Below are basic guidelines for those wishing to earn their marriage and family therapist licensure in Ohio. These procedures rarely change; however, it is wise to contact the Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board at (614)-466-7131 to make sure you are on the right track.
Steps to Earn Your Ohio MFT License:
You will need to complete a masters degree, including a practicum, from an accredited school in order to become eligible for Ohio marriage and family therapy licensure.
Next, you will need to fill out a Request for Application form and submit the form to the Ohio Board. When the Board approves your request, you will receive an application packet and be eligible to take the National Examination for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Once you have passed the examination, you will need to fill out the complete Ohio MFT licensure application and submit the application along with all other supporting documents and fees to the Ohio Board.
Once this application has been approved, you will receive your license.
At this point, you can decide to upgrade your license to practice independently. You will need to complete two years of work experience with 1000 hours working directly with couples and families. These hours must be under an approved supervisor.
More details about the hourly requirements and qualifying supervisors can be found in the Laws and Rules document that is available for download off the following Ohio Board's webpage.
When your work experience has been completed, you can submit the IMFT Request for Application to the Ohio Board.
You may download the form to request the IMFT licensure application off the following Ohio Board's webpage.
After the Board has received your request for a licensure application, you will receive an official application from the Board. You will then need to complete the application and return it to the Ohio Board where they will evaluate your qualifications for independent licensure.
You will be contacted at the conclusion of this process.