PPA Affiliates / Affiliate Resources

Everything you need to be a successful affiliate is here.

It's easy as 1-2-3 to renew PPA Affiliate membership.

  1. Complete the Affiliate Renewal Application or print this form and mail it with all its attachments. After your filled out the form online...
  2. Upload an Excel document with your association's most current membership roster. In order to do that, simply use the Affiliate Membership Roster Upload Form.  Remember: the roster will need to be submitted in an Excel-format to be accepted.
  3. Download the annual PPA Principles of Affiliation document. As part of your affiliation with PPA, you are required to download and read PPA's Annual Principles of Affiliation. While all PPA affiliates are autonomous organizations, sometimes we all have to work together towards a common goal.


Thank you for working with PPA! Together, we will continue to elevate the photographic industry.

Has your affiliate changed leadership since you renewed in December or January? If so, you can provide PPA with you affiliate's most current contact information here.

Affiliate Handbooks: Learn everything you need to know and keep it in one, easy place.

Affiliate Logos: Share your connection with PPA and post the appropriate logo to your website!

Add an Affiliate Event on the PPA calendar:

If you'd like to list your affiliate event on our calendar, please contact us with details of the event. Be sure to include the date, price, contact info, website and any other additional info in your email.

Prospect Mailing Lists:

Use the mailing addresses of our most recently added PPA members.

Request PPA materials for an upcoming event. Materials include:

  • PPA Membership Flyers
  • Certification Information Sheet
  • Imaging USA Flyers
  • Professional Photographer Magazines
  • PhotoCare / PhotoCare Plus Equipment Insurance
  • PPA Degree Flyers
  • PPA Photographic Competition Flyer

Each affiliate will receive one complimentary PPA membership and Imaging USA pass to use at their discretion. Most affiliates use these as part of a raffle or drawing to bring in additional revenue for the affiliate. To request your pass and membership, email affiliates@ppa.com

Looking for additional revenue for your association? Let PPA help! Look no further than your own members who have not become PPA members yet. When you promote PPA’s benefits to non-PPA members and they join as a new member through your affiliate association, your associationreceivesa commission!

How Does It Work?
  • Promote PPA membership at your meetings and conventions. Help spread awareness about all the additional benefits your members can receive if they also become PPA members.
  • For every new PPA member you recruit, PPA will pay your affiliate a commission based on the type of membership: $50 for Full Members and $25 for Limited or Additional members
  • PPA will track and send each affiliate the commission at the end of each calendar year. The program resets on January 1 of each year, so be sure to have those joins in by the end of December.
  • New PPA member MUST join using the below link: 


The National Award is a special honor that PPA Affiliates - with the exception of local affiliates and guilds – can award to recognize outstanding services in professional photography. It is available to state, regional, and national PPA Affiliates to honor an individual for his or her outstanding services to professional photography in their community.

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Affiliate Merit Forms & Requests:

For each local, state, or regional affiliate, you will find various request-type forms. Search below and download the form that suits your needs. Simply complete them electronically and email them to merits@ppa.com.

View Current Merit Chart