CPP – Cer­ti­fied Pro­fes­sional Pho­tog­ra­phers: If you are inter­ested in becom­ing a CPP or inter­ested in men­tor­ing oth­ers to help them on their pho­to­graphic jour­ney to become a CPP this is place to connect.

We need lead­ers like you to take your pho­tog­ra­phy to the next level.

Stud­ies show that cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is the most widely rec­og­nized con­sumer cre­den­tial. Con­sumers may not know a lot about pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phy, but they know that cer­ti­fi­ca­tion should ensure professional-quality goods and ser­vices. Plus, it helps you keep your pro­fes­sional edge.

Luck­ily, cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is another tool PPA pro­vides. Earn it, and it can help enhance your pro­fes­sional image, grow your busi­ness, and increase your value to your customers.

Why get cer­ti­fied?
The cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­gram assures the gen­eral pub­lic that you, as a Cer­ti­fied Pro­fes­sional Pho­tog­ra­pher (CPP), are a qual­ity pro­fes­sional. It’s like qual­ity assur­ance because cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is a cre­den­tial con­sumers and busi­nesses under­stand. More impor­tantly, it pro­vides you with a tool for telling the world—and all those poten­tial clients—why they should call you rather than the com­peti­tor down the street.

After all, you will be one of less than 8% of pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers (less than 1,725 in the world) who have attained certification.

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

  • Pass a com­pre­hen­sive writ­ten exam mea­sur­ing your tech­ni­cal expertise
  • Suc­cess­fully sub­mit your work to a panel of judges for review and approval
  • Renew cre­den­tials every 3 years with con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion, sub­mit­ting work for crit­i­cal eval­u­a­tion, or retak­ing the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion exam

Visit  www.certifiedphotographer.com  for com­plete information.

CPP Re-Certification Form for edu­ca­tional cred­its click here