Certified Community Leadership Practitioner (CCLP)

Launched in 2019, 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 Mastery (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.

Questions about the CCLP Program? Contact Jessie Baginski, Director of Programs. 

Upcoming Courses for CCLP Certification


The 2024 CORE Training Course concluded in March 2024. CORE Training is offered virtually, once per year. The 2025 CORE Training Course dates will be announced in the fall of 2024. 

The 2024 CORE Training took place over the following sessions:

  • Monday, January 29, 2024 | 12:00 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Monday, February 5, 2024 | 12:00 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Monday, March 4, 2024 | 12:00 - 4:00 PM ET
  • Monday, March 11, 2O24 | 12:00 - 4:00 PM ET

Participants must participate fully in all four CORE Training sessions to successfully complete the 16-hour course. 


Each of the six Mastery (pre-designated) courses is offered once per year in a virtual format. Each course is four hours long, held from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET.

Requirements for CCLP Certification

The steps in the CCLP process are designed to be completed 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 but development of competencies. Earning the CCLP designation is contingent on each individual passing the certification exam, which is based on the program content.  Course recordings are available for review and exam preparation. 

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Fee Structure

SessionCourse HoursMember RateNon-Member Rate

CORE Community Leadership Practitioner Course 

16 hours


Adult Learning - Pre-Designated Course                                                                               

4 hours $150$300

Advanced Facilitation - Pre-Designated Course                                                                 

4 hours$150$300

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion - Pre-Designated Course4 hours$150$300

Financial/Accounting/Fundraising Revenue Streams - Pre-Designated Course4 hours$150$300

Leadership Theories and Applications - Pre-Designated Course4 hours$150$300

Developing and Managing Volunteers and Boards - Pre-Designated Course4 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.

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

Current Certified Community Leadership Practitioners

Since the inception of the program in 2019, 11 individuals have completed all the required coursework, sat for and passed the exam, and earned their CCLP designation.