Options for Certification 

The National Credentialing Academy provides applicants with a set of entry options that can be used to become a recognized Certified Family Therapist. Many of the options can be efficiently processed.

OPTION ONE:

State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Process by:
Completion of the CFT application, enclosure of a copy of state license, or verification of licensure (license in good standing)

OPTION TWO

Graduation from a CACREP or COAMFTE Accredited Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy Graduate Training Program

Process by:
Completion of CFT application. Evidence of degree and transcripts. Two professional reference forms.

OPTION THREE:

Clinical Membership in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

Process by:
Completion of CFT application, copy of one’s Clinical membership in AAMFT, or verification of membership (member in good standing).

OPTION FOUR:

Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) by the NBCC, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Social Worker, or Licensed Psychologist

Process by:
Completion of CFT application. Copy of licensure or certification, or verification of licensure certification. Transcripts and graduate and/or post-graduate coursework, workshops, or training verifying education/training in specific areas in marriage and family counseling/therapy. Post graduate employment/supervision verification in marriage and family counseling/therapy and two professional reference forms.

or

Graduate from a Master’s Program in Behavioral Sciences: Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Studies, or Closely Related Area:

Process by:
Completion of CFT application. Official transcripts, graduate and/or post graduate coursework, training/workshops verifying education/training in specific areas in marriage and family counseling/therapy. Post graduate employment/supervision verification in marriage and family counseling/therapy and two professional reference forms.