Liaison News

September 2015

CPP Liaison Spotlight – Chris Paulis

As CPP Liaisons, you all are committed to raising the bar of the industry by recruiting candidates for the Certification program. Chris Paulis, CPP, went above and beyond his liaison duties by hosting a Certified Professional Photographer presentation at his state affiliate in Maryland last month. Read more about Chris's CPP presentation here!

CPP Image Submission Upload Webinar

You've got a new resource for CPP Candidates: the CPP Image Submission Upload webinar. Image Submission can be a stressful time for our candidates, and navigating the portfolio upload platform can be daunting! The new webinar guides candidates through the upload process so they know what to expect when they're ready to submit their images for review. A PDF version is also available for download.


Did you know that if you are scheduled to proctor an exam, your 2 service merits will be awarded at the end of the month during which your exam was scheduled. You even receive your merits if no candidates are registered for the exam. You may only receive 2 service merits per year, regardless of how many exams you proctor. If you are working toward a degree, all merits must be received and on record with PPA by October 31 in order to receive your degree at the next Award & Degree Ceremony at Imaging USA.

If you have any concerns about your CPP Liaison merits, please contact All other merit-related questions can be directed to

Did You Know PhotoVision is Now a PPA Benefit?

PPA photographers now have 24/7 access to over 800 videos in the PhotoVision library. Get inspired by active, successful photographers and proven tips on marketing, technique, workflow, sales, posing/lighting and more—it's all there! Visit

(Liaisons, you may want to check out some of the videos to see if any would be beneficial to the candidates you are mentoring. There are plenty of videos on portraiture, lighting, and image enhancement.)

Super 1 Day

There are a few Certification-related Super 1 Day classes this year. If you have any candidates who are looking for something a little extra, classes are being offered in the cities below:

Flu Season is Coming, Save Some Time and Money

Have you heard yet? PPA photographers can now receive exclusive pricing on Call a Doctor Plus! What's that, you ask? It's a telemedicine service that can save you time/stress/money/etc. Ditch the hassle (and a trip to your doctor) and check it out!

Mark Your Calendar: CPP Liaison Meeting at Imaging USA

The CPP Liaison Meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 11, 2015, from 5-6:15pm at Imaging USA (room location TBD). Hope to see you in Atlanta!

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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