Standards and Policy

Accreditation Standards Version 11
Accreditation Standards Version 12 (Eff. 1/1/2016)
Accreditation Manual

Standards Interpretation Guide (Version 11) 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
Accreditation Process Information General Overview of the Accreditation Process providing requirements to initiate the accreditation process and submission requirements

Renewal of Accreditation Forms Forms to be submitted during the Renewal of Accreditation process

Initial Accreditation Forms Forms to be submitted during the Initial Accreditation process

Accreditation Maintenance

Maintenance of Accreditation 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

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COAMFTE Accreditation Workshop: Laying the Foundation for your Self-Study
The benefits of accreditation to your program and its students are immeasurable.But going through the process can feel solitary and leave you fraught with questions. This workshop offers programs the exclusive access to hear directly from Commissioners regarding the preparation of a Self-Study document. Programs seeking initial accreditation and renewal of accreditation are highly recommended to attend this four-hour workshop addressing the accreditation process, interpretation, and application of accreditation standards, and preparation and submission of a self-study. Don't miss this  once-a-year opportunity! Click here to register today!

COAMFTE 2015 Commissioner Election Results

COAMFTE is pleased to announce that Dr. Dan Lord and Dr. Megan Murphy are the winners of the 2014 COAMFTE Elections. Both were elected to a three year-term on the Commission beginning January 1, 2015. Read more 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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