This distinction as a certified picture framer marks a standard of excellence that can be trusted throughout the industry. It provides professional recognition from colleagues, employees, and customers. Certification is available to custom picture framers around the world, with testing available in Imperial and Metric options. The exam tests knowledge of framing techniques, preservation, mounting, substrates, glazing, and proper methods for framing specialty items such as textiles and collectibles. CPF designation holders are also required to take an authorized Recertification Course once every four years to ensure they stay current on new information and techniques.
About The PPFA: The Professional Picture Framers Association is dedicated to promoting and upholding the professionalism of the custom picture framing industry. PPFA provides framers and retailers with educational opportunities, events, certifications, competitions, exclusive member discounts, online communities, and additional resources to expand knowledge and promote business growth.