PPI Accreditation Submissions
& Requirements

Mandatory Requirements of Your Application

  • Select your perferred category, listed here
  • 10 JPEG images in SAME category in RGB color, not CMYK
  • Only digital images are allowed, NOT prints
  • Images should be either in colour or monochrome
  • Image size not less than 3500 pixels (wide) x 2330 pixels (high) in 300 dpi
  • Images should not be framed
  • Images must be named with two digits only: 01.jpg, 02.jpg, 03.jpg to 10.jpg
  • Your name or any marks must not be visible in any digital image and must not be included in the file name
  • Statement of Intent (in .pdf or text format) in 50-200 words
  • Word count (must be within 200 words) must be included below the Statement of Intent
  • Your name and other markings must be excluded in the Statement of Intent
  • Your sequence plan should have a number of order under each photo, namely 01, 02, 03
  • Fill in the application form
  • Individual images should not be used in multiple submissions to different levels or categories, whether the images are accepted or failed.
  • Images will not to be returned
  • Once your portfolio is submitted, you are not allowed to make any changes of your portfolio
  • Please send all you images to our email address: info@ppintl.org

PPI Accreditation Submission Dates

Accreditation submissions are assessed four times each year, in March, June, September and December.
Deadlines of Submissions Assessment Dates
Year 2023
16th March, 2023 29-31st March, 2023
17th June, 2023 28-30th June, 2023
15th September, 2023 28-30th September, 2023
15th December, 2023 29-31st December, 2023
Your digital files must arrive 14 days prior to the assessment. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that they arrive on time.

Application Fees

Certified Professional Photographer

USD150 per category

Certified Excellent Photographer

USD190 per category

Certified Master Photographer

USD250 per category

The application fee can be settled by Paypal for all applicants. All fees are non-refundable.
You must ensure you pay us in USD, we don't accept other currencies. Your application will not be processed until you pay for an exact amount in USD.
Please pay at paypal.me/ppiorg or info@ppintl.org

  1. If you would like to apply for a higher level of accreditation (CEP.PPI and CMP.PPI), please feel free to contact us and send us your portfolio, you will need to be approved by our International Accreditation Review Board (IARB) first and please DO NOT settle any payment before confirmation.

  2. If you would like to apply for CEP.PPI, you need to first achieved CPP.PPI and if you would like to apply for the highest level CMP.PPI, you need to have achieved CPP.PPI and CEP.PPI. Please feel free to send us an email at info@ppintl.org to know more.

Please also refer to our FAQ section Question No. 19 for your reference.

Get Started on Your Accreditation Today !

To find out more information about the requirements, please download PPI Guidelines

If you are ready to apply the PPI Accreditations, please download Application Form (in PDF)

* To become an Accredited Professional Photographer you have to meet the standards we set.
You must also agree to comply with the PPI Code of Professional Practice.