Child Life Clinical Internship
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600 hour Internship
Applicants must complete a minimum of 600 hours of a child life clinical internship under the direct supervision of a Certified Child Life Specialist®.
In order to be eligible to supervise an exam applicant’s internship hours, a CCLS must:
1. Maintain professional child life certification throughout the supervisory period
2. Have a minimum of 4,000 hours of paid child life clinical experience prior to the start of the supervisory period
3. Take responsibility for the educational development and guidance of the candidate in the clinical setting
Verifying the Internship
Clinical experience is documented by an online verification process or via a Clinical Experience Verification Form, signed by a supervisor from the internship or fellowship.