What is a Certified Professional Photographer?


Three words that categorize the select group of men and women who have earned the title of Certified Professional Photographer awarded by the Professional Photographers of America, Inc.Competence is established through successful competion of a rigorous three part test. These parts are:

  • Passing a comprehesive written examination measuring technical expertise.

  • Submission of images for critical review and evaluation.

  • Reference and credit checks..

As reponsible members of their communities, Certified Professional Photographers are bound by the highest standards of Integrity and a strict code of business ethics established by the Professional Photographers of America, Inc.All PPA Certified photographers must participate in continuing education programs to not only maintain their level of expertise, but also to continue to develope new skills and techniques to insure Stability through active involvement in a successful photographic business.As The Picture Man, I am proud to have earned the Professional Photographers of America Certified Professional Photographer designation. This assures that your photographs will be of the highest quality.


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