Renew my Certification
Keep your certification valid! Every three years from your original designation date you'll need to recertify. But don't worry; it's not like going to the DMV to renew your license. To keep your CPP valid, all you need to do is acquire 15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
How? It's Easy!
Every three years: Recertify
Once you've achieved the CPP designation, you will need to recertify every three years. CPPs eligible for recertification will receive three notices on the year they are due to recertify, two via email and one via mail.
To recertify, a payment of *$100 is required along with 15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). These credits are for face to face education that a CPP has attended as a student and can be combined with CEUs earned for teaching or speaking at seminars, workshops and events. To learn how to how to earn credits or if you're not sure how many CEUs you have under your belt, please review the information below.
Here's the point structure for CEUs earned for attending face to face education as a student:
Here's the point structure for CEUs earned for teaching or speaking at a seminar, workshop or event:
- 5 units = Teaching or speaking at any PPA affiliated seminar/workshop lasting 3 or more days
- 3 units = Teaching or speaking at any PPA affiliated seminar/workshop lasting 2 or more days
- 1 unit = Teaching or speaking at any PPA affiliated seminar/workshop lasting 1 day or less
*A max of 5 CEUs for teaching or speaking at any PPA affiliated seminar/workshop may be used towards the 15 CEUs required for Recertification
International CPPs will receive 8 CEUs for attending their national convention of at least 3 days.
You can submit your cumulative CEUs online by filling out the Recertification Education Unit Tracking Form below.
Once your form has been processed you will receive an email about the status of your recertification. If your recertification is accepted, you will receive your recertification packet and certificate in the mail within 3-4 weeks.
The CEU system involved in the CPP recertification process encourages you to continue your photography education and raise the bar in the photographic industry.
*the $100 recertification fee is waived if you attend Imaging USA three years in a row
What if I can't Meet the Education Requirements?
If you can't meet the Education Requirements, you can always take the CPP Exam again. You can take the exam in-person or online.
Unfortunately, if you are unable to fulfill one of the recertification requirements (15 CEUs or pass the CPP Exam) within your recertification period, your certification will be cancelled. You will need to reapply as a candidate and complete the candidacy requirements to re-obtain your credential.