(1) Applicants for licensure who are currently licensed in another state or jurisdiction must submit a completed application on forms provided by the department. Completed applications include appropriate fees and required documents.

(2) Applicants must:

(a) hold a current, active license in good standing in another state or jurisdiction to practice marriage and family therapy under a scope of practice recognized in Montana. If the degree requirement from that state or jurisdiction is not substantially equivalent to Montana's requirement the applicant must have a master's degree in marriage and family counseling from an accredited institution with a minimum of 48 semester or 72 quarter credits and have completed five years of post-degree experience in marriage and family therapy in addition to the supervised work experience;

(b) pass an examination as required in 37-37-201, MCA;

(c) have completed a Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint background check per 37-37-201, MCA, within six months of the application date; and

(d) provide verification of any professional license(s) the applicant has ever held in any state or jurisdiction.

(3) Incomplete applications will automatically expire one year from the date the fee was received. If an application expires, the applicant must reapply and pay all appropriate fees.


History: 37-1-131, 37-22-201, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-1-304, 37-37-201, MCA; NEW, 2011 MAR p. 2158, Eff. 10/14/11; AMD, 2016 MAR p. 221, Eff. 2/6/16; AMD, 2019 MAR p. 2371, Eff. 12/28/19; AMD, 2021 MAR p. 1783, Eff. 12/11/21.