5-Year Recertification

Certified Family Life Educators (CFLEs) with full certification must submit evidence of 100 hours of continuing education activity every five years. Continuing education includes additional academic courses completed, attendance at conferences, seminars, workshops and trainings, and work experiences that are new or different from those included in the original CFLE application, i.e. development and/or teaching of a new course/program, etc.

Where to Earn CFLE Continuing Education Credits

Submission Deadline

Continuing education credits are due in the final month of the five year cycle. For example, if you were first approved as a full CFLE in July of 2013 (or 2008, 2003, 1998, etc.), your five year cycle would be July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2018. Your continuing education credits would be due by July 31, 2018. NCFR will send reminder notices approximately six months before the credits are due.


The recertification fee is $140 for NCFR members and $195 for non-members. The fee includes the CFLE annual fee for the next year. Please visit our fees page for all current information.