Benefits Overview / Certification / Step 2: CPP Exam Resources & Registration
You've declared your candidacy to become a Certified Professional Photographer and have put in countless hours studying. Now it's time for you to register for the CPP exam.


In-person CPP Exam Registration

Want to take the exam in-person? Great! However, to successfully register you'll need to:

Online CPP Exam Registration

Rather take the CPP Exam online? You can do that, too! Registration will require:

What resources are available to help prepare for the CPP exam?

Test Specifications

You know the old saying– knowing is half the battle. That’s where the CPP Test Specifications come in. This resource is an outline of each topic covered on the exam. It also provides a percentage of questions per topic.

That means you can get a solid idea of what subjects you really need to brush up on.

2018 Test Specifications

Suggested Reading

If you want an even bigger edge, cross-reference the information you glean from the CPP Test Specifications with our Suggested Reading List to prepare for the Certification!

You already know that PPAedu is an amazing educational resource. So, of course, you can use it to prepare for your CPP Exam!

In preparation for your test, be sure to watch:

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice! And the same holds true for acing your CPP exam!

Put what you’ve studied to the test before the test itself with resources like:

Flash Cards

Flash cards are a tried-and-true method for self-drilling. That’s why we provide some for you to use during your test prep!You will find six different study modes so you can use what works best for you! Check them out here!


As with any test, the CPP Exam has a lot of terms and phrases to be knowledgeable of. Not only will you find a list of keywords for exam topics, but you'll also get a glossary to define them as well. And remember, understanding is more than just knowing a definition. It's about knowing how to apply the knowledge in different situations! So make sure you know how to apply the concepts you learn, rain or shine. It's truly helpful!

You’ve watched the webinars, memorized the glossary and taken the sample tests. But maybe you feel like you could use a little more. If that’s the case, you might consider using a study guide. Available for purchase, these guides are designed by an approved CPP instructor.

Available study guides include:

Don't just take it from us, watch some current CPPs chat about the importance of certification and why they chose to get certified!

And more videos and resources will continually be added JUST for you CPPs!


Need some extra help? Connect with a CPP Liaison today.

A CPP Liaison is a subject-matter expert who has committed to helping CPP candidates like you during their journey. They're someone you can reach out to when you need something clarified, some guidance or just someone to offer perspective. In short, they're there to help you succeed! Find a CPP liaison in your area.