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Application and Fees

Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)

Accreditation Fees




Application for Accreditation (Initial/Renewal)

Letter of Intent


Application for Accreditation

Self-Study Review



Appendices to Self-Study

Site Visit* 

Application for Accreditation

$1,820/site visitor


Appendices to Self-Study

Site Visit Report

Annual Sustaining/Maintenance of Accreditation**

Annual Report

$560.00 for 2013

Annual Sustaining/Maintenance of Accreditation Late Fee



Appeal Process

Appeal Notification Letter


*The Commission determines the number of site visitors necessary to attend each site visit. Single program site visits should estimate 3 site visitors. Dual program site visits, at a single site, should estimate 4 site visitors. Some programs may also require the presence of Accreditation Staff as an additional part of the site visit team.
**The Annual Sustaining fee will increase 3% annually.








About Accreditation

Accreditation is a voluntary process whose major purpose is to ensure quality in higher education. Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) reviews graduate programs in marriage and family therapy at a masters, doctoral and post-degree levels and grants accreditation to programs that meet and/or exceed accreditation standards.

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Accreditation Standards

Programs applying for COAMFTE accreditation are required to meet or exceed current Accreditation Standards throughout their period of accreditation.

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Accreditation Manual

The accreditation process is governed by the COAMFTE Accreditation Manual: Policies and Procedures.

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