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Certified Professional Photographer Mission Statement:

To acknowledge and validate a consistent standard by which professional photographers can achieve and maintain a recognizable mark of excellence.


Certification Contact

Questions? Contact us at You can also follow the CPP page on Facebook and join the CPP community on theLoop.


Certification Information

What's CPP

Learn more about PPA's Certified Professional Photographer program, the CPP advantage and what made other pros Get Certified!


Certification Pathway & Resources

Declare your Candidacy to become a CPP, then check out the candidate resources that will help in the process!


I'm a CPP

This section is reserved to CPPs. You'll find all the information and resources to leverage and make the most out of your certification.


Certification FAQs

Get all the answers and information on the CPP process, the CPP Exam, the Image Submission and more.


CPP Liaison Resources

In this section you'll find everything you need to be a great CPP Liaison.


Renew My Certification

Here you'll find information about recertification and how to keep your CPP valid. Remember, every three years you'll need to recertify!


Upcoming Events

  • December 9, 2014 - Fast, Exquisite, Perfect Color & Light...All In-Camera...Anywhere!

    Live webinar: Imagine opening Adobe Lightroom and loading the images from a shoot. And imagine all these images load in already looking amazing and ready for printing. We'll discuss secrets for getting perfect color and lighting to remove stress from your life. After the webinar, visit Bry's program at Imaging USA to learn even more about how to use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop most efficiently.

  • December 11, 2014 - Color Balance and Color Correcting for CPP

    Live webinar: Color Balance is one of the most important qualities of an image and one of the most important things a photographer should master, especially if going after their CPP! In this webinar, PPA Instructor Beth Forester will show you how to color correct your images through tried and true tips and techniques.

  • December 18, 2014 - Creating Your Social Media Plan

    So many social media platforms, avenues and channels are available to you. Building a marketing plan and authentically connecting with your clients can be stressful and overwhelming. Instructor John Pyle will guide you through "making order out of the chaos" that is social media, including when, where, why and how to post to grow your brand and build engagement.

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