Become a Certified Family Life

Educator (CFLE)

The Family and Human Development undergraduate program at Arizona State University was recently designated as a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) Approved Program by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). This designation allows graduates of the Sanford School who complete the required coursework (see below) to fast-track their application to become Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE) without taking the CFLE exam.

Students interested in pursuing the CFLE credential should first complete this Google form, granting them access to the Sanford School's Canvas site for the CFLE credential.


Dr. Stacie Foster (Director of Undergraduate Programs) and Dr. Dan Erickson (CFLE Director) introduce the CFLE at ASU program.  Additional videos and details are available on the resources page.

Certification Process

Applicants must apply online through the CFLE-approved program application process within two years of graduation, and all courses on the checklist must have been completed no more than seven years prior to graduation.

Applicants eligible to apply through the CFLE-approved program process DO NOT need to take the CFLE exam.

In order to qualify to apply for CFLE certification, you must:

  • complete the coursework listed below;
  • submit an official transcript;
  • complete the NCFR requirements (update your profile, sign the code of ethics, etc.);
  • pay an application fee;

In addition, if you are pursuing full certification, you must provide documentation of work experiences and employment verification.

See full details about the above application requirements.


If you would like more information, or if you are interested in pursuing a CFLE certification, please contact Dr. Dan Erickson, the CFLE Director at Arizona State University.


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