COAMFTE Accreditation Resources and Forms

Policy and Procedures

COAMFTE Accreditation Manual

Accreditation Standards Version 12  (Effective January 1, 2016)

COAMFTE Accreditation Standards Version 12

Standards Version 12 to Standards Version 11 Crosswalk Maps the new Version 12 Standards Key Element by Key Element to related Key Elements in the preceding Standards

Accreditation Process Information General Overview of the Accreditation Process providing requirements to initiate the accreditation process and submission requirements

Standards Version 12 Cycle of Assessment Outlines the cycle of assessment and associated Key Elements for Version 1

Professional Marriage and Family Therapy Principles Programs may select any combination of principles.

Accreditation Standards Version 11

Accreditation Standards Version 11 

Standards Interpretation Guide (Standards Version 11) Provides a rubric for a program’s response to each key element and includes examples of evidence

Accreditation Fees

Accreditation Fees  


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.  If you have any questions feel free to contact the COAMFTE staff at

Application - Submit with Letter of Intent

Eligibility Criteria Report

Self-Study Forms

Site Visit Forms

Maintenance of Accreditation Forms (Standards Version 11 and 12)

  • Annual Report Form Report on graduation rates, licensure information, program composition, etc.
  • Annual Report 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

Examples for Reporting required COAMFTE Data


Contact Information

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

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

Direct Fax Number: (703) 253-0508