Standards and Policy

Accreditation Standards   Accreditation Manual

Standards Interpretation Guide Provides a rubric for a program’s response to each key element and includes examples of evidence

Professional Marriage and Family Therapy Principles (PMFTPs) Programs may select a combination of any principles

Understanding Version 11 Standards Discusses the Cycle of Assessment and links to specific key elements

Accreditation Process

 Accreditation Fees   Accreditation Process Timeline

COAMFTE Site Visit Logistics Form A web form to be filled out by programs who have been accepted for a Site Visit

Accreditation Process Information General Overview of the Accreditation Process providing requirements to initiate the accreditation process and submission requirements

Renewal of Accreditation Forms A PDF Portfolio containing forms to be submitted during the Renewal of Accreditation process

Initial Accreditation Forms A PDF Portfolio containing forms to be submitted during the Initial Accreditation process

Accreditation Maintenance

Maintenance of Accreditation A PDF Portfolio containing forms for programs to demonstrate continuing compliance with COAMFTE standards. (Annual Report, Special Report, Request for Extension, Substantive Change, Plane for Closure, etc.)


2013 Accreditation Seminar PP PowerPoint Slides from a recent seminar at the Annual Conference focused on the Accreditation process and creating a Self-Study

Meet the Commission!

Importance of Accreditation (video)

Public Comment

The public comment on the second draft of Accreditation Standards Version 12 is now closed. Thank you to all that submitted comments! More news and actions along with the second draft of the Accreditation Standards Version 12 can be found on the here.


Directory of Accredited Programs

Find a COAMFTE Accredited Program near you and connect with MFT Program Directors!

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Program Director's Community

Click here to connect with other Program Directors in the program Directors Forum and for additional useful information available to Program Directors!

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News & Actions

Interested in newly accredited programs? Looking for an accreditation workshop? Check out the latest news and actions from the Commission on Accreditation.

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