Trained Advertising Specialist Certificate

The Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) Certificate Program is a PPAI Professional Development initiative aimed at providing promotional products professionals, who are new to the industry, a source for answers and knowledge about the industry.

Program Requirements The Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) Certificate program is an earned certificate comprised of the following elements:

  • Serve in a position with a promotional products company
  • Pay TAS program fee
  • Complete education credits from our TAS Certificate program
  • Verify your credits by accessing your Certification Transcript
  • Once you have completed the dedicated courses and electives please submit TAS Application Form
  • Upon successful review of your TAS Application the TAS Certificate will be issued.


  • Possess a current UPIC login (registered email address and password)
  • Presently serving in a position with a promotional products company
  • Complete the TAS Certificate program

There are no recertification requirements. This is a certificate of completion, NOT a certification.


Upon completion of the Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) program, the candidate will receive a link to print their TAS certificate of completion.

TAS Application Fees Item: PPAI Member Fee $25 / PPAI Associate Fee $50

Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) Package

The Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) Certificate Program requires the completion of all of the TAS dedicated courses listed below in the TAS package option OR the individual sessions. 

  • If you choose the package option, it will register you for all the dedicated courses at one time, and it includes your TAS application. 
  • If you select the individual sessions, you will need to register for each of them. 

Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) Dedicated Courses