Frequently Asked Questions
You may be able to be grand-parented into CAMFT in an equivalent member category. You can find a short application on this link under the "Join" tab.
As an LMFT you are welcome to join CAMFT in the Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT) member category. You can find a short application on this link under the "Join" tab.
Only CAMFT members in the Registered Marriage and Family Therapist member category are able to use the RMFT designation.
Regulation of C/MFT practice is a provincial responsibility and varies widely from province to province.
Except in the province of Quebec there isn’t licensure for C/MFTs in Canada
In some provinces, such as Ontario, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, all psychotherapists (included) are regulated. C/MFTs who do not already belong to a regulated college eg Social Workers, must join the regulatory college in the province in which they plan to practice. Other provinces are striving to have psychotherapists regulated.
CAMFT is not a regulatory body; our focus is on supporting our members in their training and in their practice. Our RMFT designation sets a high standard, but is not actually required for practice.
You must find out what the rules are in the state you practice in. You must also find out what the rules are in the province your client is going to be in. If C/MFTs are regulated in the province your client is in you must contact the regulatory college.
Quebec (as C/MFTs)
Ontario (as psychotherapists)
Nova Scotia (as psychotherapists)
New Brunswick (as psychotherapists)
Prince Edward Island (counselling therapists)
If you are in a province that is regulated you must join the regulatory body unless you already belong to a regulatory body. eg RSW, nurses.