Membership Access Program

The Membership Access Program provides free individual memberships to CCLSs who otherwise were not members of ACLP. Any individual (student or professional) can apply for this program. The Membership Access Program is funded through a grant from The Walt Disney Company.

Prioritized Candidates

  • CCLSs from underrepresented groups
  • CCLSs who have not been an ACLP member within the last five years

Benefits of ACLP Membership

  • Subscription to ACLP Bulletin
  • Access to free, pop-up webinars
  • Access to free PDUs for reading the Journal of Child Life research articles
  • Access to ACLP Connect (membership networking platform)
  • Board of Directors voting rights

...as well as discounts on...

  • Certification maintenance and recertification fees
  • Certification exam fees
  • The annual conference registration fee
  • ACLP webinars
  • Child Life Bookstore books and merchandise

Important Dates

Summer 2022

  • Application Opens: June 27, 2022
  • Application Due:July 18, 2022
  • Results Available: by end of August 2022

Fall 2022

  • Application Available: TBD
  • Application Due: TBD
  • Results Available: TBD

The Application

Applications will only be accepted through ACLP's online submission form. Applications submitted via email, fax, or mail will not be accepted.

Applications now closed. Check back in Fall 2022 for the next round of scholarships.

Certification