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CLP Certification

More than 800 individuals involved in patenting, marketing, valuation, intellectual property (IP) law, negotiation, and intellectual asset management have earned the CLP certification. Start your CLP journey today.

Why Should You Earn the CLP Certification?

Earning the CLP credential:

  • Establishes credibility among your colleagues and peers
  • Shows that you understand and utilize the latest industry practices
  • Fulfills personal and professional goals for career development and opens up more opportunities in your career for advancement and job mobility
  • Recognizes your experience and qualifications as well as your commitment to continuing education and professional development
  • Demonstrates your commitment to the licensing profession as a career

The CLP Vision

  • Publicly recognize the licensing professional's experience and qualifications
  • Publicly recognize the licensing professional's education and professional development
  • Focus the licensing professional's individual development on internationally applicable standards, ethics, and excellence
  • Provide greater visibility to the licensing profession with added credibility and prestige

To become a CLP, a candidate must:

  1. Meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the examination
  2. Submit the CLP online Application
  3. Pay the application fee
  4. Pass the CLP examination

Click here to start your CLP Exam application.

CLP Testing Windows

The CLP examination is offered during two, month-long windows (April and October) each year. Review the Candidate Handbook for more information on the application deadlines.

CLP Exam Review Course

LES (U.S.A. & Canada) offers a great one-day course that will prepare you for the CLP certification exam. Learn about the course here

CLP Recertification Requirements

The continuing competence of certified licensing professionals is a major interest of the CLP, Inc. Certified Licensing Professionals (CLPs) are required to demonstrate continued competence in their field 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. Credit can be earned through a variety of activities such as speaking at industry events, participating in industry events, writing, full-time employment, etc.

CLP Continuing Education Credits

All LES Professional Development Courses are eligible for earning CLP Continuing Education credits for certification renewal.

For more information about the CLP program visit www.licensingcertification.org.