CPP Exam

Saturday 3:PM - 5:30PM 


Proctored CPP Exam For Photographers Looking To Achieve Certification
(Convention registration not required to take CPP Exam) 

Please Follow These Steps AT LEAST 2 WEEKS PRIOR  If You Will Be Taking The CPP Exam

1) Go to www.certifiedphotographer.com to declare your candidacy. You must be a paid up member of PPA and a 'Declared' candidate in order to take the exam.
2) Contact Ty Bass To Let Him Know You Will Be Testing


CPP State Liaison Ty Bass is producing a series of ‘Prep’ classes in the private dining room at the Denny’s Northwest of I-17 and Dunlap.  There is a one-time fee of $12.00 to cover course materials AND enough cash to purchase a meal (not just drinks) at each meeting.  (That way the room is free.)  A pencil is mandatory and cameras are optional.  Membership in PPA &/or AzPPA is NOT a prerequisite for taking these courses.  It is highly recommended one attends all three meetings.

If you wish to take Ty's classes, email him at tybass@qwestoffice.net


About The Certification Program

The Certified Professional Photographer program is a great tool for marketing yourself. Earning Certification isn’t easy: you have to pass a written test and an image review. Once you have the credential, though, it could be the tie breaker between you and the studio down the street, potentially earning you more business.

Studies show that certification is the most widely recognized consumer credential. Consumers may not know a lot about professional photography, but they know that certification should ensure professional-quality goods and services. Plus, it helps you keep your professional edge.

Luckily, certification is another tool PPA provides. Earn it, and it can help enhance your professional image, grow your business, and increase your value to your customers.

Why get certified?
The certification program assures the general public that you, as a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP), are a quality professional. It’s 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 the competitor down the street.

After all, you will be one of less than 8% of professional photographers (less than 1,725 in the world) who have attained certification.

What does it take?
To gain your certification, you undergo rigorous testing, which is something consumers understand.

  • Pass a comprehensive written exam measuring your technical expertise
  • Successfully submit your work to a panel of judges for review and approval
  • Renew credentials every 5 years with continuing education, submitting work for critical evaluation, or retaking the certification exam

Visit www.certifiedphotographer.com to see complete details.