PPA Online Membership Application

 

     
 

 You've made the right decision to join Professional Photographers of America, the largest not-for-profit association in the world for professional photographers!

Please fill out the following information to set up your membership with PPA. If you have any questions or concerns, you can call us at 1-800-786-6277 (Monday to Friday 9am- 6pm Eastern) or email us at csc@ppa.com.

Helpful hint: The items with a red asterisk are required to complete your application.

 
     
     
 

Your Information

 
 





 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
You will receive your confirmation email to this address.
 
 

 
 

 
   
 

PASSWORD

Please create a password that's easy for you to remember. This password will be assigned to your membership record and allow you to access PPA Member Only information on the ppa.com website.

(Don't worry... if you forget your password, PPA's Customer Service will be happy to help you!)

 
   
 

 SPECIALTIES

Please select the type(s) of photography that you provide to clients.

Why is this list of Specialties important?The Specialties will be added to your membership record, so that potential clients can find you on PPA.com's Find-A-Photographer search engine by specialty.

*If you choose the Aspiring membership, please be aware that you must upgrade to Professional Active member status to be listed in the search engine.

 
 




















 
 

ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS

Please answer the following questions about your business and your role in your business.


Why do we ask?

Professional Photographer magazine (which is included for FREE with your membership!), is audited a third party organization (BPA Worldwide) for circulation and these questions are used for verification of your subscription.

 
   
   
   
 

What type of membership is best for you?

We offer two types of membership for our U.S. members: Professional Active and Aspiring. Both memberships offer the Indemnification Trust option.

What's the difference?

Aspiring Members have never been a PPA member. You can have all the benefits that Professional Active members receive, except:

  • You are not listed in the PPA Find-A-Photographer database
  • You cannot vote in the PPA Council Election (or run for PPA Council), and
  • You cannot receive a PPA Professional Degree (but you can begin receiving merits towards your degree).

You can only be an Aspiring member two years. You'll be automatically upgraded to full Professional Active status on your third year renewal. This member type is not available to past members.

The annual membership fee for Aspiring members is $194 with the Indemnification Trust and $144 without the Indemnification Trust.

Professional Active members have access to all PPA benefits, can vote in the PPA Council election, and are listed in PPA's Find-A-Photographer database. If you've been a PPA member in the past, this is your option.

The annual membership fee for Professional Active members is $323 with the Indemnification Trust and $273 without the Indemnification Trust.

The PPA Indemnification Trust

If you choose a Wedding, Portrait, or High School Senior classification as one of your Specialties, Inemnification Trust is mandatory.

What is the Indemnfication Trust?

The Indemnification Trust is an exclusive PPA member benefit. It's a trust fund that protects PPA members against allegations of negligence while on a paid assignment. This includes digital data loss, client dissatisfaction, and more. For details, click here.

(If you didn't choose the classifications listed above, you can always choose to add the Indemnification Trust fee to your membership for the annual $50 fee.)

 
 

Canadian Membership

A Canadian membership is $220 per year with the Indemnfication Trust option and $170 per year without the Indemnification Trust option.

If you choose a Wedding, Portrait, or High School Senior classification as one of your Specialties, Inemnification Trust is mandatory.

What is the Indemnfication Trust?

The Indemnification Trust is an exclusive PPA member benefit. It's a trust fund that protects PPA members against allegations of negligence while on a paid assignment. This includes digital data loss, client dissatisfaction, and more. For details, click here.

 

 
     
     
 

Your PPA Membership Choice

 
 



 
 

US Membership Professional Active Full Payment Option with Indemnification Trust $3


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