Office of Occupations and Professions
Board of Licensure for Marriage and Family Therapists
(As Amended at ARRS, November 10, 2015)
201 KAR 32:045. Examination.
TO: KRS 335.320, 335.332(1)
AUTHORITY: KRS 335.320(9), 335.330
FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY[AND FUNCTION]: KRS 335.330 requires an
applicant to pass a written examination prescribed by the board. This
administrative regulation establishes the process for taking the examination.
1. Examination for Licensure. (1) An applicant for licensure shall submit to a
written examination in accordance with subsections (2) and (3) of this section.
An applicant shall submit a completed Application for Permit as a Marriage
and Family Therapist Associate[complete "Application for Licensure
as a Marriage and Family Therapist." Once the application is approved by
the Board, the applicant’s name shall be sent to the testing agency. The
applicant shall then contact the testing agency to schedule the examination].
The applicant shall be required to pass the national exam offered through
the Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Regulatory Board[The
board shall contract with a testing agency that tests on the requirements in
KRS 335.330(1) and (2) and 335.340(2). The test shall be administered to an
applicant upon completion of the requirements of KRS 335.330(1) and (2) and
335.340(2). Upon receipt of the test results from the testing agency, the Board
shall notify the applicant of the applicant’s results].
If an applicant for licensure fails the objective examination, the candidate
shall, with payment of the required fee established in 201 KAR 32:030,
be permitted[rescheduled] to retake[take] the
examination[at its next regularly scheduled date].
The candidate may continue to function as a marriage and family therapist
associate under the supervision of the board-approved supervisor until:
The examination is successfully completed;
The supervisory contract is terminated; or
The candidate ceases to practice as a marriage and family therapist associate
and notifies the board in writing.
Any request for deferment of the examination shall be made by the applicant
directly to the testing agency, who shall have full discretion to grant or deny
2.[3.] Incorporation by Reference. (1) "Application for Permit[Licensure]
as a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate", 6/2015[10/2011 Edition, Board of Marriage and Family Therapists],
is incorporated by reference.
This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable
copyright law, at the Division of Occupations and Professions, 911 Leawood
Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
BY AGENCY: September 24, 2015
WITH LRC: October 13, 2015 at 4 p.m.
PERSON: Nicole S. Biddle, Board Counsel, Asst. Attorney General, Office of the
Attorney General, 700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 118, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, phone
(502) 696-5300, fax (502) 564-6801.