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Annual Renewal

LAMFT and LMFT license holders must renew their license annually by the expiration date listed on their licensure card. LAMFTs will have a renewal date of January 31 or June 30; LMFTs must renew annually by December 31.

Display of License

All licensees must display their license in a conspicuous place visible to clients and the public. Duplicate licensure cards and wall certificates are available for a fee from the Board.

Continuing Education

LMFT’s must satisfy continuing education requirements for license renewal.  CE hours must be completed by December 31 of odd-numbered years and all CEs used to satisfy license renewal requirements must have a Board-issued approval number.  

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2016, LMFTs must complete 40 hours of continuing education every 2-year reporting period.  This new, 40-hour requirement will not be enforced by the Board until the January 1, 2018-December 31, 2019 CE reporting period; however, LMFTs are encouraged to begin complying with the new 40-hour requirement now.  

IN ADDITION, LMFTs must also now complete 3 hours of Board-approved CE in “ethical and professional studies education covering professional ethics, family law, professional socialization, professional organizations, legal issues, or interprofessional cooperation.”  Again, this new requirement will not be enforced by the Board until the January 1, 2018-December 31, 2019 CE reporting period; however, LMFTs are encouraged to begin complying with this new requirement now.


LAMFTs are not subject to CE requirements as a condition of license renewal, but are encouraged to remain current on training relating to MFT practice.

Name and Address Updates

All Board licensees must update any change of name, public, mailing or business address, or telephone number(s) within 30 days of any change. Licensees may make such changes via the Online Address Change service.  The Board also requests that a current email address be on file.

Supervision

LMFTs seeking approved supervisor status must complete an approved MFT supervision training program and submit application for Board-approved supervisor status to the Board.  All applicants for licensure and LAMFTs must practice under the supervision of a Board-approved LMFT supervisor until independently licensed.

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