Child Life Professional Certification 
Examination Content Outline

Effective January 1, 2024

The Child Life Professional Certification Examination is designed to test your understanding of the areas of knowledge and skills that experts in the child life profession deem essential to performing competently as a Certified Child Life Specialist®. Like any specialty certification examination, this examination does not presume to test all of your knowledge about the specialty. It samples the knowledge and skills a child life specialist needs to perform the tasks in each major area of responsibility, as defined through a job analysis study. To receive certification, you must demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skill areas in this defined scope of specialized practice, no matter what your particular current job responsibilities are.

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