ACLP Membership Categories

ACLP is the leading international professional association devoted to child life specialists. Membership is available to anyone working in the child life profession as well as others interested in child welfare and/or healthcare. No matter your role in the healthcare community, you will benefit from joining ACLP as a member.

Types of ACLP Memberships:

Individual Membership Types and Benefits

ACLP is pleased to offer six individual membership categories. Click on a membership category below and refer to the membership comparison table for more information.

Contact us at or 800-252-4515 if you have questions or would like assistance with your membership. 

Individual Membership Type Descriptions

  • Professional Membership

  • Retired Membership

  • Associate Membership

  • Student Membership

  • Healthcare Ally Membership

  • International Membership

Professional Retired Associate Student Healthcare Ally International
Annual Membership Dues $125
+ $25
joining fee*
$84 $96 $72 $84 Variable
ACLP Connect Access X X X X X X
Subscription to ACLP Bulletin X X X X X X
Access to free pop-up webinars X X X X X X
Volunteer opportunities X X X X X X
Voting rights X X
Eligibility to apply for an ACLP Diversity Scholarship X X X
Eligibility to apply for an ACLP International Scholarship X
Subscription to ACLP Monthly (Research e-newsletter) X X X X X X
Earn over 20 free publication PDUs  X X X
Eligible to participate in the ACLP Mentor Program X X X X
Discounts on:
The Annual Conference X X X X X X
Webinars X X X X X X
Child Life Store books and merchandise X X X X X X
Certification maintenance and recertification fees X X X X X X
Certification Exam fees X X X X X X
Hotels and rental cars** X X X X X X

*It costs $25 to join for all individual membership categories except student membership. A rejoining fee of $25 applies to lapsed memberships for all categories except student membership.

**Current ACLP Members can log into their profile (homepage) to find the discount codes for hotels and rental cars.

Corporate & Non-Profit Membership

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Child Life Program Membership

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