CPP Exam Overview and Resources

Declare Your CandidacyWelcome to the CPP Exam Resources section! Browse the study resources we have available  to prep for your exam or get information about the exam by reading the CPP Exam FAQs. Good luck!

Exam Schedule

You must register for the exam at least five business days prior to the date on which you wish to take the written examination. If you fail to register you will not be able to take the exam. Photo identification will be required upon arrival at the testing site.

Register for the CPP Certification Exam.

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Test Specifications

The CPP Test Specifications are a great resource to use when preparing for your CPP Exam. The Test Specs are a detailed summary of what the exam covers and the percentage of each section on the exam.

If you know you are weak in a certain section whether it's Lighting or Composition & Design you can review the test specs to see how heavily weighted that section will be on the exam. To take it a step further if you know you need further review on a specific subject cross reference our Suggested Reading List to brush up on certain topics!

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Sample Test

A great way to prep for your big exam day is to take a practice test. Not only will be able gauge your photographic knowledge but you can also practice putting pencil to paper. Remember the test is a scantron test so sharpen your #2 pencils and review our Test Taking Tips (coming soon) before the big day!

Sample Test Answers

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Flash Cards

Use these flash cards to study on your own or in a group! There are six different study modes available, http://quizlet.com/help/what-is-quizlet, so decide what works best for you then study away!

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CPP Keywords

Test your photographic knowledge with these words, terms and theories! Use the keywords to help you study for your CPP Exam or just brush up on your education. Remember it's best to know more than just the definition of the keyword. Application and understanding is critical! How many keywords do you know?

Download the CPP Glossary

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Suggested Reading

Please be aware that you do not need to read or purchase these resources to take this exam. This resource is a general study guide for the fundamentals of today's imaging industry.

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CPP Prep Class

Before you take the exam, why not take this 3-day intensive class, covering all the technical topics? You'll gain a better technical knowledge of photography, which probably means a more peaceful sleep before the exam!

Nervous about the Image Submission? We added a brand new optional fourth day of the prep class dedicated to the Image Submission. During this time you will review the criteria for submitting images, view sample images and get tips on how to build your image submission portfolio. You definitely do not want to miss this!

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The Certification Resources provided are not intended to directly reference content on the Certified Professional Photographer exam or image submission. The resources provided are a compilation of independent study materials brought together in a single forum designed to help you improve your photographic knowledge and skill.

 

 


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