Family Life Education - Certification (CFLE)


The Human Development and Family Studies Specialization has been approved for the Family Life Education Certification (CFLE) by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).


The certification attests that the curriculum includes appropriate course work for each of the 10 family life substance areas required for the CFLE designation:


● Families in Societies

● Internal Dynamics of Families

● Human Growth and Development over the Life Span

● Human Sexuality

● Interpersonal Relationships

● Family Resource Management

● Parent Education and Guidance

● Family Law and Public Policy

● Ethics

● Family Life Education Methodology


According to NCFR, “the CFLE designation recognizes a broad, comprehensive range of issues constituting family life education. It acknowledges the preventive focus of family life education and assures that the designate has met or exceeded the high standards and criteria needed to provide quality family life education”.


The Human Development and Family Studies Specialization at Queens College is the only CFLE approved program in the New York City area. Upon graduation, the students are eligible for the Family Life Educator Certification, which will increase their visibility and marketability.


For further information, please contact Program Coordinator: Dr. Mihaela Robila, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies,, 718-997-4157.  


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