The PMA Certified Photographic Consultants (CPC) and Society of Photo Finishing Engineers (SPFE
) certification programs also can bolster that knowledge.
will develop a 40-episode animated series as a daily strip for the BKN Kids Network.
They also recommend having the programs integrated into the mass merchandisers' existing training programs and then being recognized as CPC or SPFE certified.
This year, the Society of Photo Finishing Engineers (SPFE) membership rose to 1,782 individuals.
"Certification, such as now exists for CPC and SPFE
members, means prospective clients can be certain any photographer they hire possesses the knowledge and skills required to produce professional-quality work."
Retail sales associates go through the CPC training program, and lab associates go through the SPFE training program; both programs are offered by PMA.
SPFE stands for the Society of Photo Finishing Engineers.