The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) recognizes regionally accredited schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with coursework that covers the 10 Family Life Education content areas as CFLE-approved programs. This approval from NCFR allows graduates of approved programs the opportunity to apply for the provisional-level Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credential using an abbreviated application process.

More than 130 university and colleges in the U.S. and Canada have degree programs approved through NCFR Academic Program Review (APR) as meeting the criteria for the provisional CFLE credential.

See all schools with CFLE-approved degree programs.

Interested in program approval?

Check out our free webcast, presented by NCFR Academic Program Liaison Deb Gentry, for a video overview of the application process.

Resources for Academic Programs by Category

Assessment Methods and Tools

APR Review Process and Reviewer Tips

Content Area Specific Ideas


Instructional Design and Development

Marketing, Promoting, and Sustaining Approved Programs

Teaching Strategies & Technologies