MAS Certification

What is MAS Certification and Why is it Important

The PPAI Professional Development Certification "Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) is a PPAI industry credential awarded to Promotional Products Professionals with at least five years of Promotional Products Industry Experience/  They have met rigourous educational courses and testing requirements, thus 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 Professional in all 50 US States and in over 15 countries around the globe

77% of MAS Certified Professionals are Distributors and 17% are Suppliers


Certification Requirements


  • Process a current CAS Certifcation
  • 100 MAS level education credits (for a total of 175 credits)
  • Five Years industry experience
  • Currently serving with a Promotional Marketing Company
  • Passing score on the MAS exam

Watch this video on the CAS/MAS Designations