Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists Apply for a New License - Apply Online

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Regulatory Services Online Licensing System - Initial Application for Marriage and Family Therapists/Associates ONLY

Marriage and Family Therapist applicants may now apply for their initial licenses through the new Regulatory Services Online Licensing System. Select the link below to begin the online initial application process. When using the online service, the application and initial license fee must be paid using a major credit card.  The fee is $137. ($47 application fee + $90 initial license fee)  Please review the requirements for licensure and the rules carefully to ensure that you qualify for licensure before submitting an application, as all fees submitted to the Board are non-refundable.

Apply for Your Initial License Online through the Regulatory Services Online Licensing System.

Once you submit an online application, your fees and information will be processed automatically and routed electronically to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists.

You should therefore postmark the other required documents and/or forms listed below on or shortly after the date you submit the online application, to avoid a delay in processing time.

The Board recommends that you attach a copy of the "Receipt Page" (the final page you are able to print out when you complete the online application) to any documents you submit to our office.


Additional Information Required of Applicants for Marriage and Family Therapist License (LMFT):

1. Official transcripts verifying all graduate level work and the award of a master's degree or doctorate degree must be submitted to the board. Official transcripts may be mailed to the board directly from the university. The applicant may also mail the transcripts in a sealed university envelope.

2. Licensed Supervised Experience Verification Form (Form V) verifying completion of the supervised clinical experience must be completed and filed with the board.

3. You must also submit proof of completion of the Jurisprudence Exam.

4.  If you hold a license issued by another state, you must arrange for the other state to mail verification of your license, examination history, completion of supervision hours, completion of direct supervised clinical experience hours, complaints/disciplinary actions history, and status to the Texas board. We provide Form II to assist in this process; however, we accept verification on other board's forms, as well.  

5. Additional documentation may be required. 

Additional Information Required of Applicants for Marriage and Family Therapist Associate License (LMFT Associate):

1. Official transcripts verifying all graduate level work and the award of a master's or doctorate degree (if the degree has been awarded) must be submitted to the board. Official transcripts may be mailed to the board directly from the university. The applicant may also mail the transcripts in a sealed university envelope. If the graduate degree has not been awarded, the transcript must verify current enrollment.  The applicant may also submit a letter from the university verifying current enrollment, course of study, and expected graduation date.  Please submit the MFT Educational Equivalency Form (Form I), if applicable.

2. To sit for the national licensing exam, submit the MFT Examination Security Information Acknowledgement Form (Form VII) to the board.

3. You must also submit proof of completion of the Jurisprudence Exam.

4.  Submit the MFT Supervised Clinical Practicum Supervision and Experience Verification Form (Form VI) after you have completed your practicum.  

5. Submit a Supervisory Agreement Form (Form III). This form is required for the issuance of an Associate license and must be approved by the board in order to practice as a LMFT Associate in Texas. You may want to submit this form after successfully passing the national licensing exam. 

6. Additional documentation may be required.  
   

Mail all required information listed above (no fees) to:
Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists
Mail Code 1982
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

 

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Last updated January 13, 2014
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    Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists