PPA Membership Benefits / Professional Photography Certification / Become a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)
Rich Johnson

“Becoming a CPP connects the dots and helps you discover who you are as a professional.” ...Read More

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What is a Certified Professional Photographer

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? Download the CPP Candidate Handbook and review our CPP FAQ's.