You are correct -- the PASL was not an issue when I did my certification. Looking over it just now, I think I would have very much liked doing it. I encourage any band director doing this to branch out and look at some of the tasks from a non-band perspective. I have found that the perception of band directors as apart from -- rather than a part of -- the rest of the school can be a barrier. So, with that in mind, diversify your resume by completing the PASL tasks outside your comfort zone.
Best wishes to everyone advancing your careers.