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What is Certification?


What is Certification?

The certification of specialized skill-sets affirms a knowledge and experience base for practitioners in a particular field, their employers, and the public at large.  Certifiction represents a declaration of a particular individual's professional competence.  In some professions certification is a requirement for employement or practice. Doctors, mechanics, accountants, surveyors and many others are all required to go through a certification process of some kind.

Why Be a Certified Photographer?

Studies show that certification is the most widely recognized consumer credential. Consumers may not know a lot about professional photography, but they know that certification should ensure professional-quality goods and services.  Clients in every industry seek out credentialed professionals, as the public recognizes certification as a sign that one is an authority in the field.  A Certified Photographer designation offers potential clients an assurance, not just quality, but of technical skill and artistic expertise. 

As the leading certifying agency for imaging professionals, the Professional Photographic Certifiction program is recognized throughout the industry.  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.  

"Earning this certificaiton has been one of the highlights of my photography career.  I feel so blessed and honored to have earned this  designation after years of education and training."