Wisconsin 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.

Wisconsin has three types of MFT licenses; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), a training license, and a temporary license. 

Training License Requirements:

  • Graduated from a COAMFTE-accredited, or Board-approved program with a master's or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy, or a related topic with equivalent coursework.
  • Has an offer to work in a supervised marriage and family therapy practice, in which they will complete their required supervision hours. 
  • Valid for 48 months and may be renewed. A training license is required to complete the necessary supervision hours for full licensure as a marriage and family therapist. 
A temporary license may be granted to those who have completed all of the above requirements, and fulfilled all required supervision hours, but have yet to take the exam. This license is valid for up to 9 months and may only be renewed once. 

Marriage and Family Therapist License Requirements

Licensure by Endorsement (Portability)

  • Must currently hold a marriage and family therapist credential, which is substantially equivalent to the standards for Wisconsin licensure. 
  • Must pass an exam that tests knowledge of state law relevant to MFT.

Read more details on Wisconsin MFT licensure  
Wisconsin Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, and Social Work Examining Board

Continuing Education

Continuing education must be completed by the end of each renewal period, which is due by February 28th, on odd years. 

Required hours:


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