Below are basic guidelines for those wishing to earn their marriage and family therapist licensure in Colorado.
These procedures rarely change; however, it is wise to contact the Colorado Office Licensing - Mental Health Professions at (303) 894-7800 to make sure you are on the right track.
Steps to Earn your Colorado MFT License:
To become eligible for a Colorado marriage and family therapist license, you must have a masters or doctoral degree from an accredited school. To know more about and acquiring the necessary educational qualifications, you can request information from schools offering Marriage and Family Therapy programs in Colorado. If you have not completed a bachelor's degree program yet, you should get in touch with schools offering bachelor's programs in psychology.
Once you have earned your degree, you will need at least two years of supervised experience with a minimum of 1500 hours of face-to-face client contact.
You can find more information on supervised hours and those that qualify as supervisors on the following document.
After completing the supervision requirements, you will need to apply for the Colorado Board administered examination by filling out the application and necessary forms found by clicking on the application for licensure off the following Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies webpage.
After you have passed your exams, you will need to complete the open book jurisprudence examination and mail that in along with the application and evidence of completed supervision.
All links to necessary forms can be found here.