Earn Your Child Psychology Career Certificate Online

Learn skills that can help put you on a path toward a meaningful career.¹ At Penn Foster Career School, you can complete the Child Psychology Certificate Program in as little as eight months – all while you study at home at a pace that's right for you.

Why Learn Child Psychology?

If you’re currently working with children in education or the social or health services industries, this program can help enhance your professional skills. Penn Foster Career School’s Online Child Psychology Certificate Program will provide you with a basic overview of the principles of psychology and a more specific understanding of the psychological makeup of children and adolescents. If you are interested in an early childhood education degree, course assignments may be transferred to Penn Foster College Early Childhood Education Associate Degree Program, which is licensed in the state of Arizona.
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Why Choose Penn Foster Career School?
Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
Dedicated Success Coaches
A Committed Support System
While you can study at home, you're not alone! Our dedicated Student Services Department, Student Community, and instructors are just a call or email away.
Curriculum for Success
Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge you need to help you prepare for a career or sharpen your skills in Child Psychology.
Self paced
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
Proven Reputation
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with your peers in your career area in our discussion boards.
Student Experience

A Customized Learning Experience

With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, and informative videos to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning like no other.
Child Psychology Certificate Program Course Details
Gain a foundational knowledge in the stages of growth and development for children 12 years old and younger, understand the balance between biology and behavior, learn patterns of growth, change, and stability form the conception of adolescence, and become better at identifying childhood and adolescent disorders.
Penn Foster Curriculum

Important State Requirements: Be sure to check here for the requirements in your state.

Child Psychology Certificate Tuition

With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your Child Psychology Certificate Program online today.
I'm currently a teacher aide for [a] special education program...in the junior high level. I worked for Head Start program for zero to five year olds for almost seven years as a teacher aide, but when the opportunity [opened up for a position], I applied at the Independent School District and I got the job.
Ester A.
Child Psychology Certificate Graduate
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Get started today on your path towards career advancement with Penn Foster Career School’s online Child Psychology Certificate Program.

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The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work related experience improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.

¹ This program is designed for enrichment purposes only. It does not have a direct vocational outcome. Students who complete this program are not qualified to function as child psychologists and cannot market themselves as mental health professionals.