Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc.

Elevating the Licensing Profession Through Knowledge and Standards

Policies and Procedures

If you have specific questions about CLP program policies, please contact us at clpinfo@licensingcertification.org.


Use of Credential and Wording of Certificates

After receiving notification of CLP designation, the credential may be used as long as certification remains valid and in good standing.  Individuals may not use the CLP credential until they have received specific written notification that they have successfully completed all requirements, including passing the exam. Certificants must comply with all recertification requirements to maintain use of the credential.  
All certificates issued by CLP will be alike in design and wording.  The certificate shall note the certificant’s name, certification number, certification date, which is the first day of the month following the test administration window (for example, the certificate of candidates who test in October are dated as November 1, xxxx), and certification expiration date. 


Waiver and Release of Information

Individual applicants and certificants may authorize CLP and its agents to communicate essential information relating to the application, certification, and review of these items to employers, state and federal authorities, other applicants and certificants, educational programs, and others by means of a newsletter or otherwise ONLY upon receipt of a written and signed authorization. 
Examination scores are confidential and will not be disclosed to any third party unless CLP is directed to do so by subpoena or court order, or when a candidate or certificant requests in writing that his/her scores be sent to a third party, indicating which particular scores are to be disclosed, identify specifically the person or organization to whom the scores should be sent, and pay any fees required by CLP for sending said scores.  

Summary of Certification Activities 

CLP will prepare and publish a summary of certification activities at least annually. The published information will include the number of individuals who took the CLP exam, pass/fail rates, and other aggregate certification/recertification data as appropriate. The annual summary will be publicly available.

Equal Opportunity

All administrative practices and procedures will be nondiscriminatory on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, lifestyle, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.  

Awarding of CLP Credential 

Only individuals who meet all eligibility and examination requirements are awarded the CLP credential. 


CLP provides information on its certification procedures and objectives so that training courses can be developed specifically to help persons planning to take the CLP examination, however CLP does not develop, endorse, certify, or accredit training programs.  


Appeals Policy 

Adverse decisions by CLP may include, but are not limited to:
1. Denial of candidate application; 
2. Denial of certification for an individual;
3. Denial of certification renewal for an individual; and 
4. Revocation of certification.  
In the event of an adverse decision in the areas outlined above, CLP shall advise the individuals involved of the decision and of the procedure for appealing the adverse decision. Individuals will also be notified of the appeal policy in the Candidate Handbook, on the CLP web site, and/or in other published sources.  The individual desiring to appeal CLP’s adverse decision (the “Grievant”) must adhere to the following procedures and associated time lines.
The request must be received within sixty (60) days of the date that notice of the adverse decision was issued by CLP.  The candidate is responsible for demonstrating with clear and convincing evidence that the appeal should be granted.  CLP shall review the request and notify the applicant of its determination. To request a copy of the full Appeal Policy, please contact CLP at clpinfo@licensingcertification.org.
All administrative practices and procedures, including appeals, will be non-discriminatory on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, lifestyle, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.  



Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc.

11130 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 350, Reston, VA 20191
Phone: (888) 391-7719 Email: clpinfo@licensingcertification.org

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