CAE Certification

The Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential is the marker of a committed association professional who has demonstrated the wide range of knowledge essential to manage an association in today’s challenging environment.

These are the steps on your CAE journey:

Step 1: Determine your eligibility. You may apply for the CAE when you have completed each of the eligibility requirements, including work experience and professional development criteria.

Step 2: Apply for the exam. The CAE exam is offered twice a year, in May and December. Choose a date that fits well with your schedule and allows you time to prepare.

Step 3: Prepare for the exam. ASAE offers a variety of resources to help you build your subject-matter knowledge so you’re ready to take the exam.

Step 4: Take the exam. The four-hour examination includes 200 multiple-choice questions.

Step 5: Get recognized. When you earn your CAE, plan to walk across the stage at the next ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition. Also:

Step 6: Keep your CAE current. CAEs are required to renew their certification every three years.

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For more information, review these FAQs, or contact:

Lori Furtado, CAE
Senior Director, Credentialing
[email protected]

Jamar Wright
Manager, Credentialing
[email protected]