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COAMFTE Accreditation Forms

The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) requires programs pursuing renewal of accreditation, initial accreditation, or maintenance of accreditation to use the forms linked below. A short description of the individual forms contained in each link is posted to provide guidance for each form. Please note that this page contains both Version 11 and Version 12 forms, programs applying for accreditation after January 1, 2016 will need to use Version 12 forms. For more information on the COAMFTE accreditation process please click here. If you have any questions feel free to contact the COAMFTE staff at coa@aamft.org.

Version 12 Accreditation Forms (Version 12)

The forms listed below should be utilized by programs applying for accreditation under the Version 12 Standards (renewal and initial programs). Please refer to the Accreditation Process Information guide for further instructions regarding the preparation of the Self-Study document.

Renewal of Accreditation Forms (Version 11)

The forms listed below should be utilized as part of the Renewal of Accreditation process outlined in the Accreditation Manual for programs applying under the Version 11 Standards. Please refer to pages 11-12 for instructions regarding the preparation of the Self-Study document.

Initial Accreditation Forms (Version 11)

The forms listed below should be utilized as part of the Initial Accreditation process outlined in the Accreditation Manual for programs applying under the Version 11 Standards. Please refer to pages 11-12 for instructions regarding the preparation of the Self-Study document.

Maintenance of Accreditation Forms (Version 11 and 12)

Accredited programs should utilize the forms below to demonstrate continuing compliance with COAMFTE Accreditation Standards. The Accreditation Manual provides more information on the use of these forms.

  • 2016 Annual Report Form Report on graduation rates, licensure information, program composition, etc.
  • 2016 Annual Report Form Guide Guide to the form linked above
  • Branch Campus Form Programs with new or non-accredited branch campuses complete this form to start the accreditation process for branch campuses
  • Request for Extension Form Programs requesting an extension for a Self-Study, Annual Report, etc must provide the exact extension request and rationale utilizing this form
  • Substantive Change Before a substantive change is included in an accredited program, programs must receive COAMFTE approval by completing this form
  • Special Report Template Template to provide a response to SAC deficiencies and plan for compliance
  • Plan for Closure Programs closing must report to COAMFTE on their close-out plan with special attention given to students currently enrolled 

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.

Contact Information

Tanya A. Tamarkin, Director of Accreditation
Phone: (703) 253-0457

Ryan Gallasch, Accreditation Manager
Phone: (703) 253-0473

Jill Fogolin, Accreditation Specialist
Phone: (703) 253-0448

Eric Shapiro, Accreditation Specialist
Phone: (703) 253-0459

COAMFTE
Direct Fax Number: (703) 253-0508 

Accreditation Standards

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

Directory of Accredited Programs

List of currently accredited programs.

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