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MFT Exam Information

AMFTRB National Examination in MFT

The Application for National Examination in MFT, the initial application for those seeking LMFT licensure, must be filed within six months of commencement of an applicant's post-graduate supervised experience.  (See Minn. Rule 5300.0155.)  Upon notification of Board approval of this application, the applicant is provided with a national exam registration code.  This code remains valid for two years and the approved applicant may schedule the exam in any month of choice within that two-year period (testing is NOT immediately required after notification of application approval).

An applicant for MN LMFT licensure may take the AMFTRB National Examination in MFT five times.  (See Minn. Rule 5300.0240.)  After five attempts at exam passage, an applicant may file an administrative variance seeking to take the exam for a sixth/final time.  Applicants unable to pass the MFT National exam after six attempts are notified of application closure.

Additional exam resources and upcoming national examination dates are available on the AMFTRB National Exam page of the Board's website.

LMFT State Licensure Examination

Effective July 1, 2020, the MN LMFT State examination will be offered only as a written examination administered at the Board office (335 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN)

Upon approval of the Application for LMFT Licensure, the applicant will receive email notification of their scheduled MN LMFT State Examination date (sent approximately one week after application approval). Exams will be scheduled within 90 days of application approval.  All MN LMFT State Exams are closed to the public. 

All Exams are typically scheduled in the morning.  Additional exam dates may be added or exam dates cancelled, based on scheduling needs.  Exams are held at the MN Board of Marriage & Family Therapy office.

Additional resources and examination dates are available on the MN LMFT examination page of the Board's website.

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