Completing the HDFS Family Studies Concentration with the appropriate choice of required and elective courses can qualify you for provisional status as a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE), a credential awarded by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
The CFLE checklist shows how these courses are applied to the 10 NCFR content areas.
Within two years of graduation, graduates who have completed the approved CFLE preparation courses may submit to NCFR an application, along with an official transcript, signed copy of the CFLE Code of Ethics, and application fee, in order to obtain Provisional CFLE status. After two years of community-based experience as a CFLE, you may apply for Full CFLE status.
Once achieving Provisional Status, you will be linked through email, listservs, and professional development experiences to an international group of family educators who are committed to enhancing the well-being of individuals and families across the life span. Some CFLEs continue with graduate education to further enhance their knowledge and skills and/or to obtain specialized training in clinical areas, such as marriage and family therapy.
Contact CFLE advisor, Dr. Jennifer Hardesty.