We have great news for you!
Al Audleman will be here in Sarasota at the end of January so that we can become certified. The test can be taken online or taken at a convention or FPP school.
The course will be $300.00 per person and that will include the book which would cost $100.00 alone.
Florida School cost is $599.00, plus hotel over $100.00 a night, food etc.
Convention (Imaging USA) PPA is $199.00 plus flight, food and hotel.
$300.00 per person, this is a great deal and should be attended by anyone looking to improve their business.
Are you ready for your next professional move as a professional photographer?
Here is a little something about Certified Professional Photographer, CPP.
The Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) program from PPA assures others of a photographer's knowledge, experience and continuance to develop new skills and techniques. It is a declaration of your professional competence! Being a CPP is like quality assurance because certification is a credential consumers and businesses understand. More importantly, it provides you with a tool for telling the world—and all those potential clients—why they should call you rather than a competitor down the street.
- There is a CPP Standard. What is it?
Established in 1977 by Professional Photographers of America the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) credential serves to identify professional photographers who have demonstrated technical competence through a written examination and photographic image submission. PPA and the Certification Committee follow standards for certification which are established by the national Institute of Credentialing Excellence (ICE). ICE sets the guidelines for creating the written certification exam, and makes sure the questions are relevant to professional photography today. ICE also provides PPA and the Certification Committee with support and information to maintain the certification process.
- What's a Certification?
The certification of specialized skill-sets affirms a knowledge and experience base for practitioners in a particular field, their employers, and the public at large. Certification represents a declaration of a particular individual's professional competence. In some professions certification is a requirement for employment or practice. Doctors, mechanics, accountants, professional secretaries, surveyors and many others are all required to go through a certification process of some kind.
- What Motivated Photographers to Get Their CPP?
"Certification counts in ways you never thought! Two years ago I was in a nasty auto accident and couldn't shoot for three months — it's in litigation — my lawyer just called and wanted to know 'are you a certified professional photographer?' I kid you not! Because they have to prove I'm not just a MWAC—belonging to PPA and being certified is critical in proving my professional status! Who knew?" — Francie Balthazar Stonestreet, CPP
- Why Hire a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)?
Because when things matter, you've only got one shot. And there's no substitute for experience.