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.
Please refer to the Candidate Manual
and the CLCC Policy on Establishing Eligibility
for other important details about the requirements.