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LMFT Application Information and Instructions

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


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LMFT 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. Yes, the Board offers a non-renewable temporary permit.  The permit expires the earlier of 180 days or until you pass or fail the exam.
  3. When will I receive my temporary license?
    1. Once your application is officially approved by the Board.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 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.