American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)


Through the AAFCS Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Credentialing Center, AAFCS accredits FCS baccalaureate programs, administers FCS competency exams, and certifies professionals and pre-professionals in family and consumer sciences.

The purpose of the AAFCS Accreditation Program is to strengthen family and consumer sciences education at the college and university levels. AAFCS accreditation is a status granted to family and consumer sciences units within colleges and universities that meet or exceed quality standards established by the Council for Accreditation.

With oversight from the AAFCS Council for Certification, the AAFCS Professional and Pre-Professional Assessment and Certification (Pre-PAC) Programs measure competencies of FCS professionals and pre-professionals using high-quality, rigorous assessments. These programs also award standards-based and industry-recognized FCS pre-professional certifications and nationally recognized professional certifications.

By using the menu on the left, explore the Credentialing Center section of the website and learn more about the program or programs that may benefit you. If you have questions, please visit the Contact Us page to find the appropriate person.
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