Recertification by Professional Development Units (PDU) allows Certified Child Life Specialists® an opportunity to choose education and training options specific to their individual professional needs. In order to be eligible for recertification, CCLSs choosing the PDU option must earn a minimum number of Professional Development Units within their five-year recertification cycle.
CCLSs may begin to collect PDUs immediately after they have successfully completed the Child Life Professional Certification Examination. Individuals who have recertified may begin accruing PDUs for their new cycle on November 1 of the year that recertification was approved.
The deadline for submitting a PDU application is October 31.