Licensing and Registration


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To learn more about the licensure process, select the type of license you wish to apply for from the list of professions below.

The Board has made every effort to include the information you need to apply for licensure on this website. You can visit our Help CenterFAQs and Resources page for frequently asked questions, links, forms, applications and other helpful information.

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Florida law provides that an initial application must be reviewed within 30 days. Below is the average number of days we are currently processing at.

ProfessionNumber of Days
Licensed Clinical Social Worker3-5
Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist1-3
Licensed Mental Health Counselor1-3
Provisional Clinical Social Worker1-3
Provisional Marriage & Family Therapist1-3
Provisional Mental Health Counselor1-3
Clinical Social Worker Intern3-5
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern1-3
Mental Health Counselor Intern1-3
Certified Master Social Workers1-3
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

This license is for those who have completed their post master’s experience or have held an independent license to practice in another state.

Applying by Examination- This application is for those who have completed two years and 1,500 hours of supervised clinical experience and do not hold an unencumbered license in another state where they have been actively practicing for at least three of the last five years.

Applying by Endorsement- This application is for those who currently hold an unencumbered license in another state and have been actively practicing for at least three of the last five years.

Requirements →Apply Online →Application (PDF)

Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern

This license is for those earning two years of supervised post-master’s experience.

Requirements →Apply Online →Application (PDF)

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

This license is for those who have completed their post master’s experience or have held an independent license to practice in another state.

Applying by Examination- This application is for those who have completed two years and 1,500 hours of supervised clinical experience and do not hold an unencumbered license in another state where they have been actively practicing for at least  three of the last five years.

Applying by Endorsement- This application is for those who currently hold an unencumbered license in another state and have been actively practicing for at least three of the last five years.

Requirements →Apply Online →Application (PDF)

Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern

This license is for those earning two years of supervised post-master’s experience.

Requirements →Apply Online →Application (PDF)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

This license is for those who have completed their post master’s experience or have held an independent license to practice in another state.

Applying by Examination- This application is for those who have completed two years and 1500 hours of supervised clinical experience and do not hold an unencumbered license in another state where they have been actively practicing for at least three of the last five years.

Applying by Endorsement- This application is for those who currently hold an unencumbered license in another state and have been actively practicing for at least three of the last five years.

Requirements →Apply Online →Application (PDF)

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

This license is for those earning two years of supervised post-master’s experience.

Requirements →Apply Online →Application (PDF)

Dual Licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist

This application is for those who currently hold an unencumbered license as a Mental Health Counselor, Clinical Social Worker, Psychologist, or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse specializing in psychiatric mental health for at least three years who is looking to obtain licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Requirements →Apply Online →Application (PDF)

Limited Licensure

This license is for those who have held an unencumbered clinical license in any jurisdiction in the United States for at least 10 years who is retired or close to retiring and would only like to serve indigent and critical need populations in Florida.

Requirements →Apply Online →Application (PDF)

Certified Master Social Worker

This license is an administrative license for social work. You cannot provide clinical services with this designation.

Requirements →Application Request

Qualified Supervisor

This affirmation statement is for anyone who wants to supervise registered interns while they obtain supervised post-master’s experience.

Requirements →Application (PDF)

Out-of-State Telehealth Provider Registration

This registration is for out of state licensees to provide services to Florida residents via Telehealth only.

Requirements →Apply  →