License Renewal: LMFT Annual Renewal
The deadline for the LMFT annual renewal is December 31st. In order to renew your license without penalty, your completed renewal materials must be postmarked on or before the expiration date of your license. The issue date and expiration date of your license is on your wallet size cards.
The annual renewal fee is $100.00. Renewal fees can be paid by personal check, cashier's check or money order. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the LMFT Revolving Fund.
Number of Hours Required:
You must document 20 hours of continuing education including three (3) hours of pre-approved face-to-face mental health ethics.
If you are an approved supervisor you must document three (3) hours of pre-approved continuing education in therapy supervision every three (3) years.
You must complete and submit a continuing education roster for LMFT license renewal. You may obtain the LMFT continuing education roster by clicking the link below:
If you are an approved supervisor you must complete and submit a continuing education roster for the renewal of your LMFT approved supervisor status every three (3) years. You may obtain the LMFT continuing education roster for the renewal of approved supervisor status by clicking the link below:
You may only accrue ten (10) hours of home-study or technology-assisted distance learning per year. Continuing education hours in the context of a home-study or technology-assisted distance learning must be pre-approved by the Department.
Continuing education hours in mental health ethics must be in a face-to-face setting and pre-approved by the Department.
Continuing education hours in therapy supervision must also be pre-approved by the Department but do not have to be accrued in a face-to-face setting.
Continuing education approval may be applied for by completing the application for continuing education approval.
For a list of pre-approved workshops, pre-approved home-study or technology assisted distance learning and the application for continuing education approval, click the link below:
If your license is in good standing, you may place your license on inactive status by submitting a request to the Department, payment of a one-time $25.00 fee, and submission of your original license. A license placed on inactive status must remain inactive for at least one (1) year, but may remain inactive for as long as you desire. You do not need to accrue continuing education or pay any additional fees while your license is inactive. You may reactive your license by submitting a reactivation request form and the prorated fee for the month you wish to reactivate. Additional information regarding reactivation requirements is on the Reactivation Request Form.
To download the form to reactivate your license or view the prorated schedule click on the link below:
If your license is in good standing, you may retire your license by notifying the Department in writing. A retired license cannot be reactivated but it does not prevent an individual from reapplying for licensure in the future.
If your approved supervisor status is in good standing, you may request inactive status by submitting a request in writing to the Department. You may reactivate your approved supervisor status by submitting the required therapy supervision continuing education due by the end of the current renewal period.
If your approved supervisor status is inactive for three (3) or more years, you must retake and pass the LMFT Oral Exam before your approved status can be reinstated.
You may retire your approved supervisor status by notifying the Department in writing. A retired approved supervisor status cannot be reinstated but does not prevent a person from applying for approved supervisor status at a future date.
If you fail to renew your license by the expiration date, your license will be suspended, forfeiting all right and privileges granted by the license. You have the right to reinstate the license by payment of the $100.00 renewal fee, the $25.00 late renewal fee and submission of a completed continuing education roster documenting 20 hours of continuing education and three (3) hours of pre-approved face-to-face mental health ethics.
Licenses not renewed within the one (1) year renewal period shall be permanently expired and shall not be reinstated. The license shall be returned to the Department.
If you fail to renew your approved supervisor status your approved status will be suspended forfeiting the right to supervise licensees. You have the right to reinstate the approved supervisor status by submitting a completed continuing education roster for approved supervisors documenting three (3) hours accrued in therapy supervision for each missed renewal period.
No re-application for a revoked approved supervisor status, as a result of administrative proceeding, shall be considered for a period of five (5) years following the revocation.