PPAI Announces Enhanced Professional Development Certification Program
"We are excited to now present promotional products professionals with new opportunities to differentiate themselves in the competitive marketplace," said John Campbell, PPAI's manager of certification and instructional technology. "Whether you are an industry up-and-comer or have an established reputation, the TAS and MAS+ programs raise the bar on what it means to be a professional and validate to your clients your expertise as a promotional consultant."
PPAI is also introducing an accelerated program to earn a CAS for veterans of the industry-the Certification Fast-Track (CFT). The initiative, aimed at promotional products professionals with a minimum of five years of verifiable industry experience, is an avenue to waive one or more CAS certification requirements in consideration of industry experience, education and achievements. Candidates are still required to sit for and pass their CAS examination.
Eligibility for the CFT program requires participants to meet one or more of the following criteria: possess a bachelor's degree or higher in a related promotional products field such as marketing, business or advertising; possess 10-years or more of promotional products industry experience; possess a comparable certification from another agency or organization; and currently serve in a senior management capacity for a promotional products company.
PPAI Expo attendees are invited to attend the live information sessions, Discover The Enhanced Value Of PPAI Certification Programs, January 3-5, or stop by the PPAI Certification booth on Level 2 or visit www.ppai.org/certification for more information.