Apply online for a marital and family therapist license in Iowa. Application fee is $120. All application fees are nonrefundable.


Apply Online

Create an account, apply, and pay online using the online portal.

Documents may also be submitted electronically to the Board office. The Board’s fax number is 515-281-7969. Emailed documents should go to


Attach Required Documents

  •  Training/ Supervision Requirement - One of the following:    
  • Examination Requirement - Proof of passing the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Board (AMFTRB) Examination in Marital and Family Therapy.    
  • Educational Requirement - Official transcripts conferring a master’s or doctoral degree sent to the board office directly from the college or university.
    • Graduates of COAMFTE accredited institutions in marital and family therapy. Degree must be in marital and family therapy.   
    • Graduates of Non-COAMFTE accredited programs. Degree must be in mental health, behavioral science, or a counseling-related field from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education, which is content-equivalent to a graduate degree in marital and family therapy. The applicant is also required to contact the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (CCE) to obtain a content equivalency evaluation and report. Applicants are responsible for the cost of the CCE curriculum evaluation. Expect up to six weeks for the CCE review to be completed after submission of CCE required materials.  

Applicants Licensed in Another State

Attach or email verification of license held in other state. The license verification must include:

  • license issue date,
  • expiration date, and
  • any pending or past disciplinary action.