Credentials / 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.

Online CPP Exam Registration

You must schedule an online exam at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance. Registration will require:

In-person CPP Exam Registration

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.

Current Test Specifications - For candidates taking the exam BEFORE April 1, 2022

2022 Test Specifications - For candidates taking the exam on or AFTER April 1, 2022

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!

Become a Certified Professional Photographer with this sequential guide to take you through the process of Certification from start to finish. Enroll in the CPP Curriculum to watch over 40 videos dedicated to the CPP program!

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!

Available for additional purchase, these guides are designed by an approved CPP instructor to give you an extra boost in your studies. 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. Please note the purchase of a study guide is not required for the CPP program and is meant to be used in conjunction with the free resources provided on this page!

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!