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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.


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

  • July 14, 2015 - Studio Makeover: Order is Everything

    Live webinar @2pm EST: Join Gregory Daniel, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, F-ASP, as he out his experience of how just simply changing the order of two words had a tremendous effect on his brand. He believes applying this simple principle changes the way we make decisions on a daily basis. He'll then analyze the power of simple changes by using two studios as examples.

  • July 16, 2015 - Essential Forms and Contracts for Professional Photographers

    Live webinar @2pm EST: Learn more about the forms & contracts that are essential for a successful photography business! Our discussion will include information about client contracts, licensing agreements, model/property releases, and employee/independent contractor contracts. Also included will be general guidelines for creating & implementing your legal documents and access PPA's resources!

  • Jul 19 – 24, 2015 - PPSNYS Photo Imaging Workshop

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