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2014 State Pre-Conference: AAFCS Certification Tests (Thursday)

  • The Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel 2200 Freeway Boulevard Minneapolis, MN 55430 (map)

Certification Tests offered from AAFCS           

Since 1987, the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) has administered the Professional Assessment and Certification program, which measures competencies of professionals and awards certifications to those who pass assessments and meet other requirements. Whether you are a new professional or seasoned veteran, validate your professional expertise through the AAFCS competency examination system. These national competency exams also meet a major requirement for obtaining corresponding professional certifications. At the 2014 state conference, you can sit for one of four exams, each corresponding to one of the four certifications:

      • CFCS: Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences 

      • CFCS-HDFS: Certified in Human Development and Family Studies 

      • CFCS-HNFS: Certified in Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Science

      • CPFFE: Certified Personal and Family Finance Educator (NEW)

Click on each certification title above for more information about each of the assessments and certifications and to access assessment materials.

The cost for paper-based testing (PBT) at the 2014 conference is $95.00. Assessment administration will be on Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM. These exams are not listed on the conference registration form. Registration for the assessment must be completed online by Thursday, January 9, 2014. No on-site registration is available for the AAFCS competency exams. To register online for paper-based testing (PBT) at the 2014 state conference, please click here. Maximize Your Professional Credibility and Recognition! Achieve Professional Certification from the FCS Credentialing Center!