PPI Accreditation Categories

PPI Accreditation Categories


An Accreditation is achieved by submitting 10 images in a chosen category to a PPI International Accreditation Review Board (IARB). The assessment challenges applicants to demonstrate their capability of delivering exceptional quality photography in a chosen category. In the assessment process, the Panel of Judges consider the following criteria: Impact, Creativity, Style, Composition, Presentation, Colour Balance, Centre of Interest, Lighting, Subject Matter, Quality, Technique, and Storytelling. Once the applicant has been approved by the IARB, he/she can use the title of PPI.

Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) / Certified Excellent Photographer (CEP) / Certified Master Photographer (CMP)

You can select one of the following categories for your portfolio when applying for PPI Accreditations.

01 Aerial - AE 16 Maternity - MA
02 Architectural - AR 17 Modeling Portfolio - MP
03 Canine / Feline Portrait - CF 18 Motor Sports - MS
04 Children Portrait - CP 19 Nature - NT
05 Commercial - CM 20 Newborn Portrait - NB
06 Couples / Wedding Portrait - CW 21 Night Photography - NP
07 Documentary / Pictorial - DP 22 Performing Arts - PA
08 Events - EV 23 Photo Journalism / Press - PJ
09 Family Portrait - FP 24 Portraiture - PT
10 Fashion - FH 25 Product Illustration - PL
11 Film - FL 26 Sports - SP
12 Fine Art - FA 27 Travel - TR
13 Food - FD 28 Underwater - UW
14 Jewelry - JE 29 Wildlife - WL
15 Landscape - LS 30 360 Spherical Panorama - SP

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