The National Council on Family Relations (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 130 university and colleges throughout the United States and Canada that offer degree programs that have been approved by NCFR as meeting the criteria for the provisional CFLE credential through its Academic Program Review (APR).

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