Certified Leasing Professional

Certified Leasing Professional

What is the CLP program?

The CLP program is an approved professional certification program that sets professional competency standards in residential leasing, and services the needs of multifamily leasing and sales enterprises by offering quality professional training. The CLP designation says to your peers and employers that you are a qualified individual who is committed to a high level of professionalism in the leasing, sales, marketing and management of multifamily housing properties.

Why earn your CLP?

Earning the CLP designation showcases your commitment to applying the best practices in leasing apartment homes. It demonstrates to your peers, clients, employers and potential employers that you have superior training and in-depth knowledge combined with practical experience. Becoming a CLP starts you on the path to gaining deeper knowledge of the property management industry, as CLP is the first step on the way to earning the prestigious Registered in Apartment Management (RAM) and Advanced RAM designations.

Benefits of the CLP Designation

  • Graduation kit that includes official CLP certificate
  • Industry-wide recognition of a high degree of professional competence
  • Comprehensive training in all aspects of leasing practices with opportunities for continuing education

The comprehensive CLP curriculum covers the following leasing related topics:

  • Leasing Techniques
  • Communication Skills
  • Property Merchandising
  • Fair Housing
  • Closing the Deal
  • Lease Tours
  • Legal and Administrative Issues

What are the requirements for certification?

Becoming a CLP means meeting the high standards of education and ethics established by the RAM Board of Governors.

Certification requirements include:

  • Completion of CLP Course taught by an authorized teacher
  • Completion of CLP Professional Profile
  • Completion of CLP Shopper’s Report
  • Completion of national CLP Exam with a minimum of 70%

How long is a CLP certification valid?

CLP certification is effective for two years, subject to the payment of a $50.00 bi-annual renewal fee. Recertification is required after that time. The recertification process requires submittal of 10 hours of Continuing Education Credits: 3 hours mandatory Fair Housing/ 1 hour mandatory ADA/ 5 hours optional leasing topics.

How To Earn The Certified Leasing Professional Designation:

Certification requirements include:

  1. Completion of CLP Course taught by an authorized teacher
  2. Completion of CLP Professional Profile
  3. Completion of CLP Shopper’s Report
  4. Completion of national CLP Exam with a minimum of 70%

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