Professional Photographers of America is a fantastic organization with some of the most amazing photographers in the world. They offer the CPP certification process that really puts you to the test to be accepted into their professional ranks. ...Read More
Professional Photographers of America is a fantastic organization with some of the most amazing photographers in the world. They offer the CPP certification process that really puts you to the test to be accepted into their professional ranks. It is a bit scary to take on something like this as you get older but what a great way to learn, and now I must keep on learning to maintain the certification.Hide John Cannon • PPA Member Since 2021
Clients in every industry seek out credentialed professionals because certification is a sign that someone is an authority in the field. The Certified Professional Photographer and Certified Drone Photographer designations offer potential clients an assurance not just of quality but of technical skill and artistic expertise.
The entire CPP process, including the CPP exam, can be completed online. PPA offers candidates resources to prepare for the exam and the technical image evaluation.
Potential clients want a photographer they can count on, and certification gives them that extra level of confidence. With hundreds, sometimes thousands of photographers advertising in the same market, it's not always an easy task to get them through your studio doors. But advertising as a CPP is one way to distinguish yourself from the masses. Certification gives clients a concrete business reason to put you on their shortlist.
The digital era has made it much easier for inexperienced and fly-by-night photographers to throw their hats into the ring, undercutting professionals with rock bottom prices. Becoming certified as a photographer is an easy way to help consumers understand and appreciate your level of experience and talent.
Certification is granted by Professional Photographers of America, the world's largest non-profit association organized for professional photographers. That speaks volumes to potential clients about your skill. Certified Professional Photographers must recertify every three years. Once clients know this, they understand that education, training, and the latest industry techniques and skills are essential to you and your images.
If you're ready to take the first step to become certified, join PPA and declare your candidacy.