Certified Community Leadership Practitioner (CCLP)

The Certified Community Leadership Practitioner (CCLP) Certification is designed to enhance individual performance, elevate professional standards, and recognize Association, Chamber of Commerce, and other Non-Profit professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of program development in a leadership organization.

The Association of Leadership Programs (ALP) oversees the certification process to obtain the CCLP designation.  Training includes a series of learning components covering personal, practical and theoretical leadership.  Candidates must complete 16 hours of CORE training, 24 hours of pre-designated coursework plus an additional 10 hours of elective coursework for a total of 50 hours prior to submitting an application to sit for the CCLP examination. The final requirement is completing and passing the written exam. All steps must be completed to be eligible to obtain the CCLP designation.

For an overview of the program and 2023 offerings, view this guide.

For questions about the CCLP program, contact

Upcoming Courses for CCLP Certification

2023 Predesignated Courses - Upcoming

All predesignated courses are held virtually from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET. Click through each date to register for sessions of interest.

Requirements for CCLP Certification

The steps in the CCLP process are designed in sequential order so that you have time to take in content as well as time to integrate learning into your daily practice.  The goal is not speed.  The goal is the development of competencies. Earning the CCLP designation is contingent on each individual passing an exam on the CCLP program content.  In order to prepare for this exam, it is necessary for each participant to attend each course and take extensive notes on the content. No study guide materials will be distributed.

STEP 1 CORE Training (16 hours)

STEP 2  Pre-Designated Coursework
(24 hours)

STEP 3 Elective Coursework (10 hours)



Fee Structure
(for CCLP Certification)

SessionCourse HoursMember RateNon-Member Rate

CORE Community Leadership Practitioner Course (CORE CLP)

16 hours


Adult Learning (AL)                                                                                     

4 hours $150$300

Advanced Facilitation (AF)                                                                   

4 hours$150$300

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI4 hours$150$300

Financial/Accounting/Fundraising Revenue Streams (FAFRS)4 hours$150$300

Leadership Theories and Applications (LTA)4 hours$150$300

Developing and Managing Volunteers and Boards (DMVB)4 hours$150$300



40 hours*     $1,800 

*Completion of an additional 10 hours of elective coursework is required to meet the 50 hours of required training. The applicant bears any expenses incurred in the procurement of this requirement.

**Must be an ALP member to qualify for CCLP certification.

***Non-Members may take courses for professional development purposes. See registration link for pricing.