapist; Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy
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Education Needed MFT/Resident in MFT: 60 semester hours; degree obtained from CACREP or COAMFTE approved programs in marriage and family counseling/therapy or equivalent program/institution that meets education and experience requirements; supervised internship of 600 hrs to include 240 hrs of direct client contact, 300 of the internship hrs and 120 of the direct client contact hrs shall be with couples and families; Specific course requirements found in 18VAC115-50-55.”
Post-Graduate Experience Needed MFT: 4,000 hrs of supervised, post-graduate degree work experience in a minimum of 2 yrs, in those 2 yrs an applicant must complete 1,000 hrs of direct client contact of which at least 500 hrs must be with couples and/or families, and 200 hrs of face-to-face supervision with a licensed supervisor receiving a minimum of 1 hr of supervision per 20 hrs of spervised work experience; Resident in MFT: have completed the specified educational requirements; have completed at least 2 yrs of supervised post-graduate degree experience, no fewer than 4,000 hrs of supervised work experience, to include 200 hrs of supervision, received a min of 1 hr ad a max of 4 hrs of supervision for every 40 hrs of supervised work experience, no more than 100 hrs of supervision may be acquired through grou psupervision, at least 2,000 hrs must be acquired in direct client contact of which 1,000 hrs shall be with couples or families or both”
Approved Supervisor Hold an active, unrestricted license as a marriage and family therapist, professional counselor, clinical psychologist, clinical social worker or psychiatrist in the jurisdiction where the supervision is being provided; document 2 yrs of post-licensure MFT experience and have received professional training as specified in 18VAC115-50-60.C. “
Portability Statement Applicants need to meet one of the following: (1) Educational requirements specified in 8VAC115-50-50 and 18VAC115-50-55 and experience requirements consistent with those specified in 18VAC115-50-60; or (2) if the applicant does not have educational and experence credientials consistent with those required by this chapter, he must provide documentation of education and supervised experience that met the requirements of the jurisdiction in which he was initially licensed and evidence of post-licensure clinical practice for five of the last six years immediately preceding his licensure application in Virginia; or (3) In lieu of transcripts verifying education and documentation verifying supervised experience, the board may accept verification from the credentials registry of the American Association of State Counseling Boards or any other board-recognized entity.”
Fees Initial license fee- $140; Specifics found in 18VAC115-50-20.
Exam Score Expiration *N/A
Currently Licensed LMFT: 966

Washington

Title(s) LMFT; LMFTA
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Licenced Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
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Education Needed LMFT/LMFTA: 45 semester hours or 60 quarter credits, M.A or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy, or behavioral science master’s or doctoral degree with equivalent course work from an approved school; Specific course requirments and list of program equivalence requirements found in WAC 246-809-121.”
Post-Graduate Experience Needed LMFT: 3,000 hrs of experience, 1,000 hrs of which must be direct client contact, 500 hrs must be gained in diagnosing and treating coupes and families in a min of 2 calendar yrs of full-time marriage and family therapy; at least 200 hrs of qualified supervision, 100 of which must be one-on-one supervision, and the remaining hours may be in one-on-one or group supervision; of the total supervision, 100 hrs must be with a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) who has at least five yrs clinical experience, the other 100 hrs may be with a equally qualified licensed mental health practitioner; LMFTA: pre-licensure candidate with a graduate degree in a mental health field that is gaining the experience necessary to become a licensed marriage and family therapist under supervision”
Approved Supervisor 2 yrs experience and in good standing; Training requirement specifics found in WAC 246-809-134.
Portability Statement An applicant holding a credential in another state may be licensed to practice in this state without examination if the secretary determines that the other state’s credentialing standards are substantially equivalent to the licensing standards in this state.
Fees Initial license fee- $75; Specifics found in
WAC 246-809-990.”
Exam Score Expiration N/A
Currently Licensed LMFT: 1432 LMFTA: 463 *Numbers represent active licensees

West Virginia

Title(s) MFT: Provisionally LMFT
Title(s) Meaning Marriage and Family Therapist; Provisionally Licensed Marriage and Fmaily Therapist
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Education Needed MFT/Provisionally LMFT: M.A. or doctoral degree from an institution with a program accredited by the COAMFTE, CACREP, NCACS, SACS, or a comparable accrediting body as determined by the Board; min of 60 semester hrs or 90 quarter hrs of graduate course work inclusive of a M.A. or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy; 300 hrs of direct contact with individuals, couples and families in a min of 12 months; 50% of which must be with couples and families; Specific course requirements found in §27-8-6.”
Post-Graduate Experience Needed M.A. degrees: 3,000 hrs of supervised marriage and family therapy post-graduate work experience in a min of 2 yrs; Doctoral degree: 1500 hrs of supervised marriage and family therapy work experience after earning degree in a min of 1 yr; Both M.A. and Doctoral degrees: at least 50% of the supervised marriage and family therapy experience must be in the direct provision of therapy to individuals, couples or families, 1 hr of direct individual supervision per 20 hrs of practice; Provisionally LMFT: Meets education requirements and is working under supervision, has yet to submit documentation of supervised experience, provisional license is valid for 36 months and may be renewed once for an additional 24 months “
Approved Supervisor An MFT, LPC, or other qualified supervisor as determined by the Board with a min of 2 yrs being licensed and 5 yrs of therapy/counseling experience; specific training requirements found in §27-8-6.6.2.f.1.”
Portability Statement An individual may apply for reciprocity review if the individual is currently licensed in another state whose licensing requirements are greater than or equal to the requirements in this rule as determined by the Board.
Fees Initial application for licensure- $200; Specifics found in §27-9-2.
Exam Score Expiration N/A
Currently Licensed LMFT: 5 *reported active

Wisonsin

Title(s) LMFT; Temporarily Licensed MFT; Training Licensed MFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Temporarily Licensed Marriage and Family Therpist; Training Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
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Education Needed LMFT/Temp LMFT/Training LMFT: M.A. or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy or, in a field with coursework substantially equivalent to marriage and family therapy, from a regionally accredited institution; specific course requirements found in MPSW 16.02; completed supervised practicum of 300 hrs in face_to_face contact with individuals, couples, and families in a min of 8 months and max of 24 months; 1 hr of supervision per 10 client contact hrs. “
Post-Graduate Experience Needed LMFT: 3000 hrs of post-graduate supervised experience including at least 1000 hrs of face-to-face client contact in a min of 24 months, applicant must apply for a training license in order to accrue experience hrs; passed the state and national exam with specifics found in MPSW 18.01; Temp LMFT: completed educational and supervised practice requirements and is waiting for the next available examination, temp license is valid for 9 months; Training LMFT: satisfies the education requirements found in 457.06 and is working under supervision to fulfill experience requirements, training license valid for 48 months. “
Approved Supervisor Has to meet 1 of the following: (1) Professional who has been approved by the AAMFT, (2) Master’s level LMFT with five years of experience, (3) Doctoral level LMFT, (4) Psychiatrist or psychologist, or (5) Psychiatrist or psychologist; supervisor training specifics found in MPSW 16.05. “
Portability Statement An individual who has a current credential as a MFT or the substantial equivalent in good standing in another state or territory of the United States,has met the educational and experience requirements, has passed the exam; specifics are found in MPSW 17.02.”
Fees LMFT initial license fee- $75
Exam Score Expiration N/A
Currently Licensed LMFT: 594 active in/out of state; 418 expired in/out of state MFT Training Certified: 0 active in/out of state; 102 expired in/out of state MFT Training Licensed: 261 active in/out of state; 455 expired in/out of state

Wyoming

Title(s) LMFT; PMFT
Title(s) Meaning Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Provisional Marriage and Family Therapist
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Education Needed LMFT/PMFT: M.A. degree obtained from COMAMFTE or CACREP-MCFC accredited program or from a program that is substantially similar in content as required by COAMFTE or CACREP-MCFC including instructor qualifications, clinical supervision, practicum and internship requirements and course work; specific course requirements found in Chapter 10, Section 3″
Post-Graduate Experience Needed LMFT: 3,000 hrs of supervised clinical training/work post-graduate experience in individual, couple, marriage and family therapy, 1,200 hrs of which msuch be direct client contact hours, and 500 of those hrs must be direct clinical services to couples and families; PMFT: educational requirements have been met, individual may continue progress, under the supervision of a designated qualified clinical supervisor and under the administrative supervision of an employer, towards satisfactory completion of the education, experience and examination requirements established in these rules, provisional license is not renewable but may be extended upon a showing of good cause”
Approved Supervisor Independently licensed for 2 yrs, 4 years of post-graduate professional experience in marriage and family therapy and is in good standing; Supervisor training specifics found in Chapter 18″
Portability Statement
Fees Inital license fee- $200-$350; Specifics found in Chapter 13, Section 1; Provisional license fee- $150″
Exam Score Expiration N/A
Currently Licensed LMFT; 92 active members; 2 inactive members; 97 expired PMFT: 16 active members; 9 inactive members; 27 expired
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