Navigating the Road to Licensure

  • October 02, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Live Virtual Presentation Via ZOOM


  • This individual does not hold active SBCAMFT Member status.
  • This individual holds active SBCAMFT Member status.

Navigating the Road to Licensure

October 2, 2021

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

2 CEU's

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Luke Matthew Martin, Esq., a member of the State Bar of California since 2011, joined CAMFT as a Staff Attorney in 2019. He holds a Master of Business Administration with honors and a Juris Doctorate Degree specializing in Child, Family and Elder Law with honors. Prior to coming to CAMFT, Luke ran a private practice focusing on civil litigation and represented several businesses with annual revenues in the millions. He has been recognized by the State Bar of California with the Wiley E. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services for his legal assistance in helping victims of domestic violence. In addition to his work at CAMFT, Luke is an adjunct professor for several universities lecturing on political science and business law and sits on University of Arizona’s Faculty Senate.

A. General information/Description

Level of Learning: Introductory
This presentation is intended to provide an overview of the licensing process for pre-licensees as they work toward licensure in marriage and family therapy. Topics to be discussed include: the marriage and family therapy licensing process; supervised experience requirements for applicants; supervisor qualifications and supervision requirements; licensing examinations; and common employment issues pre-licensees encounter with their supervisors.

B. Educational Goals

Participants will gain a greater understanding of the many challenges facing pre-licensees working toward licensure.

C. Measurable Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Record the number of hours and the number of weeks of supervised experience required
  2. Identify the “options” for counting hours currently available to pre-licensees
  3. Apply how the 90-day rules impacts their ability to count hours
  4. Differentiate how to advertise themselves in the various stages of licensing
  5. Organize their hours by documenting on the correct BBS related forms
  6. Review their incremental progress toward licensure and decide on their best strategies to take to complete their 3000 hours

D. Outline

1. Master or Doctorate Degree

  • Requirements and Responsibilities
  • Trainee Telehealth
  • Collecting Hours as a Trainee

2. Upon Graduation

  • Application and Forms
  • Advertising
  • Supervisor Requirements

3. Registered Associate

  • Annual Renewal
  • Law and Ethics Tips
  • Collecting Hours as an Associate

4. Application for Licensure

  • Testing Accommodations
  • Supervision Requirements
  • Private Practice vs. Exempt

5. Clinical Examination

  • Waiting Game
  • Application for Licensure
  • CAMFT Membership

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CEUs: 2.0 hours of continuing education credit. To receive CE’s credit, you must attend the whole webinar and fill out the CE survey.

Additional Notes Pertaining To Our Policy As A CE Provider:

1) This course has been designed for a mental health professional that include LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's. Also, Pre-licensed and Associate members may earn hours of experience for attending the Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT workshops as approved by their supervisor.

2) Refund/Cancelation Policy: Attendees may cancel registration and request a refund one week from the time of the event.

3) To request accommodations for special needs, please email the Program Administrator at

4) To obtain the grievance policy or report a grievance please email

5) Course Completion Certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completed evaluation form.

6) As required by the California Board of Behavioral Science, this course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's.

7) SBCAMFT provider number (57942).

8) Santa Barbara Chapter CAMFT is Approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT's, LCSW's, LPCC's, and LEP's. Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and content.

9) The America with Disabilities Act (ADA accommodates attendees with disabilities in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Event is ADA compliant.

This event is available by Zoom. If you do not already have a free Zoom account, sign up for it today. The Zoom link will be emailed in advance of the event. 

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