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New York MFT Licensure

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Below are basic guidelines for those wishing to earn their marriage and family therapist licensure in New York. These procedures rarely change; however, it is wise to contact the New York Professional Licensing Services at (518)-474-3817 ext. 592 to make sure you are on the right track.

Steps to Earn Your New York MFT License:

Step One:

To practice as a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of New York, you will need to acquire a masters level education in marriage and family therapy from an accredited school.

You can request information from schools offering Marriage and Family Therapy programs in New York. If you have not completed a bachelor's degree program yet, Click Here.

Step Two:

You will need to complete 1500 hours of supervised work experience. Depending on the type of degree you received, you can either begin the work experience before receiving your degree or after.

Find more details about the hourly requirements and qualifying supervisors on the New York Office of the Professions website.

Step Three:

Now you will need to download the New York Marriage and Famly Therapy license application and submit the application along with all other supporting documents and fees to the New York State Education Department.

You can download the New York MFT licensure application off the following New York Office of the Professions webpage.

Step Four:

Once your application has been evaluated and approved by the New York Education Department, you will be notified, along with the Professional Examination Service, that you are eligible to take the Examination in Marital and Family Therapy. You will soon after receive an examination application packet.

More information about the New York MFT licensure exam can be found on the AMFTRB website.

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