Liaison News

June 2015

PPA Benefit: Credit Card Processing

PPA now offers a fantastic deal for those who use credit card processing services. With one of the very best rates out there, PPA photographers can enjoy:

  • No monthly processing fees (equipment and gateway fees may apply)
  • Super-low pricing at interchange rate plus 0.07%
  • A flat fee of $0.07 fee per transaction
  • No setup fee for credit card processing (set up fee applies with gateway and mobile)
  • $9.95/month mobile processing fees
  • Same pricing on processing per transaction, no matter how you take payment (i.e. online, mobile, face-to-face)

For more information, or to request a free comparison and see how much you can save, call 888-317-5402 (7am-7pm CST) or email

New CPP Exam Sample Test

The Certification Committee has approved a new Sample Test for 2015. This 25-question practice test has questions from each of the six Test Specification sections. Adding to the existing sample test candidates now have almost 50 questions to test their knowledge with. Remember these items come straight from the CPP Exam Question bank so they are a good indicator of what candidates will see on the actual exam!

Candidates can find the sample tests on the CPP Exam Overview & Resources page.

CPP Exam | April Image Submission Update

The April Image Submission closed with 41 total portfolios submitted with the final breakdown of portfolios being 25-Accepted/16- Rejected. This number is almost double the amount of total portfolios submitted last year during this submission period!

On May 15, 25 PPA photographers became Certified and joined community! Check the list of the newest CPPs to see if there are any in your area.

Thank you to all of the CPP Liaisons who gave their time and expertise to mentor the candidates! We just couldn't help so many people and as well as we do without you!

IPC Registration

Registration for the 2015 International Photographic Competition is now open! The entry deadline is midnight EST, June 25, and the late entry deadline is midnight EST, July 10. Judging will be held August 3-6 at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, Georgia. IPC judging will once again be streamed live; check back for times. Photographic competition is a great way to challenge yourself and enhance your skills and work toward degrees! Make sure you order those judges' critiques as well! Enter here!

New See The Difference Resource! Senior Portrait Quiz

The See The Difference resources keep coming! Here's another one you can share to help seniors find the right photographer. Show them why they need to go with a true pro!

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, director of certification at PPA to share your story. You can email Julia at or call 404.522.8600 ext. 254.

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