Explore the Certified Professional Photographer program.
The CPP process and Imaging USA have both had a tremendous impact on my growth as a professional photographer. I love the supplemental insurance options and legal support that I have as part of my membership. ...Read More
The CPP process and Imaging USA have both had a tremendous impact on my growth as a professional photographer. I also love the supplemental insurance options and legal support that I have as part of my membership, and have recently started enjoying the educational programs that PPA is offering free to members. It seems like there is always something new to love about being a member of PPA!Hide Kelly Jo Mitchell • PPA Member Since 2009
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.
Our CPP program empowers photographers to be knowledgeable, successful, and technically-equipped. While our members pursue certification for a variety of personal and professional reasons, we’ve uncovered a common theme: it helps you sell yourself. 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?
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 out who the CPP Liaison is in your region.
Your certification journey starts by completing the CPP Candidacy form and submitting a $200 application fee.
We offer in-person and online exam options, as well as extensive resources to help you prepare.
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.