During the Examination
Candidates may use the restroom or water fountain during the exam. Only one person will be permitted to leave the room at a time, and candidates will not be permitted to make up the time lost while away from the exam. If you wish to use the restroom, raise your hand, and the proctor will assist you.
Any candidate who gives or receives assistance, or whose behavior is disruptive during the examination, will be required to turn in his or her test materials immediately and leave the room. The candidate’s answers will not be scored and the situation will be reported to the Child Life Certifying Committee. Any candidate who observes inappropriate behavior should report it to testing administrators. In order to detect potential fraud, the performance of all candidates is monitored and may be analyzed statistically.
The entire item (question) bank, examination materials and each form of the examination are the property of the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP). Distribution of exam content or materials through any form of reproduction, including oral and written communication, is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. Any individual who removes or attempts to remove examination material from the test site will be prosecuted; this includes memorization of exam questions.
Test development and security requirements prevent ACLP from releasing test questions or other specific exam content to anyone, under any circumstances.
Discussion of exam content with other candidates following the exam is considered a breach of examination security.
Examination Day Absences
Refunds will be approved only if the absence is the result of a documented personal or medical emergency. Absences are reviewed by the Child Life Certifying Committee on a case-by-case basis. Refund requests must be received in writing with supporting documentation detailing the reason for absence within 14 days of the exam date. The ACLP reserves the right to verify any information submitted regarding exam day absence. If the absence is excused, payment for the exam will be refunded, less a $25 USD application processing fee.
Test administration will be delayed or canceled only in emergencies. If severe weather or natural disaster makes the testing center inaccessible or unsafe, the test administration may be canceled. Candidates who cannot safely reach the test site because of severe weather conditions and wish to request a refund of the examination fee, must send the written request with documentation of the weather conditions to the Association of Child Life Professionals within 14 days of the exam date. ACLP will evaluate the circumstances on a case-by-case basis.