Important Information to Know About Applying for NC MFT Licensure

  1. Licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in North Carolina requires a minimum of a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy or master’s in a related degree with required coursework* and a passing score on the National MFT Examination.
  2. The Board cannot pre-review, pre-evaluate or offer an opinion on university MFT program.  The Board’s authority is to review licensure applications.
  3. To assist in evaluating whether your potential MFT program meets the requirements, please refer to the MFT LICENSE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS and MFT LICENSE APPLICATION.
  4. Applications for licensure will not be scheduled for Board review until all requirements have been confirmed (Education, verified official transcript with degree conferment posted, National MFT Exam passing score verification, and Experience, clinical and supervision hours earned at time of application).
  5. Transcripts must be sent directly from the university to the Board (hard copy only, not electronic).  Transcripts submitted with the National MFT Exam cannot be used for the licensure application.
  6. If you have not passed the National MFT Exam or previously submitted to the Board an Application for National MFT Exam, click on the quick Link on exam application Quick Link or see the Forms section. Complete the application and submit. Refer to the calendar for application due dates. Again, the Board does not pre-evaluate or recommend programs/universities (a) Training required for an applicant with a related degree in G.S. 90-270.54(1)a is a graduate degree that includes marriage and family therapy content including coursework in theoretical foundation of marriage and family therapy, assessment and diagnosis, practice of marriage and family therapy; human development and family relations; professional identity and ethics, clinical research, and supervised clinical practicum or internship.
    (b) Applicants who were enrolled in a master’s degree program on or before October 1, 2011 shall also be considered for licensure with coursework that includes specific marriage and family therapy content including coursework in general family studies, marriage and family therapy theory, psychopathology/abnormal behavior, theories of personality, and supervised clinical practicum or internship.
  7. Applicants must submit the current application. ‘Old’ application forms will not be accepted. Request a licensure application packet using the form entitled:  Application Packet Request Form (see forms section of this website).
  8. Applications must be typed (information may be entered directly on the application form, printed and submitted).  Be sure to retain a copy of all submissions to the Board.
  9. Applications need to be filled out in their entirety and mailed to the address provided for submittal.
  10. All applicants must have a degree from a regionally accredited university which is defined as at least one of the following:
    Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
    Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
    New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
    WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
  11. Refer to the Calendar (see quick link on the homepage of this website) for submission, review and notification deadlines.
  12. Mail Applications To:
    NC MFT Licensure Board, 1135 Kildaire Farm Road, Suite 200, Cary, NC 27511
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