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Our Photographic Degrees

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 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 Certification seal, you can be assured that he or she is among the less than 3% of all imaging professional who have successfully completed and maintained our requirements.

One of the highest recognitions for speaking, writing, or mentoring on photography; positions the photographer as an authority in the industry.


Awarded in recognition of service to the profession as an orator, author, or mentor.

Celebrates superior photographic competence through a variety of channels.


Awarded through photographic competition, advanced education, and service to the profession.

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