Bernita Quoss, Olivia Collins and Raeann Hamon represent the first three schools to have a CFLE certification program
¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 CFLE reported that 99 applications were received in 1997, including 16 abbreviated forms from graduates of approved academic programs. Retention stood at 97% for both yearly and 5-year renewals. Almost 95% (94.5%) submitted continuing-education credits. Eighteen college and university programs had been approved. Discussion of a more consistent and measurable review process took place. Review committee members included Jim Ponzetti (chair), Lynn Blinn-Pike, Connie Simenson, Sylvia Stalnaker, Tim Brubaker, and Bernita Quoss.
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 In October 1996, the University of Wyoming was the first school to apply and be approved for program approval. Messiah College and Kansas State University were both approved and recognized at the 1996 Annual Conference.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The CFLE Standards Revision Task Force was formed and met to clarify the standards and criteria needed for certification. Their task was to develop more definitive review criteria and identify measurable minimum standards.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 In July 1997, NCFR approved the first online courses for CFLE credit: “Grief in a Family Context,” through Indiana University; and a “Fatherwork Virtual Workshop,” offered through Brigham Young University