Learn how to earn your MFT licensure in OR
Below are basic guidelines for those wishing to earn their marriage and family therapist licensure in Oregon. These procedures rarely change; however, it is wise to contact the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists at (503)-378-5499 to make sure you are on the right track.
Follow these steps to earn your Oregon MFT License:
In the state of Oregon, you need at least a masters degree from an accredited school in order to qualify for marriage and family therapist licensure.
- 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
Oregon also requires you to have 3 years of supervised work experience. 2000 of these hours need to be working with clients.
More information about the required professional experience and qualifying supervisors can be found on the following Oregon Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists webpage.
When the work experience requirements have been met, you will need to complete and then submit the Oregon marriage and family therapy license application, all supporting forms and fees to the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists.
The Oregon Board will review your application and once it has been approved, you will be notified of your eligibility to sit for the national Examination in Marital and Family Therapy. When you have passed the national examination, you will then need to take the Oregon state law and rules examination administered by the state.
Information about the national MFT examination can be found on the AMFTRB website.