South Carolina State Resources


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.

South Carolina has two MFT licenses, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (LMFT/I) .

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern License Requirements

  • Must have a Master's or Doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy or a related field with equivalent coursework. 
  • Pass an exam approved by the Board.
  • Must have a plan to complete supervised experience.

Marriage and Family Therapist License Requirements

  • Meet all of the requirements for the LMFT/I designation. 
  • Must complete, in no less than two years, 1,500 hours of supervised experience.

Licensure by Endorsement (Portability)

  • Applicants must provide evidence that they meet South Carolina’s requirements for licensure.
    • This includes photocopies of course descriptions for educational requirements, and signatures from previous supervisors. If previous supervisors are unavailable, contact your state’s licensure board to furnish proof of supervised hours.
Read more details on South Carolina MFT licensure
South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, and Psycho-Educational Specialists

Continuing Education

In order to renew a license, a licensee must complete continuing education every two years.

Required hours:


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