Credentials / Certification / Step 4: Renew My Certification

The CPP recertification process is there to encourage CPPs to continue their journey in photography education and professional development. By participating in continuing education, CPPs help to raise the bar of our industry.

 

How do I recertify?

Once you've achieved the CPP designation, you will need to accumulate and submit 15 continuing education units every three years to maintain your certification status. CPP's eligible for recertification will receive three notices on the year they are due to recertify, two by email and one by mail.

 

To recertify, you'll need to:
  1. Submit 15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) at the end of three year certification cycle. You can submit your cumulative CEUs online by filling out the CPP Recertification Form OR if you can’t meet the education requirements you can retake the CPP Exam. You can take the exam in-person or online.
  2. Pay a $100 recertification fee OR get your $100 recertification fee waived. You can do this by either attending Imaging USA for the past three consecutive years or by earning Elite or Elite Plus Member status.

 

What if I can't meet the Education Requirements?

Unfortunately, if you are unable to fulfill one of the recertification requirements (15 CEUs or pass the CPP Exam) within your recertification period, your certification will be discontinued. To apply for an extension or request additional information or assistance please email cppmailbox@ppa.com.

CEU Unit Chart:

Units Earned Continuing Education Unit Options
8 • Imaging USA
• International Convention (hosted outside of the U.S of at least 3 days)
5 • Any face-to-face professional photographic development program lasting 5 days
• Teaching or speaking any PPA affiliated seminar/workshop lasting 5 days
4 • Any face-to-face professional photographic development program lasting 4 days
• Teaching or speaking any PPA affiliated seminar/workshop lasting 4 days
3 • Any face-to-face professional photographic development program lasting 3 days
• Teaching or speaking any PPA affiliated seminar/workshop lasting 3 days
2 • Any face-to-face professional photographic development program lasting 1.5 - 2 days
• Teaching or speaking any PPA affiliated seminar/workshop lasting 1.5 - 2 days
1 • Any face-to-face professional photographic development program lasting 1 day (6+ hrs)
• Teaching or speaking any PPA affiliated seminar/workshop lasting 1 day (6+ hrs)
0.5 • Any face-to-face professional photographic development program lasting ½ day (3+ hrs)
• Teaching or speaking any PPA affiliated seminar/workshop lasting ½ day (3+ hrs)
0.25 • Any face-to-face professional photographic development program lasting 1 – 2.5 hrs
• Teaching or speaking any PPA affiliated seminar/workshop lasting 1 – 2.5 hrs
0.25 • PPA or PPA affiliate online content - 1 hour of content = 0.25* (videos, webinars, Facebook Live)
*Maximum of 10 CEUs may be submitted for online education