The Eligibility Assessment is the first step in the certification process. It is the means for establishing eligibility for the certification exam through a review of degree and relevant course work as well as the verification of child life internship hours.
Anyone interested in having academic and clinical information reviewed and accepted for the purposes of establishing eligibility for the exam and/or providing an internship site with evidence of his/her progress towards satisfying the academic requirements should request an Eligibility Assessment.
Applicants pay a non-refundable fee of $75 to open an assessment record and progressively submit information and materials (including official transcripts and other verification documents) as they complete the requirements for establishing exam eligibility. When all elements of the Eligibility Assessment are verified, the applicant will be eligible to register for the exam.
Nothing can be reviewed until appropriate documentation such as official transcripts or Clinical Experience Verification Forms is received. Applicants can expect to see their online profile updated within 3 weeks of the receipt of documentation at the ACLP office. Please factor in this turnaround time when planning the submission of internship applications or registration for the exam.
Please note that an Eligibility Assessment is valid until any changes in the eligibility requirements occur. If you begin an assessment under one set of requirements and then wish to take the exam after requirements change, you are required to start the process anew and pay the $75 eligibility assessment fee again. Those who began an Eligibility Assessment or established eligibility for the exam under the requirements prior to 2019, are required to start a new Eligibility Assessment under the new requirements including a second payment of the appropriate fee.