CLLM Certification

The Certified Laundry and Linen Manager (CLLM) Certification Program is an ideal introductory program to laundry processing and linen management. This is an excellent tool for managerial personnel entering the laundry industry, including textile care sales professionals. Viewed as a comprehensive overview of the issues impacting laundry operations, this program is recognized in the industry as the minimal educational requirement for many government contracts.

Once your CLLM certification is earned, ALM is happy to provide the means to allow you to maintain your certification through webinars, articles, and other instructive tools. Proof of continuing education is required to maintain your CLLM with recertification due every three years.

ALM now also offers CLLM training through the TRAIN System


CLLM Correspondence Study

  • $395 members, $515 Non-members
  • Shipping: $20 U.S., $40 Canada, $50 international

Online Study via TRAIN System with Lifetime Access

  • Single Course: $120 members, $160 Non-members
  • Full Training: $675 members, $765 Non-members

All fees include the cost of the final exam.

What does the content cover?

  • Managing the Workforce
  • The Basics of Textiles
  • Textile Selection
  • Laundry Equipment
  • Laundry Production
  • Linen Management
  • Chemistry
  • Infection Control
  • Safety and Risk Management

The CLLM Program Manual is evaluated for revision on a three-year cycle. The certification examination is reviewed for revision annually.

Who Should Seek CLLM Certification?

Supervisors, laundry operations team managers, sales professionals without industry experience, and customer service managers. Those who want an overview of the roles and requirements for middle managers.

If you are a director, general manager, or aspiring to move up to a senior management position within your organization, you should consider the Laundry & Linen College and Registered Laundry and Linen Director (RLLD) certification exam.

Program Requirements

A high school diploma, GED, or equivalent is a prerequisite for this program.

Please note: Participants have one year from date of purchase to complete the certification exam before eligibility lapses. To obtain certification, enrolled candidates must take a proctored online examination. After successful completion of the examination, participants are required to submit proof of continuing education every three years.

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