RENEWAL AND REINSTATEMENT INFORMATION
NAFC offers annual and bi-annual NAFC Membership renewal options. All NAFC Memberships require, minimally, for renewal:
NAFC Members are given a thirty (30) calendar day grace period from their expiration date in which to renew their NAFC Membership with no additional fees. Renewals received after the thirty (30) day grace period are subject to certain conditions.
Please download the current NAFC Fee Schedule for the current fee rates for applications, renewals, late fees, reinstatement requests and fees, etc.
Members are provided with a certificate and wallet card upon each renewal on which their expiration date and certification/membership number is printed. It is the NAFC Member's responsibility to maintain their certification by their expiration date. Certificates and wallet cards remain the property of the National Association of Forensic Counselors.
Routine, Random Auditing
All NAFC Members are subject to routine, random auditing by the NAFC upon any renewal or reinstatement request. This is a routine, standard quality assurance procedure.
If you receive a "Notice of Audit of NAFC Membership" form:
If you have any questions about what you need to provide, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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.
The American Academy of Certified Forensic Counselors (AACFC) is the Certification Commission of the National Association of Forensic Counselors.