CPP Liaison News

February 2019

To recap, the main topic of discussion was the introduction of the new Technical Image Evaluation. We thank all the Liaisons for the feedback and discussion regarding the new evaluation process and will keep you informed as we monitor the new process throughout the year. Due to the volume of questions and discussions that were presented during the meeting the CPP Liaison Presentation was not completed in its entirety. To view the complete presentation that details the evaluation process for liaisons, please review the CPP Liaison Meeting at Imaging USA 2019 presentation. Please contact the Director of Certification, Julia Boyd, at jboyd@ppa.com for any additional questions.

We encourage all CPP Liaisons to purchase the BlickU materials to get a full comprehension of the process as well as to provide assistance and/or guidance to candidates in their evaluation. Please direct all candidates to review the Technical Image Evaluation: Overview and Resources page for more detailed information regarding the new evaluation. Do note that some items may be out of stock at time of purchase, alternative options are used in place of out-of-stock items. Please be aware use of alternative items will differ from sample images that are currently posted online (you might find this specifically with different gray paper variations). If you have concerns please reach out to cppmailbox@ppa.com for additional information!

All instructional material and videos provided on the Technical Image Evaluation: Overview and Resources are to guide candidates to assess their technical knowledge of photographic concepts including: depth of field, camera angle, exposure, lens compression, white balance, light sources and file handling criteria.

Liaisons that opt to purchase the Technical Image Evaluation materials can obtain their service merit for the year as an alternative for proctoring an exam. Once purchased, please forward order confirmation to cppmailbox@ppa.com. You will also be eligible to submit 2 CEU’s for kit purchase when due to Recertify.

2019 Technical Image Evaluation Dates

Below are the upcoming 2019 Technical Image Evaluations dates. If a candidate has passed their exam and is eligible to submit their evaluation, please direct them to log into their MyPPA account and locate their myAchievements tab and select “Certitfications”. An “UPLOAD” button will appear during any open evaluation period.

Please see below for upcoming evaluation periods:

  • Friday, February 22, 2019 12PM (noon) ET –  Friday, March 8, 2019 12PM (noon) ET
  • Friday, April 19, 2019 12PM (noon) ET  –  Friday, May 3, 2019 12PM (noon) ET
  • Friday, June 7, 2019 12PM (noon) ET –  Friday, June 21, 2019 12PM (noon) ET
  • Friday, August 2, 2019 12PM (noon) ET –  Friday, August 16, 2019 12PM (noon) ET
  • Friday, October 4, 2019 12PM (noon) ET – Friday, October 18, 2019 12PM (noon) ET

Share Your Story!

Have you done something noteworthy to promote, educate and/or encourage your peers about certification? Let us know! We are always looking for ways to help CPPs gain visibility, so please connect with Julia Boyd, Director of Certification at PPA to share your story. You can email Julia at jboyd@PPA.com or call 404.522.8600 ext. 254.

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