The CPP process and Imaging USA have both had a tremendous impact on my growth as a professional photographer. I love the supplemental insurance options and legal support that I have as part of my membership. ...Read More
The CPP process and Imaging USA have both had a tremendous impact on my growth as a professional photographer. I also love the supplemental insurance options and legal support that I have as part of my membership, and have recently started enjoying the educational programs that PPA is offering free to members. It seems like there is always something new to love about being a member of PPA!Hide Kelly Jo Mitchell • PPA Member Since 2009
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.