Future Child Life Specialists
To become a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS), all candidates must successfully complete the Child Life Professional Certification Exam.
Establishing eligibility for the certification exam includes degree, course work and clinical experience requirements. To begin, applicants start an Eligibility Assessment to track progress toward satisfying the requirements.
Once eligibility is established, candidates register for the certification exam.
There are also requirements for maintaining certification, once it has been granted.
Eligibility Assessment Steps:
Begin an Eligibility Assessment
These are the current degree, course work and clinical experience requirements for individuals taking the exam before 2019.
These are the degree, course work and clinical experience requirements for exams taking place after January 1, 2019.
A Guide to Meeting the 2019 Coursework Requirements
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