What factors drive the fees related to the CLM program?

For a certification to have credibility and value, there are strict procedures and safeguards that must be followed. ALA contracts with the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) for the provision of consulting services, oversight of item writing, test preparation and security, scoring, and statistical analysis. Other program expenses include Certification Committee meetings and ALA staff who administer the program.  NOTE: ALA does not make a profit on the CLM program. In fact, ALA invests money annually in it as part of its mission to promote and enhance the competence and professionalism of legal administrators and the profession.

Once certified, why do I have to pay an annual fee?

The nominal annual maintenance fee covers administrative costs in verifying and processing recertification applications.