Certified Association Executive (CAE) Program
What is the CAE?
The Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and identify 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.
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.
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.
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 resources are available?
AENC offers a CAE Study Group. It is a great way to ask questions, find study partners and earn CAE hours. Interested? Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call AENC at 919-848-8255.
CAE Study Guide Book
This new edition covers all the primary areas of association and nonprofit management. One of five core resources for those preparing for the CAE Exam, the ASAE Handbook of Professional Practices in Association Management is considered a cornerstone publication of the body of knowledge of association management.
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CAE Online Prep Course Materials and Virtual Study Group in partnership with MSAE
AENC members may register at member rates for the MSAE’s CAE Online Prep Course. Please notify MSAE of your AENC membership to receive the 10% discount.