Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc. is now accepting applications for the CLP Emeritus status – a designation that recognizes individuals who have earned and held the Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) credential, in good standing, but are now retired from full-time employment. The offering comes at the requests of, and in order to recognize, CLP certificants who have had successful careers in licensing/IP but are no longer able to maintain the credential due to their employment status.
In order to apply for CLP Emeritus status, an individual must:
Have held the CLP credential, in good standing, within the last three (3) years;
Be retired from full-time employment (Note: a limited amount of part-time work is allowable, such as independent consulting, board seats, or pro bono work);
Pay a one-time fee of $275 USD; and,
Use the credential as “CLP Emeritus” only (Note: use of the “CLP” credential is not permitted).
Once granted, individuals must notify CLP, Inc. if they re-enter full time employment in the licensing field, and therefore no longer meet the Emeritus Status requirements. To reinstate the CLP credential, individuals are required to re-apply, pay for, and pass the CLP examination. Individuals who are granted the status are not required to earn continuing professional development credits.
Individuals who hold the CLP Emeritus status are included in the online registry which lists individuals holding a CLP credential.