Certification is an investment in yourself and your career. Professional Development designations are highly respected and are the recognized credentials in the promotional products industry.
The Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) certification has been the industry standard for 50+ years—it's the professional designation of the promotional products industry. The Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) certification is an advanced-level designation offered to professionals who have completed the CAS and want to go further. In 2012, the entry-level Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) certificate program (not a certification) and an advanced Master Advertising Specialist Plus (MAS+) certification were introduced. For each stage of your career there's a program to help you rise to the next level.
For the past 15 years PPPC has been partnering with PPAI to offer you access to the PPAI Certification Program. As of April 1st 2016, PPPC and PPAI continue to work hand in hand to offer you a still improved and easier access to the program and its benefits by providing all your certification information in one location.
For general information regarding the industry certification, please visit www.ppai.org/certification.