Important Information for Members and Candidates

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Professional Code

The Board of Governors, consisting of mental health, criminal justice, addictions, and/or correctional/law enforcement professionals, recognize that the highest of professional and ethical standards are absolutely critical to pursuit of excellence.

The American Academy of Certified Forensic Counselors (AACFC) is the Certification Commission of the NAFC.

NAFC Members are required to represent themselves, their profession, and the NAFC to the highest of standards.

NAFC Members are required to follow all NAFC Terms of Membership, and sign the affidavit/attestation contained within the application which, in part, agrees to abide by the above.

The NAFC and AACFC reserve the right to suspend or revoke a certification if, in its judgment, a member has violated such standards.


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The NAFC was the first to establish post graduate standards, guidelines, and professional responsibility to identify a competent workforce in the mental health, criminal justice, addictions and corrections professions in the very specialized areas of forensic counseling and criminal justice counseling and supervision.


NAFC has consistently been a leader in promoting safe and effective treatment and supervision of offenders in both civil and criminal cases, improving communication between the clinician and criminal justice system, and enhanced protection of the public. The NAFC Mission is to Promote Competency and Training among Persons Working with Criminal Offenders.

The Certification for the Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist

The National Association of Forensic Counselors is the first and largest independent multi-disciplinary credentialing board representing the Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist.

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The American Academy of Certified Forensic Counselors (AACFC) is the Certification Commission of the National Association of Forensic Counselors.