CFLE Special Recognition Award

2018 Recipient
Justin M. Petkus, M.S., CFLE, CCLS

Each year, the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) recognizes a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) who has demonstrated exceptional effort in promoting, supporting, or improving the CFLE credential or program. The recipient is recognized at the CFLE Reception at the NCFR conference as well as in the CFLE Network newsletter.

Nominees may submit their own name or be nominated by others.

The deadline for 2019 nominations is Sept. 11, 2019.

Nomination/Application Process

  • Complete the application form (PDF)
  • With the application form, you'll need to submit:
    • a statement of impact (maximum 1,000 words) describing the nominee's contributions to advancing the CFLE credential and why they're a good candidate for this award. Details for the statement are on the application form.
    • an abbreviated vita or résu for the nominee (maximum three pages)

Nominee Criteria

Nominees must:

  • be a current Certified Family Life Educator (up to date with all CFLE fees and requirements);
  • be a current member of the National Council on Family Relations; 
  • have held active CFLE status (provisional, full, retired, or emeritus) for at least five continuous years; and
  • have shown a commitment to the CFLE program through specific CFLE-related activities or events, including committee involvement, advocacy, marketing and outreach, and/or development of CFLE-related products and/or publications that promote the CFLE credential.

Again, the deadline for 2019 nominations for this year is Sept. 11, 2019.