Certifications + Endorsements

“Success isn't owned, it's leased.
And rent is due every day.”

- J.J. Watt

Certified Lease & Finance Professional



The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) designation is an objective, third party-vetted indication of a lease professional's reputation, experience, and knowledge. It is the standard for professionalism in the leasing industry.



CLFP Body of Knowledge

  • Leasing Expertise
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Payment Structures
  • UCC Code
  • Lease Documentation
  • Tax Rules & Procedures
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Equipment Appraisal
  • Contract Terms
  • Portfolio Management
  • Depreciation Methods
  • Ethical Practices
  • Credit Scoring
  • Leasing Law
  • Lease Accounting Standards



First American employs the most Certified Lease & Finance Professionals in the industry.


The Cindy Spurdle Award of Excellence acknowledges the CLFP who has contributed the most to the industry and best represents teh CLFP ideals for the year. 


CLFPs must continually educate themselves on leasing and adhere to the Standards of Professional Conduct.


The Value of CLFP