Licensure Requirements for MFT’s
To access the complete explanation of the requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Idaho please go to the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licensing Web Site.
This site includes the Idaho’s Licensure Law pertaining to MFTs, the Licensure rules, application for licensure, as well as other links to information helpful for someone interested in licensure in Idaho.
|Advanced Degree||MA, MS, M Ed, PhD(60 semester credits)||Same||Same|
|Required Coursework*||· Human Development· Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment of Mental Disorders*
· Marriage/Family Studies
· Marriage/Family Therapy
· Professional Ethics
|· Same· See below||· Degree from an accredited university in counseling, MFT, or a closely related field· No specified requirements|
|Supervised Experience||3,000 hours||None||None|
|Supervision Required**||200 hours||None||None|
|Direct Client Contact||2,000 hours||None||None|
|Direct Client Contact with Couples/Families||1,000 hours (included in the 2,000 above)||None||None|
|Continuing Education||20 hours/year***||20 hours/year***||None|
|Supervision||None||Required with Idaho Registered Supervisor||Required with Idaho Registered Supervisor|
Please note that the Idaho License requires a 60 semester credit hours (for quarterly programs-90 credit hours) Masters Degree with 6 credits of psychodiagnostics. Many MFT programs are 54 credit hours and have only 3 credit hours of assessment and diagnostic coursework. If your program does not meet the Idaho Law requirements you will need to get the further coursework from an approved program.
In the state of Idaho, 20 CEUs are required each year with 3 units of law and ethics. The CEUs gained must be from the time of renewal (your birthday) until the next.
Home Study and On-line Education. A maximum of ten (10) contact hours may be counted through self-study during each reporting period. In order for a home study or on-line course to qualify for contact hours, the course must be provided by a Board-approved continuing education provider or a course pre-approved by the Board. Ethics contact hours cannot be earned through self-study or on-line education
**Supervision in Idaho
For Idaho Licensure supervision may be provided by an Idaho Registered supervisor. This link is an IBOL list of Registered Idaho Supervisors. It lists both MFT and LCPC supervisors. Click Here
AAMFT Aproved Supervisors in Idaho:
Dr. Frederick E. Hoadley
Dr. J. Cameron Preece
Deborah K. Scudder
Dr. Suzanna M. Tillotson
Dr. David Pearson