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Board of Marital and Family Therapy


Important MFT National Examination Update:

The Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Board (AMFTRB) has partnered with the Professional Testing Corporation (PTC), which has resulted in changes to the application and testing processes effective January 2015. While candidates must still submit applications to the State of Alaska Board of Marital and Family Therapy for approval to sit for the examination, the new partnership will provide one-week testing opportunities every month. The application deadline will be the 1st of the month prior to the applicant’s chosen testing period, and examination scores will be sent directly from AMFTRB/PTC to the individual approximately 20 days subsequent to the close of the applicant’s testing window.

To begin the examination application process in the state of Alaska, a candidate must first meet the requirements of licensure as a Marital & Family Therapy Associate. A licensee under this title is eligible to take the National Examination, and must apply on Form 08-4203 to request examination approval. A license to practice as a Marital & Family Therapist, however, will not be issued until the associate has completed 1500 hours of clinical contact hours and 200 hours of supervision. Please see below for 2015 testing windows and application deadlines:

Testing Month Application Deadline Testing Window
January December 1, 2018 January 19-26, 2019
February January 2, 2019 February 16-23, 2019
March February 1, 2019 March 16-23, 2019
April March 1, 2019 April 13-20, 2019
May April 1, 2019 May 18-25, 2019
June May 1, 2019 June 15-22, 2019
July June 1, 2019 July 13-20, 2019
August July 1, 2019 August 17-24, 2019
September August 1, 2019 September 14-21, 2019
October September 1, 2019 October 19-26, 2019
November October 1, 2019 November 16-23, 2019
December November 1, 2019 December 14-21, 2019

For further information regarding the examination process please download the AMFTRB's National Marital and Family Therapy Examination Handbook.

The AMFTRB recently passed a motion to develop a process for English Language Learner (ELL) candidates. AMFTRB exam candidates whose primary language is not English will now be able to request tothe Alaska Board of Marital and Family Therapy two (2) additional hours to take the exam. Please note that if approved, you must file with the Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) at least eight (8) weeks prior to your scheduled exam. To fill out the form, please click here.