The Certification Board for the
Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist


No one returns from a combat zone unchanged, regardless of their duties performed while deployed. With early Screening and diagnosis, and competent mental health services, the psychological and neurological effects of combat may be treatable and manageable.

Offered through the Forensic Training Institute, Inc.

Course text sources include the Department of Veteran's Affairs, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, National Center for PTSD, and more.



Which certification programs offered by the NAFC are nationally accredited through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)? Find out here.


Read about the origination of the Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist specialty professions, certifications, and the "Father of Forensic Counseling"


Article of Interest

Reducing Criminal Recidivism for Justice-Involved Persons with Mental Illness: Risk/Needs/Responsivity and Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions - Merrill Rotter, M.D. and W. Amory Carr, Ph.D.

September 22-24, 2014

2014 Keynote Speaker
Dr. Andrew J.R. Harris

Dr. Andrew J.R. Harris of the Forensic Assessment Unit, Ontario, sits on the Advisory Board of the Static-99 Clearinghouse and is one of the authors of the Static-99, ACUTE and STABLE sex offender assessment tools...read more about Dr. Harris

Dr. Harris will also be giving a
1 1/2 day training Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday on the Static-99, ACUTE, and STABLE assessment tools.

Workshop Schedule

Presenter/Workshop Description Brochure

2014 Annual Conference


The NAFC would like to thank the following 2013 Sponsors and Exhibitors:
2013 Annual Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors


Online Continuing Education Courses
CSOTS 2014 Training Schedule
and Onsite Agency Training
Offered through the
Forensic Training Institute, Inc.





Military Personnel and Veterans

Did you know…if you’re eligible, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may reimburse you for the NAFC certification examination, renewal fees, etc.?
Click here for more information on this and NAFC certifications approved certifications through the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy COOL programs.


New Certifications Available Serving the Forensic Counselor

Certified Forensic
Social Worker

Disorder Specialist

Certified Forensic Interviewer


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The American College of Certified Forensic Counselors (ACCFC) is the Certification Commission of the National Association of Forensic Counselors.