Benefits Overview / Certification / Certified Professional Photographer
Aimee Woolverton

Without a doubt, my proudest moment as a professional photographer was opening the email notifying me that I had earned my CPP. I knew that PPA would provide me with the connections, the education, and connect me with the skills I needed to become the businesswoman and photographer I need to be. ...Read More

Without a doubt, my proudest moment as a professional photographer was opening the email notifying me that I had earned my CPP. The process was excruciating and caused me to grow so much as a photographer. I knew that PPA would provide me with the connections, the education, and connect me with the skills I needed to become the businesswoman and photographer I need to be.

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Aimee Woolverton • PPA Member Since 2010

What is certification?

Every industry has its benchmark. The Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation is ours. No matter your specialty, the CPP is a fundamental step in mastering your craft. Whether you’re just getting started or have years of experience under your belt, you’ll come out of the certification experience with the knowledge you need to succeed as a photographer in this competitive business.


Why should you get certified?

Since 1977 our CPP program has empowered photographers to be knowledgeable, successful, and technically-equipped. We’ve heard countless stories of how the CPP has given members a leg up on the competition by inspiring confidence, justifying pricing, and conveying competence. How will it impact you?

Have more questions? Review our CPP FAQ's.
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