- Which License Should I Apply For?
MFP (Provisional License)
- For individuals working solely for a Residential Child Care Facility (RCF)
MFTC (Candidate Permit)
- For applicants on the MFT licensure track.
- One-time registration good for 4 years to allow enough time to complete the AMFTRB Exam and Post-Degree Experience and Supervision
MFT (Original License by Examination)
- For applicants obtaining licensure at the highest level as a "first-timer"
- Must have completed AMFTRB Exam and Post-Degree hours
MFT (Original License by Endorsement)
- For applicants licensed as an MFT at the highest level in another state
- Candidate Registration
- Applicants for licensure by endorsement must hold a current, equivalent license in another state.
- Upon approval and issuance of the LPC, MFT, or PSY Candidate Registration temporary permit, candidates may practice psychotherapy while accruing post-degree supervised experience (PDSE) hours for licensure.
- Candidates will be required to comply with all the requirements outlined in the candidate applications, including review by the appropriate board for any "yes" answers for screening questions and approval for education and education equivalency.
- Candidates are not required to be registered as a Registered Psychotherapist and are regulated by the specific Board for their profession. After a candidate has completed the required hours for licensure, he or she must submit a separate application and fee to obtain licensure.
- Candidate Permit FAQ
- Provisional Licensure
- Provisional licensure is available to marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, psychologists and social workers who have education appropriate to their fields and who work under supervision in a residential child care facility.
- Detailed information about licensure can be found in the applications for provisional licensure. Information on the history of the restructuring of residential treatment centers and further defining residential child care facilities is noted in House Bill 06-1395.
Forms: All Marriage and FamilyTherapist (MFT) applications and forms are available below:
- Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) & Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate (MFTC)Applications and Forms
- Provisional Marriage and Family Therapist (MFP) Applications and Forms
- Jurisprudence Resources
- Mental Health Credentials Chart
Communication from the Division: The Division of Professions and Occupations' primary communication is via email. Please be sure to include your current email address on your application to receive important information about your application status and process.
License Expiration BumpPeriod for New Applicants: All new applicants who are issued a license within 120 days of the upcoming renewal expiration date will be issued a license with the next expiration date.
License Renewal Information: All Marriage and Family Therapist licenses expire on August 31 of odd-numbered years. View your expiration date on your online account. Please note that renewals open approximately six weeks prior to the expiration date.