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.
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?
Your certification journey starts by completing the CPP Candidacy form and submitting a $200 application fee.
You've aced the exam – the finish line is in sight! Submit your images for technical evaluation as the last step in the certification process.
Certified Professional Photographer candidates have access to various resources to help them prepare for their CPP exam and technical image evaluation. Use these online certification resources to help you get ready: