CFLE-Approved Programs

This page lists all CFLE-approved degree programs in the U.S. and Canada, including each program's CFLE course checklist and program contact/representative.

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) recognizes degree programs that offer coursework covering the 10 Family Life Education content areas as CFLE-approved programs.

Graduates of these programs can apply for the provisional-level Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credential offered by NCFR, using an abbreviated application process.

With questions about CFLE approval or the CFLE credential, please email NCFR's Emily Vang.

Interactive Map of CFLE-Approved Programs (Click to Expand)

Use this interactive map to see at a glance where CFLE-approved academic programs are located.

Click any pin on the map to see the CFLE-approved degree programs at that institution.

Abilene Christian University

Child and Family Services (B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Greg Brooks

American Public University System

Human Development and Family Studies (B.A.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Kathleen L. Mangeri

Human Development and Family Studies (B.A.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Kathleen L. Mangeri

Human Development and Family Studies (B.A.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Kathleen L. Mangeri

Anderson University - Indiana

Family Science (B.A.)

Approved

CFLE program approved discontinued effective 10/31/2023. CFLE coursework must be completed by 10/31/2023. Graduates may apply for CFLE through the CFLE-approved program process until 10/31/2025.

CFLE Contact: Leroy Andrew Quashie

Anderson University - South Carolina

Human Development and Family Studies (B.A.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Patty Slaughter, Ph.D.

Andrews University

Discipleship and Lifespan Education (M.A./MSW), Family Life Education Focus/Social Work Dual Degree

Approved
CFLE Contact: David Sedlacek

Arizona Christian University

Family Studies (B.A.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Carolyn Pela, Ph.D., LMFT, CFLE

Arizona State University

Family and Human Development (B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Daniel H. Erickson, PhD, CFLE

Auburn University

Human Development and Family Science (B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Angela R. Wiley

Ball State University

Family and Child (B.A. or B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Scott Hall

Baylor University

Child and Family Studies (B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Nicole McAninch

Bowling Green State University

Human Development and Family Science (B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Laura Landry-Meyer, PhD, CFLE

Bridgewater College

Human Development and Family Science (B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Donna H. Hoskins, Ph.D., CFLE

Brigham Young University

Family Life: Family Studies (B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Stephen F. Duncan, Ph.D., CFLE

Family Life: Human Development (B.S.)

Approved

CFLE program approved discontinued effective 09/30/2023. CFLE coursework must be completed by 09/30/2023. Graduates may apply for CFLE through the CFLE-approved program process until 09/30/2025.

CFLE Contact: Stephen F. Duncan, Ph.D., CFLE

Brigham Young University-Idaho

Marriage & Family Studies/Child Development

Approved
CFLE Contact: Betsy Montoya, MFHD, CFLE

California State University-Long Beach

Family and Consumer Sciences (B.A.)

Approved

CFLE-Approved program discontinued effective 02/29/2024. All CFLE coursework must be completed by 02/29/2024. Graduates may apply for CFLE through the CFLE-approved program process until 02/28/2026.

CFLE Contact: Nilufer Medora, Ph.D., CFLE

California State University-Los Angeles

Child Development and Family Studies (B.A.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Rakel Delevi, PhD, CFLE, LMFT

California State University-Sacramento

Family Studies & Human Development (B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Henry Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Carson-Newman University

Child and Family Studies (B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Lisa A. Connor, Ph.D., CFLE

Central Michigan University

Family Studies (B.A. and B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Jeffrey J Angera, Ph.D., CFLE

Central Washington University

Child Development and Family Science (B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Amy M. Claridge, Ph.D.

Concordia University-Saint Paul

Family Science (Accelerated B.A.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Michael Walcheski, PhD, CFLE

Family Science (B.A.)

Approved
Course Checklist:
CFLE Contact: Michael Walcheski, PhD, CFLE

Family Science (M.A.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Michael Walcheski, PhD, CFLE

Concordia University-Wisconsin

Family Life (M.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Val Keiper

East Carolina University

Family and Community Services (B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Sharon Ballard, PhD, CFLE

East Tennessee State University

Individual, Family & Community Sciences (M.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Jamie Branam Brown, Ph. D.

Eastern Illinois University

Human Services Program Administration (B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Dr. Mikki Sherwood, CFLE

Eastern Kentucky University

Child and Family Studies (B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Mary A. Sciaraffa, CFLE

Florida State University

Human Development and Family Science (B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Kani Diop, Ph.D.

Freed-Hardeman University

Family Sciences (B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Keith Mask, CFLE

Georgia Southern University

Human Development and Family Science (B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Meghan Dove

Great Lakes Christian College

Family Life Education (B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Dr. Matthew W. Allison, MA, PhD, LPC, LLMFT, LSC, CFLE

Harding University

Family Life Education (B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Denise Fisher, CFLE

Illinois State University

Human Development and Family Science (B.S.|B.A.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Tammy S. Harpel, Ph.D. CFLE

Indiana State University

Human Development and Family Science (B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Dr. Linda Behrendt

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Human Development and Family Science (B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Kalani Palmer, Ph.D., CFLE

Iowa State University

Human Development and Family Studies (B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Jennifer Van Ryswyk, MBA

John Brown University

Family and Human Services (B.S.)

Approved
Course Checklist: JohnBrownChecklist2021.pdf
CFLE Contact: Melissa Hall, Ph.D.

Johnson University

Family Studies (B.A. and B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Dr. Birney Joshua Fish, Ph.D.

Kansas State University

Human Development and Family Science (B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Kari Morgan Ph.D.

Prevention Science (M.S.)

Approved

CFLE-approved program discontinued effective 09/01/2023. CFLE coursework must be completed by 09/01/2023. Graduates may apply for CFLE through the CFLE-approved program process until 09/01/2025.

CFLE Contact: Melinda Stafford Markham, Ph.D., CFLE

Prevention Science (Ph.D.)

Approved

CFLE-approved program discontinued effective 09/01/2023. CFLE coursework must be completed by 09/01/2023. Graduates may apply for CFLE through the CFLE-approved program process until 09/01/2025.

CFLE Contact: Melinda Stafford Markham, Ph.D., CFLE

Kent State University

Human Development and Family Science (B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Dr. Maureen Blankemeyer, Ph.D., CFLE

Human Development and Family Science (M.A.)

Approved

CFLE program approval discontinued effective 4_30_2023

CFLE Contact: Dr. Maureen Blankemeyer, CFLE

Lipscomb University

Family Science (B.A. and B.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Hunter Stanfield, PhD

Loma Linda University

Marital and Family Therapy (M.S.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Winetta A. Oloo, Ph.D., M.S., LMFT

Systems, Families, and Couples (Ph.D.)

Approved
CFLE Contact: Winetta A. Oloo, Ph.D., M.S., LMFT