Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure in all 50 States

The Touro University Worldwide (TUW) Master in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). Therefore, the MFT program meets the educational requirements for licensing in all 50 states. Nevertheless, several states required additional coursework to meet educational licensure requirements.

The following table lists the determination of whether the MFT standard curriculum meets the educational requirements for professional licensure for each state and U.S. territory, or additional course work is needed to achieve the licensing requirements for public disclosure and making informed decisions.

State

Licensing Board

Meets Licensure Requirements

Does Not Meet Licensure Requirements

Undetermined

Status

Additional Requirements to Meet Educational Licensure Requirements

ALABAMA

Alabama Board of Examiners in Marriage and Family Therapy

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

ALASKA

Alaska Board of Marital and Family Therapy

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

ARIZONA

Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

ARKANSAS

Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

CALIFORNIA

California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

COLORADO

Colorado State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners

Meets With Additional Course/Courses; please see additional
requirements column

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards but requires one or more additional
courses.

Spousal/Partner Abuse Detection &
Intervention Course (MFT 698) added on degree plan

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Marital and Family Therapy Licensure

Meets With Additional Course/Courses; please see additional
requirements column

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards but requires one or more additional
courses.

Counseling Theory (MFT 650) added on degree plan

DELAWARE

Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals

Meets With Additional Course/Courses; please see additional
requirements column

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards but requires one or more additional
courses.

Counseling Theory (MFT 650) – Advanced Counseling Theories & Techniques
Course (MFT 651) added on degree plan

FLORIDA

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

Meets With Additional Course/Courses; please see additional
requirements column

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards but requires one or more additional
courses.

Counseling Theory (MFT 650) added on degree plan

GEORGIA

Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Work, and MFT

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

HAWAII

Hawaii Professional and Vocational Licensing Division

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Hawaii
– Counseling Theory (MFT 650) – Advanced Counseling Theories & Techniques
Course (MFT 651) 78 semester credits on degree plan

IDAHO

Idaho Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

ILLINOIS

Illinois Marriage and Family Therapist Licensing and Disciplinary Board

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

INDIANA

Indiana Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health

Meets With Additional Course/Courses; please see additional
requirements column

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards but requires one or more additional
courses.

Advanced Counseling Theories & Techniques Course (MFT 651) added
on degree plan

IOWA

Iowa Board of Behavioral Science Examiners

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

KANSAS

Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

KENTUCKY

Kentucky Board of Licensure of Marriage and Family Therapists

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

LOUISIANA

Louisiana Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Marriage and Family Therapy Associate

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

MAINE

Maine Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

MARYLAND

Maryland Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Marriage and Family Therapy Intern

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

MICHIGAN

Michigan Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

MINNESOTA

Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi Board of Examiners Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

MISSOURI

Missouri State Committee of Marital and Family Therapists

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

MONTANA

Montana Board of Behavioral Health

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

NEBRASKA

Nebraska Board of Mental Health Practice

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

NEVADA

Nevada State Board of MFT and Clinical Prof Counselors

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners

Meets With Additional Course/Courses; please see additional
requirements column

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards but requires one or more additional
courses.

Counseling Theory (MFT 650) added on degree plan

NEW MEXICO

New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board

Meets With Additional Course/Courses; please see additional
requirements column

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards but requires one or more additional
courses.

Lifestyle and Career Development Counseling
(MFT 653) added on degree plan

NEW YORK

New York State Board for Mental Health Practitioners

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

OHIO

Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

OREGON

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania State Board of Social Work and MFT

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island Board Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina Board Examiners for Licensure of PC, MFT and Psych-Educ Sp

Meets With Additional Course/Courses; please see additional
requirements column

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards but requires one or more additional
courses.

Counseling Theory Course (MFT 650) added on degree plan – Advanced
Counseling Theories & Techniques
Course (MFT 651)

SOUTH DAKOTA

South Dakota Board Examiners for Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

TENNESSEE

Tennessee Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists and Licensed Pastoral Therapists

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

TEXAS

Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

Meets With Additional Course/Courses; please see additional
requirements column

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards but requires one or more additional
courses.

Counseling Theory Course (MFT 650) added on degree plan

UTAH

Utah Marriage and Family Therapy Board

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

VERMONT

Vermont Board of Allied Mental Health Practitioners

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

VIRGINIA

Virginia Board of Counseling

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

WASHINGTON

Washington State Department of Health

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

WASHINGTON DC

District of Columbia Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

Meets With Additional Course/Courses; please see additional
requirements column

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards but requires one or more additional
courses.

Counseling Theory Course (MFT 650)
Advanced Counseling Theories & Techniques
Course (MFT 651) added on degree plan

WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Examining Board of Social Work, MFT and Prof Counseling

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

WYOMING

Wyoming Mental Health Profession Licensing Board

Meets

Aligned with COAMFTE Standards

Use standard degree plan

WSCUC Accreditation

Touro University Worldwide is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Touro College Los Angeles (Lander Campus) is a division of Touro University Worldwide.

For more information on WSCUC, visit www.wascsenior.org or write WSCUC at 985 Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501.