When you hire a photographer, you want the best—but ensuring that you get the best photographer for the job can be a difficult task. A Certified Photographer designation offers you an assurance, not just of quality, but of technical skill and artistic expertise.
As the leading certifying agency for imaging professionals, the Professional Photographic Certification program is recognized throughout the industry. When you see a photographer displaying 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 all the 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 three years, a 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.
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a photographer. Board certification is an official recognition given to photographers who have met specific requirements set by the Professional Photographic Certification Commission in the United States. Board certification indicates that a photographer is highly qualified in the specialty field in which he or she practices. A board-certified photographer is more likely than a non-board-certified photographer to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to best photograph your special event whether it is a wedding, portraits, high school senior photos, fashion or a model portfolio.
For more information about this credential please visit the following link by the Professional Photographers of America(PPA)