Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Marriage and Family
Therapy Associates shall submit each year with the license renewal forms proof
of 20 hours of continuing education credits in marriage and family therapy
continuing education obtained subsequent to the prior license renewal. Proof of
completion shall consist of a certificate of attendance and completion signed
by the continuing education provider and shall include date(s) of attendance,
number of hours, name of attendee, and name of course.
(b) Continuing education units that by title
and content deal with marriage and family therapy practice and therapeutic
issues, ethics and supervision of marriage and family therapy shall be approved
by the Board.
supervision by an AAMFT approved supervisor or AAMFT supervisor candidate may
be utilized by the supervisee for up to 12 hours of continuing education.
Written documentation of the supervisor's status shall be provided to the Board
via a copy of the AAMFT supervisor or supervisor candidate verification
(d) Three hours of the
required 20 hours of continuing education shall consist of ethics training in
the provision of professional mental health services for each renewal
(e) The maximum number of
hours of continuing education credits for presenting a continuing education
course in marriage and family therapy or teaching a course in marriage and
family therapy at a recognized educational institution is five.
Continuing education credit shall not be
accepted for the following:
(1) Regular work
activities, administrative staff meetings, case staffing, or
(2) Membership in,
holding office in, or participation on boards or committees, business meetings
of professional organizations, or banquet speeches;
(3) Independent learning undertaken by the
licensee without peer or other guidance, review, input, supervision, or
(4) Training related to
policies and procedures of an agency; or
(5) Non-therapy content programs, such as
finance or business management.
(g) If a person submits documentation for
continuing education that is not identifiable as dealing with marriage and
family therapy practice and therapeutic issues, ethics, or the supervision of
marriage and family therapy, the Board shall request a written description of
the continuing education and how it applies to professional practice in
marriage and family therapy.
the Board determines that the training cannot be considered, the individual
shall be given 90 days from the date of notification to replace the hours not
allowed. Those hours shall be considered replacement hours and shall not be
counted during the next renewal period. If evidence of completion of marriage
and family continuing education is not presented to the Board within 90 days
from the date of notification, the license shall expire
(i) The Board shall
waive the continuing education requirements in this Rule for any individual who
is currently licensed by and in good standing with the Board if the individual
is serving in the armed forces of the United States and if
105-249.2 grants the individual an extension
of time to file a tax return. The waiver shall be in effect for any period that
is disregarded under Section 7508 of the Internal Revenue Code in determining
the taxpayer's liability for a federal tax.
(j) If the proof of completion is not
postmarked by July 1, the proof of completion shall not be accepted by the
Board, and the license will expire effective July 1.