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Master Advertising Specialist Plus (MAS+)

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The PPAI Master Advertising Specialist Plus (MAS+) certification is a PPAI program aimed at providing veteran promotional products professionals, an avenue for earning an industry designation that demonstrates their advanced proficiency of promotional products industry concepts and business practices. The MAS+ certification is awarded to eligible promotional products applicants who have met all program requirements and have demonstrated their promotional products knowledge through a hands-on professional work product. 

The MAS+ certification candidate will have acquired advanced industry knowledge demonstrated by both an approved work project and by having earned a Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) certification, currently in-good-standing. Once earned, MAS+ certifications do not require further re-certification.

The PPAI Master Advertising Specialist Plus (MAS+) certification applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible* for the MAS+ certification: 

  1. Presently serving in a position with a promotional products company with a minimum of seven years of verifiable promotional products industry experience. Provide verification of employment and experience by submitting a copy of a current résumé
  2. Hold a valid, in-good-standing Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) certification
  3. Have earned a minimum of 225 total cumulative education credits (Up to 15 Industry Service credits can count toward the 225 earned education credits). 50 credits must have been earned within the last five years. All education credits must be listed on the applicant’s PPAI transcript at the time of Master Advertising Specialist Plus (MAS+) certification application submission
  4. Complete the PPAI Master Advertising Specialist Plus (MAS+) certification application form
  5. Pay the PPAI Master Advertising Specialist Plus (MAS+) certification program fee upon approval of application
  6. Submit a detailed work project which meets all Master Advertising Specialist Plus (MAS+) certification project guidelines including project category within one year of application approval

*PPAI reserves the right to make a determination of the validity or appropriateness of all applicant submitted material and will verify successful completion of all required criteria.

Master Advertising Specialist Plus Application