Test-Exempt Grandfathering

NAFC was established in 1995 and is the first certification board to develop standards and establish certification for the Forensic Counselor. Criminal Justice Specialist, and Human Trafficking Victims Services Provider. Read more about the origination of NAFC.

Test-Exempt Grandfathering now open for the following certifications:

Certified Forensic Trauma Clinician

Certified Forensic Crisis Intervention Specialist

Download the requirements. Grandfathering Application, and Reference Form for your application.





Test-exempt Grandfathering
Forensic, Addictions, and Human Trafficking Victims Services Specialty Certifications Grandfathering Information
and Application Download

NAFC is currently Grandfathering through test-exemption the following certifications:

Download the Grandfathering Application, and Reference Form for your application.

About the Certified Human Trafficking Victim Services Provider

NAFC developed this new certification for professionals who provide victim services to human trafficking victims, to include forced labor, sexual exploitation, as well as other forms of trafficking victimization.

NAFC thanks the following professionals and organizations for their continued contributions to the development of this certification and its examination:

(Operators of the National Human Trafficking Hotline, and NAFC 2018 Keynote Speakers)
Rochelle Keyhan
Collective Liberty
Detective Joseph Scaramucci
Agent Lennie Alcorn

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About NAFC


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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