Policy No. 09-03
Pursuant to 262 CMR 3.04, "The Board shall issue a license without examination to an applicant licensed as a professional in a comparable field in another state whose requirements for the license are determined by the Board to be equivalent to or exceed the requirements of the Commonwealth."
The purpose of this policy statement is to offer guidance to applicants seeking licensure in Massachusetts as a Marriage and Family Therapist, who are also licensed as a marriage and family therapist and/or licensed in a comparable field in another state, regarding the Board's requirements for reciprocal licensure.
Effective June 1, 2009, the Board will evaluate each reciprocity application, individually, to determine whether the state, in which the applicant is licensed, has substantially equivalent or higher requirements as those required by the Regulations
After reviewing several recent applications, the Board determined that there are states that currently do not have substantially equivalent requirements for licensure as those required by 262 CMR 3.00. In order to ensure that the public's health, safety, and welfare are properly protected by licensing qualified Massachusetts marriage and family therapists, according to the standards established at 262 CMR 3.03, the Board voted to adopt this policy.
M.G.L. Chapter 13, Section 90; and 262 CMR 3.00 et seq.