The information below is collected from state licensure boards or regulatory agencies responsible for regulating the professions of marriage and family therapy. The information is reviewed on an annual basis. Please be advised that laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time, so always check with your state for the most up-to-date information.
Alabama has two MFT licenses, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). There is also an MFT Intern designation.
Associate License Requirements
- Graduated from an accredited program.
- Completion of an internship (12-month minimum) during the program, or as a post-degree experience.
- A plan established to complete hours of work experience and supervision.
Marriage and Family Therapist License Requirements
- Completion of the requirements for Associate licensure.
- Passed the exam approved by the board.
- Completion of two years of post-degree work experience as an MFT.
- Full-time, of at least 30 hours per week, or the equivalent of part-time work.
- Completion of a minimum of 1000 post-degree direct client hours
- Must be supervised under a board-approved supervisor.
- Completion of 200 hours of direct supervision, 100 of which must be individual.
Licensure by Endorsement (Portability)
Read more details on Alabama MFT licensure
Alabama Board of Examiners in Marriage and Family Therapy
- Must provide verification of licenses held in other jurisdictions, with evidence of no disciplinary action.
- The requirements of licensure in the previous state must be equivalent or exceed the requirements for Alabama licensure, as determined by the Board.
- Complete the required Continuing Education or experience units within the last 24 months.
In order to renew a license, a licensee must complete continuing education every two years.
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