CPP – Certified Professional Photographer

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Interested in PPA’s Certified Professional Photographer Program? 

The Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) program from PPA assures others of a photographer’s knowledge, experience and continuance to develop new skills and techniques. It is a declaration professional competence! The certification program assures the general public that a Certified Professional Photographer, is a quality professional. It’s like quality assurance because certification is a credential consumers and businesses understand. More importantly, it provides CPPs with a tool for telling the world—and all those potential clients—why they should call them rather than a competitor down the street

PPA Certified’s Mission Statement: To acknowledge and validate a consistent standard by which professional photographers can achieve and maintain a recognizable mark of excellence.

Fewer than 8% of pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers (less than 1,725 in the world) have attained certification.

What does it take? To gain cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, there is rig­or­ous test­ing, which is some­thing con­sumers understand.

  • Pass a com­pre­hen­sive writ­ten exam mea­sur­ing tech­ni­cal expertise
  • Sub­mit work to a panel of judges for review and approval
  • Renew cre­den­tials every three years with con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion, sub­mit­ting work for crit­i­cal eval­u­a­tion, or retak­ing the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion exam

Visit www.certifiedphotographer.com for com­plete information.

Excerpt CPP Re-Certification Form for edu­ca­tional cred­its click here

Questions about CPP? Contact your local CPP Liaison: Wayne Miller, M.Photog.Cr., CPP  wm (at) wmphotos.com