The information below is collected from state licensure boards or regulatory agencies responsible for regulating the professions of marriage and family therapy. The information is reviewed on an annual basis. Please be advised that laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time, so always check with your state for the most up-to-date information.
Kansas has a tiered MFT license, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT).
Marriage and Family Therapist License Requirements
- A master's or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy, or a related field with equivalent coursework.
- Pass the national exam at the basic level.
- Must have an application on file twelve weeks prior to taking the national exam.
Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist Requirements
- Must be currently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist or meet the same qualifications.
- Must complete 4,000 hours of supervised clinical experience.
- Pass the national exam at the clinical level.
Licensure by Endorsement (Portability)
Read more details on Kansas MFT licensure
Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
- Must provide verification of licenses held in other jurisdictions, including any history of disciplinary actions.
- Two pathways to licensure by endorsement:
- Applicant must provide evidence of substantially equivalent licensing requirements by the other jurisdiction, or
- Applicant must provide evidence of continuous licensure for 5 years, including evidence of active practice (15 hours per week for nine months out of each year) for five years immediately preceding application for a license in Kansas.
- If applying for a clinical-level license, the applicant must demonstrate competency to diagnose and treat mental disorders
- Additional information on license portability in Kansas.
In order to renew a license, a licensee must complete continuing education every 24 months.
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