Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc.

Elevating the Licensing Profession Through Knowledge and Standards


Earning the CLP provides a way to retain a high standard of professionalism and helps ensure the licensing profession continues to be recognized by other professions.  I will continue to maintain my CLP distinction and would recommend the opportunity to others in the field.

- Luis Mejia, CLP,
Associate Director, Stanford University


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 hours of continuing education (CE) during the three-year certification period. Credits can be earned through a variety of activities such as speaking at industry events, participating in industry events, writing, full-time employment, etc.

Below is a summary of the recertification requirements. Download the full CLP Certification Renewal Policy with complete details on the following:

  • Acceptable sources and value of continuing education (CE) credit

  • Failure to Recertify

  • Reinstatement

  • Verification

You can access the recertification application at www.castleworldwide.com/clp. Find Recertification Instructions and pointers for completing the CLP Recertification Application here.

Candidates may access and submit the online recertification application up to one year prior to their renewal date. Please note that no paper applications will be accepted. You must submit your recertification application and payment using the online application.

The CLP Recertification Committee will audit a certain percentage of the applications for accuracy. If audited, you will be contacted with instructions. Please note that you are not required to submit supporting materials with your application unless requested by the Recertification Committee.

If you have questions regarding recertification, please contact Cynthia Allen, Certification Manager, at callen@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, 2016, they are required to renew their credential by April 30, 2019 before it expires.

CLP, Inc. will send you specific instructions, dates, and criteria for recertification after you become certified, however it is your responsibility to submit documentation of your CE points by the deadlines outlined above. There are no exceptions to the deadline for renewal based on failure to receive renewal application materials. It is also your responsibility to update your profile and contact information with the CLP.


Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc.

3611 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, Suite 204-378, Charlotte, NC 28216
Phone: (888) 391-7719 Email: clpinfo@licensingcertification.org

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