Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc.

Elevating the Licensing Profession Through Knowledge and Standards


“By leveraging the strengths of the CLP program, my experience is that companies find they can engage a broader customer base with a more deeply informed employee talent pool, and individuals find they are able to take on increased responsibility and create new career opportunities for themselves by augmenting their current expertise.”

- Dan Quirk, CLP



The continuing competence of certified licensing professionals is a major interest of CLP, Inc. Certified Licensing Professionals (CLPs) are required to demonstrate continued competence in the field of licensing to maintain their certification status. The CLP credential is granted for a three-year period.

To maintain the credential, candidates must earn at least 40 continuing professional development credits during the 3-year certification period. Credits can be earned through a variety of activities such as speaking at industry events, participating in industry events, writing, practical experience, or serving as an expert witness. In May 2021, the CLP Board of Governors revised the recertification requirements to align with its understanding that individuals maintain continued competence and currency in the field in a variety of ways. View this infographic for a summary of the changes. 

Download the Candidate Handbook for complete details on the recertification requirements, including:

  • Acceptable sources and value of continuing professional development activities

  • Failure to recertify

  • Reinstatement

  • Verification

Certificants will access the online recertification application through the candidate portal available here.

If you have questions regarding recertification, please contact CLP at clpinfo@licensingcertification.org.

Recertification Timeframe

The CLP Board of Governors has determined, after considering a large scope of issues that face licensing professionals and the frequency at which information is updated and expanded, that the CLP credential will be recognized for a period of three (3) years from the last day of the month in which certification was earned. If certification is not renewed, it expires the last day of the month, three (3) years after certification was initially earned. For example, if a candidate took and passed the CLP exam on April 15, 2022 the credential must be renewed by April 30, 2025 in order to keep it active.

Certified individuals are responsible for submitting documentation of continuing professional development credits by the deadlines detailed in the recertification policy. There are no exceptions to the deadline for renewal based on failure to receive renewal reminders or to update profile and contact information with CLP, Inc.

Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc.
4009 Corning Place Drive, Suite E2-378, Charlotte, NC 28216
Phone: (888) 391-7719 Email: clpinfo@licensingcertification.org
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