Imaging USA Early Bird Deadline
This year there is a new program at Imaging USA for those interested in pursuing Certification. "The Game Changer: Become a Certified Professional Photographer" with Francie Baltazar Stonestreet, Bree Adams, Landon Day, and Dave Goldman, will take place on Sunday, Jan. 10, at 5pm. They will discuss how Certification was the game changer for their businesses! If you're able to attend, please stop by and network with our candidates!
CPP Candidate Events at Imaging USA
We've got a lot going on at Imaging USA this year to help our candidates get through the Certification process. Feel free to share this information with any candidates you know of who will be joining us in Atlanta! To make it easier to navigate the CPP offerings at Imaging USA we have offered up a CPP schedule at a glance below! For additional information head on over to ImagingUSA.org
CPP Prep Class
Thurs-Sat: Jan 7-9, 2016......9AM-5PM
Omni Maple Rooms
Class A – Al Audleman, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API
Class B – Cris Duncan, M.Photog.Cr., CPP
Class C – Gary Meek, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API, A-ASP, EA-ASP & Kathryn Meek, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API
If you have a candidate who is nervous about taking the CPP Exam, let them know that they can register for one of our three pre-convention CPP Prep Classes. Going through the topics on the exam with our instructors will certainly help to ease those test-taking anxieties!
CPP Image Submission Prep Class
Fri, Jan. 8, 2016......9AM-5PM
Omni Spruce Room
Instructor: Eric Richards, M.Photog.Cr., CPP
For those candidates who have already passed the CPP exam but want a little extra help with their portfolios, you can recommend our Image Submission Prep Class! We are offering this for the first time at Imaging USA as a pre-convention class. Candidates can add this class when they register for IUSA.
Jan. 10-12, 2016......1PM-3PM
Omni Maple Rooms
We will be offering the CPP Exam each day of the convention during Expo hours. Candidates will need to register for the exam prior to leaving for Imaging USA. They will also need to declare their candidacy prior to taking the exam. Don't forget to tell them to pack their No. 2 pencils and pocket calculator!
CPP Liaison Meeting: Share Your Story!
Mon, Jan. 11, 2016......5PM-6:15PM
Light refreshments will be served
Don't forget to join us at the CPP Liaisons Meeting on Monday, January 11 in the CPP Lounge. And this year we want to hear from YOU! Do you have a candidate success story you want to share? Did you host a CPP seminar or study group? We are looking for tips and tricks from our Liaisons to discuss at the meeting! What has worked in your state or region to get members motivated to pursue their CPP?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line IUSA Liaison Meeting) if you have a story you'd like to share. You may also feel free to email us any topics you would like to discuss at the meeting. It is highly recommended that all Liaisons attend, schedule permitting. We can’t wait to see you there!
A BIG THANKS to all the Liaisons who fulfilled their responsibilities for 2015! This year has been great for the program as we have seen growth in those declaring their candidacy for certification and for those achieving their designation! We plan to continue this trend in 2016 so be on the lookout for information regarding your CPP Liaison status in 2016.
Share the Goods!
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 jboyd@PPA.com or call 404.522.8600 ext. 254.