PPFA Certified Picture Framer®
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.
Framed In Tatnuck is the ONLY frame shop in central Massachusetts with a Master Certified Picture Framer™ on staff! Yes, Cliff Wilson, MCPF® is one of fewer than 60 Master Certified Picture Framers® in the World! The CPF® is acquired through an extensive written exam. The MCPF® is a further practical evaluation where 5 framing projects are disassembled and evaluated against proper and exacting standards! Few attempt this level of certification and fewer achieve it.
Cliff is the Past President of the New England chapter of the Professional Picture Framer’s Association. He is also serving 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.