Credentials / Certification
John Cannon

Professional Photographers of America is a fantastic organization with some of the most amazing photographers in the world. They offer the CPP certification process that really puts you to the test to be accepted into their professional ranks. ...Read More

Professional Photographers of America is a fantastic organization with some of the most amazing photographers in the world. They offer the CPP certification process that really puts you to the test to be accepted into their professional ranks. It is a bit scary to take on something like this as you get older but what a great way to learn, and now I must keep on learning to maintain the certification.

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John Cannon • PPA Member Since 2021

What is certification?

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?

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?