General Licensing Information
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 Clinical Professional Counselors (CPC) and to oversee the ethical conduct of MFT & CPC licensees in the State of Nevada.
Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) Licensing
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
- is of good moral character
- is a citizen of the United
States, or is lawfully entitled to remain and work in the United States;
- completed his residency training in psychiatry from a
regionally accredited college, university or institution approved by the
- 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
- 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
- at least 1,500 hours must consist of direct face-to-face
contact with clients.
Applicant Submittal Responsibilities
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 sole responsibility of the applicant. Exceptions cannot be made.
641A.230 also empowers the Board to examine candidates on their
knowledge of Marriage and Family Therapy literature. Therefore, each qualified
applicant for a license to practice marriage and family therapy must pass a
written examination given by the Board on his knowledge of marriage and
The Board shall accept receipt of an official copy of a
qualified applicant’s passing score from the national MFT exam
administrating organization, Professional Examination Services (PES or
ProExam) who is sponsored by the Association of Marital and Family Therapy
Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) the designer and creators of the exam, to meet
Pursuant to NAC 641A.156 State licensed
Marriage and Family Therapist-Interns are eligible to sit for the national
MFT examination after obtaining their internship and must successfully
pass the examination before they may be licensed as a Marriage and Family
Deadlines for Application to Take Any Given Exam
examinations are administered monthly by Professional Examination Services (PES).
Eligible licensed interns may submit an Exam Request
Form to request to have their name submitted to sit for the exam.
Licensing Procedure, Applications & Forms