Our mission statement calls for a “commitment to high standards for the lobbying profession” and for the “the establishment and maintenance of the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct for those who take pride in being a professional lobbyist.”

To assist our mission statement, FAPL has created a gold standard, the DPL, for designating those government relations professionals who develop in-depth knowledge of the legislative and political process, its rules, regulations and ethics.

The DPL program is a voluntary opportunity to strengthen skills and effectiveness of government relations personnel in lobbying firms, corporations, and not-for-profit associations. Those new to the profession quickly gain expertise it might otherwise take years to acquire, while experienced lobbyists stay current on new ethical and regulatory areas. At the same time, they earn a professional designation and recognition among peers in the lobbying community and in government.

FAPL is leading the way as the ONLY state lobbyist organization offering such a program.

How to attain and renew your DPL:

  • Only members of FAPL can earn a DPL designation.
  • Courses combine classroom style and panel discussions available through in person and online sessions.
  • To receive a DPL participants will have to complete 10 credits of course work, or 10 courses.
  • Courses are a mix of 4 required core sessions and 6 electives of your choosing.
  • In-person and online live courses are scheduled approximately once a month.
    • Most courses are recorded and available through our online store. This allows participants to complete the program at their own pace.
  • Each course ranges from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours in length.
  • FAPL member Cost for a new DPL: $49 per course or $490 for the complete program.
    • Upon receiving your DPL you will need to complete 5 courses per calendar year to keep current and in good standing. 
  • FAPL member cost to renew their DPL: $49 per course or $245 per calendar year.

 New courses are added throughout the year.

DPL courses can be found HERE.
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