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COAMFTE Eligibility Review Committee Application


Thank you for your interest in becoming a COAMFTE Eligibility 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.

ERC Description

The Eligibility Review Committee (ERC) is appointed by the COAMFTE chair. The ERC is responsible for conducting reviews of Eligibility Criteria documents and determining when a program has demonstrated, through a substantially complete response, that it is prepared to proceed in the accreditation process to the Self-Study stage.

ERC Member Qualifications

  • Educators in marriage and family therapy or Doctoral students enrolled in in marriage and family therapy programs;
  • Possess a minimum of a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or a related mental health field; and familiarity with COAMFTE’s accreditation standards, policies and processes.
  • ERC members cannot be concurrently serving on COAMFTE, the AAMFT Board or any committees or task forces of the AAMFT Board. ERC members serve terms set forth by the COAMFTE chair and are eligible for reappointment by the Chair.
  • ERC members are required to complete training before each ERC member begins the first term.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Educators will serve as Primary and Secondary Reviewers
  • Doctoral Students will serve as Tertiary Reviewers
  • Review Eligibility Criteria documents
  • Provide timely and quality reviews
  • Identify areas of compliance and non-compliance in the Eligibility Criteria documents
  • Provide recommendation to the Commission on program’s substantial compliance 

Committee Structure and Expectations

  • Length of term: Appointees will serve two-year terms.  Doctoral students will serve a one-year term.
  • Work Environment: On-line forums and conference calls.
  • Time commitment: Bi-annual reviews begin May 1st and November 1st. Committee members will have four weeks to complete the review of the assigned Eligibility Criteria documents.


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

If you have any questions, please let us know by emailing