Liaison News

April 2015

PhotoVision is Now a Full Membership Benefit!

PhotoVision is now part of PPA! To access the videos, visit With 800+ videos available to stream 24/7 in the PhotoVision library, there's something for everyone!

As liaisons, you may want to check out the videos to see if any would be beneficial to candidates you are mentoring.

Image Submission Update

The February image submission closed with 86 total portfolios submitted with the final portfolio breakdown being 63-Accepted/23- Rejected. That means we welcomed in 63 new members to the Certified Professional Photographer community on March 19! Take a look at our latest CPPs to see if there are any in your area.

Thank you to all of the liaisons who volunteered their time and expertise to mentor the candidates who submitted this round! The next Image Submission period is April 10-24!

Candidate Checklist

Achieving the CPP designation can seem daunting and overwhelming to candidates. You might have talked with individuals who weren't sure where to start. The Certification department has created a CPP Candidate Checklist to help candidates navigate through the process. Feel free to share these with prospective or current candidates with whom you are working.

Exam Registration now on CPP Home Page

Due to feedback from our candidates, we have moved the Exam Registration form to the CPP Home Page! Now candidates can easily find the exam schedule and search exam dates by location. Just look for the exam registration button!

Copyright Awareness Month

April 23, 2015 is World Copyright Day! To honor this day, PPA is recognizing the month of April as "Copyright Awareness Month." Throughout the month, PPA will make efforts to educate photographers, photo retailers and consumers on photographic copyright!

Want to get involved? Sign up to participate in the campaign, and PPA will send you materials to distribute to your photo retailers to help educate them on the importance of copyright compliance.

To learn more about how to protect your images, please join us during our webinar "Are Your Images Protected" with Lindsay Forson, Copyright & Government Affairs Coordinator on April 23 at 3PM EST.

For guidance on copyright-related matters, you can email

Dangerous Arkansas Senate Bill Vetoed with Help from PPA

Early this month, PPA was notified of a bill in Arkansas that contained unintended and potentially dangerous implications to photographers, not just in the state, but nationwide. It was thankfully vetoed and now moves to the amendment phase. See what this could have meant for photographers and what PPA is doing to make sure it doesn't happen!

Super 1 Day Certification Workshops

There are 115 classes across the country, including a few Certification-related Super 1 Day classes this year. Some classes have already sold out! If you have any candidates who are looking for something a little extra, Certification classes are being offered in the cities below.

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Shakopee, MN
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Mansfield, TX

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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