Child Life

PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM - UCSB PaCE’s Child Life program is the first step in preparing students to become a Certified Child Life Specialist. Our online courses, which are taught by Certified Child Life Specialists, meet the 10 college-level requirements and have been reviewed and pre-approved by the Association of Child Life Professionals.


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This Program is Perfect For... students who are interested in the field of child life. Additionally, this program is perfect for students seeking courses to count towards the child life eligibility assessment for Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP). Lastly, this program is a good fit for individuals interested in learning more about the field of child life, including child life assistants, pediatric medical providers, and classroom teachers working with children having chronic or life-threatening illnesses.

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You can enroll in 3 easy steps

OR    Enroll by phone - 805.893.4200 | Mon-Fri - 9am-5pm PST  


  Public UCSB Students International
Individual Courses $600 $600 $600
Certificate Release Fee $95 $95 $95
Total Cost Varies  Varies  Varies

3 Easy Steps to Request UCSB Course Completion Certificate 


In order to receive UCSB's course completion certificate (this is NOT the child life certification awarded from the Association of Child Life Professionals), students must complete 5 child life courses. Upon completion: 

1. Log into your PaCE Student Account to verify that you have completed at least 5 child life courses through UCSB PaCE. 

2. Click here to request your certificate release

3. Check your email for a Certificate notification from Parchment, our official credential provider.

“An amazing story about Elizabeth Seton Children's Center in Yonkers, NY.  Some of the most at-risk children in the world are cared for here and one of our own, Vanessa Andrews is on the front line.  Since parents can't visit it's now the nurses' jobs to also fill those shoes. Read More.

-Vanessa Andrews

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