Application for Exam or Paper

Congratulations on completing the three National PELRA Labor Relations Academies!

You have already invested in your professional development and now you are ready to complete the requirements for the national certification as a Labor Relations Professional (CLRP®). To complete the CLRP® process, National PELRA now offers two methods! You have the choice of either writing a labor relations paper, or you may take a multiple-choice in-person CLRP® Exam. 

Option 1: Labor Relations Professional Paper

  1. Submit verification form with a topic and outline for your paper
  2. Topic/Outline will be reviewed by committee
  3. Notification of Topic/Outline approval
  4. Prepare and write paper (see Paper Requirements). Prior to submitting, have a colleague review and comment, then revise, rewrite then proofread.
  5. Submit draft of paper
  6. Paper will be then reviewed by the Academy Essay Review Committee
  7. You will receive recognition of approval, or notice to revise and resubmit
  8. Receive certification of CLRP®

Option 2: CLRP® Exam (Multiple-Choice Examination)

  1. Check the current Academy schedule and register online for CLRP Exam
  2. Submit verification form
  3. Academy attendance will be verified, and submission will be reviewed by committee
  4. The CLRP® Exam will require in-person attendance, and will not be offered online/electronically

Verification Form

No matter whether you choose to do a paper or an exam, please complete the Verification Form, including applicant information, academy verification, and other necessary information. 

Re-Certification

Recertification is required every three years. To maintain certification, participants must acquire a minimum of 45 credits. Participants may begin earning credits toward recertification immediately upon receiving their initial Certified Labor Relations Professional (CLRP®) designation, but credits cannot be carried over for future recertification. There is a minimal fee of $95 to obtain a Recertification Certificate. See complete details on recertification.