State Requirements for Marriage and Family Therapists


ALABAMA
ALASKA
ARIZONA
ARKANSAS
CALIFORNIA
COLORADO
CONNECTICUT
DELAWARE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
FLORIDA
GEORGIA
HAWAII
IDAHO
ILLINOIS
INDIANA
IOWA
KANSAS
KENTUCKY
LOUISIANA
MAINE
MARYLAND
MASSACHUSETTS
MICHIGAN
MINNESOTA
MISSISSIPPI
MISSOURI
MONTANA
NEBRASKA
NEVADA
NEW HAMPSHIRE
NEW JERSEY
NEW MEXICO
NEW YORK
NORTH CAROLINA
NORTH DAKOTA
OHIO
OKLAHOMA
OREGON
PENNSYLVANIA
RHODE ISLAND
SOUTH CAROLINA
SOUTH DAKOTA
TENNESSEE
TEXAS
UTAH
VERMONT
VIRGINIA
WASHINGTON
WEST VIRGINIA
WISCONSIN
WYOMING

 

 

Information from: http://www.ce-classes.com/StateMFTRequirements.asp

 

ALABAMA
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  NBCC
Home study accepted?  Yes
Submission deadline:  
Website:  http://www.mft.state.al.us/
Notes:  6 hours in professional ethics, 6 hours in area of diagnosis and treatment, 10 hours must be clinical MFT workshops
ALASKA
CE Required?  45 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline: 12/31 even numbered years
Website:  https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofMaritalFamilyTherapy.aspx
Notes:  2 hours of professional ethics, 2 hours in addiction, 2 hours in cross cultural education, 2 hours related to domestic violence issues
ARIZONA
CE Required?  30 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  
Website:  http://azbbhe.us/
Notes:  3 hours behavioral health ethics or mental health law, 3 hours cultural competency and diversity
ARKANSAS
CE Required?  24 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  NBCC, APA
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  6/30 
Website:  http://abec.myarkansas.net/regulations/2011
Notes:  2 hours ethics required
CALIFORNIA
CE Required?  36 hours every 2 years (first time renewals need to complete a minimum of 18 hours)
Sponsor Approval:  NBCC, APA

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Home study accepted?  yes, no limit
Submission deadline:  
Website:  http://www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/ce_licensees.shtml
Notes:  7 hours domestic violence (1 time requirement), 6 hours Law & Ethics (each renewal), 3 hours Aging & Long Term Care (1 time requirement), 7 hours HIV/AIDS (1 time requirement)
COLORADO
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  8/31 odd numbered years
Website: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Marriage_Family_Therapy_Laws#Rules
Notes:  
CONNECTICUT
CE Required?  15 hours per year
Sponsor Approval:  NBCC
Home study accepted?  Yes
Submission deadline: 
Website:  http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3121&q=389370
Notes:  periods ending after January 1, 2016, each licensee applying for renewal is required to complete at least two contact hours of training or education (and not less than once every six years thereafter) on the topic of mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans, including (A) determining whether a patient is a veteran or family member of a veteran, (B) screening for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, risk of suicide, depression and grief, and (C) suicide prevention training.
DELAWARE
CE Required?  40 hours / every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  NBCC, APA
Home study accepted?  yes, 50% of total hours can be earned online
Submission deadline:  930 even numbered years
Website:  http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title24/3000.shtml
Notes:  
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
CE Required?  -
Sponsor Approval:  -
Home study accepted?  -
Submission deadline:  -
Website:  http://madmft.org/licensure-information/district-of-columbia/
Notes:  Not Licensed in DC
FLORIDA
CE Required?  25 hours + 2 hours Medical Errors and 3 hours Ethics every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  Ce-classes.com is approved by the FLORIDA Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CE Provider #852 )
Home study accepted?  yes, no limit
Submission deadline:  3/31 
Website:  http://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/
Notes:  2 hours of Medical Errors, 3 hours of ethics and boundaries, 3 hours of Laws and Rules (required every thirs biennium), 2 hours Dometic Violence (required every third biennium)
GEORGIA
CE Required?  35 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  10 hours allowed
Submission deadline:  
Website:  http://www.gamft.org/continuing-education/mandatory-ceu-requirements/
Notes:  5 hours of ethics required (you can take the GA ethics online: click here: Georgia Ethics 5 hours)
HAWAII
CE Required?  45 hours / triennial renewal
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  12/31
Website:  http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/programs/marriage/statute_rules/
Notes:  6 hours of ethics
IDAHO
CE Required?  20 hours per year
Sponsor Approval:  NBCC
Home study accepted?  Yes, a max of 10 hours 
Submission deadline:  
Website:  http://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardAdditional.aspx?Bureau=COU&BureauLinkID=130
Notes:  Ethics contact hours must be obtained in a face-to-face setting where you can interact with the instructor and students
ILLINOIS
CE Required?  30 hours / every 2 years
Sponsor Approval: 
Home study accepted?  yes, a max of 15 hours
Submission deadline:  2/28 odd numbered years
Website:  http://www.idfpr.com/profs/MarrFamTherapy.asp
Notes:  
INDIANA
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years 
Sponsor Approval:  NBCC
Home study accepted?  yes, 50% can be earned
Submission deadline:  4/1 even years
Website:  http://www.in.gov/pla/2949.htm
Notes:  
IOWA
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  NBCC
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  9/30 even years
Website:  http://idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Behavioral-Science/Continuing-Education
Notes:  
KANSAS
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  
Website:  http://ksbsrb.ks.gov/professions/mf-therapists
Notes:  3 hours of professional ethics, 6 hours of diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
KENTUCKY
CE Required?  15 hours / every 2 years
Sponsor Approval: 
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  
Website:  http://mft.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Notes:  3 hours of professional ethics, 6 hours of suicide assessment, treatment and management
LOUISIANA
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  1/1
Website:  http://www.lamft.org/
Notes:  3 hours of ethics
MAINE
CE Required?  55 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  Yes
Submission deadline:  on date of issue
Website:  http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/counselors/marriage_family_therapist.html#renewal
Notes:  
MARYLAND
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  NBCC
Home study accepted?  yes, 10 hours 
Submission deadline:  
Website:  http://dhmh.maryland.gov/bopc/Pages/contedrenewal.aspx
Notes:  -
MASSACHUSETTS
CE Required?  30 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  12/31 odd years
Website:  http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/mh/regulations/
Notes:  -
MICHIGAN
CE Required?  None
Sponsor Approval:  N/A
Home study accepted?  N/A
Submission deadline:  N/A
Website: http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72603_27529_27538—,00.html
Notes:  The law for Marriage & Family Therapy does not require continuing education for renewal.  You are responsible for maintaining your competence in your profession but you do not have to demonstrate the ways you are doing that for renewal.
MINNESOTA
CE Required?  30 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  yes, 1/4 of the total 30 hours
Submission deadline:  12/31 odd years
Website:  https://mn.gov/boards/marriage-and-family/licensee03/ce.jsp
Notes:  -
MISSISSIPPI
CE Required?  24 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  6 hours allowed
Submission deadline:  
Website:  http://www.swmft.ms.gov/swmft/web.nsf/webpages/mftPage_mftPage?OpenDocument
Notes:  4 hours of professional ethics 
MISSOURI
CE Required?  None
Sponsor Approval:  -
Home study accepted?  -
Submission deadline:  2/29
Website:  http://pr.mo.gov/marital.asp
Notes:  -
MONTANA
CE Required?  20 hours every year
Sponsor Approval:  -
Home study accepted?  -
Submission deadline:  12/31
Website:  http://b.bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/bbh_board/board_page.asp
Notes:  
NEBRASKA
CE Required?  32 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  20 hours allowed
Submission deadline:  9/1 even numbered years
Website:  http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_mhcs_mental_cmft.aspx#Education
Notes:  2 hours of ethics
NEVADA
CE Required?  20 hours every year
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  yes, 10 hours
Submission deadline:  12/31
Website:  http://marriage.nv.gov/
Notes:  3 hours in ethics (supervisors: 1 hours must be in supervision)
NEW HAMPSHIRE
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  NBCC, APA
Home study accepted?  20 hours allowed
Submission deadline:  
Website:  https://www.nh.gov/mhpb/index.html
Notes:  6 hours ethics required
NEW JERSEY
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  NBCC, APA
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  
Website: http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/mft/Pages/default.aspx
Notes:  5 hours of ethics, 3 hours of social and cultiral competence
NEW MEXICO
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  12 hours allowed
Submission deadline:  9/30
Website:  http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/counseling_and_therapy_practice.aspx
Notes:  6 hours ethics required, (supervisors: 3 hours supervision)
NEW YORK
CE Required?  36 hours / triennial renewal
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  yes, 12 hours
Submission deadline:  
Website:  http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/mhp/article163.htm#CE
Notes:  
NORTH CAROLINA
CE Required?  20 hours each year
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  7/1
Website:  http://www.nclmft.org/
Notes:  3 hours of ethics
NORTH DAKOTA
CE Required?  36 hours / every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  -
Home study accepted?  -
Submission deadline:  12/31 even years
Website:  http://ndmftlb.org/continuing-education/
Notes:  6 hours of ethics
OHIO
CE Required?  - 30 hours / every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  We are an Ohio provider – The Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider #
RCST031201  
Home study accepted?  YES, 15 hours
Submission deadline:  on date of issue of original license
Website:  -  http://cswmft.ohio.gov/Renewal/ContinuingEducationRequirements.aspx
Notes:  -   3 hours of ethics
OKLAHOMA
CE Required?  20 hours per year
Sponsor Approval:  APA
Home study accepted?  yes, a max of 10 hours
Submission deadline:  12/31
Website:  https://www.ok.gov/behavioralhealth/Acts_and_Regulations/
Notes:  3 hours of ethics 
OREGON
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  NBCC, APA
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline: last day of birth month (even numbered year)
Website:  http://www.oregon.gov/OBLPCT/pages/index.aspx
Notes:  6 hours of ethics
PENNSYLVANIA
CE Required?  30 hours / biennial renewal
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?   yes, 20 hours 
Submission deadline:  2/28 odd years
Website:  http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/SocialWorkersMarriageanFamilyTherapistsandProfessionalCounselors/Pages/default.aspx
Notes:  3 hours of ethics
RHODE ISLAND
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  NBCC, APA
Home study accepted?  20 hours allowed
Submission deadline:  
Website:  http://www.riamft.com/ohana/website/?p=75602623
Notes:  -
SOUTH CAROLINA
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  8/31
Website:  http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Counselors/
Notes:  -
SOUTH DAKOTA
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  APA, NBCC 
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  12/31 odd years
Website:  https://dss.sd.gov/licensingboards/examiners_conteducation.aspx
Notes:  
TENNESSEE
CE Required?  10 hours every year
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  
Website:  https://www.tn.gov/health/article/pcmft-coedu
Notes:  3 hours ethics 
TEXAS
CE Required?  30 hours/every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  yes, 12 hours
Submission deadline:  -
Website:  https://www.dshs.texas.gov/mft/
Notes:  -6 hours of ethics (3 hours in clinical supervision if licensee is a board approved supervisor)
UTAH
CE Required?  40 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  -
Home study accepted?  yes, a max of 15 hours
Submission deadline:  9/30 even years
Website:  http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/marriage_family_therapy.html
Notes:  6 hours of ethics/law
VERMONT
CE Required?  
Sponsor Approval:  -
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  
Website:  https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/list-of-professions/allied-mental-health.aspx
Notes:  
VIRGINIA
CE Required?  20 hours per year
Sponsor Approval:  APA, NBCC
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  6/30 
Website:  https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/counseling/
Notes:  2 hours of ethics
WASHINGTON
CE Required?  36 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  renewal on birthday
Website:  http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/MarriageandFamilyTherapist
Notes:  6 hours of law and ethics,(6 hours of suicide assessment, treatment and management – MUST be completed once every 6 years)
WEST VIRGINIA
CE Required?  35 hours
Sponsor Approval:  NBCC, 
Home study accepted?  20 hours
Submission deadline:  6/30
Website:  http://www.wvbec.org/approvedceofferings.html
Notes:  3 hours ethics based on ACA Code of Ethics
WISCONSIN
CE Required?  30 hours / biennial renewal
Sponsor Approval:  NBCC
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  2/28 odd years
Website:  http://dsps.wi.gov/Default.aspx?Page=ac3e62e4-8bb6-4fdd-a63c-efd5d9372128
Notes:   4 hours of ethics and professional boundaries
WYOMING
CE Required?  45 hours every 2 years
Sponsor Approval:  
Home study accepted?  
Submission deadline:  renewal on birthdate
Website:  https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyoming-mental-health-professions-licensing-board/renewals
Notes:  3 hours of professional ethics

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