Certified Association Executive (CAE) Program
Ready to achieve a new level of professional growth and recognition?
The Certified Association Executive (CAE) program is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and designate association professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of association management. Founded in 1960, the CAE program stands as a mark of excellence and has evolved to reflect what it takes to manage an association in today's challenging climate. For more info, including eligibility requirements, deadlines and the application materials, please visit: www.asaecenter.org.
CAE Study Group
To assist AzSAE Members in preparing for the CAE Exam which is offered twice a year, AzSAE conducts a CAE Study Group. The group meets in-person for the 3 month period prior to the exam. Participation in the group is complimentary* for AzSAE Members. For more information on the next study group check out the Calendar of Events or contact the AzSAE Office at (480) 946-0119. *Application/exam fees and study materials such as books and other aide expenses are the responsibility of the participant.
AzSAE CAE Library
Did you know AzSAE also maintains a CAE resource library of books and materials on a variety of association topics for member use? For more information contact our office at (480) 946-0119 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation
ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation is approved for the following certificates for CAE continuing education:
1. Nonprofit Management Certificate
2. Principles of Grant Development and Proposal Writing Certificate
3. Advanced Grant Development and Proposal Writing Certificate
4. Delivery of Exemplary Service Certificate
5. Executive Leadership Certificate
Who is it for?
The CAE Program is geared towards association management practitioners, who have a vested interest in advancing their profession and the industry and have five years of experience working at the staff level at a qualifying organization. For a complete listing of qualifications visit www.asaecenter.org.
What are the benefits?
Earning the CAE credential is the hallmark of a committed association professional. It helps drive professional self-confidence, opens doors, creates connections, and offers widespread value and recognition for certificants.
How can I obtain the CAE?
Earning and maintaining the CAE is a three-part process. Candidates must first meet eligibility requirements and submit an application. The next step is to sit for and pass the CAE exam. Once a candidate has earned the credential they must maintain it by fulfilling certification renewal requirements every three years.
What is the cost?
The application fee is $500 for ASAE members and $700 for nonmembers. The fee must be submitted with the application. If you do not sit for the exam within the next 2 test dates after your application has been accepted, your application will expire and all fees forfeit. Once your application expires, you would need to reapply in order to sit for the exam. The CAE examination is offered twice annually -- on the first Friday in May and the first Friday in December. A list of study resources is available at www.whatiscae.org.
AzSAE is a CAE Approved Provider. The program(s) offered meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program
Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE program. Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.
CAE Study Resource