Qualified Association Specialist Certificate Program (QAS)
The QAS certificate program, presented in partnership with the Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE), is an affordable, on-demand educational program for professionals in the association industry. This online training program consists of 12 online modules, approximately an hour each. It presents a comprehensive overview of the many facets of working in or with an association and how the functions work together—from the legal and financial “business model” of associations’ unique governance/volunteer structure, to understanding the key principles of membership, communications, events, social media/communities, non-dues revenue programs, public policy and data management. Plus, the program qualifies for 13 CAE and CMP hours!
Who Should Participate in the Program?
- New hires
- Young professionals
- Incoming leadership and new volunteers
- Anyone looking to improve their career in association management
Purchase the Program
AENC members can purchase this program at a discounted price! The cost is $295 for AENC members and $395 for non-members. If you are a member, please contact the AENC office for the AENC member discount code. www.associationspecialist.org
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The Qualified Association Specialist (QAS) program was definitely a great addition to my professional development in Association Management. While I have almost four years of Association Management experience, the course was a great refresher in some areas, offered tips, tricks and industry definitions in others, and broadened my knowledge base in new areas I have not yet touched. It is fairly inexpensive and offers twelve modules that you can complete on your schedule. For those new to the industry or those with just a few years under their belt, the QAS program is definitely one I would recommend.
Kimberly Lawyer, QAS, North Carolina Nurses Association