600-Hour Child Life Clinical Internship
Applicants must complete a minimum of 600 hours of a child life clinical internship under the direct supervision of a Certified Child Life Specialist.
To be eligible to supervise internship hours, a CCLS must:
- Maintain professional child life certification throughout the supervisory period
- Have a minimum of 4,000 hours of paid child life clinical experience prior to the start of the supervisory period
- Take responsibility for the educational development and guidance of the candidate in the clinical setting
ACLP members can search for an internship/clinical program in the Internship Directory. While not required for certification, if you are interested in becoming a member of ACLP, click here.
Verification of Requirements
All applicants must provide documentation of the successful completion of the eligibility requirements.