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Professional Development Hours

For those certificants who intend to recertify by Professional Development Hours (PDHs) at the end of their five-year certification cycle, an important aspect of maintaining certification is continually working toward the minimum 50-hour PDH requirement. 

Professional Development Hours allow Certified Child Life Specialists an opportunity to choose education and training opportunities specific to their individual professional needs.  Credential holders can begin accruing PDHs immediately after passing the professional certification examination.

For many Certified Child Life Specialists, attending the CLC Annual Conference on Professional Issues is an excellent opportunity to collect a large number of pre-approved Professional Development Hours in one place. 


Applicable Professional Development Hours

Certificants may earn Professional Development Hours by participating in (and completing) one or more of the following activities:

For more information on collecting and reporting PDHs, please visit Recertification.