Professional or Retired Membership
This membership type is appropriate for any Certified Child Life Specialist working (or seeking work) in the field. This work includes traditional, non-traditional, and leadership roles in hospitals, academic positions, and some community-based and private practice roles. Professional membership is the most comprehensive choice, providing access to the most member benefits. The cost is $125 per year.
This membership type is available by request only to the ACLP office. Eligible individuals who have retired from full-time work in or out of the child life profession are eligible for this category. The cost is $84 per year. Please contact the ACLP office at email@example.com or 800-252-4515 to apply for Retired Membership.
"I feel it is professionally important to stay connected and
be a member.
- 2019 ACLP Member Survey
This membership type is for Certified Child Life Specialists who are not currently working in a healthcare, academic, or community-based child life settings and for child life assistants. Associate membership is also appropriate for part-time or non-degree seeking students and those who support and serve the child life community. The cost of membership is $96 per year.
This membership type is for full-time students and current child life interns. Part-time or non-degree seeking students should choose Associate Membership. The cost is $72 per year.
Healthcare Ally Membership
This membership type is for non-child life healthcare professionals who support and/or collaborate with child life specialists and non-child life academic professionals. Those holding the Certified Child Life Specialist credential are not eligible for this membership category. The cost is $84 per year.
This member type is available by request only to the ACLP office. Eligible individuals primarily reside outside of the United State, Canada, and associated territories. Individuals may receive a discount off the professional member rate based on the World Bank classification of their home country.
Summary of Membership Cost by World Bank Classification:
- High-income economies: $125 USD (100% of the professional member rate)
- Upper-middle-income economies: $93.75 USD (75% of the professional member rate)
- Lower-middle-income economies: $62.50 USD (50% of the professional member rate)
Please note: Discounts will be taken off the professional member rate, if applicable. Other membership type rates remain the same regardless of the member's residence. Retroactive refunds are not available. Members eligible for discounted international membership may request a discount by contacting the ACLP office, and we will apply the discount to the next renewal cycle.
Please contact the ACLP office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-252-4515 to apply for International Membership.