Recertification (by PDU) Fees

Recertification encourages Certified Child Life Specialists to keep current with their profession and acts as a vehicle for demonstrated commitment to continued growth in the field of child life. Patients and families have a right to service provided by child life specialists who have demonstrated entry-level competency and who maintain knowledge of current practices in the field. The recertification process requires CCLSs to document knowledge and skill development over a 5-year period in order to promote continuing competence.

Applicable Fees


$115.00 US


$215.00 US

Submit PDUs Online Using a Credit Card

If you are paying with a credit card, please log in to your Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) User Profile and visit the Certification Portal, which will include a link with the option to apply to recertify through PDUs.  This link will appear in your record only if you are in the fifth year of your certification cycle. Follow the on-screen directions to submit your application and payment. ACLP accepts Visa and MasterCard. Certification fees are non-refundable.

Submit Paper Application and Pay by Check

If you are paying by check, please print a copy of the application form provided below, and mail it along with payment to:

Association of Child Life Professionals - Certification
1820 N Fort Myer Drive, Suite 520
Arlington, VA 22209

Application for Recertification by PDU  

For each professional activity, supporting documentation should be kept for your records. DO NOT SEND THE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS when submitting your recertification application. If you are selected for a random audit, this documentation will be required at that time.