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CPP Recertification

Every three years: Recertify

Once you've achieved the CPP designation, you will need to recertify every three years. CPPs eligible for recertification will receive three notices on the year they are due to recertify, two via email and one via regular mail. The CEU system involved in the CPP recertification process encourages you to continue your photography education and raise the bar in the photographic industry.

To recertify, 15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are required, along with a payment of $100.  But the good news is that the recertification fee of $100 is waived if you attend Imaging USA three years in a row. The CEU credits represent education opportunities that you will have attended as a student. Please note that teaching or speaking at seminars does not count toward recertification.

To learn how to how to earn credits or if you're not sure how many CEUs you have under your belt:

    • 8 Units - Imaging USA
    • 5 Units - Affiliate School program lasting at least 4 days
    • 3 Units - Affiliate School program lasting at least 2 days
    • 4 Units - Other Multi-day photography education program
    • 1 Unit - Photography industry seminars or workshops lasting 6 hours or more
    • 1/2 Unit - Any face to face professional development program lasting 4 to 6 hours
    • 1/2 Unit - Any face to face professional development program lasting 2 to 3 hours

Once prompted for recertification, you will need to submit your CEUs online by filling out the Recertification Education Unit Tracking Form.  After your form has been processed, you will receive an email about the status of your recertification. When your recertification is accepted, you will receive your recertification packet and certificate in the mail within 3-4 weeks.

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