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Professional Development Units

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

Professional Development Units allow Certified Child Life Specialists an opportunity to choose education and training opportunities specific to their individual professional needs.  Credential holders can begin accruing PDUs 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 Units in one place. 


Applicable Professional Development Units

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

For more information on collecting and reporting PDUs, please see the Maintenance and Recertification Manual.