Child Life Specialist Qualifications
To become a Child Life Specialist, the following qualification should be met:
We follow the requirements of the Association of Child Life Professionals. Please visit their website for more information.
Completion of a 600-hour internship in a pediatric setting under the supervision of a Certified Child Life Specialist. Experience with children and families in a non-health care environment.
The following clinical skills:
- Knowledge of behavior and development
- Good communication
- Knowledge and understanding of group dynamics and its principles
- Ability to organize
- Ability to play
- Ability to listen and work closely with adults and children
- Creative expression