Below are basic guidelines for those wishing to earn their marriage and family therapist licensure in New Jersey. These procedures rarely change; however, it is wise to contact the New Jersey Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners at (973) 504-6415 to make sure you are on the right track.
Follow these Steps to Earn Your New Jersey MFT License:
Complete a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or a related field from an accredited institution approved by the New Jersey Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners.
To know more about and/or to acquire the necessary educational qualifications you can request information from schools offering marriage and family therapy programs in New Jersey. If you have not completed a bachelor's degree program yet, Click Here.
Apply for the 3-year temporary MFT permit in order to be eligible to begin acquiring required experience for full New Jersey MFT licensure.
You can download the Permit application here.
Acquire 5 years of full-time counseling and therapy experience. 2 of the 5 years must be under the supervision of a qualified supervisor.
Contact the New Jersey Board to learn more about these requirements at: (973) 504-6415
Finally, you will need to download, complete and submit the New Jersey marriage and family therapy licensure application along with all associated fees and documents.
The New Jersey MFT license application is available for download here.