Membership Categories and Benefits

ACLP is pleased to offer three membership categories (professional, associate, and student). Each membership category has corresponding benefits. If you have any questions about membership, please contact the Association of Child Life Professionals at 1-800-252-4515 or membership@childlife.org.

* Important Note - Fee for New and Rejoining Members

All new and rejoining members (except students) will be charged a one-time administrative fee of $25, in addition to the base membership dues. A rejoining member is defined as an individual whose membership with the Association of Child Life Professionals has expired. To avoid this fee, active members must renew their membership before the expiration date. 

Membership dues are non-transferable and non-refundable. 

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Professional Membership
$125 per year (less than $11/month!)

A professional member is employed or seeking employment as a Certified Child Life Specialist® or works as an educator of child life students at the college or university level. 

Professional Members - Benefits

  • Voting Privileges* 
  • ACLP Bulletin - A subscription to the foremost resource for child life news and information (a quarterly digital publication).
  • ACLP Community - a professional networking platform, featuring discussion forums and file-sharing libraries, a new and improved member directory, advanced search functionality, detailed member profiles, blogging capabilities, and more.
  • Resources – Manage your career with a series of valuable online tools, including the Child Life Salary Calculator
  • ACLP Monthly - An e-newsletter with the latest child life news and research updates, delivered right to your email in-box.
  • Volunteer Opportunities – Develop leadership skills as a committee or task force volunteer, or as an elected member of the ACLP Board of Directors.
  • Member Discounts – Save money on certification fees,  ACLP Annual Conference registration, and publications and merchandise from the Bookstore.



New Discounts for Members!

All members of the Council will now receive valuable hotel and car rental discounts from some of the biggest names in the industry—including Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Alamo, Avis, Budget, and Hertz. The next time you're making travel plans, make sure to use your discount number and save up to 50% on hotel rooms and up to 25% on rental cars. Read more about your new travel discounts here.

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Associate Membership
$96 per year (Less than $8/month!)

Associate members are individuals in another discipline or profession who would like to remain informed about issues affecting child life. Associate members include members of interdisciplinary health care teams (such as doctors and nurses), educators, parents, vendors and corporate supporters, and other concerned members of the public who are involved or interested in child life. Also included in this category are part-time students, and child life specialists who are not currently working in the profession. Associate members are entitled to most of the benefits that professional members enjoy; however, they do not have voting privileges and cannot hold voting positions on the ACLP Board of Directors.

Associate Members - Benefits

 

New Discounts for Members!

All members of the Council will now receive valuable hotel and car rental discounts from some of the biggest names in the industry—including Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Alamo, Avis, Budget, and Hertz. The next time you're making travel plans, make sure to use your discount number and save up to 50% on hotel rooms and up to 25% on rental cars. Read more about your new travel discounts here.

 

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Student Membership (Includes Interns)
$72 per year (only $6/month!)

Student membership is designed for full-time students at the undergraduate or graduate level (9+ credits, unless full-time is otherwise defined by their institution), or for those enrolled in a child life internship. Student members do not have voting privileges and cannot hold voting positions on the CLC Board of Directors.

When joining online, students will be required to upload proof of their student status. Acceptable forms of proof include one of the following:

  • A letter from a registrar or internship supervisor.
  • An unofficial copy of a college transcript with information regarding the student’s current enrollment.
  • A copy of the student's current class schedule that indicates enrollment as a full-time student.



Student (Including Intern) Members - Benefits


New Discounts for Members!

All members of the Council will now receive valuable hotel and car rental discounts from some of the biggest names in the industry—including Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Alamo, Avis, Budget, and Hertz. The next time you're making travel plans, make sure to use your discount number and save up to 50% on hotel rooms and up to 25% on rental cars. Read more about your new travel discounts here.

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