Marital and Family Therapist Associate

An applicant for licensure as a marital and family therapist associate shall have successfully completion of a graduate degree program specializing in marital and family therapy from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) or completion of a program meeting the requirements outlined in Section 20-195a-2 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies at a regionally accredited institution of higher education. 


Documentation requirements:


An applicant for licensure must arrange for submission of the following documents directly to this office:


Official transcript of marital and family therapy degree program, forwarded directly to this office from the institution at which study was undertaken.   If the applicant's graduate degree program was accredited by COAMFTE, no further educational documentation is required.   If your degree program of studies was not COAMFTE accredited at the time of graduation, please request the Verification of Course of Study form to be submitted directly to this office;


A completed application with photograph attached.  Applications are only accepted online.  Please select this linkto apply online.  The application fee is $125.


There is a question on the application asking if the you would like to be approved to sit for the Examination in Marital and Family Therapy of the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards. If you would like to be approved to sit for the examination, please answer this question affirmatively.  If you answer affirmatively, once all required documentation has been received you will be provided with information on how to register for the examination.


Please have the transcript and practicum form sent to:


Connecticut Department of Public Health

MFTA Licensing

410 Capitol Ave., MS 12APP

P.O. Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134


Renewal Information


A license issued to a marital and family therapist associate shall expire two years from the date it is issued and may be renewed online every two years thereafter.  Note that there is not a limit as to the number of times a license can be renewed. The renewal fee $125.


Renewal applications are processed online.  The licensee will receive a renewal notice email approximately 90 days prior to expiration and at least 1 additional notice approximately 30 days following expiration.


Temporary Practice


Please select this link for temporary practice information for new graduates.