Who are CFLEs


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Who Is a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE)?

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) headquartered in Minneapolis, provides certification for the profession of family life education. Certification is awarded through completion of a CFLE-track of courses at one of over 120 NCFR approved academic programs,* or through the completion of the CFLE Exam. In order to receive Full Certification, work experience in family life education must be demonstrated.

The CFLE program encourages applications from professionals with preparation and experience in family education, including formal teaching, research/scholarship, community education, public information and education, curriculum and resource development, health care, military family support, and ministry. Certified Family Life Educators have a minimum of a bachelor's degree; many CLFEs have advanced degrees.

*For approved college programs, see: