APPA signs agreement to give members access to PPAI Certification

APPA has signed a service agreement with Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) to give members access to PPAI Certification.

Under the new agreement, APPA members will have discounted access to PPAI Certification and will be able to allocate credits towards Certification by completing training in Australia and New Zealand.  

Such training includes the new APPA-developed three-module online Product Safety Program

As tabled here, APPA members will save a total of US$220 across the four-level program. Pricing for the Certification is temporarily reduced until 30 June to help out those who are struggling with the financial implications of COVID-19.

PPAI Manager, Diversity and Learning Engagement, Julie Kwan said, “PPAI is proud to partner with APPA to offer members access to our certification programs. By doing so, you invest in yourself and your career, establishing your professional credibility with colleagues, clients and peers. Taken at your own pace, PPAI’s certification program allows you to expand your industry knowledge and elevate your skills. We look forward to helping you achieve your designation and join an elite group of promotional product professionals.” '

APPA President Robert Williams, who recently completed the (MAS) Certification, said, “Learning  is key to any industry and this platform provides a fantastic way to do it. I was so excited to get to  each different level and complete my TAS and CAS qualifications. Of course, once I got that far, I had to strive to go right to my MAS and was able to achieve this pretty quickly by dedicating the time required to achieving it. Now I am looking forward to the next level MAS+. Apart from professional development and learning, it also brings some industry recognition, and proves that those who undertake training are true professionals within our industry.”

For more information on the PPAI Certification, please visit

In order to participate in the PPAI Certification program, APPA members must contact the PPAI Membership Department at and provide their full contact details and APPA membership status (distributor, supplier, decorator or dual). 

After 30 June 2020, APPA members will need to email APPA at to be provided  the discount code before contacting PPAI.