When you graduate, you will apply to the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists & Clinical Professional Counselors. When you apply, they will review your transcripts, letters of recommendation, and other materials. Upon approval, they will grant you internship status as an MFT-I. With this, you can begin acquiring the 3,000 hours towards licensure. Important to note: Licensure is between the board and the student.
After a certain point in the internship process, you will be allowed to sit for the National Marriage and Family Therapists exam. When you pass the national exam and complete your internship, you will be granted a Marriage and Family Therapists' license. Your MFT-Internship can be paid. For more detailed information, please see the Nevada Board's website.
Marriage, couple, and family counselors are employed in several avenues. They work at agencies as well as in private practice. MCFCs are licensed to work with individuals, groups, children, adolescents, couples, and families. They can do parenting work as well as families.
If you would like to be licensed in California, you will need to contact the California Board to get specific information.