Your studies should begin by purchasing the Certified Lease & Finance Professionals’ Handbook. Below you will be able to find everything necessary to become and stay successful in the equipment finance profession. But remember, it’s up to you to make the most of these resources.
For those taking the exam in 2021, please purchase the Eighth edition of The Certified Lease & Finance Professionals’ Handbook.
Download CLFP Exam Outline
The CLFP Exam is an 8-hour test that is broken into four sections. Download the CLFP Exam outline to learn more about the exam components and their corresponding points.
Academy for Lease and Finance Professionals
The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation is pleased to present the Academy for Lease & Finance Professionals (ALFP). The ALFP is a three- or four-day event designed to fully prepare an individual to sit for the CLFP exam assuming the attendee has read and studied The Certified Lease & Finance Professionals’ Handbook prior to attending.
The Foundation offers a very unique program called the Anonymity Program. It is designed for those who would like to study for and take the exam anonymously, with a public announcement being made only when certification is earned (if so desired).
To take part in this program, please contact our Executive Director, Reid Raykovich via reid@CLFPfoundation.org
CLFP Mentor Program
The Mentor Program was created to assist candidates in preparing to take the CLFP Exam. The Program is voluntary and is offered at no additional cost to the candidate.
A candidate will be assigned a Mentor upon request following formal application and receipt of fee for the CLFP Exam. Candidates are matched with a mentor who is knowledgeable in areas of the Body of Knowledge of interest to the candidate. Or, the candidate may request a specific individual.
All Mentors hold the CLFP designation and will answer questions about the conduct of the exam, assist the candidate in understanding and interpreting areas of the Body of Knowledge, and generally provide intellectual, experiential and moral support.
Mentors are not instructors or tutors. The candidate is expected to learn the required material on his or her own by studying written materials, by taking available industry courses, and through industry work experience. Mentors will provide clarification and interpretation for subjects the candidate has already studied. For instance, the Mentor will clarify Present Value Theory, but will not teach the Theory.
Become A Mentor
The CLFP Foundation is looking for Mentors. The number of applicants for certification is growing each day and has focused attention on the need for CLFP Mentors.
All Mentors must hold the CLFP designation In Good Standing and will answer questions about the conduct of the exam, assist the candidate in understanding and interpreting areas of the Body of Knowledge and provide intellectual, experiential and moral support. By becoming a Mentor you will help the CLFP Candidate succeed and brighten the future of your industry. Rest assured, when you serve as a mentor you enrich yourself as much as you do the CLFP candidate. Mentoring is not only a great way to get a tune-up and make ongoing contributions to the industry (and qualifies toward recertification), but mentoring leads to new experiences, new connections, new insights and new satisfactions.