Purpose of Certification
Certification is based on individual mastery of knowledge common and essential to all family and consumer sciences professionals as verified by a minimum of a baccalaureate degree and successful completion of the national competency-based examination. The AAFCS Certification Program is designed to:
- Assure the public that credentialed family and consumer sciences professionals have attained a threshold level of knowledge that enables them to perform services as defined by the mission of the profession;
- Foster excellence in the family and consumer sciences profession and develop criteria for assessing such excellence; and
- Promote professional growth of individuals certified in family and consumer sciences by encouraging a systematic program of professional development and continuing education.