Online Learning Center
From ACLP courses and webinars to publications and free PDUs, the Online Learning Center is your hub to advance your knowledge in child life practice.
Upcoming Live Webinars
View the list of upcoming live webinars hosted by ACLP. Not able to attend the webinar live? Each webinar will be available to view on-demand for one year from the date of purchase.Learn More
Education by Domain
In need of PDUs in a specific domain for certification? Explore our selection of on-demand webinars from each domain category.Explore by Domain
Publications for PDUs
Explore ACLP publications that offer free PDUs for members. Members earn 1.0 free PDU per Journal of Child Life article and 1.0 free PDU per issue of ACLP Bulletin.View Publication PDUs
Packages & Specials
The Packages & Specials page contains educational offerings at a discounted or free rate for both members as well as those in the child life community.View Packages & Specials
ACLP Courses offer a different kind of learning for individuals who want to explore a topic in a deeper way.Explore ACLP Courses
Provide educational content and PDUs for your entire team at a discounted price!Learn More
Child Life Conference
Hosted annually by ACLP, the Child Life Conference is an opportunity for child life professionals to reconnect with peers and make new acquaintances while earning PDUs and discovering the latest updates in the profession. By attending conference, you will strengthen professional ties and learn from colleagues holding expertise in multiple domains.
Mark your calendars now for May 23-26, 2024 and join us at the 2024 Child Life Conference. This conference will be held in person at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX.Learn More
Professional Development Units (PDU)
Programs offering educational content applicable to child life professionals can apply for PDU (professional development units) pre-approval. The PDU pre-approval process grants programs the ability to offer PDUs for their courses, webinars, conferences, and other educational opportunities.
If pre-approved, programs can publicize this pre-approval status to Certified Child Life Specialists looking for continuing education content guaranteed to meet ACLP's recertification requirements.
The ACLP Mentorship Program is free for ACLP members. As a structured six-month program (January - June), it is designed to support the career development and growth of both emerging & established child life specialists.
Using a new platform (desktop and app versions), individuals will be paired together based on criteria outlined in the application. Pairings will work together during the six month duration and beyond through a series of monthly webinars (earn 6.0 PDUs), one-on-one meetings, and messaging.