Board of Marital & Family Therapy

Public Notice:

Notice of Proposed Regulations Changes  -   Comments Deadline 4:30 p.m. on April 6, 2015

Important MFT National Examination Update:

The Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Board (AMFTRB) has partnered with the Professional Testing Corporation (PTC), which has resulted in changes to the application and testing processes effective January 2015. While candidates must still submit applications to the State of Alaska Board of Marital and Family Therapy for approval to sit for the examination, the new partnership will provide one-week testing opportunities every month. The application deadline will be the 1st of the month prior to the applicant’s chosen testing period, and examination scores will be sent directly from AMFTRB/PTC to the individual approximately 20 days subsequent to the close of the applicant’s testing window.

To begin the examination application process in the state of Alaska, a candidate must first meet the requirements of licensure as a Marital & Family Therapy Associate. A licensee under this title is eligible to take the National Examination, and must apply on Form 08-4203 to request examination approval. A license to practice as a Marital & Family Therapist, however, will not be issued until the associate has completed 1500 hours of clinical contact hours and 200 hours of supervision. Please see below for 2015 testing windows and application deadlines:

Testing Month Application Deadline Testing Window
  January
  December 1, 2014   January 17-24
  February
  January 1, 2015   February 14-21
  March
  February 1, 2015   March 14-21
  April
  March 1, 2015   April 18-25
  May
  April 1, 2015   May 16-23
  June
  May 1, 2015   June 20-27
  July
  June 1, 2015   July 18-25
  August
  July 1, 2015   August 15-22
  September
  August 1, 2015   September 19-26
  October
  September 1, 2015   October 17-24
  November
  October 1, 2015   November 14-21
  December
  November 1, 2015   December 12-19

For further information regarding the examination process please download the AMFTRB's National Marital and Family Therapy Examination Handbook.

The Board of Marital and Family Therapy is staffed by the Division of Corporation and Professional Licensing. The board consists of three marital and family therapists and two public members. Board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature.

The board adopts regulations to carry out laws governing the practice of marital and family therapy in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws. The board meets at least once a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting. Meeting agendas are available from the licensing examiner.

Professions Regulated by the Board

  • Marital and Family Therapist
  • Marital and Family Therapy Associate

Notice Regarding e-Therapy
Anyone considering utilizing e-therapy, or online therapy needs to know that if you are living in Alaska and receiving e-therapy, or online therapy, from a therapist outside of Alaska, there is no process available for the regulation of that therapist. Please inquire with the therapist as to their credentials and license.

Contact Information

Laura Carrillo, Licensing Examiner
Phone: (907) 465-2588
Fax: (907) 465-2974
Email: laura.carrillo@alaska.gov
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806