Maine Marriage and Family Therapist Licensure
Learn how to earn your MFT licensure in ME
Below are basic guidelines for those wishing to earn their marriage and family therapist licensure in Maine. These procedures rarely change; however, it is wise to contact the Maine Board of Professional Counseling Licensure at (207) 624-8674 to make sure you are on the right track.
Follow these steps to earn your Maine MFT License:
To qualify for a Maine marriage and family therapist license, you will need to have completed a masters degree from an accredited school.
- Capella University - Master's of Science in Human Services (HS) - Marital, Couple, and Family Counsel/Therapy
- Grand Canyon University - Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy
- Liberty University - Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy
Once the above educational requirements are met, you will need to apply for a conditional licensure. This requires you to first pass the Marital and Family Therapy Examination administered by the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards.
Information about the Maine MFT examination is available on the AMFTRB website.
After passing the exam, you will need to download the Maine Marriage and Family Therapist licensure application and submit it to the Maine Board of Counseling Professionals. Along with the application, you will need to provide a plan as to how you will obtain the necessary supervised work experience.
You may download the application here.
The Board will notify you when you have qualified for your conditional license. After this, you can begin the required supervised work experience. You will need 3000 hours of marriage and family therapy experience over at least 2 years.
More details about the hourly requirements and requirements of qualifying supervisors can be found in the rules section of the following webpage.
You will need to submit another application to the Board for a full licensure once your required work experience is complete.
The full Maine Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) licensure application can be downloaded here.