Test-Exempt Grandfathering

Grandfathering Information and Application Download

All NAFC requirements must be met in order to become certified through NAFC. While NAFC does not require that a Candidate take any online or onsite course or training as part of its application process, the NAFC does offer certification training courses. Please contact 260-426-7234 for more information.

Download the Grandfathering Application for Forensic and Addiction Specialties Certifications:
(Download the reference form for your application)

Read about NAFC reciprocity in California for NAFC addictions certified professionals.

Download the Grandfathering Application for Sexual Addictions and Disorders Specialties:
(Download the reference form for your application)

Download the Pastoral Addictions Counselor and Recovery Counselor Application for Pastors and Associate Pastors (CPAC, CPRC)


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