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.


First American and the CLFP in the News - CLFP Foundation: 30 Years of Raising the Bar


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


The Value of CLFP