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ACLP is the leading membership association devoted to professionals in the child life profession worldwide. When you join ACLP, the work that we do together supports the growth, access, and awareness of the child life profession.

Whether you are an aspiring professional pursuing certification or a child life specialist looking for educational opportunities and clinical resources, our goal is to support you at every stage of your professional journey.

Discover all the great benefits you'll receive as a member, and find which membership level fits your needs below.

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Individual Membership

The Individual Membership level is designed for individuals working in the child life profession.

From professional and retired, to student and international, there are six membership categories available to individuals. 

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Child Life Program Membership

This membership type is currently being updated to improve the benefits for programs. Programs will be able to join when the new membership tier launches in 2024.

Designed for child life programs, this membership level allows programs to purchase a group membership to include their hospital or program staff.

This membership level offers exclusive benefits available only to Child Life Program Members.

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Child Life Supporter Membership

Show your support for child life and stay connected with ACLP throughout the year.

Enjoy benefits specifically designed for organizations with the Child Life Supporter Membership.

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ACLP Professional Code of Conduct

ACLP is committed to providing a professional, safe, and welcoming environment for all.

To maintain a standard of conduct that upholds the integrity of the association as well as to ensure individuals are demonstrating professional conduct, all members must adhere to the ACLP Professional Code of Conduct.

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