Application, Exams, Fees & Accredited Programs
License application

Complete an application for initial licensure in the State of ND as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT). Also used for upgrading current LAMFT to LMFT.


National Exam

In order to write the AMFTRB national exam an application for associate licensure in marriage and family therapy in North Dakota must be received and approved. It is offered three times a year.

Exam Dates

State Exam

Once completing national exam and supervised experience, an applicant may apply for the state exam. Also, through endorsement from another licensing jurisdiction, one may apply for the state exam. NDMFTLB will schedule these as needed.

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Licensing Fees
  • LAMFT, $125 original fee, $50 annual renewal
  • LMFT, $190 original fee, $140 biennial renewal
  • LMFT by Endorsement from another jurisdiction, $300 (includes LMFT original fee)

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Accredited MFT Academic Programs

Find academic programs which are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

The COAMFTE reviews and grants accreditation to programs at a Masters, Doctoral, and Post-Degree level that meet or exceed COAMFTE Accreditation Standards.