Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc.

Elevating the Licensing Profession Through Knowledge and Standards


I earned the CLP because it provides knowledge that I can use in my various professional responsibilities, including developing a patenting strategy, a copyright strategy and negotiating license agreements.  I would recommend earning the CLP distinction to anyone currently working in or aspiring to work in the licensing industry.

- Bruce Harrer, CLP
Commercialization Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Exam Information

The CLP credential is relevant for those who are focused on the multi-disciplinary aspects of licensing and are in the professional development phase of their licensing career. The certification is available to those who have received a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university and have at least three years of professional experience in the licensing field. The CLP program is not limited to LES members.

Chances are that you are an ideal candidate to for the CLP certification program. To help you decide if the CLP credential is the right step for you, review the list below. If you can check off all of these items, you may be ready to take the exam.

  • I have at least three years of experience in the licensing industry.

  • I have a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university.

  • I am currently employed in the licensing field or have been employed in the field within the last 12 months.

  • I want to earn a credential that demonstrates my experience and proficiency in the licensing and commercialization of intellectual property.

Take the next step in your career today by applying for the CLP exam. We encourage you to apply early to allow time to study for the exam.


Licensing Definition

Licensing includes identification, valuation, development, use, transfer, marketing, and/or management of intellectual property for commercial purposes. Certified Licensing Professionals are people of good ethical reputation who subscribe to the CLP Rules of Conduct and who in business or professional activities have significant Licensing responsibility. Licensing professionals work in a variety of settings, including health care; high tech; chemicals, energy, and materials; financial markets; consumer products; and university, research organizations, and government; and as service providers to the above.



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