Qualified Supervisor


Click on the appropriate tab below to see the Initial Licensing Requirements, Process, Fees, Statutes and Administrative Rules for a Qualified Supervisor.

To be designated as a Qualified Supervisor for Clinical Social Work you must have taken subsequent to licensure:

  1. A graduate level academic course in supervision
    or
  2. A continuing education course in supervisory training which meets the requirements of rule 64B4‑6.0025
    or
  3. An AAMFT Approved Supervisor
    or
  4. A post‑graduate training course for field instructors in clinical social work
    and
  5. Four (4) years of clinical social work experience, 2 years of which can be earned during a post-masters clinical internship

If you are not a LCSW, in order to supervise registered clinical social work interns, you will also need to provide a copy of your master’s level transcript indicating you have completed a minimum of nine semester or twelve quarter hours of graduate level coursework from a CSWE accredited school of social work.  The coursework must relate to three (3) of the following six areas of content:  human behavior and social environment I and/or II, social work practice theories, models of the social work practice, advanced social work practice, or ethical issues in contemporary social work practice.

To be designated as a Qualified Supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapy Interns you must have taken subsequent to licensure:

  1. A graduate level academic course in supervision
    or
  2. A continuing education course in supervisory training which meets the requirements of 64B4‑6.0025
    or
  3. An AAMFT Approved Supervisor
    and
  4. Five (5) years of clinical experience in marriage & family therapy, 2 years of which may be earned during a post-masters clinical internship

If you are not a LMFT, in order to supervise registered marriage and family therapy interns, you will also need to provide a copy of your master’s level transcript indicating you have completed a minimum of 6 semester or 8 quarter hours of graduate coursework in marriage and family systemic theories and techniques from an accredited university.

To be designated as a Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Counselor Interns you must have taken subsequent to licensure:

  1. A graduate level academic course in supervision
    or
  2. A continuing education course in supervisory training which meets the requirements of rule 64B4‑6.0025
    or
  3. An Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) by the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (CCE)
    or
  4. An AAMFT Approved Supervisors
    or
  5. A post‑graduate training course for field instructors in clinical social work
    and
  6. Five (5) years of clinical experience in mental health counseling, 2 years of which can be earned during a post-masters clinical internship

If you are not a LMHC, in order to supervise registered mental health counselor interns, you will also need to provide a copy of your master’s level transcript indicating you have completed a three semester or four quarter hour graduate level course in three of the following six content areas:  counseling theories, counseling practice, assessment, career counseling, substance abuse, or legal, ethical and professional standards from a clinical counseling program in an institution fully accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education. (Coursework from an accredited school of social work does not meet this requirement).

OR

If you are licensed as a psychologist in Florida or in the state where the supervision took place and completed a minimum of three years of experience providing psychotherapy, consisting of a minimum of 750 hours of direct client contact per year.

The following steps pertain to licensees who are applying to become a qualified supervisor of registered interns.

  1. Complete the Qualified Supervisor Affirmation Statement found on the website under Resources; Forms & Requests.
  2. Complete the education verification on page 4 of the affirmation statement only if you want to supervise another profession in addition to the one you are licensed in.
  3. Fax or e-mail the completed form/s, supervisory training documentation (and transcripts and course descriptions if you want to supervise another profession in addition to the one you are licensed in) to:  850/921-5389 or info@floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov
  4. Wait for correspondence from the Board office indicating whether or not you meet the requirements as a qualified supervisor prior to commencing supervision with any registered interns.

Your licensure screen on the computer system will be updated to reflect that you are a Qualified Supervisor approved by the Board of CSW/MFT/MHC.  The computer licensure screen may be accessed by visiting license look-up

There is no Fee

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Florida Statutes

Chapter 491: 491, Clinical, Counseling, and Psychotherapy Services
Chapter 456: Health Professions and Occupations: General Provisions
Chapter 120: Administrative Procedure Act
Chapter 39: Proceedings Related to Children
Chapter 90: Evidence Code
Chapter 394: Mental Health
Chapter 397: Substance Abuse Services
Chapter 415: Adult Protective Services

Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)

Rules: Chapter 64B4, F.A.C.: Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling