PPA Certified: A Symbol You Can Trust When you hire a photographer, you want the best. Unfortunately, anyone can claim to be a professional photographer - so ensuring that you get the best photographer for the job can be a difficult task. To make it easier for you to find a truly professional photographer, Professional Photographers of America offers the PPA Certified program. As the leading certifying agency and association for imaging professionals, PPA’s Certification program is recognized throughout the industry as a sign of excellence. When you see a photographer displaying the PPA Certified seal, you can be assured that he or she is among the less than 3% of all imaging professionals who have successfully completed and maintained our requirements. What is PPA Certified? PPA Certified is a designation granted by Professional Photographers of America, the world’s leading certification agency of, and largest Association for, imaging professionals. Those who have earned PPA Certification have passed a comprehensive written examination measuring their technical expertise, and have successfully submitted their work to a panel of judges for review and approval. Every five years, a PPA Certified must renew his or her credentials by participating in continuing education programs and periodically submitting work for critical evaluation. This helps assure you that PPA Certified photographers maintain their level of expertise and continue to develop new skills and techniques. Your Assurance of Quality Every day PPA Certified professionals help record the most important moments in life. And while every situation brings new challenges - you can be assured that the PPA Certified professional has the creativity and skills to deliver the best possible images for you. Whether you’re looking for a wedding, portrait, commercial or electronic imager - or even someone to restore precious photographs to their original condition, there is a PPA Certified professional who can meet your needs. Be assured that whenever you enter a studio that displays the PPA Certified emblem, you will be dealing with a professional who is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of professionalism and expertise available.