PPAI is extending the time allotted to complete Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) and Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) certification for those who registered for the programs during the pandemic last spring—April to June, 2020. Typically, there is a one-year time limit to complete the certification package. Those registrants now have until the end of summer, August 31, 2021, to complete the program requirements.

Industry practitioners who earn their PPAI certifications join an elite group of individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to the promotional products industry and to continuing their education. Certifications are awarded to professionals in the promotional products industry who have met rigorous educational requirements and demonstrate an exemplary commitment to their profession. Professionals who have earned their certification provide the highest standard of conduct and integrity. Highly respected and recognized credentials in the promotional products industry, these designations establish a recipient’s professional credibility to colleagues, clients, employers and peers.

PPAI’s CAS, MAS and MAS+ designations are achieved through a combination of active employment in the industry, education, industry contributions and the successful demonstration of expertise. The CAS and MAS certifications require continuing education and recertification to remain in good standing. Learn more about the PPAI Certification Program and PPAI’s professional development opportunities on PPAI’s website.