CAE Registered Provider FAQs for CAEs and CAE Candidates


What is a CAE Registered Provider? 

A CAE Registered Provider is an organization that offers programming that is eligible for CAE credit. When selecting a CAE-eligible course from a CAE Registered Provider, you can be confident that the course will be recognized for CAE credit as advertised. 

Where can I find a list of CAE Registered Providers? 

This list of CAE Registered Providers includes direct links to more information about the providers’ qualifying courses. 

What is required for an organization to become a CAE Registered Provider? 

Organizations wishing to become a CAE Registered Provider must submit training that meets or exceeds the CAE Program standards for CAE credit and agrees to accurately communicate course eligibility for credit. In addition, CAE Registered Providers must maintain the necessary records to support the use of coursework toward CAE applications and pay an annual fee to the CAE Program. 

What information do CAE Registered Providers receive from the CAE Program? 

CAE Registered Providers receive clear guidelines on what qualifies for CAE credits and how to properly represent the CAE eligibility of their courses. In addition, CAE Registered Providers receive the CAE Exam Content Outline and listing of the CAE Core Resources to help ensure that the provider is aware of the content of the examination, and the basis for the positions tested on the exam. 

Are all programs offered by CAE Registered Providers eligible for CAE credit? 

Not necessarily. The CAE Program has established specific standards for whether a course is eligible for CAE credit. CAE Registered Providers are aware of these standards. While not all programs offered by a CAE Registered Provider may meet these standards, CAE Registered Providers will display a web sticker next to courses that meet the standards for CAE credit. 

Do all of my application and/or renewal credits have to come from CAE Registered Providers? 

No. Any course which meets the CAE Program standards as determined after review by CAE Program staff may be utilized toward meeting your CAE application or renewal requirements. While CAE credits are not required to come from CAE Registered Providers, using qualifying courses from CAE Registered Providers gives you confidence that the course qualifies for CAE credits as advertised. 

Why did the CAE Program establish a CAE Registered Provider program? 

The CAE Registered Provider program was established in response to requests from CAE candidates for a clearer system to identify courses that qualify for CAE credit and requests from course providers seeking a way to identify their program as eligible for CAE credit. The specific aspects of the program were designed with full consideration of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs and modeled after similar programs offered by other NCCA Accredited credentialing programs.