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.
Maryland has two MFT licenses, Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist (LGMFT), and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).
Graduate License Requirements
Marriage and Family Therapist License Requirements
Licensure by Endorsement (Portability)
Read more details on Maryland MFT licensure
Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists
- Must provide verification of licenses held in other jurisdictions, with evidence of no disciplinary action.
- Pass the AMFTRB exam, and a jurisprudence exam.
- Provide verification of practicing marriage and family therapy for at least two years and 2,000 hours of practice.
- Meet or exceed the educational requirements for Maryland licensure. The Board may waive this requirement if provided with documentation of a minimum of 3 graduate semester credit hours in the following topics:
- Diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders.
- Sexual issues in marriage and family therapy.
- Couples therapy, theory, and techniques.
- Professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities in marriage and family therapy.
In order to renew a license, a licensee must complete continuing education every two years.
State Officials & Legislative Information