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I have been through the first round of the CLP certification exams (back in 2008), and I can testify that preparing for that was a challenging and rewarding experience. I learned a great deal and it helped me round out my licensing knowledge. I'm glad I got certified; the process and end result was worth it."

- Antoine Bellemare, Ph.D., CLP

Technology Transfer Officer, Université Laval


Recertification Update - October 16, 2020

In an effort to provide flexibility to CLP credential holders during this difficult time, the CLP Board of Governors has extended the recertification date for those due to recertify between April and October 2020 to November 30, 2020. Credential holders due to recertify between April and October 2020 may continue to earn continuing education credits and complete the recertification application by November 30, 2020 without penalty. 

CLP certificants can earn continuing education credits in a variety of ways and in a virtual/online environment, including:

  • full time licensing/IP employment (maximum of 18 credits per 3-year recertification cycle)
  • webinars/virtual education presentations/offerings, and
  • writing/publishing on relevant educational topics.

CLP encourages credential holders to review the recertification requirements (Candidate Handbook) in detail and determine how they can continue to earn CE activities this year. 

For affected credential holders who complete the recertification process by November 30, going forward the new credential expiration date will be November 30 every 3 years.

At the time the extension was granted, those who were due to recertify between April and October 2020 and had not done so yet were automatically moved to the November 30, 2020 deadline. CLP will continue to email reminders to certificants; however, it is the responsibility of the CLP credential holder to be aware of recertification deadlines and requirements in order to maintain active certification status.

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


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

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

  • Failure to Recertify

  • Reinstatement

  • Verification

You can access the recertification application at http://www.scantronassessment.com/clp/. Find Recertification Instructions and pointers for completing the CLP Recertification Application here. Ensure you include the required details for each CE activity you submit. Requirements are outlined in the Candidate Handbook

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 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, 2018, the credential must be renewed by April 30, 2021 in order to keep it active.

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.


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