Accreditations

The Institute’s formal Accreditations include:

The Accredited Legal Pricing Professional (ALPP) – launched in January 2018 (learn more

The Accredited Legal Project Manager (ALPM) – launched in August 2018 (learn more)

The Accredited Legal Operations Professional (ALOP) – to be launched in January 2019

Unique and Differentiating Characteristics of True Value Partnering Institute Accreditations:

First, Institute Accreditations are achieved through a point system based on professional education combined with years of relevant legal professional experience at a managerial level or above. 

Second, Institute Accreditations require 32 credit hours of education which - when all combined - more closely resemble the rigor of a structured master’s degree course. 

Third, Institute Accreditations require education from a broad array of world-class educators, reference materials, and real-world problem-solving discussions. 

Fourth, Institute Accreditations require continuing annual education.

The Institute believes the above mentioned characteristics of its Accreditations enable Accredited professionals - and the firms or in-house legal departments who seek them - to be quantifiably recognized as the most highly skilled, experienced and educated professionals.    

This unique approach to recognizing Accredited professionals stems from The Institute’s Core Values which are central to its operating philosophy and the aims of the organization. The Institute’s creation was deliberately designed to align with other professional associations and educators while seeking to truly serve its members.

 See The American Lawyer article, "An Accreditation Seeks to 'Professionalize' Law Firm Pricing Directors(July 20, 2018).

 

“The ALPP designation is a big step forward towards the professionalization of Legal Pricing and will help distinguish those who are true experts in the field and dedicated to this strategically important function.” -- Matthew Beekhuizen, Chief Pricing Officer, Greenberg Traurig

"[B]eing able to qualify that individuals have the necessary skill sets to be successful in pricing roles at large firms and legal departments is important in a profession such as ours given it is still a relatively new and continually evolving discipline, so certifications like the ALPP can be a helpful tool in validating the nature of one's experience and qualifications." -- Keith Maziarek, Director of Pricing and Legal Project Management, Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP