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Applicants Requiring Supervision:

Applicants for licensure must complete post-graduate clinical client contact hours under the supervision of a Board-approved LMFT supervisor. Board-approved supervisors are individuals who have met the requirements of Minnesota Rule 5300.0160, applied to the Board for approved supervisor status, and have been granted such status by the Board. All applicants for licensure and LAMFTs must practice under the supervision of a Board-approved LMFT supervisor until independently licensed as a LMFT. 

An applicant must complete a minimum of 4000 hours of post-graduate supervised experience in the practice of MFT. Post-graduate clinical client contact hours and supervision hours may begin to be logged after the applicant has completed the educational requirements for licensure and the required graduate degree has been awarded. This date is generally determined by the date on which the graduate degree in MFT is listed on the applicant’s graduate school transcript. Logging of post-graduate hours may begin on the day after the MFT graduate degree is awarded. 

For more information regarding the 4000 post-graduate hours, review the document Breakdown of Post-Graduate Supervised Experience.  All hours of direct client contact must be completed under the supervision of a Board-approved LMFT supervisor.  

ELECTRONIC SUPERVISION:  Effective May 24, 2022, a candidate for LMFT licensure may obtain all required supervision electronically.  Minn. Stat. 148B.33, subd. 1a now states:  The Board must allow an applicant to satisfy the requirement for supervised postgraduate experience in marriage and family therapy with all required hours of supervision provided through real-time, two-way interactive audio and visual communication.

Applicants may use this sample Supervision Log, or may record post-graduate hours in any similar format (spreadsheet, table, etc.) which would allow verification that the applicant has met requirements for LMFT licensure.  The Board recommends regular review of an applicant’s log with the Board-approved LMFT supervisor, with the supervisor signing off on logged hours on a regular basis.
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