NEW ~ Update to Certification Maintenance Fees Takes Effect for 2013
The certification maintenance fees that are due on January 31, 2013 will include a $10 increase. Certified Child Life Specialists who are also CLC members will pay $40 and non-members will pay $60 to maintain their credential. These fees are due by January 31st of each of the first 4 years of the 5-year certification cycle. The invoices that will be sent via email in late December will reflect this change.
Certified Child Life Specialists are required to pay certification maintenance fees in order to keep their certification status active. These fees help to fund the general administration of the certification program, which includes activities such as: periodic practice analyses; accurate record keeping; and communication about certification.
Certification maintenance fees are due by January 31 of the first four years of the five-year certification cycle.
CLC Members: $40.00 U.S. per year
Non-members: $60.00 U.S. per year
CLC Members: $65.00 U.S.
Non-members: $85.00 U.S.
To pay your certification maintenance fees online, please log in to your CLC User Profile. If you have a payment due, a link to pay certification maintenance fees will appear on your profile page. Click on the link and follow the on-screen directions to submit a credit card payment.
If a maintenance payment is not received by March 31, the CCLS will go into an “Inactive” status for up to 9 months (April 1 until December 31).
For more information or additional clarification on certification maintenance, please review Certification Maintenance Fee FAQ.
If you have questions about your payment status, please contact email@example.com.
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. Learn More about Professional Development Hours.
The Child Life Certifying Committee recently introduced a new Code of Professional Practice, which addresses ethical dilemmas, behavior that reflects on the child life profession, and conduct that may put the general public at risk. All Certified Child Life Specialists will be required to provide confirmation of their consent to abide by the code prior to the end of 2013, and they will be asked for their continued agreement at critical points in the certification process. For more information, please review the complete Code of Professional Practice