Preparing for the Exam

Below you will find the publications and other references that the Child Life Certification Commission recommends candidates use to study.  These are the only exam preparatory materials endorsed by CLCC and ACLP.

Some candidates form local or online study groups and some have found it helpful to connect with instructors and/or internship supervisors for guidance regarding their particular strengths and weaknesses.

Recommended References

The following publications are used to develop and validate the Child Life Professional Certification Exam. Candidates wishing to prepare for the exam should be familiar with their contents

ACLP Child Life Certification Exam Study Guide

This comprehensive certification exam study guide includes a webinar, exam information pamphlet (available for download) and 50 question online quiz. These materials, designed by ACLP in partnership with the Education and Training Committee, are intended to help future child life specialists be prepared for the certification exam.