Your Assurance of Professional Quality

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 techniques.

Buddy 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.

Certification Images