Find a Picture Framer allows you to find custom frame shops that protect, preserve, and enhance your artwork and treasures.

The Professional Picture Framers Association is an internationally-recognized trade association for the custom framing industry.
 

Why Certification Matters

When
searching for a custom frame shop, be sure to look for a Certified Picture Framer.


What can a Certified Picture Framer do for you?
  • Advanced knowledge to protect and preserve artwork, memorabilia, and valuable items
  • Thorough knowledge of techniques and materials
  • Recommendations for best possible presentation  

What is a Certified Picture Framer (CPF)?

  • Has at least one year of experience
  • Passed a comprehensive 3.5-hour written examination
  • Keeps up to date with current framing standards and practices through regular recertification
  • Familiar with materials, techniques and design theories
  • Internationally recognized
  • Accredited by the Professional Picture Framers Association, an industry trade association

What is a Master Certified Picture Framer (MCPF)?

  • Highest industry designation
  • Has at least five years of experience and has passed the Certified Picture Framer exam
  • Has passed a 4-hour hands-on practical examination
  • Keeps up to date with current framing standards and practices through regular recertification and advanced classes
  • Expert in preservation framing
  • Internationally recognized
  • Accredited by the Professional Picture Framers Association, an industry trade association


Certified Picture Framer®, Master Certified Picture Framer®, CPF®, and MCPF® are registered trademarks of the Professional Picture Framers Association.

 

 

 

 

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