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CAS Dedicated Courses

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The Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) Program requires the completion of all the CAS dedicated courses listed below. In addition, please select 25 elective education sessions from the column on the right to complete the online portion for the CAS Certification.

Please note you must have complete the Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) certificate prior to starting the CAS. If you do not have your TAS please click here

  • Certified Advertising Specialist Package

    Contains 27 Product(s)

    Get all your sessions registered in one-stop shopping style and complete at your own pace!

    Get all your sessions registered in one-stop shopping style and complete at your own pace! 

    Please complete all dedicated courses and their quizzes: You will have 3 attempts to pass each quiz. You must answer 4 out of 5 questions correctly. If you have not passed a quiz after 3 attempts, please contact certification@ppai.org

    Please note in order to start working on your CAS please make sure you have completed the TAS Certificate program first.

CAS Elective Courses

Once you have completed all of the CAS Required Courses from the left Column: 
  • Please select and complete 25 elective education credits in the CAS or MAS level. 
  • The CAS and MAS Level courses can be selected from the drop down menu listed below. 
Next steps
  • Re-certification every three years (by earning 25 additional CAS or MAS credits within the three years and submitting a Re-certification Application
For a full listing of the CAS Certification program criteria please visit ppai.org/certification

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  • SPARK 2020 Conference

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live In-Person Event on 07/15/2020 at 1:30 PM (CDT)

    Join us for the SPARK Conference July 15-17, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas! SPARK’s targeted education, social responsibility, and networking opportunities help young professionals in the promotional products industry further their careers while engaging with, and learning from industry peers.

  • Innovation: Design Thinking Can Help!

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 05/20/2020 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

    In this 60 minute session, Julia Maddox will describe the design thinking process and the positive impact on innovation. This session will be designed for small business with content that has creative and human centered solutions at is core. Participants will learn steps that can be applied immediately after the session. All PPAI members are encouraged to attend this session. This session will be the foundation of additional content that will be provided at the SPARK 2020 Conference.

  • The Top 5 Things Suppliers Wish Distributors Knew

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/25/2020 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

    This webinar will focus on the advantage’s distributors will gain from a transparent discussion inside the working world of the supplier. In the promotional products industry, the relationship between the supplier and distributor can often be fraught with frustration, anxiety, and misinformation leading to a division between the two. The goal of this webinar, through communication and education, is to reflect and refocus the Supplier/Distributor relationship. The end result can only be a more collaborative, productive, and appreciative partnership for both sides of the supply chain, ultimately benefiting the customer. The titles of the top 5 areas under discussion are: 1. The real story behind pricing. 2. Suppliers have answers and solutions to share. 3. Inside the world of the Supplier from bid opportunities to delivery. 4. Just ask. 5. Tips to create an even more prosperous and collaborative partnership. Join the webinar for a lively discussion, Q & A, and tips to work successfully with Suppliers.

  • Ramp Your Business Mightily with “Give Back” University Engagement

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/19/2020 at 1:00 PM (CST)

    This webinar will detail how “giving back” can become “getting back” in a surprising way. David Tate will detail the multiple ways that engaging with your local universities, or even prep schools and public high schools, can be a win-win for your business and will give you step by step “how to”.

  • The Coronavirus: A Conversation With Leading Global Experts

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    What is the coronavirus and why is it spreading so quickly? How might my business be affected? Can the virus be transmitted on products shipped from China? How will the virus affect transportation? When will it be safe to travel to China? Get access to a trio of the world's top experts who can answer these questions and many others on the health, government policy and business implications of this critical global issue. Panel of Experts: • Dr. Joseph Eisenberg, Chair, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health • Dr. Mary Gallagher, Director, Lieberthal-Rogel Center For Chinese Studies, University of Michigan • Peter Martin, Vice Chairman, FocusPoint International Crisis Management Facilitated by: Jonathan Isaacson, CEO, Gemline