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CLFP Foundation Releases Sixth Edition Handbook

June 04, 2018, 07:10 AM

The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation Executive Director and Board of Directors announced the sixth edition of The Certified Lease & Finance Professionals’ Handbook is now available for purchase through the foundation’s website and

The handbook was authored and produced by Deb Reuben, CLFP, President of Reuben Creative. The goal of the CLFP Foundation was to produce an improved narrative that incorporated perspectives reflective of the larger bank, captive and independent companies that are utilizing the designation as a tool for professional development.

“An intense and complex project, it was an honor to be asked by the CLFP Foundation to write this new edition of the Handbook,” Reuben said. “I relished the challenge and opportunity to bring forward-thinking insights and creative ideas to designing a new framework for studying the body of knowledge for this dynamic and multi-faceted industry. It was wonderful to collaborate with (Foundation Executive Director) Reid Raykovich, CLFP, the CLFP Board, and with so many brilliant contributors from all aspects of the industry who carved out time from their busy schedules to provide insights that allowed me to bring multiple lenses to this work.”

“This edition of the CLFP Handbook is a complete overhaul of the text, a big leap forward in content and quality. Its expanded subject matter is much more comprehensive and relevant to a wider variety of business models we see in our industry,” said Robert Boyer, CLFP, President of BB&T Commercial Equipment Capital, CLFP Board Member and ELFA Treasurer.

Lori Frasier, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Performance Management - Key Equipment Finance and ELFA Board Member, added, “The updated workbook is top-notch, a resource which will add value to any leasing professional.” 

The 2018 CLFP Exam will continue to be based on the Fifth Edition of the Handbook, and in 2019, the exam will be updated to reflect the new content.

The CLFP designation is the only certification for the equipment finance Industry. There are currently 571 active Certified Lease & Finance Professionals and Associates in the United States, Canada and Australia.

For more information or to purchase the new handbook, visit

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