Below are basic guidelines for those wishing to earn their marriage and family therapist licensure in Florida. These procedures rarely change; however, it is wise to contact the Florida Board of Marriage and Family Therapy at (850) 245-4474 to make sure you are on the right track.
In order to practice as a licensed marriage and family therapist in Florida, you will need to enroll in and complete masters degree program. Alternatively you can request information from additional schools offering Marriage and Family Therapy programs in Florida. If you have not completed a bachelor's degree program yet, Click Here.
The Florida Board of Marriage and Family Therapy requires certain coursework to be met to fulfill licensing requirements such as a laws and ethics course and a crisis course. In addition, you will need to complete a supervised internship consisting of 180 hours of direct client contact when providing marriage and family therapy.
After your degree has been received, you will need two years of supervised experience by a qualified supervisor. For more information about clinical experience and supervision requirements, you can refer to the following webpage.
Once those requirements are met you can download and submit the Florida Marriag and Family Therapy (MFT) licensure application along with any other forms that are needed(as indicated on the application for licensure).
You can download the application for licensure by exam on the following Florida Board of Marriage and Family Therapy webpage.
The Florida Board of Marriage and Family Therapy will review your application. Once it is approved, you will qualified to take the National Marital and Family Therapy Exam.
The AMFTRB website provides information about the exam as well as other resources.