Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS)

Begin the evolution of your career with the Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) Certificate!

The PPAI Professional Development Certification Program Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) Certificate is a PPAI Professional Development initiative aimed at providing promotional products professionals with less than three years of industry experience an avenue for earning an industry credential, which is aligned with their entry-level experience, education, and/or achievements.

Components
The PPAI Professional Development Certification Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) Program is an earned certificate program comprised of the following elements:

• Foundational education program targeted towards promotional products professionals with less than three
    years of industry experience
• Completed and approved Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) application form
• Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) program fee
• Verification of 25 earned education points from either MAS or CAS-approved courses
• Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) certificate

Criteria
PPAI Professional Development Certification Trained Adverting Specialist (TAS) Program applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for the Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) Program:

• Possess a current UPIC (www.upic.org) login (registered email address and password)
• Presently serving in a position with a promotional products company

Suggested TAS Courses
• Promotional Products Industry Overview, Part One and Part Two (PPI 1 & 2, 1.5 points each)
• Advertising and Marketing Overview, Part One and Part Two (ADV 1 & 2, 1.5 points each)
• Promotional Programs, Part One and Part Two (PRO 1 & 2, 1.5 points each)
• Best Practices in Supplier/Distributor Relations Part One and Part Two  (BEP 1 & 2, 1.5 points each)
• Business Ethics (ETH, 1.5 points)
• Product Safety Basics (PSB, 1.5 points)



TAS Program Fees

 Item PPAI Member Fee        Nonmember Fee 
 TAS Application Fee          $50  $75
 TAS Application Fee
(Expedited)*
 $75  $100

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Access TAS Spec Sheet here 



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