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National Pawnbrokers Association Recognizes New Certified Pawn Professional (CPP) Designees

Pawnbrokers Receive CPP Designation at Pawn Expo 2018

Pawnbrokers Receive CPP Designation at Pawn Expo 2018

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, created in 2015, is designed for experienced pawnbrokers to further their professional education and earn the designation “CPP.” Designees were recognized at the NPA Annual Membership Meeting during Pawn Expo 2018.

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

Kara Blakeman
Ric Blum
Tim Collier
Johnny Frederick
James Gonzales
Lisa Little
Randi Nell
Mark Schmidt
Tony Wood
Pamela Wright


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 and is also an avenue for employers to recognize and promote pawn professionals. The program builds on the NPA’s commitment to provide resources and tools to strengthen the pawn industry.

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 program was created by the NPA in partnership with pawnbroker members who are experts in their field.

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