Your Assurance of
Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) is a designation granted by the
Professional Photographic Certification Commission, which is affiliated with the
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and is the world's leading
certification agency of imaging professionals. When you see a photographer
displaying the the Certified Professional Photographer seal, you can be sure
that he or she is among the less than 3% of all imaging professionals who have
successfully completed and maintained CPP requirements.
Those who have earned the Professional Photographic Certification have passed a
comprehensive written exam measuring their technical expertise, and have
successfully submitted their work to a panel of judges for review and approval.
Every five years, a Certified Photographer must renew his or her credentials by
participating in continuing education programs and periodically submitting work
for critical evaluation. This helps assure you that Certified Photographers
maintain their level of expertise and continue to develop new skills and
Thompson has been a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) since 1991.
Click the link below to view a slideshow of the images Buddy submitted to PPA
for recertification in 2007.