AFCC 15th Symposium on Child Custody

Continuing Education Credits

Earn up to 18.5 hours of continuing education for psychologists, mental health professionals, lawyers, mediators, counselors, social workers, parenting coordinators, and other family law professionals. 

A certificate of attendance is included in the registration fee. The certificate will verify attendance at conference sessions and may be used to apply for continuing education credits with registrants’ accrediting institution. Attendees are responsible for signing in and out of each session attended and certificates of attendance will reflect those sessions only. A list of conference sessions eligible for continuing education credits will be posted on the conference portal. Attendees will receive their certificate approximately two weeks after the conference.

Psychologists. AFCC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AFCC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The program is eligible for up to 18.5 hours of continuing education for psychologists. All sessions have been approved, with the exception of  workshop 27. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0190.

Mental Health Professionals. This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886478123-4753) for 18.5 continuing education contact hours however, individuals must verify approval with their credentialing or licensing boards. LMFTs, LPCs, and other mental health professionals, may use the certificate of attendance to verify attendance and apply for CE credits with their accrediting institution.

California Custody Evaluators and Mediators. Applications will be submitted to the Judicial Council of California. The views expressed in the program are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the official positions or policies of the Judicial Council of California.

US Lawyers AFCC has applied or will apply for continuing legal education in the following states, and approvals are posted here:  Arizona attorneys submit their Certificate of Attendance and their own affidavit to their accrediting body to apply for up to 18.5 CLE credits. California attorneys may apply for CLE credits based upon the accreditation of this program, held outside the state of California, by an approved state, (namely, Colorado for 22 CLE credits, and Minnesota for 18.5 credits). Colorado has approved 22 general CLE credits. Course ID 820007 PDF.  Idaho has been approved for 13.5 credits. Pre-Symposium Institutes are by a case by case bases. Minnesota has approved 19.5 CLE credits. Attorneys wishing to receive credit for this course must report the attendance in their OASIS portal at, has approved for 18.5 general CLE credits and 1.0 ethics credit, course number P_20221110_50990. New Mexico (review pending),  AFCC is an approved provider for CLE for Pennsylvania attorneys, who are eligible for up to 18.5 credits. Oregon has approved 18.5 credits. Utah (application pending). Vermont  has been approved for 18.5    hours  general credits, 0   hours ethics credits, 0 attorney wellness credits, and 0 diversity & inclusion credits of continuing legal education, and Washington (application pending) New York attorneys may also apply for CLE credits based upon accreditation approval from the following approved states: Nevada and Colorado.  An application for CLE approval is also pending for Ohio.  Washington State has approved for 18.5 general CLE.  AFCC reserves the right to expand the list of states to which applications will be made. Attorneys from other states may use the certificate of attendance to verify attendance and apply for CLE in their state.

Ontario Lawyers. An application will be submitted to the Law Society of Ontario to accredit the educational program content for Continuing Professional Development, or CPD, for lawyers.

Massachusetts Parenting Coordinators. The following has been approved, instutes 1 and 3, workshops 2, 9, 11, 12, 15, 17, 22, and 33. Additional workshops may be approved (14 and 21, pending review).