MFT Qualifications to Apply


The Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors was created for the protection of the public. The Board is empowered under the Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) Chapter 641A to set minimum standards for licensing of Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) and to oversee the ethical conduct of MFTs and MFT-Interns in the State of Nevada. NRS 641A.220 empowers the Board to examine candidates based on their knowledge of Marriage and Family Therapy literature. Each applicant must furnish evidence satisfactory to the Board that he/she:

    • is at least 21 years of age
    • is of good moral character
    • is a citizen of the United States, or is lawfully entitled to remain and work in the United States;
    • has;
      • completed his residency training in psychiatry from a regionally accredited college, university or institution approved by the Board or
      • a graduate Mental Health degree in marriage and family therapy, psychology, or social work from a regionally accredited college, university or institution approved by the Board or
      • completed other education and training which is deemed equivalent by the Board
    • has
      • At least 2 years of postgraduate experience practicing marriage and family therapy and;
      • At least 3,000 hours of supervised experience in marriage and family therapy, which includes
        • at least 1,500 hours must consist of direct face-to-face contact with clients and;
      • Holds an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution approved by the Board.

      Please note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to submit all forms by the stated deadlines. Board members or staff is not responsible for soliciting these materials. This is the responsibility of the applicant. Exceptions cannot be made.

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