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Excerpt from 4757.30 License as marriage and family therapist of the Revised  Code: 


 (E) A marriage and family therapist may diagnose and treat mental and emotional  disorders only under the supervision of a psychologist, psychiatrist, professional clinical  counselor, independent social worker, or independent marriage and family therapist. An  independent marriage and family therapist may diagnose and treat mental and  emotional disorders without supervision. 

4757-25-07 Approval of applications for marriage and family therapist licenses.

 Applications for marriage and family therapist licenses shall be approved per section 4757.30 of the Revised Code and this rule. The staff of the board shall review all applications and process as follows:

(A) Applications that meet the basic requirements as detailed below shall be approved upon receipt of all applicable parts. All applications approved by staff shall be reviewed by the marriage and family therapist professional standards committee at the following meeting for quality control purposes.

(1) Applications for independent marriage and family therapist license that meet the basic requirements for licensure in section 4757.30 of the Revised Code and rule 4757-25-04 of the Administrative Code shall be approved if the following conditions are met:

(a) Process application for independent marriage and family therapist received with no questions requiring review by the board such as felony convictions, loss of license in another state, etc.

(b) Transcript provided directly from a regionally accredited educational institution of a master's or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy or related degree that meets paragraph (B) of rule 4757-25-01 of the Administrative Code.

(c) Proof of completion of at least two years of post-master's degree marriage and family therapist experience that meets paragraph (A) of rule 4757-25-04 of the Administrative Code supervised by a supervisor that meets paragraph (C)(1) of rule 4757-29-01 of the Administrative Code.

(d) Proof of passing an examination acceptable to the board for the purpose of determining ability to practice as an independent marriage and family therapist.

 (2) Applications for marriage and family therapist license that meet the basic requirements for licensure in section 4757.30 of the Revised Code and rule 4757-25-03 of the Administrative Code shall be approved if the following conditions are met:

(a) Process application for marriage and family therapist received with no questions requiring review by the board such as felony convictions, loss of license in another state, etc.

(b) Transcript provided directly from an accredited educational institution of a master's or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy or related degree that meets paragraph (B) of rule 4757-25-01 of the Administrative Code.

(c) Proof of passing an examination acceptable to the board for the purpose of determining ability to practice as an marriage and family therapist.

(B) Complete applications that meet the following conditions shall be held for the marriage and family therapist professional standards committee review at the next regularly scheduled meeting, if received at least ten days prior to the meeting.

(1) All applications that have answered questions requiring review by the board such as felony convictions, loss of license in another state, etc.

(2) All applications with related degrees.

(3) All applications which staff , at its discretion, determines require further scrutiny by the marriage and family therapist professional standards committee. 


Documents required for completing your MFT licensure file:

1.) MFT application with fee

2.) AMFTRB Test Results

3.) Board’s online Laws & Rules certificate

4.) Official Transcript sent directly from your school

5.) BCI and FBI Criminal Records Check

Contact the MFT Licensure Coordinator