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National Pawnbrokers Association Recognizes First Recipients of the Certified Pawn Professional (CPP) Learning Program

Pawnbrokers Formally Presented CPP Designation at Pawn Expo

Pawnbrokers Formally Presented CPP Designation at Pawn Expo

The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) announced today the recipients of the Certified Pawn Professional designation, “CPP,” a recognized mark of distinction within the pawn industry. The CPP program is designed for experienced pawnbrokers to further their professional education and earn the designation “CPP.”  The recipients were recognized at the NPA Annual Membership Meeting on July 12, 2016, at The Mirage in Las Vegas, NV.

The following pawnbrokers have achieved the designee status of Certified Pawn Professional (CPP).

Douglas Braswell – Braswell & Son Pawnbrokers, Little Rock, AR
Don Clark – Clark Loan & Jewelry, Aberdeen, MD
Maurice Fuller – Chesapeake Square Pawn, Chesapeake, VA
Ben Levinson – Dynasty Jewelry & Loan, Norcross, GA
Nick Uroda – Clark Loan & Jewelry, Aberdeen, MD
Willie Showell – Nathan’s Lynnhaven Pawn Shop, Virginia Beach, VA

CPP designees have had at least three years of professional pawnbroking experience and have been certified in a series of CPP learning programs, such as Store Operations, Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations, Human Resources, Product Knowledge, Federal Regulations, and Security, Risk, and Crisis Management. The CPP learning program was created by the NPA in partnership with pawnbroker members who are experts in their field.

Larry Nuckols, NPA President, reports, “The CPP designation recognizes pawnbrokers who are committed to professional development and the attainment of the skills and knowledge necessary to perform their jobs at the highest level of quality.” The CPP designation is also an avenue for employers to recognize and promote pawn professionals.

“The CPP designees will build a group of industry professionals who have demonstrated that they are dedicated to higher standards of practice in the pawn industry.” Mr. Nuckols added. The CPP program builds on the NPA’s commitment to provide resources and tools to strengthen the pawn industry.

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