November 2013 CPP Liaison Newsletter

November 2013

Imaging USA is just around the corner!
Imaging USA is less than two months away! If you are as excited as we are you already registered and booked your travel, but in case you haven't, there is still time! Go to for registration and travel info. You can also find the schedule, speaker line-up a list of exhibitors and more! Just so you know what is going on in regards to CPP this year please read on to see everything CPP related at Imaging USA!

CPP-Only Program: Focus on the Future with 20/20 Vision
Monday, January 13, 10-11:30am
Phoenix Convention Center, North Building, First Floor, Room 129 A/B
Presented by Steve Kozak, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

Earning your CPP is the first step to set yourself apart from the competition in the very crowded landscape of professional photography, but it doesn't stop there! In this CPP-only program, Steve challenges you to create a career that is built by design rather than by default. By expanding upon the sound principles of a "4-Wheel Drive" business, Steve will share his insights and experience to help you to determine the direction of your business and defining your career.

Read more about Steve's program and other event highlights at Imaging!

CPP Liaison and Image Submission Judge Meeting
Tuesday, January 14, 3:30-4:45pm
Phoenix Convention Center, North Building, Second Floor, Room 224

Open to CPP Liaisons and CPP Image Submission Judges ONLY. This meeting is to discuss CPP Liaison responsibilities and goals for the year as well as review and discuss the CPP Image Submission process. We hope to see you there!

Volunteers Needed: Student Portfolio Reviews at #IUSA14

Want to give back a little at Imaging USA? Sign up to be a Student Photographic Society (SPS) Portfolio review mentor! Help us prepare our future professional photographers for the next level. Their journey has just begun; let's lead them towards the path of success. We are asking for two hours of your expertise on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 9am-11pm. Please sign up here! We'll be sending you additional information regarding the Student Portfolio Review closer to Imaging USA.

CPP Prep Class and Exam Registration

As a CPP Liaison, please spread the word to candidates in your area about CPP Candidate offerings at Imaging USA. We will be offering two CPP Prep Classes this year in Phoenix! They will run simultaneously January 9-11, 2014. That's right! We will be offering the prep classes before the conference so you won't miss out on any of the action! For more information and to register candidates, visit the registration page.

Also, we will be offering the CPP Exam three times at Imaging USA:

  • Sunday, Jan. 12.........9-11am
  • Monday, Jan. 13.........9-11am
  • Tuesday, Jan. 14.......9-11am

Make sure your candidates register online by January 6 to reserve a space. Registrants must check in one hour prior to exam start time. Picture identification is required at the testing site.

CPP Liaisons for 2014

2013 has been a great year for CPP Liaisons! As we have continued to spread the word about the program and make exciting updates, we have also continued to expand our liaison base. Some of you have been serving as liaisons for many years and for some this is brand new! We are so appreciative of everyone's efforts this year that we would like to invite you all back to serve for the 2014 year. Everyone will need to review the CPP Liaisons FAQs and agree to the Duties and Responsibilities outlined for a Certification Liaison. If you would like to removed from the 2014 Liaison List or need to update your contact information please email

You will all receive additional liaison information at the beginning of the year along with your 2014 CPP Liaison pin. Please be aware that you will be required to attend the CPP Liaison meeting at Imaging USA or view the CPP Liaison Powerpoint (available online on the Certification website under Liaison Resources). Thanks to all our liaisons for spreading the power of Certification!

CPP Program Update

Just a reminder that beginning January 1, 2014, to be a CPP or to declare your candidacy for Certification, you must be a PPA Member. For candidates currently in the process, you will be required to join PPA before your designation is granted. Remember, as a PPA member you have access to a multitude of benefits and there is no CPP annual designation fee. For additional information or questions about this program update, please email Julia Boyd, Senior Manager of Certification at

Have any CPP Stories or Tips to Share?

Have you done something noteworthy to promote, educate and/or encourage your peers about Certification? Let us know! We are always looking for ways to help CPPs gain visibility, so please connect with Julia Boyd, senior manager of certification at PPA Headquarters to share your story. You can email Julia at or call 404.522.8600 ext. 254.

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