Elevate the quality of work and service that you and your staff provide with PMA certifications. These challenging and rewarding marks of distinction demonstrate your ability to handle customers’ precious memories and help you stand out from the competition.
Certified Photographic Consultants™ (CPC™)
NEW! Certified Passport Photo Center (CPPC) program and Certified Passport Photographer (CPP)
This comprehensive training and certification program ensures photographers on staff are experts in the stringent regulations of U.S. passport, visa and ID photos. Retailers with CPPs on staff will receive marketing materials – posters, brochure, logo, press release samples and more – designating the store a Certified Passport Photo Center (CPPC).
*Currently available for U.S. members; international modules coming soon.
This comprehensive training program ensures sales associates are competent to handle practical situations – like analyzing photographs, processing and equipment use. The associate will be able to recommend products and techniques to improve future results.
The Society of Photo Finishing Engineers® (SPFE®)
A prestigious program for the training, certification and recognition of all types of image processors, the SPFE program provides the knowledge needed for your employees to produce quality images and for employers looking to develop quality employees.
Certified Picture Framer® (CPF®)
Earn the framer's mark of excellence and test your knowledge in the five exam content areas: Preservation, General Knowledge, Mechanical, Math and Mounting. More than 3,000 individuals worldwide have achieved CPF status since the program's inception in 1986. Any picture framer who has a minimum of one year of hands-on experience in retail or wholesale picture framing may apply for certification.
Master Certified Picture Framer® (MCPF®)
Ready to test your knowledge of preservation framing? Looking for a hands-on evaluation of your work? Join an exclusive group of framing professionals who have earned the Master Certified Picture Framer (MCPF) designation and proven themselves in the field of preservation framing. Current CPFs are qualified to test for the MCPF designation.
Photographer Accreditation Programs
Set yourself apart from the competition and become an accredited photographer. SPAA and PSPA Accreditation establishes credibility for your business, shows commitment to the industry, and helps you reach decision makers.