PPFA Certified Picture Framer®
Through the Professional Picture Framer’s Association’s (PPFA) Certified Picture Framer® (CPF®) Program, a
framer’s knowledge is tested in such areas as mounting, glazing, frame cutting, preservation methods and the proper materials to be used in framing projects. A framer that passes the extensive exam earns the framer’s mark of excellence, the CPF® designation. Fewer than 4,000 individuals worldwide have achieved CPF® status since the program’s inception in 1986. Both Amanda Kidd Schall, MCPF® and Cliff Wilson, MCPF, on staff at Framed In Tatnuck, have passed this rigorous test!
Framed In Tatnuck is the ONLY frame shop in New England with two Master Certified Picture Framers™ on staff! Yes, Cliff Wilson, MCPF® and Amanda Kidd Schall, MCPF® are two of fewer than 70 Master Certified Picture Framers® in the World! The CPF® is acquired through an extensive written exam and must be achieved before attempting the MCPF evaluation.
The MCPF designation is the highest level of professional recognition in the framing industry and is earned through demonstration of technical skill and knowledge.
Achieving the MCPF designation requires a candidate to meet rigorous qualifications, including successful completion of a hands-on custom framing examination administered by PPFA and demonstrating a thorough knowledge of preservation framing.
Few attempt this level of certification and fewer achieve it.
Cliff is the Past President and current Treasurer of the New England Professional Picture Framer’s Association. He also served an elected term as a Director on the International Board of the Professional Picture Framer’s Association. Cliff has been an instructor at the national convention and is available for talks on framing and/or preservation framing techniques.