Below are basic guidelines for those wishing to earn their marriage and family therapist licensure in Georgia. These procedures rarely change; however, it is wise to contact the Georgia State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists at (478) 207-2440 to make sure you are on the right track.
To be eligible for a Georgia marriage and family therapist license, you will first need to complete a masters degree from an accredited school. You can also request information from additional schools offering Marriage and Family Therapy programs in Georgia. If you have not completed a bachelor's degree program yet, Click Here.
Other courses are necessary in addition to a basic masters program in Marriage and Family Therapy. These courses are outlined in the following document.
After completing the necessary masters degree requirements, you will need to complete 3 years of full-time work experience. This will include 2500 hours of clinical experience. One year, or 500 hours, of which can be completed during your masters work. Approved supervision of at least 200 hours should be included in the total hours.
You will find more details on supervision and work experience on the following document.
Next, you will want to download the Georgia Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) licensure application and all other necessary forms indicated on the application. You will then need to submit the material to the Georgia Board of Marriage and Family Therapists.
You will find the Georgia MFT application and all other forms on the following Georgia State Board webpage.
Once your application has been reviewed by the Georgia State Board and approved, you will be eligible to take the exam developed by the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Board (AMFTRB).
Details about the exam, as well as study resources, can be found on the following AMFTRB website.