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Leading Commercial Collection Associations Announce Updated Agency Certification Logo

Staff, Staff | July 29, 2015

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release

, 7/15/2015 - The Commercial Law League of America (CLLA) and the International Association of Commercial Collectors, Inc. (IACC), announced today the update of the CLLA agency certification logo. This logo represents the power and prestige of the recent alliance between the two organizations. The logo update was inspired by the recently improved certification program and the affiliation and endorsement by IACC.

"The response from IACC members coming into CLLA’s program has been excellent. We are processing this year’s recertification applications and are pleased with the results. Both organizations are marketing the program to credit providers across the service and manufacturing industries, said Robert S. Bernstein, CLLA President.

Jeff Henderson, CLLA Executive Vice President, added, “Credit grantors can be sure of the benefits they will receive when retaining a CLLA Certified Collection Agency as part of their RFP. This program is respected not only for being the oldest of its kind, but the most rigorous.”

To become Certified, CLLA’s program requires commercial collection agencies to be bonded, financially secure, able to pass an on-site audit, and in compliance with all Federal regulations. Certified agencies must recertify each year and submit to reviews regarding adherence and compliance to the standards of the program.

Tom Brenan, IACC President, said, “Our members are impressed by the rigor demanded by CLLA’s program. No other organization can deliver a more robust validation when it comes to commercial credit agency certification and this is the only certification process that requires a trust audit by a Certified Public Accountant."

For more information about the Certification program, to apply for Certification, or to locate a Certified Agency please visit CLLA online at or contact CLLA Education Director, Susan Homerding, at 847-416-7238 or

About the CLLA

Since 1895, the not-for-profit Commercial Law League of America has connected experienced attorneys with credit grantors, lending institutions and other commercial credit, bankruptcy and general finance industry members through networking, education, legislative advocacy and specialized legal services. The association’s members include attorneys, collection agencies, judges, accountants, trustees, turnaround managers and other credit and finance experts. For more information on the CLLA, please visit

About the IACC

Since 1970, the International Association of Commercial Collectors, Inc. (IACC) is the oldest and largest U.S. trade association for commercial collection professionals which includes collection agencies, attorneys, law lists and affiliates. Headquartered in Minneapolis, IACC serves members throughout the United States and in 25 other countries. Members of IACC recover millions of dollars annually for their clients and provide valuable assistance to credit departments in controlling mounting debt. To learn more, visit the IACC website at

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For additional information about the Commercial Law League of America, please contact Katie Friedman, Director of Marketing, at 847-416-7215 or

For additional information about the International Association of Commercial Collectors, please contact Sara Bobrowski, IACC Coordinator, at 952-925-0760, Ext. 2 or

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