Child Life Certification Commission (CLCC)

The CLCC is a 501(c)6 that oversees the Certified Child Life Specialist Credential. The CLCC has authority for making decisions regarding all essential certification activities including policies related to:

  • Eligibility requirements

  • Certification standards

  • Child Life Certification Exam development and administration

  • Disciplinary actions for certification-related matters

CLCC Structure

The organizational structure of the Child Life Certification Commission (CLCC) ensures impartiality in all matters related to the Child Life Professional Certification Program. The following organizational chart depicts the CLCC governance structure.

Current CLCC Commissioners

The CLCC Nominating Committee is responsible for the application process to elect the CLCC Commissioners. This process is separate from that of all other ACLP positions to stay compliant with best practice for credentialing bodies.

The following are the 2023-2024 Child Life Certification Commissioners:

Volunteer with CLCC

Volunteer your skills and expertise for a CLCC Committee that is in need of support for the upcoming 2024-2025 Committee term! Volunteering with the CLCC is an opportunity to directly impact the child life certification credential, build new skills, and develop your leadership ability all while giving back to the larger child life community.

Applications will be accepted and processed in sequential order. All volunteers are required to be in good standing with the CLCC when applying and throughout their term commitment.

Learn more about the volunteer opportunities in the Call for Volunteers Guide.


CCLS Connection Newsletter

The Certification Communications Committee is charged with communicating with the public regarding the certification program, including publication of the CCLS newsletter. The CCLS Connection usually contains the following:

  • Message from the Child Life Certification Commission Chairperson

  • Important Dates to Remember

  • Certification Program Update and Highlights

  • Feature Articles

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