The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) meets biannually to review programs in marriage and family therapy at a masters, doctoral and post-doctoral degree level for compliance with the current COAMFTE Accreditation Standards.
Below is a list of actions taken by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE):
Fall 2014 - Deferred Action
August 2014 - Application for Accreditation of Branch Location
May 2014 - Application for Accreditation of Branch Location
Spring 2013 Addendum
Call for Comment
Programs Seeking Accreditation
In accordance with COAMFTE policies and procedures, COAMFTE is seeking written third-party comment concerning the qualifications for accreditation of the following Marriage and Family Therapy programs.
Call for Comment, Spring 2018
Call for Comment, Fall 2017
Call for Comment, Spring 2017
Call for Comment, Fall 2016
Call for Comment, Spring 2016
Call for Public Member
The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), the accrediting body of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, is seeking to fill a public member vacancy for a three-year term, January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2021. Please see our Call for Public Member Announcement and share this announcement with any interested parties.
COAMFTE Public Member Application Form
CHEA Accepts COAMFTE Compliance Report
At the March 9, 2015 meeting, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Committee on Recognition accepted the compliance report from the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). COAMFTE’s recognition by CHEA is for ten years (2014-2024). CHEA’s purpose is quality assurance of higher education through accreditation and in this role, it provides a “seal of approval” for COAMFTE. COAMFTE has been recognized by CHEA since 2003 as ensuring quality in marriage and family therapy higher education. The renewal of recognition is a re-affirmation of COAMFTE’s excellence in upholding quality assurance standard and a testament of high quality of education in COAMFTE accredited programs! Review CHEA decision letters here.
The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy
Education is recognized by the Council for Higher Education
Accreditation (CHEA). Consistent with CHEA Recognition Standards,
accreditation organizations must establish standards that require
accredited programs ‘to provide consistent information about academic
quality and student achievement and thus to foster continuing public
awareness, confidence, and investment’ (Recognition of Accrediting
Organizations: Policy and Procedures p.4). COAMFTE has established
Accreditation Standards that require programs to report on student
achievement. Additionally, COAMFTE collects Student Achievement data on
graduation rates, exam pass rates, and licensure rates. Accredited
programs are required to report Student Achievement Criteria data on an
In accordance with COAMFTE policies and procedures, COAMFTE publishes and disseminates aggregate accredited program enrollment and faculty demographics.
White Paper on USDE Recognition