PPAI has established four certification designations for the Promotional Products industry, the introductory Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) certificate program, designed for those early in their careers, Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS), Master Advertising Specialist (MAS), and the Master Advertising Specialist Plus (MAS+) certification for experienced industry veterans.
Individuals with MAS/CAS Certification are seen as industry leaders - those who have attained a higher standard of professionalism, knowledge and experience. MAS/CAS certification is acquired through a combination of: active employment in the industry; completed courses; industry contributions; and the successful demonstration of expertise. Certification is maintained through continuing education to ensure current knowledge and leading-edge professional skills.
Industry certification is an investment in yourself and your career. MAS/CAS Certification designations are highly respected and recognized credentials in the promotional products industry. As the industry benchmarks, they establish your professional credibility to colleagues, clients, employers, and peers. Your certification: