Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) Out of State Applicant Requirements

The Board of Behavioral Sciences does not have reciprocity with any other state licensing board.  Applicants seeking a license in California will need to demonstrate compliance with California’s licensing requirements as defined in law. As an out-of-state applicant, your requirements will differ depending on your education and experience, whether you are currently licensed in another state, and how long you have held your license.

New laws pertaining to requirements for out-of-state applicants take effect January 1, 2016. The set of requirements that apply to you will depend on the date your application is postmarked. Select the applicable link below.

Note:  All applicants, regardless of postmark date, will be subject to the Board’s examination restructure.