The Value of Education

Every year, UMAPP offers a variety of timely and relevant education session for its members. Often times these are stand alone sessions where our primary focus is teaching our members how to be more successful in their business.

"I'm a UMAPP Member because I have fun and I'm more successful!" David Hawes (Geiger Bros)

Education goes a long ways toward creating that success!

Education also give our members the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) that are administered by PPAI. Becoming a Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) or a Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) is a distinction that few in the industry have achieved. Individuals with MAS/CAS Certification are seen as industry leaders—those who have attained a higher standard of professionalism, knowledge and experience. MAS/CAS certification is acquired through a combination of: active employment in the industry, education, industry contributions and the successful demonstration of expertise. Certification is maintained through continuing education to ensure current knowledge and leading-edge professional skills.


Let UMAPP Help You Get Your CAS or MAS Designation.

Do you wonder how to get started?   We are here to help.  To sit for the CAS exam, one must have accummulated 75 points and have 3 years of industry experience.  For the MAS exam, one needs to have accummulated an additional 100 points and have 5 years of industry experience.   Tests are given at the PPAI Expo; upon request, UMAPP will arrange for a test to be proctored in conjunction with the UMAPP booth show.  

Step #1 Locate where you are with current points

  • Login to PPAI Site
  • Click on the “Manage my PPAI education” sectionClick on “View Certification Transcript” 

Step #2 View CAS Required Courses (also this is a good link for FREE webinars if you want to further your education).  You have to get all the required courses plus electives to have enough points to sit for the exam.  

  • Login to PPAI Site 
  • Click on “education”
  • Click on “certification”
  • Click on “earn credit”
  • Click on “on demand webinars”
  • Click on CAS required – scroll down to view the sessions you need

Click Here to go to the PPAI website for more detailed information on the defination of CAS and MAS, resources, and more on how to get started.