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What's in a Designation?

Melodie Van Setten received the MAS Designation November of 2012 and continues the education necessary to help you "Tell Your Story" through the use of Promotional Marketing. 

The PPAI Professional Development Certification Program Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Certification is a PPAI industry credential awarded to promotional products professionals with at least five years of promotional products industry experience, and who have met rigorous educational course and testing requirements—demonstrating exemplary commitment to their profession. Professionals who have earned their MAS provide the highest standard of conduct and integrity. 

MAS Facts

  • As of 12/31/2012 there are 830 MAS certified professionals
  • PPAI certifies professionals in all 50 US States and in over 15 countries around the world
  •  77% of MAS certified professionals are Distributors; 17% are Suppliers

Certification Requirements

  • Possess a current CAS certification (75 CAS level education credits)
  • 100 MAS-level education credits (for a total of 175 education credits)
  • Five years of promotional products industry experience
  • Minimum of 1.0 Industry Service Credit (Max of 15)
  • Currently serving in a position with a Promotional Marketing Company
  •  Passing score on the MAS Exam

Watch this video on the CAS/MAS Designations.