Hi group;

My friend, Al DiCampli, is on the certification committee. He is once again offering a certification prep class. This one will be in Fort Myers, Florida September 16th & 17th. It's a merit certification cram course. If you are looking to take the exam soon, it's an excellent way to prepare. And, if you get a PPA educational merit as well.
Here is the information from Al:

Announcing a Special Two Day Cram Course

If you are planning on taking the Certified Professional Photographers exam this may interest you. This designation is awarded? by the Certification Commission, only after a photographer meets rigorous requirements. These requirements are designed to measure a photographers, artistic ability, technical proficiency and competency. Many photographers reach this goal before going on to earn their Master?s and or Craftsmen Degree?s from the PPA although it is no longer a requirement for either Degree.

Did you know you can take a Certification preparation course? The course instructor will be Al Di Campli,CPP, M.Photog.Cr., FP-PPANJ. Al has had great success and National recognition in teaching this course around the US for the last ten years. Thus far approximately? 400 Professional Photographers have taken this course and gone on to? pass the exam. While taking this class is no guarantee you will pass his course has a 98% success rate. Al believes in ability to help others, anyone who does pass is welcome to take the next course he teaches without having to again pay tuition.? Many professional photographers across the country have taken advantage of this unique opportunity.?

A special two day ?Cram Course? will be given at Fine Art Imaging Photography, 18911 S. Tamiami Trail, Unit 18 Fort Myers, FA 23112? Sunday and Monday September, 16th and 17th. For directions to the studio call Jim at 239-466-3061 They are in the San Carlos Plaza, with Ace Hardware and Beall's Outlet, across from Mel's Diner. The corner of Rt. 41 and Sanibel Blvd.)

The exam will be proctored the following day on Tuesday September 18th at the Professional Photographer of South West Florida?s Seminar at the AAA Auto Club South building located at 2516 Colonial Blvd Fort Myers, FL? 33907 contact the FLA Certification Liaison Al Gordon for the time.?

Lodging is available at The Inn of the Springs located at 8901 Highland Woods Blvd. Bonita Springs, FL 34135? call 1-239-949-5913 . We have arranged a special rate of $ 69.00 per night. They offer a free breakfast and each room comes equipped with a kitchenette. When you call ask for the Certified Photographers Special our sales person is Kim.

Seating is limited (we can only accept 22 students) and the two day cram courses generally full up fast! The course fee is $550.00 which includes a work book and students should purchase and study ?Photography? by London and Upton. Students who are PPA members will also receive one PPA educational merit. We will study such topics as, The Inverse Square Law, Guide Numbers, Lens, Filters, both Black and White plus Color Film, Color Theory, Lighting Ratios, the Zone System, The View Camera, Portrait Lighting, Commercial and Industrial Photography, Digital Photography, Print Composition and Design.

Al also asks each student bring in thirty to forty images done for clients on a CD (low resolution 8x 10, 100 dpi) for review to shed insight to your image selections for Certification. After the normal day ends and we break for dinner, an informal session will be held to review or critique images each day. Get some rest and bring a simple calculator, extra three ring loose leaf paper to take notes and a great sense of humor.

Seating is limited and the two day cram courses generally full up fast! The course fee is $550.00 which includes a work book and students should purchase ?Photography? by London and Upton. Take advantage of our early registration special! If you register by July? 27, 2007 for $ 475.00. Register by August 3, 2007 for $ 500.00 Register by August 10, 2007 for $ 525.00. Kindly note in order to qualify for the early registration specials all tuition fees (checks or money orders only) must be received on or before the above mentioned deadlines.?

Kindly note due to the limited seating, advanced preparations and travel reservations, tuition is non refundable. Should an unforeseen emergency arise and you cannot attend, you will have two years from the date of the original class you reserved to be abel to attend our next class at no additional charge.?

Call Al today for more information or to register at? (610-328-5511) or by e mail (adcphoto@comcast.net) A D C Photography Inc. located at, 388 Reed Road, Bldg.#2, Broomall, Pa. 19008-4007. Unfortunately we cannot accept students at the door and we will only be abel to accommodate 22 students. so call today to register. Ask about some of our early registration specials, running through out the month of July and the beginning of August.

Al is a member of the PPANJ where he is the Certification Liaison and a Fellow of Photography having served as President of the South Region (1999-2001). He was awarded the PPA National Award (the highest award for service) at the 2007 PPANJ Convention where he also served as the Master of Ceremonies. ?

He also is a member of the PPA, where in addition to being Certified and holding their Masters of Photography, and Photographic Craftsmen Degree, he again serves on the Certification Committee. He is a past member of the PPA of PA, where he was a member of the Board of Governors ( 1998-2006) and holds their Service, Print and PA CPP Degrees,

Al is also available for private tutoring, speaking and teaching assignments on various subjects at his studio or on location. In addition to teaching Nationally he also conducts Certification course?s at his studio, located just outside of Philadelphia in Broomall, PA. You can visit either of his web sites at; www.adcphotography.com or www.galleryadc.com