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CAS (Certified Advertising Specialist)
The PPAI Professional Development Certification Program Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) Certification is a PPAI industry credential awarded to promotional products professionals with at least three 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 CAS provide the highest standard of conduct and integrity.
PPAI has certified CAS candidates since 1961. Professionals in the promotional products can only earn their CAS after they have:
- A minimum of 3 years of experience in the promotional products industry
- Completed 75 credit hours of training in CAS-approved courses specifically designed for the promotional products industry.
- Passed a comprehensive examination covering every facet of the industry
It doesn’t stop there: Professionals with a CAS certification must earn a minimum of 25 credits and recertify every 3 years to ensure they are staying current with trends, technology, and industry best practices.