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. 

Earning the CLFP designation indicates a proficiency in every key area of the equipment leasing process:


Leasing Expertise

Tax Rules


Cash Flow Analysis

Financial Analysis

Ethical Practices

Pay Structures


Credit Scoring

UCC Code

Contract Terms

Leasing Law


Lease Accounting




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