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Notice of Office Closure

The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development offices will be closed to the public on November 23rd and 24th. We will be closed November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday and November 24th is an unpaid furlough day for employees to reduce state expenses.

Board of Marital & Family Therapy

Public Notices

Important Notice Regarding Telemedicine: Following SB74, businesses engaged in the practice of telemedicine are required to register for placement on the Telemedicine Business Registry (TBR) through the Professional Licensing Section. Please click HERE to access the application and additional information regarding the registry. Please note that the application is for businesses rather than individual licensees to register; if you have any questions regarding scope of practice requirements or limitations regarding telemedicine, please contact the Board or program’s Occupational Licensing Examiner.


Increased Fees:

Continuing Education Requirements for Renewal


Effective April 24th, 2016, per 12 AAC 19.310, an applicant for renewal must complete the following continuing education activity:

  • Two (2) hours in professional ethics
  • Two (2) hours in addictions
  • Two (2) hours in cross cultural education
  • Two (2) hours related to domestic violence issues

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.

The Board of Marital and Family Therapy is staffed by the Division of Corporation and Professional Licensing. The board consists of three marital and family therapists and two public members. Board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature.

The board adopts regulations to carry out laws governing the practice of marital and family therapy in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws. The board meets at least once a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting. Meeting agendas are available from the licensing examiner.

Professions Regulated by the Board

  • Marital and Family Therapist
  • Marital and Family Therapy Associate

Notice Regarding e-Therapy
Anyone considering utilizing e-therapy, or online therapy needs to know that if you are living in Alaska and receiving e-therapy, or online therapy, from a therapist outside of Alaska, there is no process available for the regulation of that therapist. Please inquire with the therapist as to their credentials and license.

Contact Information

Chelsea Childress, Licensing Examiner
Phone: (907) 465-2551
Fax: (907) 465-2974
E-mail: chelsea.childress@alaska.gov
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806