Please note that students who have graduated from or are enrolled in an ACLP-endorsed academic program must contact the ACLP office at firstname.lastname@example.org
in order to start their Eligibility Assessment.
Enter your information
Complete the assessment by filling in the following three parts:
- Part 1: Enter your degree and course information
- Part 2: Enter child life course information for verification
- Part 3: Enter clinical experience information for verification
Send Supporting Documentation
Please remember that you must submit the following:
Official transcripts: You can send your official transcripts in one of three ways:
- As an email sent directly from your school to email@example.com
- As a hard copy mailed to our office directly from your school
- As a hard copy in a sealed envelope marked official sent to our office by you or a third party.
Please note that emailed or faxed transcripts are not considered official.
Child Life Course Verification Form: found in the Candidate Manual
Clinical Experience Verification Form: found in the Candidate Manual
Your degree and course information will not be reviewed by the certification department until you have requested an Eligibility Assessment and submitted official transcripts. Once your academic information has been reviewed, the Evaluation Report (located in the Certification Portal) will show which courses were approved and allow you to monitor your progress toward establishing eligibility. This report may be printed and shared with internship coordinators and others.
What if the name on my official transcript doesn't match the name on my Eligibility Assessment?
If the name that appears on your official transcript(s) does not match the name on your Eligibility Assessment, you must provide verification of your name change such as a marriage license or social security card. This documentation can be faxed, emailed, or mailed to our office.
I sent my official transcript. Why does my Eligibility Assessment still say "not passed" for the official transcript requirement?
We require official transcripts to document completion of each of the courses submitted to satisfy the 10 required courses including the child life course taught by a CCLS as well as degree conferral. The official transcript requirement will adjust to "passed" once transcripts are received/reviewed confirming ALL of these.
How long will it take for you to review my transcript?
We will send you an email confirming that we have received your transcripts. Then, it can take up to three weeks before updates are reflected on your online Evaluation Report.
Keep checking your Evaluation Report if you expect updates*. Your report is available through your online profile, and you are welcome to print and disperse it at your discretion.
*ACLP will not send notification of updates to your Report nor disperse your Eligibilty Assessment results to internship sites on your behalf.
What happens after I establish eligibility?
When all the academic and clinical requirements have been met, reviewed, and accepted, applicants will be notified by email and upgraded from applicant to candidate status. At that time, candidates will receive information regarding exam registration.
After the candidate registers and pays for the certification exam, we will notify the test administration agency. Candidates will be contacted directly by our testing partner with information about how to schedule the exam through their online system at the preferred testing center. At that time, candidates will also select their date and time preferences.
Appointments for each testing center are made on a first-come, first-served basis, and are limited to the operating schedule at each site.