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  1. #1
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    Default How many Merits?

    I thought for recert, if you attended every IUSA for 5 years you would get your 25 merits? Is there not as many merits given if you buy a buddy pass for attending IUSA? Is attending IUSA 5 merits? or are there different levels of merits for different passes purchased?

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    Default Re: How many Merits?

    Attending IUSA is 1 merit. You can earn additional merits by volunteering to help with activities there such as print crew etc...
    Greg Yager CPP


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    Suzanne, I think you are confusing merits with education units... You only get one merit for attending, but you do earn 5 education units which is what you need for recert.
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    Default Re: How many Merits?

    Where do you find your education units record?
    Greg Yager CPP


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    Default Re: How many Merits?

    you get 5 "continuing education" credits to use toward renewal of your CPP. But as far as Merits are concerned, IUSA is 1. Some pre-convention classes are a merit, and print committee setup and tear-down are each a merit as well.
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    Default Re: How many Merits?

    Greg - you are responsible for keeping track of your credits for recertification. You should have received a package with your certificate that included a form. Basically, each day spend in education counts for 1 credit. You will need to keep proof that you paid for and attended the event.

    5 UNITS Attending Imaging USA or a full week at a PPA Affiliate School
    2 UNITS Attending Regional or State Conventions
    Attending Photography Industry Seminars or Convention lasting 2 or more days
    1 UNIT Attending Photography Industry Seminars or Workshops lasting 6 or more hours
    1/2 UNIT Attending any professionally related program that lasts 4-6 hours
    1/4 UNIT Attending any professionally related program that lasts 2-4 hours

    Here is the link to that information: http://certifiedphotographer.com/cpp...certification/

    You can obtain a tracking form on that page as well.
    Christine Walsh-Newton, M. Photog., Cr., CPP
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    Default Re: How many Merits?

    Thanks Christine. I'll dig that form out and make sure I keep up with it. Fortunately I still have my receipts from IUSA and my State convention.
    Greg Yager CPP


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    Default Re: How many Merits?

    Quote Originally Posted by Christine_Walsh-Newton View Post
    You will need to keep proof that you paid for and attended the event.
    How can one prove they attended besides a payment receipt? My state and regional conventions are included in my dues so I don't pay for it.
    Cassandra Sullivan, CPP
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    Default Re: How many Merits?

    Mine is the same, but we need to register online to attend and then we get a receipt for $0. I save that and my name badge.
    Christine Walsh-Newton, M. Photog., Cr., CPP
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    Default Re: How many Merits?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra_Sullivan View Post
    How can one prove they attended besides a payment receipt? My state and regional conventions are included in my dues so I don't pay for it.
    If they can't sleep at night then they didn't attend!!!
    Don
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