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What is the best certification for a leasing agent?

Posted on October 2, 2017 by Grace Hill

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Updated January 2024

What is the best certification for a leasing agent?


If you work as a leasing agent in the multifamily property industry, the Certified Apartment Leasing Professional (CALP) certification is the first certification you should obtain. CALP can help you learn more about leasing, enhance your selling skills, and gain recognition in your career. The CALP certification is perfect for professionals who primarily deal with apartment leasing in day-to-day operations. This course is also highly recommended for leasing consultants, concierges, and career changers with hospitality, retail, or customer service experience.”

Why become CALP certified?


Build a foundation in leasing

A CALP certification is the best way to learn the ins and outs of leasing. From conducting a leasing interview to retaining residents, CALP gives you the tools you need to be successful in your role. Through CALP certification, you’ll gain a better understanding of:

  • Prospective resident screening
  • Leasing policies and procedures
  • Reputation management
  • Relationship-building
  • Fair housing laws
  • And much more

Improve your selling skills

Success as a leasing professional relies heavily on selling skills. CALP certification can help you become a top producer. You’ll learn to:

  • Generate traffic
  • Manage objections
  • Secure more renewals

Advance your career

CALP certification indicates strong leasing skills and dedication to the industry. It can give you an edge when it comes to hiring, promotion and earning potential.

Who is right for a CALP certification?


CALP certification isn’t just for those new to leasing. No matter what stage of your career you’re in, CALP certification makes you a more valuable asset to your company. CALP certification requires a minimum of 6 months’ onsite leasing experience, but this requirement may be met during or after completion of coursework, Market Survey and exam. (During that period, you hold a Provisional CALP.

Find out how you can take your career to the next level with an CALP certification.

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