Prepare for the Exam

The following requirements must be completed in order to sit for the Child Life Certification Exam: Academic requirements, Eligibility Assessment, and a clinical internship.

This page contains a list of publications and references that the Child Life Certification Commission recommends candidates use to study. 

Recommended References

The following publications are used to develop and validate the Child Life Professional Certification Exam. Candidates wishing to prepare for the exam should be familiar with their contents.

ACLP Child Life Certification Exam Study Guide

This comprehensive certification exam study guide includes a webinar, exam information pamphlet (available for download) and 50 question online quiz.

These materials, designed by ACLP in partnership with the Education and Training Committee, are intended to help future child life specialists be prepared for the certification exam.

Please note: Purchase of this study guide is not required in order to take the CCLS exam and does not guarantee a passing score.

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