Liaison News

August 2015

Congratulations IPC Participants!

Thank you to everyone who participated in IPC! 531 CPPs participated in the International Photographic Competition. Of those, 130 CPPs received merits on at least one image, and 67 CPPs had their images enter the Loan Collection book! Congratulations on all of your hard work and accomplishments!

Liaison-Candidate Communication

The Certification Committee and PPA staff truly appreciate all of the hard work you do as liaisons to recruit candidates and assist them through the Certification process. Your role is integral to the success of the program. As liaisons, both current and prospective candidates see you as leaders within the organization and the photographic industry.

Here are 3 things to keep in mind when interacting with CPP candidates:

1. CPP exam scores are confidential. The candidate may choose to share his or her exam score with you, but liaisons are not to contact candidates or PPA staff requesting this information.
2. The CPP process is a self-paced, individual program. A candidate has two years to complete the exam and image submission requirements. We encourage Liaisons to assist and motivate candidates during the process, however, please keep in mind the final decision on when to take the exam or submit images is the candidates. Please be respectful!
3. If you choose to offer study sessions or critique sessions, try to keep the location as professional as possible. Your studio or local coffee shops are great locations to offer in-person help!

PPA Benefit: Credit Card Processing

PPA now offers hard-to-beat rates on credit card processing. To request a free comparison and see how much you can save, call 888-317-5402 (7am-7pm CST) or email It only takes a minute for some potential savings!

Imaging USA

It may be summer, but it's never too early to start thinking about Imaging USA! Registration is open, so be sure to lock in the early bird rates before December 8, 2015.

Here are some things for CPPs and Candidates to look forward to at Imaging USA:

CPP Liaisons Meeting
Monday, January 11, 2016...time and location TBD

CPP Lounge
January 10-12, 2016... open each day, times and location TBD

CPP Prep Class – Pre-Convention
January 7-9, 2016, 9am-5pm
Instructors: Al Audleman, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API, Cris Duncan, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, Gary Meek, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API, A-ASP, EA-ASP & Kathy Meek, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API  
CPP Image Submission Prep Class – Pre Convention *NEW for 2016
January 8, 2016, 9am-5pm
Instructor: Eric Richards, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

CPP Exam
January 10-12, 2016, 1-3pm

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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