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This program's course work is designed to prepare you for CCLS certification.
An Application for our Child LIfe Professional Certificate is no longer required to enroll in any individual Child Life courses.
NOTE* The Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) credential is the exclusive certification offered by the Association of Child Life Professionals.
UCSB Extension/Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers courses that have been reviewed, earned pre-approval, and are listed on the Association of Child Life Professionals Programs Offering Pre-Approved Courses or Academic Programs Offering Child Life Course
UCSB Extension offers courses to meet the 10 college-level course requirements. Our courses are a stepping stone to help you reach the next step towards becoming a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)
To determine which courses you need to complete to complement those from your Bachelor's degree to satisfy the requirements for the Exam, please complete the eligibility assessment offered through the Association of Child Life Professionals.
Important Updates and Resources: ACLP shares the general public's concern about the COVID-19 pandemic
Online Courses Offerings
|2020-21 CERTIFICATE PROGRAM QUARTERLY SCHEDULE|
|Required PaCE Courses||Units||Fall||Winter||Spring||Summer|
|ED X370.2- Child Life: Introduction to Theory and Practice||4|
|ED X370.3- Therapeutic Role of Play in Pediatric Care||4|
|ED X370.4- Death, Dying, & Grief in Pediatric Care||4|
|ED X370.5- Assessment, Preparation and Medical Terminology||4|
|ED X370.10- Child Development: Birth to 18||4|
|ED X370.11- Pediatric Palliative Care & Hospice||4|
|ED X370.12- Family Systems||4|
|ED X370.13- Children with Special Needs||4|
|ED X370.14- Research Methodologies in Child Life||4|
|ED X370.15- Child Life & Trauma||4|
|ED X370.18- Child Life in Non-Traditional Settings: Beyond the Hospital||4|
|ED X370.19- Early Child Development: Birth to 8||4|
|ED X370.20- Health Care Ethics||4|
|ED X370.21-Adolescent Development (ages 10 - 19)||4|
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