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Glossary of Terms

The following is a list of terms and definitions commonly utilized during the becoming certified process.


Child Life Directories

Learn about child life programs, find child life services, locate child life academic programs and courses, as well as search for Certified Child Life Specialists.

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CCLS Digital Badge

The Child Life Certification Commission provides Certified Child Life Specialists with a digital badge which will help credential holders inform coworkers, employers, potential employers, and other parties of their achievement. 

The CCLS badge can be used in a variety of ways across digital media platforms and provides real-time verification of certification status.

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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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