Learn how to earn your MFT licensure in NC
Below are basic guidelines for those wishing to earn their marriage and family therapist licensure in North Carolina. These procedures rarely change; however, it is wise to contact the North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapy Board at (919)-772-6600 to make sure you are on the right track.
Follow these steps to earn your North Carolina MFT License:
You will need to gain a masters level education from an accredited school in order to qualify for a North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapy license.
- 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
Or request information from additional schools offering Marriage and Family Therapy programs in North Carolina. If you have not completed a bachelor's degree program yet, Click Here.
You will also need to earn 1500 hours of supervised clinical work experience. 500 of these hours can be done while still working towards your masters degree.
More details about the requirements and qualifying supervisors can be found on the following North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapy Board website page.
Now, you can submit the North Carolina marriage and family therapy (MFT) license application along with all other supporting documents and fees to the North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board.
You can download the application here.
The Board will review your application when received. Once approved, you will be eligible to sit for the National Marital and Family Therapy Examination administered by the Professional Examination Service. Once you receive notification from the Board, you can register through the North Carolina Board.
Information about the North Carolina MFT licensure exam can be found on the AMFTRB website.