CLRP® Certification

CLRP®: Certified Labor Relations Professional

National PELRA's Labor Relations Academy Certification Program is an innovative teaching program designed for public sector Labor Relations and Human Resources professionals who are seeking additional training.

National PELRA has developed a choice for those working towards earning their CLRP® certification! The final step now includes the option of taking a multiple-choice exam or writing a paper. Either option is available to participants that have completed Academy I, II, and III.

Benefits of CLRP® Certification

The Certified Labor Relations Professional (CLRP®) certification was designed for anyone who wants to:

  • Include this impressive, prestigious and highly sought after certification on a resume
  • Understand the basics of labor/management relations
  • Be prepared to negotiate a comprehensive labor agreement
  • Understand the arbitration process
  • Refresh and update their skills
  • Broaden their knowledge of labor relations

Benefits of National PELRA's CLRP® Certification Program:

  • Increases your value to your employer
  • Raises your professional standards
  • Demonstrates commitment to public sector Labor Relations/Human Resources profession
  • Identifies you as the public sector Labor Relations/Human Resources professional most capable of meeting emerging challenges

Recertification Program

National PELRA's Recertification Program for Certified Labor Relations Professional (CLRP®) is an ongoing certification process to encourage participants to seek professional growth and development. As a national organization designed for public sector Labor Relations and Human Resources professionals, we support continual learning throughout our careers.

Ongoing professional development improves the organization and skills of our members. To promote continued learning, we have developed a recertification program. Through professional development, leadership, research and day-to-day work, participants earn credits to maintain their certification.

Read more about CLRP® Recertification (PDF).


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