Role: Who is a Site Visitor?

  • Volunteers their time on behalf of the Commission on Accreditation
  • Serves as the 'Eyes and Ears' of the Commission
  • Verifies quality in academic programs
  • Contributes to the MFT Profession

Why Do It?

By becoming a Site Visitor, you can help expand the MFT field and help to ensure quality instruction of marriage and family therapy.  The Commission relies on the expertise, integrity, and dedication of its pool of Site Visitors to verify and gather the information during a program's Site Visit.


  1. Minimum of five years of advanced experience as an LMFT practitioner and/or educator/researcher in MFT
  2. Experience in performing supervisory administrative duties
  3. Knowledge of current COAMFTE accreditation standards
  4. AAMFT Clinical Fellow and licensed marriage and family therapist
  5. Successful completion of COAMFTE Site Visitor Training
  6. Current knowledge and experience in the profession of marriage and family therapy
  7. Participation in a site visit or refresher training every two (2) years to maintain 'Active Status'

Site Visitor Training

  1. Online Review of Accreditation Materials: become familiar with the accreditation process
  2. Online Assessment: helps to assess your knowledge of the COAMFTE accreditation process and standards
  3. Hands-On Training: this in person training includes a short presentation and an experiential exercise where attendees will participate in and view mock site visits and prepare and write a Site Visit Report
  4. Survey: complete a short survey of your experience and provide feedback on the training.


Interested individuals will need to attend the 2017 Site Visitor Training which will be held on Friday, October 6th from 7:00 am - 10:30 am during the 2017 AAMFT Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA.  You can apply for this training by clicking here. If you have any questions please contact