There are many components that make up the organizational structure of the FPP. These documents assist in governing the association and are made available here for the membership.
PPA Affiliation Family Tree
The FPP is just one branch of a professional hierarchy in the photographic industry. In the "trickle up" explanation, it would begin with your local guild, section or affiliate.
The FPP is a state organization which is an "affliliate" of the national (PPA) organization.
PPA (Professional Photographers of America) is our national organization and the largest photographic association in the world.