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Applicants seeking licensure as a marriage and family therapist associate (LMFTA) in the State of Indiana need to download the following documents:

 

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ATTENTION APPLICANTS THAT GRADUATED PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2008

 

APPLICANTS THAT GRADUATED PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2008 CAN CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TWO OPTIONS:

 

OPTION #1:  If you graduated prior to July 1, 2008 and have already begun your post-master’s supervision and experience, then you do not need to apply for a marriage and family therapist associate license “LMFTA”.  Once you complete your 2-year requirement, you may apply for the marriage and family therapist license “LMFT”.  This section also applies to students within a doctorate program.

 

OPTION #2:  If you want to apply for the LMFTA, you may apply to sit for exam.  You will also be allowed to count all post-graduate clinical hours earned since your graduation date.  This section also applies to students within a doctorate program

 

ATTENTION APPLICANTS THAT GRADUATED ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 2008

 

EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008

 

All applicants earning their Master’s Degree after July 1, 2008 will be required to obtain a LMFTA prior to earning any post-graduate clinical hours.  Any clinical hours earned prior to the receipt of your LMFTA will not be counted toward the 1000 hours needed to meet the LMFT supervision and experience requirement.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Your application will not be considered complete until your degree is conferred on your transcript.  The Board WILL NOT accept letters from an academic advisor, registrar, or department chair attesting that all degree requirements will be met by the end of the current term of enrollment in lieu of a college transcript. 

 

 

 

2013 Examination Dates and Deadlines for Completed Applications

 

Exam Periods                          Deadlines

January 14, 2013 - February 9, 2013                 December 31, 2012
May 20, 2013 - June 16, 2013                            February 18, 2013
August 12, 2013 - September 7, 2013                May 13, 2013
October 21, 2013 - November 16, 2013              July 22, 2013

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

  1. How do I purchase a study guide for the exam?

a.       For information regarding study guides please visit the following websites:

                                                               i.      LMFT – http://www.amftrb.org/

  1. How often is the AMFTRB examination offered?
    1. The exam is offered three times a year, January, May, and September, in 28 day windows.
  2. Does the board offer a temporary permit?
    1. No, LMFTA applicants are not eligible for a temporary license.
  3. I am not sure if I have the right coursework, will the board review my transcript if I send it in?
    1. No, however, you can submit an official application with a letter requesting that your courses be reviewed at the next available board meeting.
  4. Who is considered a qualified supervisor?
    1. A licensed marriage and family therapist who has at least five (5) years of experience; or
    2. An American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) approved supervisor; or
    3. An AAMFT approved supervisor candidate; or
    4. A supervisor who:

                                                               i.      has possession of a masters degree or higher in a mental health field; and

                                                             ii.      has five (5) years of post-master’s professional  practice experience; and

                                                            iii.      is supervising within their scope of experience and training.

 

  1. Does the Board accept degrees from on-line universities?
    1. Yes, as long as the degree is from an approved program and you have met the coursework requirement.
  2. How many hours of supervision and experience are required to qualify for a LMFT license?
    1. 1000 hours of post degree clinical experience are required to obtain your license with 200 hours of post degree supervision, of which, 100 hours must be individual supervision.
  3.   What is an official transcript?

             a.       An official transcript is a transcript sent directly from the university to our office.