For Academic Institutions

NCFR recognizes regionally accredited schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that includes content covering the 10 family life education content areas required for approval as a provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for provisional certification using the abbreviated application process.

There are currently more than 125 university and colleges throughout the United States and Canada that offer degree programs that have been approved by the National Council on Family Relations as meeting the criteria for the provisional CFLE credential.

See all schools with CFLE-approved degree programs.

Some helpful articles for academic programs:

Benefits of Having a CFLE-Approved Program (PDF)

This PowerPoint presentation highlights the benefits of having your school's family program become CFLE-approved.

Apply for CFLE Academic Program Approval

This is information for schools wishing to be recognized by NCFR as approved for the CFLE credential.

Get CFLE Approval for Online Courses

This section is for academic course instructors or administrators to submit an online academic course for inclusion in our CFLE-approved online course listing.