To maintain your hard-earned certification, you must recertify your designation. Recertification keeps you current on the industry's trends and best practices and provides the highest value and quality to your customers and yourself.*

Click here for the recertification form.

You'll need to complete an additional 25 points every three years (maximum of 10 points may be earned through industry service). Points may be earned through:

  • Attendance at live industry classes, books, CDs and webinars
  • MAS and CAS level classes qualify for recertification
  • Remain active in the industry
  • No required courses
  • No examination
  • Payment of recertification fee ($75)   

*CAS designees must continue to keep their CAS certification current by completing 25 points every three years while working towards their MAS. Once the MAS certification is achieved, individuals are required to complete 25 points every three years to keep their MAS certification status current. 

Life Certification Exemption
Individuals can qualify for exemption from recertification requirements for their MAS or CAS designation. Designees who qualify for this exemption are certified for life by meeting one of the following criteria:

  • 60 years of age or more
  • A member of the PPAI Hall of Fame
  • A “lifetime” member of PPAI (Board nominated) 

If you are 60 years of age or more and interested in life certification, please submit the Life Certification Exemption  form. 



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