Licensure Information & Resources
MAMFT is the professional home for MFTs and relational healers in MN and is DIFFERENT from the regulatory board which regulates/licenses MFTs in MN. Below is some information on the licensure process, but please defer to the MN MFT Regulatory Board for the most up-to-date and comprehensive information. You might also find the information on MFT-License helpful.
MFT Licensure in Minnesota is a 4-Step Process:
1) Graduate-Level Education
Those interested in MFT licensure should check with their school of choice to determine if it is COAMFTE-accredited. If it is, your coursework satisfies MN licensure requirements. If it is not, equivalency requirements are set forth in Minnesota Administrative Rule 5300.0140.
National Exam Prep Courses offered in MN (not endorsed by MAMFT):
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4) State Exam
Regulatory Board Response to Professional Firms Act
Pre-licensed individuals and their supervisors have been asking how to comply with the Minnesota Professional Firms Act (MPFA). This law stipulates pre-licensed individuals cannot provide marriage and family therapy services as the owner of a corporation, limited liability company (LLC), or limited liability partnership (LLP).
Pre-licensed individuals who practice under their own LLC might be worried how this could impact their path to licensure. So we asked the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy (BMFT/Regulatory Board) how they interpret the MPFA and, theoretically, how they would respond to someone who is not in compliance with the MPFA.
The Regulatory board stated their initial response would be to provide education, and recommend legal support, to help the applicant or LAMFT bring their practice into compliance. Specifically they stated “a complaint investigation is not opened and would not occur absent evidence of repeated noncompliance after receiving information about statutory requirements.”We encourage individuals impacted by this to read the BMFT’s full response HERE