Search for AAFCS Certified Professionals


The Certification Connection is an online Directory that searches for professionals who are certified by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences in one or more credentialing areas:


     - CFCS:  Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences (Broad Field)
     - 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
     - CNWE: Certified Nutrition and Wellness Educator


The “Certification Connection” was developed to offer a tool for the public to locate and access credentialed professionals and also allow certified professionals to connect with others who are certified.  Please note that this database is not a complete list of all who hold AAFCS certifications, just those who have opted to use this verification/referral service.


You may search by geographic location, name of professional, certification, or practice setting. 


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