Unmatched Credentials

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

- J.J. Watt

Peer Reviewed Designation


Strengthen your solution with an equipment finance service that has passed
the HFMA eleven-step, high-level Peer Reviewed* screening process.

*HFMA staff and volunteers determined that this product has met specific criteria under the HFMA Peer Review Process.
HFMA does not endorse or guarantee the use of this product.





Our People: Certifications

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


Accelerating growth, together.

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