Marriage and Family Therapy is a specialized license that requires training and experience specifically in/with families, couples, etc. The NC MFT Licensure Board protects the public by setting standards for qualifications, training, and experience. Utilizing the information at this website, members of the public can verify if someone is currently licensed* (select the Quick Links option of verify a license located at the right of this page) or if a licensee has had any disciplinary actions imposed. The process and forms for filing a complaint are listed under the forms section which is located within the Professional Resources option or select the Quick Link option on the right side of this page.
* Prior to October 1, 2009 provisional or associate licensees (LMFTA) were classified as marriage and family therapy associates (MFTA) which is considered a designation rather than a license. As with the LMFTA, an MFTA is issued for a limited period and an MFTA must practice under the supervision of an approved supervisor. Once an MFTA passes the National MFT Exam they can then transition to a LMFTA. The MFTA designation is being phased out and has not been granted since the statutory change of October 1, 2009 which required licensure of associates. All persons listed as LMFTAs have met both the academic requirements and the exam requirement for licensure and are acquiring the experience, under approved supervision, for unrestricted licensure (LMFT). Persons designated as MFTAs have met the academic requirements, but have not yet passed the exam requirement for licensure and are acquiring the experience, under approved supervision, for unrestricted licensure (LMFT).