Unmatched Credentials

“Success isn't owned, it's leased.
And rent is due every day.”

- J.J. Watt
Our Solutions: Endorsements + Designations


First American offers the only equipment finance service in the country that has earned the elite Peer Reviewed* by HFMA designation. In addition, First American is the marquee sponsor for the American Hospital Association's Innovation Challenge, which challenges AHA members to find innovative solutions to health challenges in their communities. 

Learn more about the AHA Innovation Challenge from inagural winner, Parkview Health:


*HFMA staff and volunteers determined that this product has met specific criteria under the HFMA Peer Review Process. HFMA does not endorse or guarantee the use of this product.


Our People: Certifications

Certified Lease & Finance Professional

The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) designation is an objective, third party-vetted indication of a lease professional's reputation, experience, and knowledge. It is the standard for professionalism in the leasing industry. More CLFPs work at First American than anywhere else in the world.



CLFP Body of Knowledge

  • Leasing Expertise
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Payment Structures
  • UCC Code
  • Lease Documentation
  • Tax Rules & Procedures
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Equipment Appraisal
  • Contract Terms
  • Portfolio Management
  • Depreciation Methods
  • Ethical Practices
  • Credit Scoring
  • Leasing Law
  • Lease Accounting Standards




First American employs the most Certified Lease & Finance Professionals in the industry.


The Cindy Spurdle Award of Excellence acknowledges the CLFP who has contributed the most to the industry and best represents the CLFP ideals for the year.


CLFPs must continually educate themselves on leasing and adhere to the Standards of Professional Conduct.




The Value of CLFP