A Certified Professional Photographer is one who has earned this designation after completing an intensive program that measures their artistic and technical competence. This distinction in only earned after completing a two hour written exam on all aspects of photography, passing the exam, and submitting a stringent portfolio for review. Certified Professional Photographers must adhere to a strict code of conduct. Certification must be renewed every three years to ensure your commitment to photography and your continued journey in photography education.
Alicia Irvin earned her Certified Professional Photographer degree in 2017.
Fewer that 8% of photographers in the United States earn this distinction.