Master Advertising Specialist Plus (MAS+)



The PPAI Professional Development Certification Program Master Advertising Specialist Plus (MAS+) Certification is a PPAI Professional Development Certification aimed at providing veteran promotional products professionals with at least seven years of industry experience an avenue for earning an industry certification that demonstrates their advanced proficiency of promotional products industry concepts and business practices.

Criteria
The PPAI Professional Development Certification Program Master Advertising Specialist Plus (MAS+) Certification applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for the PPAI Professional Development Certification Program Master Advertising Specialist Plus (MAS+) Certification:

  • Possess a current UPIC (www.upic.org) login (registered email address and password) 
  • Presently serving in a position with a promotional products company and with at least seven years of  verifiable promotional products industry experience 
  • Must currently have an MAS or CAS in good standing  
  • Have earned a minimum of 225 MAS or CAS education points (as it is reflected in the candidate’s PPAI Certification Transcript (50 points must have been earned within the last five years) 
  • Submit a detailed work product which demonstrates the candidates advanced knowledge of promotional products industry concepts and business practices (click HERE for the complete MAS+ Work Project guidelines)

Application Process

  1. MAS+ candidate submits an initial online application verifying work experience, credits, earned, and a project title, and maximum 500-word summary
  2. The MAS+ application is evaluated and, within 5-7 business days, is determined to be either “Ready for Submission” or “Not Ready for Submission”
      a. Ready for Submission means the application has met the MAS+ requirements and the project summary appears to be one which would lead to a successful project submission
      b. Not Ready for Submission means the application does not meet one or more of the MAS+ requirements, and/or the project summary appears to be one which would not lead to a successful project submission
  3. If the application is “Ready for Submission”, then the candidate will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to pay the MAS+ evaluation fee and a link to formally submit their MAS+ project
  4. If the application is “Not Ready for Submission”, then the candidate will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to resubmit their application
  5. The candidate submits the completed MAS+ project and will receive an email confirmation within 10 business days if the project is “Approved” or “Not Approved
  6. “Approved” projects have met all the requirements for MAS+ certification and are MAS+ certified.

 

MAS+ Program Guidelines & Fees

Item

PPAI Member Fee

PPAI Non-Member Fee

MAS+ Application/Evaluation Fee

$225

$275

 

MAS+ Project Guidelines

MAS+ Application

MAS+ Sample Application

MAS+ Sample Project Submission Form

For more information about the MAS+ certification program, please contact certification@ppai.org.

 

 



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