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COAMFTE Accreditation Review Committee Application


Thank you for your interest in becoming a COAMFTE Accreditation Review Committee Member.

Please complete this application to apply. COAMFTE Staff will contact every individual that submits a completed application after a review of the submission to determine eligibility.


Accreditation Reviewers will be responsible for conducting reviews of accreditation program documents and providing recommendations to the Commission on programs' compliance with COAMFTE accreditation requirements.  All appointments are made by the COAMFTE Chair.

Member Qualifications

  • Marriage and family therapy educators with one year of accreditation experience which includes any of these: program director, program core faculty, site visitors, ERC experience.
  • Doctoral Students, enrolled in a COAMFTE-accredited program, who have a minimum of a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or a related mental health field
  • Familiarity with COAMFTE’s accreditation standards, policies and processes
  • Accreditation Review members cannot be concurrently serving on COAMFTE, the Eligibility Review Committee, the AAMFT Board or any committees or task forces of the AAMFT Board. Reviewers serve terms set forth by the COAMFTE chair and are eligible for reappointment by the Chair
  • Reviewers are required to complete training before conducting reviews

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Educators will serve as Primary and Secondary Reviewers
  • Doctoral Students will serve as Tertiary Reviewers
  • Review Accreditation documents (including Self-Study materials, Annual Reports and Initial/Renewal of Accreditation documents)
  • Provide timely and quality reviews
  • Identify areas of compliance and non-compliance in the accreditation documents
  • Provide recommendation to the Commission on program's substantial compliance 

Structure and Expectations

  • Length of term: Educators will serve two-year terms. Doctoral Students will serve one-year term,
  • Work Environment: On-line forums and Zoom conference calls.
  • Time commitment: Bi-annual reviews begin in the Spring and Fall. Committee members will have four to six weeks to complete the review of the assigned accreditation documents.


All selected members will be required to complete the virtual training. Subsequent refresher training may be offered by the Commission and Staff to update the members on any changes and clarification to the review process.

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